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CASE STUDY trusted advisor to the business . As Routed continually upgrades and refreshes its hardware , the benefit is that Alviva gets continually improved performance .
“ We are a full VMware house . And I think this is noteworthy as the product itself is important because it must fit in with our infrastructure . If we put Routed and VMware aside , we have only been able to achieve what we have because the product is a phenomenal strategic fit with all the other technologies . Everything we worked on from a security , governance , and infrastructure backup perspective could only be achieved because of the seamless connection with our VMware environment ,” noted van Heerden .
A more expansive cloud
In the future , Van Heerden said the company wants to expand its presence in the cloud , moving production workloads on to the Routed VMware Cloud environment . In addition , Alviva is looking at VMware Aria Operations in the Routed VMware Cloud to assist with monitoring , reporting , capacity planning and insight into its operations .
“ If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything , it was to put all your continuity plans to the immediate test . It ’ s outdated to think your data centre needs to be contained in four walls you own . Right now , probably 40 to 45 % of our applications aren ’ t hosted in our data centre or replicated to Routed . The world ’ s changed , and the traditional data centre is falling away . The cloud supports that , which makes moving our production workloads into the Routed VMware Cloud the natural evolution .” p

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AREN ’ T MAKING SALES OR PUSHING VOLUMES , SO YOU

AREN ’ T MAKING MONEY .

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