OpenStack and VMware

OpenStack and VMware from Aptira

By: Aptira  05-May-2015
Keywords: Openstack and Vmware

Aptira has spent a lot of time speaking to customers large and small about OpenStack. Many of these customers are very interested in adopting cloud, but at the same time they have built an existing business around VMware, with all datacenter infrastructure, operational procedures, tacit company knowledge based on this. This translates to a strong inertia, and when the word “CapEx” is mentioned to buy new infrastructure for OpenStack, the inertia becomes even stronger. In early 2013 Aptira saw the potential in the marrying of OpenStack with VMware solutions, allowing customers with existing VMware deployments to deliver open cloud capabilities to their own customers or internal stakeholders. Customers don't need to go out and buy expensive new SDN capable hardware, either. Aptira is driving the network virtualisation component of these clouds and using existing, in-place network hardware, offering a much smoother migration to the private cloud model. We consider our internal use case is shared by many Australian companies employing virtualisation: we have an existing VMware solution in place and to provide OpenStack compute and networking we would otherwise be required to invest in and operate KVM and ESXi hypervisors separately, along with installing new networking infrastructure into every rack. Exposing existing VMware solutions as OpenStack clouds creates a large resource efficiency without any additional CapEx required and minimal (if any) changes to existing infrastructure architectures. But wait, there's more! By wrapping OpenStack around your existing VMWare infrastructure, we also make it easy to migrate inefficient and license heavy workloads OUT of VMWare into more economical or efficient infrastructure. For example, if you want to save licensing fees, we can show you how to move your Microsoft Windows Server workloads out to Hyper-V based infrastructure, and if you have workloads better suited to an oVirt, Xen, KVM or a container based virtualisation layer then with a click of a button our tools will save you the hassle and money instantly. So call or contact us today to find out more about OpenStack and VMWare.

Keywords: Openstack and Vmware

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