Accelerate the adoption and deployment of cloud. Forward-looking IT organizations are using the cloud to accelerate their transformations to service-provider models and improve alignment with the business. VMware Services solutions enable your IT organization to confidently integrate clouds to scale and extend your business. Think beyond technology when transforming for cloud. To harness cloud’s many benefits, including lower Software-Defined infrastructure costs and greater speed and control of IT-service delivery, you need to focus on more than just technology. VMware Services builds some of the largest, most successful private and hybrid clouds in the world. VMware understands the challenges and opportunities cloud presents to your people, processes and technology. VMware uses this insight to help you achieve your business and IT goals, while measuring our progress at every cloud-transformation milestone.
Too often, companies overlook the organizational impact of moving to the cloud. A successful cloud transformation requires careful consideration of its effect on your organization and people. VMware Services can help you plan and execute a successful cloud transformation. VMware takes a comprehensive and phased approach that considers your people, processes and technology. And VMware designs a cloud strategy based on the ideal mix of private, public and hybrid cloud platforms to meet your business goals. Talk to your representative today to get started. A Strategy for Flexibility, Speed and Control. Deliver applications across public and private clouds. Avoid resource leakage and respond to service requests more quickly. Govern cloud-service consumption. Improve your cloud—service cost control, management and onboarding process for dashboards and content. Track assets and configurations. Introduce process governance to avoid resource sprawl and enhance your existing configuration management and infrastructure.
VMware Services — Organizational Planning For The Cloud
Too often, companies overlook the organizational impact of moving to the cloud. A successful cloud transformation requires careful consideration of its effect on your organization and people. Evolve your IT organizational structure and roles. Align IT processes with your new cloud model. Make sure your teams have the right skills for a cloud world. Business leaders look at the cloud model and see new ways to accelerate innovation, create competitive advantages, and drive new business models. IT executives look at private and public cloud models and see a host of new possibilities for positive IT outcomes, including optimized CAPEX by cutting unit costs for Software-Defined Data Center (SDDCTM) infrastructure. Lower OpEx through streamlined and automated data center operations. A better security-to-effort ratio through security controls that are native to infrastructure. Higher uptime thanks to high-availability, resilient infrastructure and proactive IT operations.
Higher Agility And Efficiency
Cloud initiatives enable automation and orchestration of key IT services, which in turn make it possible for IT to deploy services the business needs faster, with less cost and risk. A cloud based on SDDC can also bring predictability, control, and choice to service delivery so IT can respond to the needs of business units and repatriate their “shadow IT” projects. In short, offering services in a cloud environment is the starting point for building alignment between IT and the business. Establishing integrated IT teams organized around services, fosters focused and more operationally driven decisions about business-enabling services that drive value. The service-oriented model, with its focus on delivering services the business needs, driven by outside-in versus inside-out thinking, can help streamline everything from the service definition to the service delivery process. This directly impacts the speed with which IT can respond to changing business needs.
Cloud Infrastructure Services Team
Cloud infrastructure Services is an integrated team of cloud infrastructure and operations specialists and an ecosystem of related functional groups, as shown below. It serves as the focal point for all decisions and actions involving cloud virtual infrastructure and its operations. It includes a set of cross-domain roles aimed at creating a much closer relationship among architecture, engineering, and operations teams. The goal is to create tighter collaboration across the traditional plan-build-run IT paradigm. This is a necessary step to achieving agility and the operationally driven decisions needed to support proactive management of an SDDC environment. The charter of the cloud infrastructure services team is to continually develop and implement innovative ways to architect, design, deploy, and operate cloud infrastructure services in the most cost—effective way possible — while satisfying the Operating Level Agreements (OLAs) for providing those services to other cloud service teams.
Think Beyond Technology When Transforming For Cloud
To harness cloud’s many benefits, including lower software-defined infrastructure costs and greater speed and control of IT-service delivery, you need to focus on more than just technology. VMware Professional Services builds some of the largest, most successful private and hybrid clouds in the world. We understand the challenges and opportunities cloud presents to your people, processes and technology. We use this insight to help you achieve your business and IT goals, while measuring our progress at every cloud-transformation milestone. Deliver applications across public and private clouds. Avoid resource leakage and respond to service requests more quickly. Govern cloud-service consumption. Improve your cloud-service cost control, management and onboarding process for dashboards and content. Track assets and configurations. Introduce process governance to avoid resource sprawl and enhance your existing configuration management and infrastructure.
