SDDC Cloud Management Accelerator for VMware - Xtravirt

At a glance

The SDDC Cloud Management Accelerator is specifically designed for customers who have already taken the first step towards a VMware® Software-Defined Data Centre. It transforms the way in which existing VMware vSphere® virtual infrastructure resources are consumed, managed and monitored by implementing a simple VMware Cloud Management Platform (CMP) using the components of the VMware vRealize® suite.

Why Cloud Management?

The VMware Cloud Management Platform (CMP) is the management control plane for the software-defined data centre (SDDC) and provides an accelerator into the cloud where it can be used to manage and monitor a multi-vendor hybrid cloud solution.

Feature Benefits

  • Increase IT productivity by optimising virtual platforms and by enabling automation of infrastructure provisioning
  • Reduce downtime for applications through automated business continuity, virtualisation aware security and compliance
  • Proactively identify and solve issues with predictive analytics to ensure optimum performance and availability
  • Provide the ability for IT to enact the right level of controls on the business to increase agility, reduce risk and cost
  • Provide transparency into the cost characteristics of IT services across a multi-vendor cloud

Key Use Cases

  • IT Automating IT – automate the delivery and ongoing management of production-ready infrastructure and application components across multi-cloud environments to reduce the time it takes to respond to requests for IT resources and to improve the ongoing management of provisioned resources
  • Intelligent Operations – proactively address health, performance and capacity management of IT services across heterogeneous and hybrid cloud environments to improve efficiency, performance and availability
  • DevOps-ready IT – build a cloud solution for development teams that can deliver a complete application stack; support developer choice by providing both API and GUI access to resources; and provision resources across multi-cloud environments. Extend the solution scope by addressing continuous delivery to further accelerate application development

Activities and Outcomes

Xtravirt’s service delivers the following:

  • Workshop sessions resolving organisation strategy requirements, constraints and operational readiness
  • Capturing of specific use cases and design workshops to outline configuration requirements
  • Design and Deployment of a standard SDDC Cloud Management Platform that includes automation, cost management and performance and capacity management features

Typical duration: 11 weeks

Core Products

The core products utilised in this engagement are:

  • VMware vRealize® Automation – provides administrators with the ability to provision and configure storage, network and compute resources across multiple private and hybrid cloud platforms
  • VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ – a powerful automation tool designed for system administrators and IT operations staff to streamline tasks and remediation actions and integrate these functions with third-party IT operations software
  • VMware vRealize® Business for Cloud – automates cloud costing, consumption analysis and comparison, delivering the insight needed to efficiently deploy and manage cloud environments
  • VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ – delivery of intelligent operations management from applications to  infrastructure across physical, virtual and cloud environments
  • VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ – delivers heterogenous and scalable real time log management that provides deep operational visibility and faster troubleshooting across physical, virtual and cloud environments

Date Published: 12th May 2017
Date Modified: 19th March 2019
Tags: , , , , , ,

Date Published: 12th May 2017
Date Modified: 19th March 2019
Tags: , , , , , ,