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Looking for a VMware replacement?

The recent VMware acquisition by Broadcom has cast doubts among its customers. Concerns include rising costs and support issues. To avoid costly mistakes, we help enterprises migrate their data, applications, and infrastructure to leading cloud service providers and open-source solutions like OpenStack.

Top reasons to migrate from VMware

1 in 5 enterprises plan to migrate away from VMware this year, according to Forrester. Finding a suitable VMware replacement allows you to unlock a whole host of benefits for your business.

Save money

With changes in discounts and a shift from perpetual licensing to subscriptions, VMware customers are worried about growing operational expenses. MindK applies the best cost-saving practices to drive down your OPEX.

Support your mission-critical services

The news about the end of support for 56 VMware products – including vSphere, vSAN, and vCenter Standard/Foundation – casts doubts on the future of IT operations. MindK supports companies in migration to robust and flexible VMware alternatives.

Go beyond VMware's defining features

Replicate VMware's groundbreaking virtualization and automation capabilities. Leverage the power of leading cloud service providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and GCP.

Avoid vendor lock-in

The change in VMware licensing and loss of support for key products raises the need for versatile and cost-effective alternatives, tailored to the needs of individual businesses.

VMware alternatives we support

For companies that consider ditching VMware, we offer a range of alternatives with powerful capabilities.

Migrate VMware to OpenStack

Get customizable open-source cloud infrastructure that can be integrated into complex IT environments. We provide support for deployment using tools like Heat for orchestration and Ceilometer for telemetry, alongside guidance for managing OpenStack’s modular components. Best for organizations aiming to build and manage a private/hybrid cloud infrastructure with complete control over the environment.

Fully open-source
No vendor lock-in
Strict compliance & security
Private/hybrid cloud deployment
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VMware to AWS migration

Leverage the leading cloud service provider’s capabilities to build scalable cloud infrastructure. We migrate virtual machines to EC2 instances or containerize applications before migrating to ECS. Ideal for businesses looking to leverage advanced cloud capabilities like AI, IoT, Big Data, or a mix of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services.

Public & hybrid cloud leader
Excellent scalability & reliability
Advanced AI, analytics, and IoT capabilities
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Migrate VMware to Azure

Transition from on-premises Microsoft solutions to the cloud. We leverage tools like Azure Migrate for assessment and migration and Azure Site Recovery for business continuity during the transition. This ensures compatibility with Microsoft-centric environments.

Seamless Microsoft stack integration
Hybrid cloud support
Robust BI and analytics tools
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Migrate VMware to GCP

Build powerful data analytics and cloud-native capabilities. We leverage Google’s strengths in data services and Kubernetes engine management. MindK migrates from VMware using Google’s Migrate for Compute Engine and deploys containerized applications with GKE. An attractive option for data-intensive applications, machine learning projects, and containerized applications using Kubernetes. 

Tailored to AI and big data solutions
Enterprise-level containerization with GKE
Great security and scalability
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  • Yokoy


    Talent Acquisition Expert, Yokoy


    The workflow was very effective

    «The cloud migration project could be accelerated and we were able to focus on other topics within DevOps and Cloud. The workflow was very effective, the communication went very well and all deadlines were met. There were no issues whatsoever at any time. Their pace, level of service, and quality aren't always easy to find amongst vendors.»

  • Al Hariri

    Al Hariri

    Co-Founder, Vitagene

    Al Hariri

    Results-oriented and

    «I can tell you confidently that they are different from your regular agency that just wants to charge as much money for their work as they can get away with. MindK is completely results-oriented and outcome-driven.»

  • Jesse Raccio

    Jesse Raccio

    CTO, The Game Band

    Jesse Raccio

    The team is always there to dig in and help

    «I’m happy with MindK’s agility, which relates to their communication. If we need to pivot on something, they’re ready to go in a different direction, and it doesn’t take a lot of energy to move that ship. The team is always there to dig in and help us out when we need to understand anything. Overall, they’re really supportive.»

  • Riccardo Pessina

    Riccardo Pessina

    Head of Operations, Bitrock Srl

    Riccardo Pessina

    One of the best
    partners we had

    MindK provided two senior DevOps engineers to assist in the client's project. We collaborate with various partners but MindK is one of the best in terms of the quality of the profile proposed and time to market. I appreciated the time in replying to our requests and the quality and skill of the resources proposed.

  • Zaheer Mohiuddin

    Zaheer Mohiuddin

    Co-Founder, Levels.fyi

    Zaheer Mohiuddin

    This isn't your typical outsourcing shop

    «MindK goes beyond the bare minimum of delivering a project, they actively work with you to ensure the project is the best work it can possibly be. The quality of work and the interactions with the team felt akin to anyone that I've worked within the Bay Area in technology.»

