| 15 August 2017 |

Simplify and Automate Cloud Management

Cloud computing has become a staple of most enterprise computing environments. The overall demand for cloud services continues to rise dramatically, with cloud spending expected to reach 390 billion dollars by 2020, according to Forbes.

Greater efficiency. Increased agility. Improved compliance. Reduced costs. These are among the benefits that organizations moving to cloud computing can achieve when they properly consider both how they will build and how they will run their virtual and cloud infrastructure. The right architecture and the right management approach are equally important because the way infrastructure is built determines how it will be run. Similarly, the way the IT environment is managed greatly impacts how it will grow and develop with business demands.

Today, virtualization is the cornerstone of most IT initiatives, with many organizations leveraging their virtual infrastructure foundation to move to cloud computing. Yet, IT teams are challenged to effectively support new dynamic IT infrastructure using traditional management tools and approaches that were designed to support individual computing silos. IT organizations need a better way than legacy management solutions to maintain the performance, availability, quality of service, security and compliance requirements of infrastructure, applications and business services in the era of virtualization and cloud computing.

Increasing agility and driving innovation require a new IT management approach and tools that are as agile and flexible as virtual and cloud infrastructure. By adopting more-effective IT management, IT organizations can impose uniform governance, control and access over their heterogeneous environments. They can make the cost, quality and value of cloud services transparent to enable factbased decisions. They can support greater visibility into the entire IT infrastructure and meet the demands of cloud computing—self-service, scale, velocity of change,
shared service infrastructures—as well as the modern applications they support. Only then can they empower IT to move beyond being a service builder to being a broker that governs all IT services, becoming the single channel through which a business consumes cloud services.

Read the full report by our partner VMware here: Simplify and Automate Cloud Management

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