Grow your enterprise with a platform you already trust. VMware vCloud Air is a secure public cloud platform offering compute, storage, networking, disaster recovery, and more. Computing power, storage options, and advanced networking that integrate with your on-premises environment. With data center modernization and disaster recovery, you can address business needs without changing processes. Broad compliance certifications, secure private networking connections, data protection, disaster recovery, and dedicated cloud options.
Workload portability, seamless networking, and common management make it easy to extend to the cloud from on-premises environments. VMware vCloud Air was designed specifically with enterprise needs in mind. vCloud Air delivers a true hybrid cloud experience, and is uniquely positioned to solve critical IT challenges — whether you need an affordable disaster recovery option, an efficient way to extend your data center, or a complete data center replacement.
VMware is committed to delivering a cloud service that adopts industry best practices in order to meet a comprehensive set of international and industry-specific security and compliance standards. VMware adheres to rigorous security standards and is expanding coverage for various industry-specific security and compliance measures. VMware makes independent third-party examination and audit reports available to customers that will satisfy a wide range of customer-specific compliance requirements. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent nongovernmental organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards. The ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards helps organizations of every type and size keep information assets secure.
VMware vCloud Air is audited for compliance with ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27018 by an accredited third party certification body, providing independent validation that applicable security controls are in place and operating effectively. As part of this compliance verification process, the auditors validate in their statement of applicability that vCloud Air has incorporated ISO/IEC 27018 controls for the protection of PII. To remain compliant, vCloud Air must be subject to annual third-party reviews. By following the standards of ISO/IEC 27001 and the code of practice embodied in ISO/IEC 27018, VMware vCloud Air demonstrates that its privacy policies and procedures are robust and in line with its high standards.
VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery is a Recovery-as-a-Service offering. It provides simple, affordable protection in the cloud for your vSphere environment. vCloud Air Disaster Recovery helps ensure operational consistency while saving money and resources. It keeps your data protected, recoverable and accessible. Protect up to 500 virtual machines per subscription, on an as-needed basis. Set a unique recovery point objective (RPO) value per virtual machine from 15 minutes to 24 hours. Test various failover scenarios as often as necessary during the service period. Flexible subscription options can be expanded as needed.
VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery helps ensure operational consistency while saving money and resources. It keeps data protected, recoverable and accessible. Simplified entitlement controls make it easy to register individual VMs with the service and enable disaster and data recovery in the cloud. Using the same management tools, you can quickly scale up protection of onsite applications. Transfer large volumes of VMs and data prior to replicating over with vCloud Connector Offline Data Transfer. Simple failover test capabilities keep you prepared for disaster. Failover, failback and planned migrations provide consistent, trusted results.
With VMware vCloud Air your organization will benefit from faster time to market by leveraging VMware R&D. Consolidate operations and billings through the VMware vCloud Air Network Program. Expand your geographic footprint using VMware datacenter locations and support VMware Ready certified ISV applications. Data sovereignty — with a network of cloud providers located across more than one hundred countries, you can easily keep data and applications local for simplified adherence to national data security and privacy regulations.
Trusted services — choose from over 4,000 cloud providers offering services validated by VMware based on prescriptive technical requirements to ensure the security, reliability, and performance you know and trust. Ensure compatibility with services based on the same VMware vSphere platform you already use while unlocking the flexibility to move existing and future workloads from on premises environments to public clouds and back again. Security and compliance — bypass risk with clouds offering compliance certifications and built-in standards for security and reporting to meet business and industry requirements.
VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud is a multi-tenant, logically isolated core compute service that lives on shared infrastructure. Based on VMware vSphere, it delivers high availability and fully private networking. Virtual Private Cloud is an enterprise-grade, multi-tenant compute service offering high performance and high availability with a full suite of networking capabilities. Virtual Private Cloud is ideal for smaller workloads and tight budgets. It’s also an excellent option for workloads that don’t need dedicated hardware and can be deployed in a multi-tenant environment.
You can use the same management tools and both onsite and offsite cloud environments. You can also set your networks to mimic your existing data center settings. Place workloads on—premises, off-premises or both. High availability and load balancing are included at no extra cost. Virtual Private Cloud also offers total edge gateway control. VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) compute offering. Based on the same design architecture as Dedicated Cloud, it includes a pool of highly available compute, storage, and networking resources.