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Why multi-cloud is the way to go? VMware and Oracle perspective.

While cloud migration is still a popular topic during customer discussions, I have noticed that more and more customers are considering an exit plan from one cloud (vendor lock-in) to another cloud meaning there is an increase in multi-cloud migration demand. VMware, Oracle, and SAP are the major workloads in on-premises data centers today. Based on my research both VMware and Oracle are very vocal about the importance of having a multi-cloud strategy. Let me share my half-year research on this topic in this short article.

VMware Aria and multi-cloud is clearly the hottest topic on VMware Explore 2022

VMware Aria is the evaluation of vRealize product portfolio and clearly the answer for the multi-cloud challenges. Aria was obviously the hottest topic at the recent VMware Explore event.

“VMware Aria is at the core of our multi-cloud management strategy, and it should be at the core of YOUR multi-cloud management strategy”.

When it comes to the Broadcom to Acquire VMware for Approximately $61 Billion in Cash and Stock, it is clear that VMware (soon together with Broadcom) is heavily investing in a multi-cloud direction. Last year I was actively researching differences in VMware landing zones across the public clouds, however, relocating VMs to the cloud is just the beginning, multi-cloud management is an even hotter topic these days. I am glad that I am working with a great manager/team in the perfect role at a stunning company these days.

Most recently, I wanted to take “legacy” VMware vRealize Operations training and certification, but I decided to wait and see what certifications around Aria will be available in 2023+

Oracle and Multi-Cloud: public cloud interconnect, Oracle Database Service for Azure, AWS offerings

I am preparing for a customer event this year to demonstrate the fruits of the Oracle and Microsoft partnership for enterprise customers. I need to admit while preparing my demo I was impressed with the performance/latency and overall easiness of deployment of Oracle Database Service for Azure. It works way better than I expected.

I was inspired by this announcement. This is obvious, that not every workload will land in OCI, while OCI offers the best price/performance and support for migrating your Oracle databases (from both on-premises or other clouds) – leading us towards the importance of multi-cloud advisory.

The idea of migrating Oracle Databases to OCI and the remaining workloads to other clouds with Oracle’s multi-cloud strategy gives the freedom to customers to choose between public cloud services.

I have deployed similar demos recently, in my next article I will share details of my learnings.

Stay tuned!

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