VMware on Azure

Azure VMware Solutions (AVS) Benefits 

You can now get scale, automation and fast provisioning for your VMware workloads on global Azure infrastructure with RiverMeadow's specialist AVS Services and Product Capability. 
But why make the move? Here are just some of the many benefits that running your VMware workloads natively on Azure will bring to your organization:

Keep using your existing VMware investment, skills and tools including VMware vSphere, vSAN, vCenter, vRealize Operations and  NSX Manager to keep managing hybrid or private clouds in Azure 

Modernize your VMware workloads by integrating Azure's native Cloud Services such as Azure Active Directory, AI and Analytics without disrupting existing network, security or data protection policies

Reduce costs with innovative Azure pricing and benefits for Windows Server and SQL Server to address legacy debt

Benefit from Azure's scale, security and fast provisioning cycles as well as Azure services such as AI, Machine Learning and IOT

Move or extend on-premises VMware environments to Azure

RiverMeadow integrates with VMware on Azure through its external facing API. Connecting through the API from behind the firewall, RiverMeadow leverages the existing secure source-to-target connection to perform migrations. On the front end, we offer a seamless user experience through a point-and-click web portal interface. Whether a business needs to burst for additional compute, move workloads from one region to another or migrate workloads from other clouds to Azure, RiverMeadow automates and simplifies the entire process.

A Secure Platform for All Your Migration Needs

With RiverMeadow's powerful Cloud Migration Platform it takes only a few clicks to migrate workloads to VMware Cloud on Azure. Whether you're looking to migrate business applications, web servers, file servers or other workload types, RiverMeadow offers a secure platform for all of your migration needs.


Accelerate Your Migration to VMware Cloud on Azure

Migrates between physical, virtual, and cloud to cloud platforms


Agentless - no change management needed; no reboot required


Hypervisor agnostic - no hypervisor access to on-premise infrastructure required


Automatically provisions new virtual machines on cloud targets 


Live Migration - duplicate clone in cloud; source workloads remains active 


Preflight migration checks (source and target) to ensure migration success


Differential Sync - sync only the changes made on the source in the cloud


Automation - evolve your workload; modify, customize, update and enhance


Data Only Migration - move data volumes only, swap OS versions


Enhanced Data Transfer engine – throttling, multi-threading, tunnelling


Sample Use Cases

Migrate from any physical, virtual, or cloud source  VMware Cloud on Azure customer environment

Physical  VMware Cloud on Azure (P2C)

Virtual  VMware Cloud on Azure (V2C, no dependencies on source hypervisor APIs)

Cloud  VMware Cloud on Azure (C2C, no dependencies on source cloud APIs)

RiverMeadow: Your Specialist Azure VMware Solutions Provider

With RiverMeadow's specialist AVS Services and Product capability you can now migrate your VMware-based workloads from your datacenter to Azure and integrate your VMware environment with Azure within your specific timeframe and budget. With our integrated discovery, migration and optimization services and product capability you can dramatically reduce the time, cost and risk associated with moving physical, virtual and cloud-based workloads into and between public, private and hybrid cloudsNo downtime, no installation of agents and no need for hypervisor access. 

To find out more about how you can migrate your applications to VMware on Azure, schedule a demo here or connect with one of our Cloud Migration Experts here.


According to Enrico Fuiano, Senior Product Marketing Manager - Microsoft Azure
"RiverMeadow provides cloud migration solutions with its Discovery and Migration Services that enable enterprises to adopt cloud faster and at considerably lower risk and cost. IT organizations will now be able to use RiverMeadow’s capabilities to accelerate the redeployment of VMware environments on Azure."