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Akasia Announces support for planning for migrations to VMware Cloud on AWS in the Akasia Infrastructure Modeler

Akasia announced the availability of Akasia Infrastructure Modeler (AIM) for customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. Launched today with initial availability, VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware's enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. AIM delivers granular bill of materials and projected costs of running workloads in the cloud should they be migrated from on-premise environments and confirms the cost economics of migrating applications to VMware Cloud on AWS.

Customers can start modeling for migrations to VMware Cloud on AWS by creating an account in AIM at and discovering their on-premise environments.

Akasia offers a complete suite of cloud planning solutions for lift & shift migrations as well as new deployments in the cloud including

  • The Akasia Infrastructure Modeler (AIM) for lift & shift migrations: AIM is a SaaS application that discovers on-premise resources, and maps them to equivalent and right-sized cloud templates in minutes. In addition to mapping every VM to a cloud template, AIM's cost assessment includes "hidden costs" such as network and I/O that incur additional charges in the cloud, and additional cloud services that need to be ordered to build a full environment in the cloud.
AIM Cloud Modeling Reports provide a granular cost comparison for on-premise vs. various clouds and a comprehensive cloud bill of materials that forms a starting point for lift and shift cloud migration projects.
  • The Akasia Cloud Modeler (ACM) for new cloud deployments: ACM is a SaaS application that allows a user to select and configure cloud-native resources such as serverless computing, cloud storage and cloud data bases, etc. and compare the costs across different clouds.
ACM always has the latest cloud resource list and prices, and is the go-to planning solution for refactoring to cloud-native options.
  • The Akasia Cloud Experts (ACE): ACE is a team of cloud experts who provide services involved in cost planning, bill of materials, performance estimates, comparisons across clouds and migration services. Akasia SaaS tools are easy to use and ACE further simplifies and expedites cloud transition projects so that organizations can transition to the cloud confidently.
Published Friday, September 08, 2017 9:14 AM by David Marshall
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