Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple

Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure

Provision your VMware-based environment in minutes

Redeploy and extend your VMware-based enterprise workloads to Azure with Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple. Keep using the VMware tools you already know to manage workloads on Azure without disrupting network, security or data protection policies. Run native VMware environments at any scale with unified management of Azure and VMware resources, Azure networking services and security tools. Reduce costs with innovative savings programmes that are only available on Azure.

Stay on native VMware technologies without rearchitecting your environment when you move or extend your VMware workloads to Azure.

Get integrated management of Azure and VMware resources, and manage your cloud and on-premises applications the same way.

Modernise existing applications and build new ones by tapping into the massive Azure ecosystem of products and services.

Take advantage of unmatched Azure pricing and benefits for Windows Server and SQL Server.

Capitalise on your VMware investments as you move to Azure

Get on-demand access to additional capacity when you reach the limits of your data centre, or when you consolidate or retire existing data centres. Continue to manage your environment using the same VMware tools you already know: vCenter, vSphere Client, vMotion, vRealize Operations, Power CLI or any popular DevOps toolchain. Ensure operational continuity when redeploying your vSphere-based applications to Azure by avoiding hypervisor conversions and application refactoring. Add or remove Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) hosts with one click.

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Seamlessly integrate your VMware environment with Azure

Easily move your VMware workloads to Azure and increase your productivity with elasticity, scale and fast provisioning cycles. View and create vSphere VMs in the Azure portal via API calls or CLI, automate deployments and enable single sign-on (SSO). Enhance your workloads with the full range of Azure compute, monitor, backup, database, IoT and AI services. Bring Azure DevOps toolchains to VMware environments and modernise your applications at your own pace.

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Deploy on an isolated and dedicated cloud infrastructure in Azure

Rely on the operating platform and back-end infrastructure operations of Azure to run VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX-T platforms natively and at scale. Eliminate the hassles of procuring, deploying and managing hardware infrastructure by running your workloads on fully managed, single tenant, bare-metal Azure infrastructure. Choose from a variety of connectivity options, including Azure ExpressRoute and VPN services, and encrypt your data at rest and in transit with protected, high-speed, low-latency connectivity.

Reduce your IT costs

Save money with managed infrastructure and expand or shrink your environment on demand as your business needs change. Lower your costs with monthly consumption pricing by re-using your existing on-premises licences for Windows Server and SQL Server on Azure with Azure Hybrid Benefit, and by purchasing your compute resources in advance with reservation pricing. Get three more years of security updates for your Windows and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 workloads by taking advantage of extended security update offers.

Everything you need to get the most out of Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple

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Frequently asked questions about Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple

  • Microsoft sells and supports Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple, and it is fully validated and supported by VMware.
  • Use the same VMware tools that you use today to manage your VMware on-premises environments, including vCenter, vSphere Client, vRealize Operations, NSX Manager, Power CLI and API calls. You can also use popular DevOps toolchains including Terraform, Ansible, Puppet and Chef.
  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple includes the same technologies you’re already familiar with, including vSphere, NSX-T and vSAN. Read the technical documentation for more details.
  • View and create VMware vSphere-based VMs in the Azure portal or through the Azure Resource Manager, or develop and deploy applications across Azure and your VMware solution through unified Azure APIs. You can also integrate Azure solutions such as Azure Backup and Azure Monitor.
  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple is available in the US East and US West Azure regions. The service will become available in the West Europe region in the near future.
  • The guaranteed SLA is 99.9 per cent. For more details, please refer to the service level agreement (SLA).

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