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Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas

VMworld 2017 Las Vegasis only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is the list you can’t missif you are keen to learn how to improve IT agility through Automate IT. It is time to register and mark your calendar in advance!

Monday, Aug 28

When,
Session ID
Description
11:00-12:00 [MMC3110PU] How IT Can Enable Businesses to Build Apps on AWS, Azure, and VMware Without Compromising on Costs and Security
Businesses today rely on IT organizations to deliver applications more quickly than ever. Learn how customersare balancing the need to help their lines of business build apps in the cloud while ensuring end-to-end visibility over public and private cloud infrastructure, costs, and security.
11:30-12:30 [MGT1761BU] Swisscom Modernizes Its Cloud for Enterprises with VMware
Four years ago, Swisscom started its cloud journey. As Switzerland&#rsquo;s largest service provider, it is dedicated to delivering it customers the latest technologies for their business. In 2016, this led to the decision to start the second-generation cloud solution based on the VMware vRealize Automation platform.
12:15-1:00

[MTE4731U] vRealize Cloud Automation with Naomi Sullivan
Ask Naomi Sullivan, Director of Product Management, about VMware cloud automation technologies. Discuss how vRealize Automation can help you streamline and standardize your infrastructure and applications provisioning, build a self-service IaaS portal, and ultimately increase the agility and shorten time-to-market.
2:30-3:30 [MGT3038GU] Get the Most Out of vRealize Automation: Embracing the vRealize Automation Ecosystem
The VMware vRealize Automation platform is designed with flexible architecture that enables customization and extensibility. Join the group discussion to learn about the latest plug-ins you can leverage. More excitingly, let us know what we should build next to expedite your infrastructure and application stack design.
5:30-6:30 [MGT2751PU] vRealize Automation Experts Panel: How to Win over App Developers and End Shadow IT
Learn how customersdeliver legacy and modern applications alike across distributed infrastructures and leverage some of the latest vRealize Automation capabilities to radically change how IT delivers these services.
5:30-6:30 [MGT3168GU] From Developer Laptop to Production: Managing Containers with vRealize Suite
Containers are all the rage for development teams. However, many IT teams are struggling to figure out the best way to move containers from developer laptop to production. This group discussion will look at how VMware vRealize Automation plus VMware vRealize Admiral can be used to solve this dilemma.

Tuesday, Aug 29

When, Session ID Description
11:30-12:30

[MGT3137SU]Multicloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!
The IT world of tomorrow will be multicloud, we know that much. But how do you automate, secure, and analyze your IT in that new world? In this roadmap-level deep technical session, VMware Cloud Management product teams will share their existing technology and near-term vision for the management solutions for the multi-cloud world! In an &#rsquo;American Idol&#rdquo; contest style, they will present several solutions covering a number of pain points and use cases
12:15-1:00

[MTE4731U] vRealize Cloud Automation with Naomi Sullivan
Ask Naomi Sullivan, Director of Product Management, about VMware cloud automation technologies. Discuss how vRealize Automation can help you streamline and standardize your infrastructure and applications provisioning, build a self-service IaaS portal, and ultimately increase the agility and shorten time-to-market.
1:00-2:00 [MGT2875BU]Manage, Govern, and Extend VMware Cloud on AWS with vRealize Automation
Join this breakout to discover how VMware vRealize Automation adds service authoring and delivery, governance, lifecycle management, and enterprise extensibility to your VMware Cloud on AWS service.

Wednesday, Aug 30

When,
Session ID
Description
9:15-10:00

[MTE4731U] vRealize Cloud Automation with Naomi Sullivan
Ask Naomi Sullivan, Director of Product Management, about VMware cloud automation technologies. Discuss how vRealize Automation can help you streamline and standardize your infrastructure and applications provisioning, build a self-service IaaS portal, and ultimately increase the agility and shorten time-to-market.
10:00-11:00 [MGT1776BU]vRealize Automation Solves the Container Onboarding Conundrum
Customers looking for a strategy for on-boarding Gen-3 apps (containers) without abandoning critical business processes finally have a solution to do so. Join this session to dig into this exciting new feature delivered by vRealize Automation and gain insight into the technical details of its integrated container management.
1:00-2:00 [MGT1799BU]Full-Stack Automation: Streamlining, Delivering, and Managing App-Centric IT
Executing on the SDDC is not limited to simply delivering best-in-class compute, network, and storage virtualization technologies, but also about execution of the vision. That vision—where dynamic infrastructure is wrapped around the unique requirements of every application—comes to life through the primary interface of the SDDC: the cloud management stack.
1:00-2:00 [MGT3166BU]A Simplified Approach to Lifecycle Management for vRealize Suite
Hear from some of our major customers&#rsquo; CIOs about the challenges they met, and the solutions they have put in place. Learn about VMware’s usage of our own DevOps to drive efficiencies into its own organization while improving products for our customers.
3:30-4:30 [LDT2590BU]Speed is now a Core Competency for Enterprises: VMware IT Framework to Leverage Emerging Tech and CNA Platforms to Accelerate Delivery Speed
Waves of technology advances are hitting enterprises faster than ever before. In this session, VMware IT shares a framework that they use to leverage new technologies to drive digital transformation.
4:00-5:00 [MGT2231BU]How VMware implemented the Self-healing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using vRealize Suite
This session is all about how VMware devised a mechanism to detect CI/CD pipeline failures and automated remediation through a self-healing solution.

