In Step 4.5 of "4.5 Steps to a VMware Exit Plan in 45 Days," Yan Ness, CEO of Verge.IO, discusses how to de-risk the entire VMware exit process through seamless migration and evaluation.
Step 4.5: De-Risking Through Seamless Migration
Seamless Migration: A seamless migration process is crucial for de-risking the transition. It allows you to try out the new environment, bringing in VMware workloads easily, testing them, and putting them back as needed.
Try Before You Commit: Organizations should consider trying the new environment by hosting a tenant or running their VMware environments in a hosted environment before fully committing to the transition.
Avoid Return Rights: De-risking also involves avoiding return rights that may come with purchasing software. Instead, opt for free trials of the software, allowing you to evaluate its performance without financial commitments.
Disaster Recovery (DR) as a First Step: Consider using the new environment as a disaster recovery plan. It can serve as a backup solution and also buy time for a gradual transition, especially when facing challenges like unexpected cost increases.