Azure VMware Solution (AVS) is built on VMware Cloud Foundation – a comprehensive offering of software defined compute, storage, networking and management – deployed in Azure along with an integrated set of Azure services. Customers can capitalize on their existing VMware skills and tools while leveraging the global Microsoft Azure infrastructure.
AVS enables a fast path to the cloud, seamlessly migrating or extending existing VMware workloads from on-premises environments to Azure without the cost, effort or risk of re-architecting applications or retooling operations. Build, run, manage, and secure applications across VMware environments and Microsoft Azure while leveraging familiar and established VMware tools, skills and processes.
Take advantage of Azure as the best cloud for VMware based Microsoft workloads with unmatched price benefits for Windows and SQL server workloads. Azure Hybrid Benefit extends toAVS allowing you to maximize the value of existing on-premises Windows Server and/or SQL Server license investments, when migrating or extending to Azure. AVS customers are also eligible for three years of free Extended Security Updates on Windows Server and SQL 2008.
Some of the more popular customer scenarios AVS will support are app migration and datacenter expansion, disaster recovery and business continuity and modern application development.
Seamless integration with Azure services provides the opportunity to continue to build cloud competencies and modernize over time. Maintain native VMware tools and management experiences you are familiar with, and incrementally leverage Azure capabilities as required.
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