The vCloud Suite has six key use cases that showcase the capabilities of our comprehensive and robust private cloud stack. These six use cases represent the most common functionality businesses utilize the vCloud Suite for. For more information, please see the following sections that describe each use case. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the Hands On Labs (HOLs) or contact your sales representative for other evaluation options.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
This use case highlights how the ability to increase adoption of cloud requires a way to integrate into the existing 3rd party systems that users have implemented. Specific highlights include the end-to-end provisioning (of virtual machines and vApps) using VMware products and integration into common ITSM systems such as ticketing and CMDB applications.
Application Provisioning / PaaS
This use case highlights how users can consume cloud resources in a very efficient manner. Focusing on the VMware Application Director product, this will highlight how a user can deploy applications to a cloud on both Windows and Linux based environments, scale out those applications, and update them as needed. This use case highlights how users can quickly create, modify, and import application blueprints as well as to highlight the application marketplace.
Control and Compliance
This use case highlights how compliance can be enforced, tracked and monitored through the application and infrastructure stack with VMware products. It also includes information on the OS patching and 3rd party application patching.
Quality of Service
This use case highlights the abilities of VMware to monitor a given environment, alert administrators to potential issues, and to take proactive action when possible. This is all in an effort to maintain not only the availability of a application, but also the performance of the virtual machine and associated applications.
Business Critical Applications
This use case highlights how the use of VMware products can enhance the availability of a business critical application. This includes monitoring the environment for high load conditions and misconfigured applications. Analysis of the issues is to be performed through vC Ops, which will assist the user in determining the root cause of a issue quickly. Lastly, VMware HA will be showcased to address the case of a server failure where services can be automatically moved and brought online.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
This use case highlights the business continuity and disaster recovery feature set of VMware vSphere. This capability will be drawn largely from vSphere, SRM and VIN. There are two main areas of focus:
- Exploring a backup/recovery scenario of key apps in vSphere using vSphere Data Protection Advanced (VDPA).
- Inspecting, protecting and recovering a two site vSphere implementation
Footnote *NOTE – All products within the vCloud Suite do offer separate evaluations as well. These evaluations can be found on each of the individual product pages on VMware.com. These evaluations would enable a user to install them on their own site. For the purposes of evaluation, VMware recommends the hands on lab or customer lab approach as defined on this page.