VMware to open source: what do you need to consider? | Ubuntu

You might have read our previous blog VMware alternatives: discover open source where we discussed why you should consider open source-based infrastructure if you’re looking for VMware alternatives. We also held a webinar on the topic, where we received quite a lot of relevant audience questions that we wanted to elaborate on further. Read on for some of the most important considerations when thinking about migrating from VMware to Ubuntu-based open-source infrastructure. 

What’s the best option for my use case? 

If you’re running a VMware-based infrastructure, chances are you are using a variety of VMware products. VMware offers a wide range of tools, outside of the most famous vSphere, and they cover a wide range of needs including storage, networking, orchestration and automation solutions. 

Finding the right alternative to VMware hugely depends on your specific use case:

  • How big is your deployment and how big do you expect it to be in the future? 
  • What kind of storage…

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