Cloud Computing with VMware
Traditional IT infrastructures have become more and more complex and unstable in the course of the time. Big parts of the IT budgets are allotted to maintenance so that only small sums can be used for the development of new IT strategies and innovations. Cloud Computing offers a solution to that.
By automating routine tasks and provision, resources can be offered flexibly to the users as required without limiting the free choice of operating systems, hardware and applications.
With the product "Infrastructure as a Service" (IaaS) you can flexibly react to increased resources requirements without losing control over the IT. Applications will be distributed automatically, resources concentrated in pools and allocated on the basis of business oriented guidelines according to the needs.
Cloud Computing must be designed to be flexible and customized to individual requirements in order to provide important advantages. This may be an internal cloud for your company (private cloud), a cloud using external services (public cloud) or a mixture of both infrastructures (hybrid cloud). In all models, the virtualization is the key factor for cloud computing.
VMware as a supplier of package solutions for the implementation and administration of the cloud offers comprehensive tools as well as a tested partner system, which guarantees the smooth and secure processes within the cloud. The advantages are:
Security and virtualization: Optimized security is free of disruptions, which adapts to the dynamic cloud-based provisions and which simplifies the protection of the applications and the network boundaries.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Besides the virtual pooling, IT resources will be allocated according to your company’s policies, guidelines and defined services levels. Thus, a highly efficient and automatically administrated infrastructure is made available as a service.
Interoperability and Openness: A joint management and security model on the basis of open standards will provide portability of applications between internal data processing centers and service providers of external clouds.
Self-Service for the Cloud: IT services, which have been standardized and pre-configured, can be provided (delivery on time) from a web-based catalogue via a self-service portal. This saves the administrators a lot of maintenance work but the IT remains in control of the guidelines, compliances and the internal chargeback.
Resource pools and dynamic allocation of resources: IT resources will be concentrated in pools and abstracted in logical elements, which consist of server, storage and network units. These elements will be allocated dynamically according to the business guidelines and user requirements to the different applications.
Our specialists will gladly assist you to jump into the Cloud:
- Assessment of your business processes regarding a cloud compatibility
- Development of service levels and technical requirements for clouds
- Design and implementation of your private cloud infrastructure
- Configuration of automated processes within the virtual infrastructure
- Integration of your private cloud into external or hybrid cloud infrastructures