Virtualization and Cloud Management Solutions
While virtualization has helped companies deliver more with less, the demand for quicker access to applications and compute resources continues to accelerate. Nowhere is this pressure felt more than on the Development and Operations teams that supply and run the applications that drive competitive advantage and enable new business opportunity.
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 reason is siloed, manual processes that are dependent on IT specialists and frequently require days or weeks to deliver resources needed yesterday.
With VMware’s cloud automation solution customers can enable the agility the business needs with the control IT requires by automating the delivery of personalized IT services.
Gain Agility Through Automation
At many companies IT is under pressure to improve service delivery times. VMware cloud automation solution helps companies achieve the next level of IT efficiency and agility, by providing a unified automated service delivery platform that lets IT deliver infrastructure, application, and custom IT services in minutes and hours vs. days and weeks.
Deliver Personalization Through Governance Policies
VMware cloud automation policies work together to 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 – enforce unique IT and business needs to ensure delivery of the right-size service at the right service level to the right person.
Provide Choice Through Flexibility
A cloud automation system needs to be able to integrate with your existing infrastructure, management tools and processes. VMware’s cloud automation solution provides broad multi-vendor multi cloud support which helps simplify initial deployment. Its 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.
Increase Efficiency Through Cost Containment
IT is always under pressure to do more with less. VMware’s cloud automation solution helps IT control costs by eliminating unauthorized usage and over-provisioning, as well as reclaiming and reusing inactive resources. Resource costing information and chargeback/showback capabilities help influence resource consumption behaviors as well as compare cost of private cloud services to similarly configured public cloud offerings.
Accelerate Application Deployments…Start the Journey to DevOps
To accelerate the delivery of 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 Hybrid Service or other public clouds including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Integration with configuration management products from Puppet Labs, Chef and Saltstack accelerate workload deployments and allow for remediating configuration drift back towards the desired state configurations.