\u201cThere\u2019s a lot of work associated with moving to the cloud,\u201d says Ken Drachnik, Vice President of Marketing, CloudSimple. \u201cFor many companies, that transition is both cost prohibitive and labor intensive, requiring highly specialized, sought-after skills that they don\u2019t have in-house.\u201d\nThat\u2019s where CloudSimple can help.\n\u201cMany enterprises want to move to the cloud to take advantage of the agility and economy it offers, but they also want to use their existing VMware tools and solutions along with their organization\u2019s existing policies, systems, and protocols,\u201d Drachnik says. \u201cOur platform makes it easy for corporate IT departments to do this without changing their internal policies or compliance safeguards while still using the VMware tools and solutions they prefer.\u201d\nCloudSimple has cloud-rich history. It was co-founded by Guru Pangal, the creator of StorSimple, a cloud storage gateway company acquired by Microsoft and integrated into the Microsoft Azure product line.\nNow, the Azure VMware solution by CloudSimple is Cloud Verified and provides customers with an isolated, dedicated cloud within Microsoft Azure that natively runs the full VMware SDDC stack as a service. This means customers can move existing, on-premises VMware workloads directly into Azure without changing or disrupting workflows, permissions, and internal protocols. And because each customer\u2019s cloud environment is isolated, CloudSimple in effect delivers a private cloud within a public cloud environment.\n\u201cAnd because we are VMware Cloud Verified and have that seal of approval from VMware,\u201d Drachnik says, \u201cour customers know that if they have a workload that runs on VMware on-premises, it\u2019s going to run in a CloudSimple environment with the same high-performance and absolute reliability they\u2019ve come to expect.\u201d\n\u201cThe first benefit of our platform is security, because you\u2019re running your VMware workloads in a dedicated, isolated environment that is specific to your organization,\u201d Drachnik says. \u201cNo one else has access to it, and it\u2019s all running on bare-metal infrastructure. This secure, isolated environment is hyperconverged and all flash \u2013 capable of handing the most demanding enterprise workloads. And because it\u2019s not a shared environment like the rest of the public cloud, you don\u2019t have noisy neighbors that are consuming resources or slowing down your applications. All of that processing power is available just to you inside what is, in effect, your own private cloud with the elasticity and resiliency of Azure.\u201d\nCloudSimple is seeing demand among customers in a wide range of highly regulated industries that have significant security concerns \u2014 such as financial services and healthcare\u2014 and in others like retail, telecom and state and local governments that use the platform for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, backup, and disaster recovery. \n\u201cWe simplify all the networking issues and complexity that come with using the cloud, not just within a dedicated, isolated environment, but also for customers who want to use the many, varied public cloud services available through Azure,\u201d says Drachnik. \u201cOur customers can simultaneously run applications in the private cloud and the public cloud, as well as hybrid applications that span both.\nLooking ahead, Drachnik says companies will increasingly seek the use of multiple clouds, and CloudSimple will be there to help these customers achieve that strategy.\n\u201cMany organizations want to reduce their risks by spreading their cloud usage among various providers,\u201d he says. \u201cEnterprises will be able to use multiple clouds with the CloudSimple platform while using the same exact VMware tools and processes. That\u2019s going to accelerate their move to the cloud and provide them with the assurance and security that comes with knowing your systems will always be up and running, regardless of what cloud you are utilizing.\u201d\nLearn more about CloudSimple and its partnership with VMware here.