Thursday, Aug 31

When,
Session ID
Description
12:00-1:00 [MGT1847BU]What’s New with vRealize Automation 7.3
The newly released vRealize Automation 7.3 continues to enhance the integration with VMware software-defined data center and introduces increased support for containers and configuration management solutions to ease moving applications from dev-test to production. Join the session to learn more.
12:00-1:00 [PBO1437BU]Infrastructure Automation in VMware Cloud Foundation Using vRealize Automation
VMware Cloud Foundation offers the easiest way to deploy an SDDC. Adding vRealize Automation on top of Cloud Foundation allows customers to immediately derive the benefits of its day 2 operations automation. This session goes into details of vRealize Automation deployment and its integration with VMware Cloud Foundation workload domains.
12:00-1:00 [MGT1311BU]Deep Dive: VMware vRealize Automation and ServiceNow
VMware vRealize Automation and ServiceNow are commonplace in most enterprise data centers today. In this session, you’ll learn the differences between the common integrations and how they work together to unify your daily IT automations.

Again, please go ahead toregister now!Looking forward to seeing you all there, soon!

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Hybrid Cloud Assessments (HCA) – Answer Your Customers Questions in < 3 Hours

Use HCA to help you understand existing private cloud costs, compare public and private cloud costs, and to enable IT teams to confidently share information on actual costs with their lines of business. You can also run a HCA in a customer’s environment and get a report that provides a detailed analysis for them to make a vRealize Suite purchase decision. To help you drive your vRealize and vCloud Suite pipeline, check the page for newly added resources (customer presentation, flyer, sample report) and be sure to download and share the customer video: “Realize What&#rsquo;s Possible.”

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PCI-DSS & HIPAA compliance with vRealize Operations

Hardening and Compliance for vSphere

For some time now vRealize Operations has been able to check the vSphere environment against VMware&#rsquo;s vSphere Hardening Guidelines – vRealize Operations vSphere Hardening.

 

More and more organizations have the need to meet certain regulatory requirements, namely PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and others. With the recent release of vRealize Operations 6.6 VMware has also introduced PCI-DSS and HIPAA compliance for vSphere. This is available to clients with vRealize Operations Advanced edition and higher.

 

 

Download and Install the Management Packs for PCI-DSS and HIPAA

Lets start by where you need to go to get this content. Simply go to VMware&#rsquo;s MarketPlace (also known as VMware Solution Exchange) https://marketplace.vmware.com. A simple search on PCI-DSS or HIPAA will get you to the vRealize Operations Management Packs.

 

Install the Management Pack(s) you desire. This is done in the ADMINISTRATION page under SOLUTIONS

 

Enable PCI-DSS and HIPAA compliance for vSphere

Now that the solution management packs are installed simply make sure they are turned on. This is done in the policy by enabling the alerts. Go to step 6 in the policy, and do two searches, the first for PCI DSS and the second for HIPAA

Change the STATE column from &#rsquo;Inherited Blocked&#rdquo; to &#rsquo;Local Enabled&#rdquo; to enable the alerts (essentially enabling the compliance checking)

 

Leveraging the vSphere Hardening Compliance dashboard you will now be able to see any alerts related to PCI DSS and HIPAA in addition to the already available (if turned on) vSphere compliance alerts.

 

 

Object Level View

From here you can also drill into an object check on it’s compliance posture!

 

 

Reports

After installing these solutions Management Packs you will notice that each has installed a compliance report. One for PCI-DSS and the second for HIPAA. This is a great way to check on your compliance posture and make sure that you are trending upwards with time (getting to PCI and HIPAA compliance doesn&#rsquo;t happen over night). Here’s a report snippet below.

 

 

 

vRealize Operations Current Standards Coverage

  • vSphere Hardening Guidelines for 5.5
  • vSphere Hardening Guidelines for 6.0
  • PCI DSS 3.2 for vSphere (as of July 2017 – download the management pack)
  • HIPAA for vSphere (as of July 2017 – download the management pack)
  • vSphere Hardening Guidelines for 6.5 (Management Pack is Planned, but I can’t provide any dates - sorry)

 

 

Summary

Want to harden your vSphere environment? Do you need to adhere to PCI-DSS or HIPAA regulatory requirements for your vSphere environment? Visit the VMware market place today! https://marketplace.vmware.com

 

 

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July 19th: Getting More Out of vRealize to Monitor Multiple Clouds

Be the multiple clouds hero and manage your entire IT infrastructure proactively. We are continuing our “Getting More Out of VMware vRealize” series with this special webinar on July 19th!

