Experience the Benefits of Cloud Without Forfeiting Hypervisor Access and Control

September 14, 2021

Cloud adoption is continuing its upward trend. According to the Flexera 2021 State of the Cloud Report, more than half of organizations moved workloads to the cloud in 2020. The same report noted that cloud migration will remain a top priority for businesses in 2021.

As enterprises embrace cloud computing for its many benefits, including improved agility and cost savings, they surrender the control over the IT environment that they possess with an on-premise or collocated data center infrastructure.

Deploying a cloud-based solution presents enterprises with two main options: Build their own clouds or partner with a cloud services provider (CSP). While building the cloud environment allows them to retain full control over the IT infrastructure, it is an expensive and complex undertaking that requires significant upfront capital, on-staff expertise and ongoing management, maintenance as well as expensive and risky three- to five-year continuous hardware refresh cycles.

Utilizing a CSP comes with its own challenges. While enterprises utilize the provider’s existing cloud infrastructure—eliminating the need to manage space and power provisioning; racking and stacking; infrastructure security and compliance; software licensure; ongoing equipment upkeep and replacement; and a series of other responsibilities—they relinquish control over the IT environment, including the hypervisor, which is the software that creates and runs virtual machines (VMs).    

The reality is enterprises want the best of both worlds: They want to maintain control over their environments without the burden of managing the underlying infrastructure. Without this access and control, enterprises cannot independently manage and configure infrastructure resources to optimize their IT environments. This requires direct access to the hypervisor, which, until recently, no provider has been able to deliver. This changed with Flexential’s Advanced vCenter Access.

Introducing Advanced vCenter Access

Flexential’s Advanced vCenter Access product is leading the way in providing enterprises with access to and control over the cloud environment they desire without the added infrastructure expense and management responsibilities. This industry-first solution puts enterprises in the driver’s seat, enabling a greater degree of personalization without sacrificing security and compliance.  

With Advanced vCenter Access, users receive full administrative permissions to VMWare’s vCenter, allowing them to manage resources and access control privileges directly from the Flexential-owned vCenter environment. Additionally, the solution is compatible and interoperable with the third-party tools enterprises have already invested in, allowing them to enable and control:

  • Disaster recovery solutions
  • Virtual desktop deployments
  • DevOps capabilities

While the enterprise achieves the unrestricted hypervisor-level access they desire, Flexential’s team of cloud experts operate, manage and secure the cloud infrastructure to ensure its performance, availability, security and compliance. This allows enterprises to remain focused on their core business and better allocate their internal IT resources to revenue-generating, business-enabling initiatives.

Flexential has recently enhanced its Advanced vCenter Access product through advanced metrics and reporting and advanced migration to better support multicloud environments and provide enterprises with the insights they need to better manage and optimize their environments.

Nitin Krishna, Flexential

Nitin Krishna

Sr. Director, Cloud Product Management

As Sr. Director of Cloud Product Management, Nitin oversees the entire cloud lifecycle process from concept, to design, to implementation. In addition, he manages the improvements to the cloud platform, prioritizing new features and functionality, building those into the product.

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