63% of businesses surveyed expect to use cloud solutions to run their applications within the next 12-18 months, compared to 49% today.
Business teams striving to move quickly into new markets and launch new products and services are demanding more from IT organizations that have traditionally been focused on avoiding downtime, ensuring security and compliance, and holding down costs. Cloud computing offers compelling benefits for IT and the business to gain on-demand access to IT resources for new application development, as well as for running existing applications.
However, developing new applications in the cloud may require learning to new tools and processes, while moving existing applications often requires recoding for the cloud service provider’s platform—a costly and time-consuming process.
VMware takes a new approach that starts inside your data center and extends out to support all applications—both those ‘born in the cloud’ as well as existing ones—with VMware vCloud® Air™, a family of cloud services built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®. Full compatibility with your on-premises vSphere data center enables you to seamlessly extend your data center to the cloud leveraging the same infrastructure, network, security, management and skills you already use with your onsite environment.
By extending the same platform and operations model you use in your onsite data center to the cloud, you can deploy and run your applications onsite, offsite, or both—without compromise and with less risk.
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