Businesses need a network that can empower the data center to move workloads to the cloud. In most data centers, the diverse and disjointed visibility, as well as troubleshooting capabilities with no correlation across different environments, results in complex operational models. Cisco Cloud Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) automates the management of end-to-end connectivity as well as the enforcement of consistent security policies for applications running in on-premises data centers and on AWS.
VMware Cloud on AWS enables customers to extend their on-premises data centers and easily migrate application workloads without having to convert machine image formats or undergo a re-platforming process. Customers no longer have to over-provision hardware resources to accommodate for host failures. Instead, they can increase utilization of the cluster resources, as host failure replacement takes minutes, not days or weeks. In this post, we dive deeper into the foundational blocks that make up this service.