How to get to the cloud - the real work is the transformation
The theory of cloud computing is great but the actual transformation of a real-life IT infrastructure is quite different from switching to one or two cloud applications or running a couple of cloud servers. The real challenge are the private cloud components that remain on site.
VMware is by far the most common technology used for private clouds. In fact, the line between a "simple" VMware environment and a private cloud is hard to draw. Our definition is simple: A VMware environment is a private cloud, if you derive the business benefits of a cloud (Cloud ROI):
- Cloud Performance:As long as the cloud has capacity left, each workload can avoid performance bottlenecks - one universal resource pool
- Cloud Efficiency: Improved utilization of all resources (including storage and networking) - running more workloads on fewer resources
- Cloud Effectiveness: Consistent visibility and management across all VMs and all resources (including storage and networking) - one management paradigm
Cloud computing is not a technology. It just means using the right IT resources resources and using them smarter. vPanorama works along all three dimensions to make just that happen.