    Our VMware replacement process

    Each project is unique. However, this is the general process you can expect from working with MindK.

    Assessment for VMware replacement

    We sign an NDA to protect your intellectual property and start the pre-migration assessment. MindK evaluates your current environments and VMware infrastructure, including VMs, storage, network configurations, and dependencies. Together, we establish clear objectives for the migration, such as cost savings and performance or scalability improvements.

    Migration strategy selection

    Based on the assessment and your goals, we select the most appropriate platform for the migration. Our engineers classify which workloads need modification or can be migrated as-is. They select migration tools, plan network changes, and develop a data migration plan.

    Migration execution

    We first start with a small proof of concept in a test environment. Before migrating to production, our QA engineers run thorough checks to prevent unforeseen issues. We then move workloads according to the planned schedule with continuous monitoring in place.

    Validation and continuous optimization

    Once the migration is complete, we validate that all systems and services function correctly. Our specialists also optimize configurations for cost-effectiveness, performance, and security.

    Ongoing training, support, and maintenance

    MindK provides extensive documentation and training during the transition to ensure smooth operation. We set up monitoring and maintenance routines, and support your team on-demand.

    Tech stack

    Since 2009, MindK has worked with a wide range of legacy and cutting-edge technologies and various deployment types
    • Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services
    • Microsoft Azure Microsoft Azure
    • Google Cloud Platform Google Cloud Platform
    • OpenStack OpenStack
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Proxmox Proxmox
    • VMware vSphere VMware vSphere
    • Anthos Anthos
    • Kubernetes Kubernetes
    • Helm Helm
    • Docker Docker
    • Vagrant Vagrant
    • Terraform Terraform
    • Terragrunt Terragrunt
    • Ansible Ansible
    • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL
    • MySQL MySQL
    • MongoDB MongoDB
    • ArangoDB ArangoDB
    • ELK stack
    • Datadog Datadog
    • Prometheus Prometheus
    • Loki Loki
    • Grafana Grafana
    • Zabbix Zabbix

    Why MindK

    With MindK’s staffing support, you get to work with our in-house employees who have passed our internal training programs and helped develop dozens of software projects. They are mentored and guided by our technical leads to ensure high performance and quality delivery.

    Cloud migration experts

    MindK has extensive experience in migrating large monolithic applications to AWS, Azure, and GCP without splitting them into microservices.


    14 years on the market

    Since 2009, we've provided software development and DevOps services for enterprises, SMBs, and scale-ups.


    9/10 clients recommend us

    MindK has built long-term partnerships with over a hundred companies. 96% of them are ready to recommend our services.


    Vertical niche solutions

    Over the years, MindK has created industry-specific solutions in Healthcare, Fintech, Education, Recruitment, Sustainability, and other niches.


    Start your VMware replacement today

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    • How long does it usually take to migrate from VMware?

      The duration of a VMware migration can vary significantly based on the size and complexity of your current environment, the specific workloads being migrated, and the target platform.

      Smaller migrations might take a few weeks. Larger, more complex projects might last several months. For optimal planning, MindK provides detailed estimates after the initial assessment.

    • How much does it cost to replace VMware?

      The cost of replacing VMware depends on several factors, including:

      • Chosen VMware alternative.
      • Scale of your existing infrastructure. 
      • Necessary software licenses.
      • Complexity of migration, and so on. 

      Cloud solutions like AWS, Azure, or GCP typically involve ongoing operational costs. That’s why MindK provides a detailed cost analysis for both immediate and long-term operational expenses.

    • How do you ensure a smooth migration with minimal downtime?

      We use a phased migration approach, moving workloads in manageable groups rather than all at once. Thorough pre-migration testing and validation in a staging environment help us anticipate and resolve potential issues. 

      We use tools and strategies like live migration to minimize service interruptions. Migration during low-usage periods further reduces the impact on business operations.

    • Can I sign an NDA before sharing the project details?

      Absolutely. You can request an NDA before scheduling an intro consultation.

    • How do you handle data security and compliance?

      Our multi-layered approach includes data encryption in transit and at rest, robust access controls, and industry-standard compliance protocols. 

      We ensure that your data is handled in accordance with relevant regulations such as GDPR and HIPAA. Finally, we run regular security audits and compliance checks to protect your business.

    • What support do you provide post-migration?

      Post-migration, we offer a range of support options. They include monitoring of the system stability, addressing any post-migration issues, and ongoing optimizations. Comprehensive training and documentation empower your in-house team to manage the new environment effectively.

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