How often does your team run into storage issues, slow applications, network latency or growing multi-clouds? To ensure that your infrastructure platform is available when developers need it, join this special webinar on July 19 and learn how to manage operations across physical, virtual, and multiple cloudsenvironments so you can respond quickly to performance and management issues.

Why Should You Attend?

  • You want to do your job well, which is serving your end-users. Your goal is to ensure the IaaS platform delivers the SLA levels of performance and availability that you promise
  • You need to troubleshoot fast, and see problems before they become serious
  • If you cannot troubleshoot the root cause, at least you need to prove that it is not caused by your IaaS platform
  • Your IaaS platform is healthy, your storage, network, server, hypervisors are all doing well. However, storage is not working and it is impacting your CEO desktop. You want to see all. How each IT resource performs, and how is related to one another.

Join this specialwebinar “Get More Out of VMware: Improve Your Skills From Monitoring Virtual Machines to Multi-Clouds. Be the Hero!”

Date: July 19th 2017

Duration: 90 minutes

Time: 9:30 am PST

Audience: IT Admins, Operations and Capacity teams

What Will You Learn?

  • Proactive performance monitoring, alert management and predictive analytics
  • Cross-cloud visibility spanning heterogeneous on-premises and public cloud resource consumption
  • Accurate, timely cloud cost and capacity management, modeling, and forecasting
  • Automated workload balancing to proactively optimize application and infrastructure performance
  • Native operations management for hyper-converge infrastructure solutions powered by VMware VSAN
  • Moreover, learn best practices to upgrade your existing vSphere licenses as well as getting ready to manage multi-clouds

Be the hero for multi-clouds and present these new capabilities to your team. Our subject matter experts will be on hand to answer your questions during the webinar. Look forward to speaking with you soon!

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VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) for Log Insight

VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)is free withLog Insight, but it is a separatevirtual appliance (VA)that needs to be deployed (unless the customers has vRealize Automationwhich comes withvIDMintegrated and Log Insightcould then integrate with thevIDMin vRealize Automation.) Log Insight customers’ are entitled to use vIDM for Single Sign-On and authentication. vIDM is available to all versions of Log Insight, including Log Insight for vCenter and Log Insight for NSX.

 

vIDM is a service that extends on-premises directory infrastructure to provide a seamless Single Sign-On (SSO) experience for Log Insight as a separate VA.More information on vIDM can be found here.

 

VMware Identity Manager does not replace Active Directory, it integrates with it. Microsoft Active Directory integration will be configured in VMware Identity Manager instead of Log Insight. You can read on the difference between Log Insight and AD here.

 

vIDM is free for Log Insight and included in Log Insight 4.5 download page as a separateVA. vIDM VA is included in Log Insight 4.5 Download page as shown below:

 

It is located below the Log Insight Agents download.

How to Use vIDM for Log Insight

Configuration is done on the same Authentication page as Active Directory (AD):

IMPORTANT: Binding user must be a local VIDM user to work.

You must provide configuration information to an external VIDM instance (either on-prem or cloud). Once configuration is complete, you can navigate to the /admin/users page to add VIDM users and groups:

IMPORTANT: Pay special attention to the domain field as failing to set this properly will result in errors.

How to Log In using vIDM for Log Insight

It should be noted that once you enable VIDM the log on page for Log Insight will look a little different:

You will see that you must specify a provider (first drop-down). When you select VIDM, you will then be redirected to VIDM to authenticate unless you already have an active browser SSO token.

 

Migrating from AD to vIDM for Log Insight

It is not a best practice to have both AD and VIDM configured simultaneously. For those upgrading, it may be necessary to migrate from AD to VIDM. Here are the steps to migrate:

  1. Add VIDM integration to LI (not users or groups)
  2. Create a snapshot of all LI nodes
  3. Run a CLI script to migrate existing users (script here)
  4. Disable AD integration in LI
  5. Add VIDM groups as needed
  6. Modify users as needed

For Log Insight 4.5 we are dropping AD support but you can still have vIDM with AD in the back. You can find the article detailing the migration from AD to vIDM for Log Insight here.

For more information on vIDM on-premise deployment requirements and architectural design, click here.

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vRealize Operations 6.6: “I’m too sexy for my skin!”

vRealize Operations 6.6 gets sleeker and sexier in it’s new skin!

