RESEARCH PAPER: Maximizing VMware Investments In The Cloud

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - August 4, 2022

VMware is prevalent in the enterprise – a truism and understatement in one sentence. Nearly 100% of Fortune 500 companies use VMware, and more than 80% of virtualized workloads run in virtual machines powered by VMware. ESXi is the hypervisor of choice for enterprise IT, and vSphere is the control plane by which IT infrastructure is deployed, provisioned, and managed.

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Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Complexity Of Cloud Migration
  • Considerations For Cloud Migrations
  • Cloud-Native VMware Is A Key Differentiator
  • Major Benefits Of Native VMware To Enterprise IT
  • Summary
  • Figure 1: Cloud Migration Risk Considerations
  • Figure 2: Measuring Cloud Migration Success
  • Figure 3: Oracle VMware Deployment & Migration Solution

Companies Cited

  • Oracle
  • VMware
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Matt Kimball is a Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analyst covering servers and storage. Matt’s 25 plus years of real-world experience in high tech spans from hardware to software as a product manager, product marketer, engineer and enterprise IT practitioner.  This experience has led to a firm conviction that the success of an offering lies, of course, in a profitable, unique and targeted offering, but most importantly in the ability to position and communicate it effectively to the target audience.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.