VMware HCX is an application mobility platform that is designed for simplifying application migration, workload rebalancing, and business continuity across data centers and clouds.
VMware HCX enables:
- Application migration
You can schedule and migrate thousands of vSphere virtual machines within and across data centers without requiring a reboot.
- Change platforms or upgrade vSphere versions
With HCX, you can migrate workloads from vSphere 5.x and non-vSphere (KVM and Hyper-V) environments within and across data centers or clouds to current vSphere versions without requiring an upgrade.
- Workload rebalancing
Workload rebalancing provides a mobility platform across cloud regions and cloud providers to allow customers to move applications and workloads at any time to meet scale, cost management, compliance, and vendor neutrality goals.
- Business continuity and protection
Using HCX capabilities, administrators can protect workloads by replicating them to other HCX enabled sites. Workload migration is available on-demand, or it can be scheduled for business or maintenance planning.