Customers often view public clouds as a means to gain the agility to respond to changing business needs or accelerate innovation and align costs. While some customers will be completely based in the public cloud, the reality for many customers, if not most, is that they will have a mix of private infrastructure models and public clouds – having the option and ability to integrate the two into a hybrid cloud is a goal many customers are seeking to achieve. To help establish a better understanding of how customers can derive value from a hybrid cloud-based approach, we’ve created an infographic covering the benefits from hybrid cloud integration. Here’s the three key ways VMware Cloud on AWS is the best-in-class hybrid cloud solution for your enterprise:
Workload flexibility, with access to native cloud services
An integrated hybrid cloud approach with VMware Cloud on AWS puts the power in the customers hands to decide where they want to run their workloads, depending on business needs, cost factors and risk considerations. Being able to move workloads onsite or offsite helps companies tailor their IT capabilities to meet these specific needs. Application portability, without having to re-platform these applications, provides enterprises with the flexibility they need to adapt to changing business needs. In addition, being able to leverage native cloud services in a seamless fashion allows customers to modernize their applications in a frictionless manner. Adopting a cloud platform that includes a flexible infrastructure can help enterprises take a proactive approach when industry trends emerge; the more flexible the platform the faster companies can generate quick turnarounds to capitalize on new service opportunities in today’s evolving IT landscape.
Consistency with scalability
With VMware Cloud on AWS, companies can leverage operational consistency with scalability, all on one streamlined platform. Maintaining consistent on and off premises resource utilization, along with security and networking policies are key considerations in effectively utilizing a hybrid structure. This can help customers strategically leverage and allocate company resources to optimize system functionality and amplify growth potential. With the ability to scale capacity according to business needs without running into IT barriers or friction, the hybrid cloud presents enterprises with the opportunity to adopt a cloud infrastructure that grows and evolves with their business offerings
Maximizing use of existing skillsets and cost optimization
With VMware Cloud on AWS, customers can get a hybrid cloud offering that integrates with existing IT investments by utilizing familiar tools that they have used on-premises, companies can utilize their own resources rather than adopting new tools or acquiring additional hardware that needs manual installation. In addition, such integrated hybrid cloud models allow customers to align their costs to business needs, letting them balance upfront costs with recurring expenses, depending on their requirements.
As a VMware white paper states, 15 percent of workloads currently live in the public cloud and 50 percent of workloads are projected to run in the public cloud by 2030.  This signals increased user reliability on cloud capabilities and having a mix of both public cloud and on-premises infrastructure models for the foreseeable future.