Vmware Won’t Support Microsoft’s Azure Migrate Tool Customers
Microsoft’s most recent press release and also product update are meant for assisting customers to migrate from their VMware environments, obviously, it didn’t go well with the virtualization giant.
According to a blog post last week, Microsoft unveiled Azure Migrate tool which is a free service, will end up being accessible to all Azure customers. Azure director of compute, Corey Sanders, described the significant use scenario, as a consistent request, is transferring on-premises VMware workloads to Azure.
“Many of you are looking to move to the cloud to help your business move faster,” wrote Sanders. “At the same time, we understand that it may not be possible to run your entire business in the cloud.
“The reality is, running your VMware virtualization stack in the cloud does not address your hybrid requirements,” added Sanders. “For this, you need a broad set of hybrid services and solutions that provide not just connectivity and virtualization, but true consistency across your cloud and on-premises environments.
“Azure is the only true hybrid cloud that enables consistency across application development, management, security, data, and identity.”
VMware replied to this stating that the Azure Migrate service appeared to be neither certified or supported by the company, it would likely not refer it to customers.
“Our experience has shown public cloud environments require significant joint engineering to run enterprise workloads,” wrote Ajay Patel, senior vice president product development cloud services at VMware. “Hence, we cannot endorse an unsupported and non-engineered solution that isn’t optimised for the VMware stack.
“VMware does not recommend and will not support customers running on the Azure announced partner offering,” Patel added.
Patel also wrote of the various initiatives VMware already has in place with cloud providers. The most prominent is VMware Cloud on AWS, announced at VMworld back in August. At the time, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said the move was “the ultimate hybrid solution.” Other partnerships include OVH and IBM.
source: Cloud Tech