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

. public. governance. reliability. What IT needs is a unified approach for making it all work together. 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. IT teams also have to manage applications and workloads POLICY-DRIVEN GOVERNANCE — in private. while also avoiding data breaches delivering on security. RELIABILITY — Keeping applications and savings. 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. Staying on top of this diverse landscape while meeting urgent business REDUCED COST — Minimizing needs is critical — but without the right tools. running consistently. technical debt and lowering TCO it’s a nearly impossible task. and hybrid clouds with a Properly allocating resources with mix of traditional and modern application total visibility and control architectures. even when the unexpected occurs Adding to the complexity.

2016 . professionals indicated that today’s automation platforms cannot meet the AUTOMATION TAKES A needs of full application automation. 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. A heterogeneous and hybrid cloud environments. IT automation isn’t a new concept. In fact. nor do they LEAP FORWARD provide a self-service offering. 4 BEYOND PROVISIONING: In the same survey.* * “Multi-Cloud Environments Are Becoming the New Normal for IT. 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.” Dimensional Research.

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

a CMP must deliver capabilities for both Day 1 and Day 2 operations. and continues by addressing follow-on activities involved in managing and operating hybrid cloud environments. With a high-performing CMP. . performance. capacity. 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 cost. It begins with meeting immediate needs for provisioning applications and services.

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

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

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

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