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Companies that move quickly are coming out ahead. while those that take longer to get applications to market risk becoming obsolete. Industries around the world are experiencing the growing pains that come with massive change. A NEW ERA OF COMPUTING IS HERE. even as big data growth and mobility are pushing companies to develop new business models. IT priorities are constantly shifting. Workloads are running on a mix of traditional and modern application architectures. 2 LIKE IT OR NOT. F/C° .

running consistently. even when the unexpected occurs Adding to the complexity. technical debt and lowering TCO it’s a nearly impossible task. public. IT must provide needed resources Staying in compliance with on-demand to be able to quickly push new regulatory requirements and applications and updates to market. RELIABILITY — Keeping applications and savings. governance. while also avoiding data breaches delivering on security. 3 Change brings challenges IT teams need to deliver more The pressure to perform at an increasingly fast pace presents a new set of challenges HIGH-LEVEL SECURITY — for IT. Staying on top of this diverse landscape while meeting urgent business REDUCED COST — Minimizing needs is critical — but without the right tools. . reliability. What IT needs is a unified approach for making it all work together. and hybrid clouds with a Properly allocating resources with mix of traditional and modern application total visibility and control architectures. IT teams also have to manage applications and workloads POLICY-DRIVEN GOVERNANCE — in private.

” Dimensional Research. 4 BEYOND PROVISIONING: In the same survey. nor do they LEAP FORWARD provide a self-service offering. 2016 .* * “Multi-Cloud Environments Are Becoming the New Normal for IT. IT automation isn’t a new concept. In fact. recent Dimensional Research survey* of 348 IT professionals worldwide revealed that: use a hybrid 69% cloud approach 55% plan for automated 64% of companies infrastructure and want a unified solution application deployment that can manage both are currently using a dedicated private and public clouds 55% automation platform in a single interface. professionals indicated that today’s automation platforms cannot meet the AUTOMATION TAKES A needs of full application automation. THE TAKEAWAY IS CLEAR: Basic automation many businesses are already putting it to tools simply aren’t enough for managing today’s work and realizing significant benefits. A heterogeneous and hybrid cloud environments.

5 UNIFIED MANAGEMENT IS YOUR KEY TO THE FUTURE Originally associated with automation. lifecycle in a heterogeneous and hybrid cloud environment. IT still had to use different management tools to manage resource capacity and performance in on-premises and cloud environments. the initial iteration of a cloud management platform (CMP) addressed the need for faster provisioning. public. beyond simply enabling (CMP) provides a unified platform automated provisioning of IT resources. Once provisioning was complete. . for managing private. but left other problems unresolved. Cloud management is evolving into a A cloud management platform powerful platform. and An enterprise-ready CMP equips IT teams hybrid cloud environments in with everything they need to efficiently conjunction with conventional and automate and manage the entire application modern application architectures.

With a high-performing CMP. It begins with meeting immediate needs for provisioning applications and services. a CMP must deliver capabilities for both Day 1 and Day 2 operations. capacity. and cost. 6 MEETING THE NEEDS OF DAY 1 AND DAY 2 OPERATIONS To meet the complex and ongoing needs of the enterprise. IT can continuously stay on top of resource health. . and continues by addressing follow-on activities involved in managing and operating hybrid cloud environments. performance.

. HETEROGENEOUS — Manage third-party hypervisors. EXTENSIBLE — Leverage a wide variety of third-party and customer-built solutions across the IT ecosystem. SCALABLE — Manage tens of thousands of objects. storage. network. HYBRID — Provision and manage across private. and application-level resources across their entire lifecycle. public. 7 An enterprise-ready CMP is: COMPREHENSIVE — Provision and manage compute. and hybrid clouds. physical servers.

. the Choice and applications with the control IT needs Hotels IT team was able to reduce the Helps IT streamline cloud management time it took to provision an application operations. and application services across your on-premises and off-premises environments. It’s time to take the next step with a cloud management platform. storage. It also: Enables IT to quickly deliver infrastructure With VMware vRealize. enabling you to automate and manage compute. public. reducing CapEx and OpEx from 6 weeks to under 30 minutes — Provides comprehensive management across while reducing operating costs. network. spanning traditional data centers and private. heterogeneous environments. 8 MOVING FORWARD WITH A CMP An enterprise CMP is the most efficient way to manage applications throughout their lifecycle. VMware vRealize® Suite unifies management. and hybrid clouds. on-premises and public clouds Watch the video > Organizations that have automated provisioning are not realizing the full benefits of IT automation.

2014: Year of Hybrid Cloud.6% of market share. unified platform. you can speed IT service delivery.* *Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software. June 2015 . improve efficiency. Market Shares. IDC.MAKE THE BEST CHOICE vRealize Suite is purpose-built for hybrid cloud. and designed to work seamlessly across heterogeneous environments. streamline operations. VMware is the leading cloud management software vendor. With vRealize Suite. and lower spending — on a single. with 21.

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