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 programs 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.
Modernize 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.
Capitalize on your VMware investments as you move to Azure
Get on-demand access to additional capacity when you reach the limits of your datacenter, or when you consolidate or retire existing datacenters. 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.Learn more
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. 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 modernize your applications at your own pace.Start now
Deploy on an isolated and dedicated cloud infrastructure in Azure
Rely on the operating platform and backend 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.Learn more about Azure ExpressRoute
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 reusing your existing on-premises licenses 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.
“As a company dedicated to driving digital transformation, Microsoft Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple will open new possibilities for our business. This will enable us to more quickly capitalize on the many benefits that Microsoft Azure can provide as we work to better serve our customers. We’re already seeing performance improvements compared to our existing on-premises environment.”Rathi Murthy, Chief Technology Officer, Gap Inc.
“As the nation's largest food industry redistributor, we develop innovative supply chain solutions for customers in all 50 states and 39 countries. Our business critical workloads depend on cloud infrastructure that is ‘always on’ and Microsoft Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple will enable us to meet our disaster recovery and business continuity needs without having to change our existing VMware infrastructure. Microsoft and VMware are longtime partners of Dot Foods and we’re excited at how this integration will help us save time and money as we work to modernize our application portfolio.”Eric Ellerman, Infrastructure Architect, Dot Foods, Inc.
Everything you need to get the most out of Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple
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 may 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 percent. For more details refer to the service level agreement (SLA).