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Your Guide to Avoid Chaos in the

Data Center: A Proactive Approach

Meet your IT and business goals with a


powerful cloud management platform
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LIKE IT OR NOT, A NEW ERA OF COMPUTING IS HERE.


Industries around the world are experiencing the growing pains that come with massive change, 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.
Companies that move quickly are coming out ahead, while those that take longer to get applications to
market risk becoming obsolete.

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

What IT needs is a unified approach


for making it all work together.
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BEYOND PROVISIONING: In the same survey, professionals indicated that


todays automation platforms cannot meet the
AUTOMATION TAKES A needs of full application automation, nor do they
LEAP FORWARD provide a self-service offering.

IT automation isnt a new concept. In fact, THE TAKEAWAY IS CLEAR: Basic automation
many businesses are already putting it to tools simply arent enough for managing todays
work and realizing significant benefits. A heterogeneous and hybrid cloud environments.
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.*

* Multi-Cloud Environments Are Becoming the New Normal for IT, Dimensional Research, 2016
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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, but left other problems
unresolved. Once provisioning was complete,
IT still had to use different management tools
to manage resource capacity and performance
in on-premises and cloud environments.

Cloud management is evolving into a A cloud management platform


powerful platform, beyond simply enabling (CMP) provides a unified platform
automated provisioning of IT resources. for managing private, public, 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.
lifecycle in a heterogeneous and hybrid
cloud environment.
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MEETING THE NEEDS OF DAY 1 AND DAY 2 OPERATIONS


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


COMPREHENSIVE Provision and
manage compute, storage, network,
and application-level resources across
their entire lifecycle.

HETEROGENEOUS Manage third-party


hypervisors, physical servers.

HYBRID Provision and manage across


private, public, and hybrid clouds.

SCALABLE Manage tens of thousands


of objects.

EXTENSIBLE Leverage a wide variety of


third-party and customer-built solutions
across the IT ecosystem.
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MOVING FORWARD
WITH A CMP
An enterprise CMP is the most efficient way to
manage applications throughout their lifecycle,
spanning traditional data centers and private,
public, and hybrid clouds. It also:

Enables IT to quickly deliver infrastructure With VMware vRealize, 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, reducing CapEx and OpEx from 6 weeks to under 30 minutes
Provides comprehensive management across while reducing operating costs.
heterogeneous environments, on-premises
and public clouds
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Organizations that have automated provisioning
are not realizing the full benefits of IT automation.
Its time to take the next step with a cloud
management platform. VMware vRealize Suite
unifies management, enabling you to automate
and manage compute, storage, network, and
application services across your on-premises
and off-premises environments.
MAKE THE
BEST CHOICE
vRealize Suite is purpose-built for hybrid
cloud, and designed to work seamlessly
across heterogeneous environments. With
vRealize Suite, you can speed IT service
delivery, improve efficiency, streamline
operations, and lower spending on a
single, unified platform.

VMware is the leading cloud


management software vendor,
with 21.6% of market share.*
*Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software, Market
Shares, 2014: Year of Hybrid Cloud, IDC, June 2015
UNLEASH THE FULL POTENTIAL
OF THE HYBRID CLOUD
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