Cloud Automation

Automation plays a critical role in managing the Software-Defined Data Center where compute, network and storage resources are virtualized and controlled by software. It improves speed and control of both service delivery and ongoing management functions. Automation is also a central point of control for service delivery that combines on-site and public cloud resources.

VMware automation management solutions automate the delivery of personalized IT services on-site and in the cloud.

Automate the Delivery of Personalized IT Services

If a virtual machine can be configured in a matter of minutes, then why does it take most companies days and weeks to deliver virtual servers and multi-tiered applications platforms? The answer? Manual, ticket-driven processes. Coordinating IT specialists in multiple groups frequently requires days or weeks to deliver resources needed yesterday.

With our cloud automation solutions, you can deliver the speed and agility the business needs with the control IT requires by automating the delivery of personalized IT service.

Gain Agility Through IT Automation

VMware cloud automation solutions deliver infrastructure, application and custom IT services in minutes and hours versus days and weeks. This gives IT the ability to support speed and agility requirements, and be a strategic partner to the business.

Maintain Control with Governance Policies

VMware cloud automation policies help personalize the delivery of services that meet the specific needs of individual consumers. A rich set of fine-grained policies, including business, machine, reservation and application policies ensure delivery of the right-size service at the right service level to the right person. This gives IT control it needs to deliver against service quality, security, and compliance requirements that are always a priority.

Accelerate Infrastructure and Application Delivery

To accelerate the delivery of existing integrated multi-tier applications, VMware automates the application release process. Applications can be modeled once and then deployed many times with consistent configurations across clouds such as VMware vSphere-based private clouds, VMware vCloud Air or other public clouds including Amazon Web Service. Integration with configuration management products from Puppet Labs, Chef and Saltstack assure configuration and remediate configuration drift.

Accelerate Application Development

To accelerate the development of custom applications, VMware enables continuous delivery by bridging continuous integration tools with infrastructure and application services. It provides artifact management and tracking, automation and governance of the entire release process, and a dashboard for end-to-end visibility for both Dev and Ops organizations. You can bridge the DevOps divide and eliminate problematic handoffs by automating and controlling end-to-end application development and production release.

Provide Choice Through Flexibility

Cloud automation solutions integrate with your existing infrastructure, management tools and processes and offer multi-vendor multi cloud support to simplify initial deployment. The extensible framework combined with a library of VMware and partner provided workflows and plug-ins allows IT to rapidly adapt and extend standard process automation capabilities to meet unique business needs. VMware Solution Exchange offers a wide range of partner solutions that are optimize to work with VMware cloud management solutions. Cloud Automation extensions include content focused on provisioning and automation.

Optimize Resource Utilization

VMware’s cloud automation solutions helps you control costs by eliminating unauthorized usage and over-provisioning, as well as reclaiming and reusing inactive resources. Together with cloud business solutions, cloud automation provides resource costing information and chargeback/showback capabilities to influence consumption behavior. By comparing cost of on-site services to similarly configured public cloud offerings you can optimize strategic sourcing decisions