Cloud Operations Management

Operations management disciplines are converging in the cloud. Performance, capacity and configuration are becoming inseparable due to the dynamic nature of converged infrastructure. Configurations are fluid, and capacity is shared and sourced from many places, all of which impacts performance. As a result, enterprises need intelligence—in the form of visibility across the system—and analytics to decipher what is important in their ever-increasing volumes of data.

To ensure performance and service levels, increase operational efficiency and maintain compliance of hybrid cloud infrastructures, today’s IT departments require an integrated, analytics-based approach to cloud operations management. There are three core aspects which help define a modern, integrated solution using this approach.

VMware Cloud Operations

VMware Cloud Operations

Intelligent Operations

VMware® vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™ provides predictive analytics and Smart Alerts on application and infrastructure health, enabling proactive identification and remediation of emerging performance, capacity, and configuration issues, helping improve performance and avoid disruption with self-learning management tools. It provides capacity optimization, and helps you right-size your infrastructure resources. Automated capacity analysis identifies and reclaims waste from over-provisioned and idle VMs for more efficient infrastructure utilization. Moreover, what-if analyses allow you to forecast capacity trends to better meet future business demands.

Policy-Based Automation

vCenter Operations Management Suite includes out-of-the-box and customizable policies associated with Smart Alerts, guided remediation and compliance standards. It delivers recommendations, to optimize performance and capacity, and enforce configuration standards, helping you become more efficient by automating key IT processes with policy-based control.

vCenter Operations conducts automated provisioning, patching and configuration analysis of infrastructure and applications to provide continuous compliance with operational best practices, security guidelines and regulatory requirements. Integrated performance and configuration management enables visual correlation of in-guest configuration change events and their impact on performance with right-click remediation of any issues. Leveraging easy to use templates, it facilitates compliance management with IT, vendor and regulatory requirements across virtual, physical and cloud environments, while allowing you to track and audit your compliance posture.

Unified Management

vCenter Operations Management Suite delivers an open and extensible platform, which integrates with existing monitoring tools as well as 3rd party Management Packs for Microsoft, SAP, Amazon Web Services and more. It delivers enhanced application monitoring with out-of-box dashboards for business critical applications (e.g. Microsoft SQL, Exchange, SharePoint etc.).

With such a breadth of capabilities delivering a unified management experience, vCenter Operations enables IT to get comprehensive visibility in a single console across applications, storage and network devices.

Log Analytics

The newest member of VMware’s operations management portfolio, VMware® vCenter™ Log Insight™, extends VMware’s analytics-based approach to IT Operations to include log data. vCenter Log Insight automates collects, analyzes and searches log data to enable administrators to eliminate time consuming tasks when troubleshooting complex problems, security monitoring or reporting on compliance status. vCenter Log Insight tightly integrates with the vCenter Operations Management Suite to provide enterprise visibility across infrastructure and applications and to enable seamless transition from monitoring to root cause analysis. vCenter Operations Management Suite and vCenter Log Insight together provide VMware’s complete operations management portfolio purpose-built for managing today’s heterogeneous and hybrid cloud infrastructure.