This paper discusses the radical change in datacenter and IT processes brought about by virtualization and by the inception of a cloud or service led model for delivery of IT resources. Perceived risks and organizational hurdles are analyzed, and guidance is given for organizations as they move to the cloud.
The road map outlines a set of evolving objectives, challenges, required competencies, and success measures needed to transform IT from a cost center to a strategic value driver. It is designed to address key success factors at the executive sponsorship level and at the infrastructure level.
Virtualization is the essential catalyst for enabling the transition to cloud computing. VMware, the fastest growing enterprise software company and virtualization industry leader, builds on virtualization to deliver cloud infrastructure and management solutions that significantly reduce IT complexity.
Organizations everywhere are turning to virtualization, cloud computing, and mobile technologies to support anytime, anywhere access to today’s work load intensive, data-heavy applications. Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers—built for high performance, 24/7 availability, and uncompromised reliability—can help IT organizations deliver the benefits of these transformative technologies.With cost-saving power, cooling, space, and management efficiencies, Dell’s new servers offer data centers unparalleled performance, efficiency, and reliability for a diverse range of enterprise applications.
Cloud computing no longer is simply the most dominant topic of conversation among the IT community and its business stakeholders: It is now a gigantic marketplace that is reshaping how IT services are provided and, more important, is helping organizations become more agile, responsive and efficient.
With the viability and importance of cloud computing now widely accepted by IT and business leaders alike, the focus of planning, discussion and implementation has shifted to the best approaches for using cloud computing to achieve the all important business goals of agility, flexibility and efficiency. From an architectural standpoint, most organizations have embraced some combination of public and private clouds — sometimes in isolation, other times in concert. But increasingly, large and small organizations alike are taking steps toward the next wave of cloud architecture: hybrid clouds.
Business teams striving to move quickly into new markets and launch new products and services are demanding more from IT organizations that have traditionally been focused on avoiding downtime, ensuring security and compliance, and holding down costs. Cloud computing offers compelling benefits for IT and the business to gain on-demand access to IT resources for new application development, as well as for running existing applications.
Many larger enterprises have a variety of different integration technologies based on deep integration requirements or simply because consolidation failed in past. Hybrid² integration capabilities improve the interoperability and coexistence of multiple integration tools in merged scenarios.
This white paper will give you perspective on how cloud computing is addressing today’s most pressing IT and business challenges. Public cloud with hybrid cloud capabilities has become the preferred cloud model and it’s important to know the types of hybrid cloud capabilities enterprises should evaluate when considering cloud computing. Through three real-world case studies you’ll also see how VMware vCloud Air specifically delivers on the promise of public cloud with hybrid cloud capabilities.