On June 13, many of the vRealize Suite components (namely vRealize Operations (vR Ops), vRealize Log Insight (vRLI), and vRealize Business for Cloud (vRBC) had an update GA release. With this latest release of vR Ops a big focus has been on “simplifying the user experience” and “quicker time to value”. We really want to simplify the lives of “Anita” the VI Admin, “Brian” the Infrastructure and Operations Admin, “Ethan” the Fire Fighter.

The slick new HTML 5 UI is based on the Clarity Design System. Upon login to vR Ops you will see the following screen. You will notice that in the left-hand pane we have single-click links to commonly used environment overview dashboards, including Workload Balancing, as well as bringing Log Analytics, and Business and Cost Insights all into one place - vR Ops.

 

 

See the FULL picture!

While we’re here let us first take a quick peek at bringing together Log Analytics with vR Ops. We commonly refer to this as “360 degree troubleshooting” as you are able to troubleshoot across structured and unstructured data in one place.

 

See the BIG picture!

Secondly, take a look at how Cloud Costing and vR Ops come together. Imagine being able to do things like capacity management or forecasting and being able to see the cost associated with these activities, or looking at reclaiming capacity and being able to associate a dollar figure to the potential cost (and resource) savings.

 

BALANCE your life, yes you “Anita”, “Brian” and “Ethan”!

WOW, how about the enhanced Workload Balancing? Validate and modify DRS settings; Rebalance unbalanced Data Centers or Custom Data Centers, and Automate!

 

Persona-Based Content

Let’s head over to the DASHBOARD page. Start with the “Getting Started” dashboard. This is a Persona-Based dashboard that allows the user to look at five different categories of dashboards and very quick open any of them from there. These categories are: Operations, Capacity & Utilization, Performance Troubleshooting, Workload Balance, and Configuration & Compliance. Included in there are also vSAN dashboards as well as vRealize Automation (vRA) dashboards. In this release both vSAN and vRA are natively supported, so anyone using vSAN or vRA can quickly take advantage of this native support.

 

Resolve Issues Faster

What about Alerting? You can now slice-and-dice alerts any which way you want to help you accelerate resolving alerts and fixing issues faster.

 

Secure the Software Defined Data Center

So what about securing the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)? Well, that’s really important! You can now install - out of band - PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance content for the vSphere environment. This helps organizations with regulatory requirements improve their compliance posture.

 

Summary

vRealize Operations 6.6 has made some incredible improvements inspired by many of you out there that continue to challenge VMware and the Cloud Management Business Unit to do better! Thank you! Simplification; quicker time to value; persona-based dashboards and troubleshooting flows; enhanced fully automatable workload balancing; improved alerting to resolve issues quicker, and better securing the SDDC, are just scratching the surface of what vRealize Operations and vRealize Suite can help you with. I hope you enjoy this release!

 

Download and Try vRealize Operations 6.6 here!

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Announcing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.5 release – What’s New

We&#rsquo;re pleased to announce the new release ofvRealize Log Insight 4.5. You can download the new releasehere.

Full 360-Degree Log Integration with vRealize Operations

Full Integration in-context within vRealize Operations

  1. Direct launch into Log Insight Dashboard
  2. Direct launch into Log Insight Interactive Analytics mode
  3. Object auto-initiated log management
  4. vRealize Operations Alerts auto-initiated log management

Customers can now becometroubleshooting experts. They can open up vRealize Operations and cross-stack via guided dashboards and integration with Log Insight for last mile root cause analysis with metrics and logs side-by-side and in context. The customer now has four ways to interact and open Log Insight within vRealize Operations. They can open up Log Insight directly in either the Dashboard View or Interactive View.

 

 

Otherwise the customer can leverage the power of Object auto-initiated context to double-click and view logs associated with specific objects identified within vRealize Operations.

Another way to utilize Log Insight within vRealize Operations is double-click on vRealize Operation Alerts. Once an Alert occurs, you can click on and open an instance of Log Insight to find the specifics regarding the Alert via detailed logs.

 

New Server Capabilities

  • vUpdated Log Insight RESTful API&#rsquo;s
  • vComprehensive Single Sign-On Support

Improved Agent Capabilities

  • vAgent multi-destination

 

For more in-depth review Log Insight 4.5 updates:

Server Features

  • Added API to query alert execution and notification history
  • Added ability to specify basic authentication for webhooks
  • New product configuration APIs added
  • The source field is maintained when forwarding fromvRealize Log Insight forwarderto a vRealize Log Insight server
  • Hosts on the /admin/hosts page can now be exported
  • Support for external servers has been deprecated
  • VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) is recommended for vRealize Log Insight.Native AD support is now deprecated. See the following Knowledge Base article for migration information:https://kb.wmware.com/kb/2148976.

General User Interface Items

  • Dashboard legend mouse-over in one widget now highlights corresponding chart items across widgets
  • Added ability to show a given time across all dashboard chart widgets simultaneously
  • Separate options are available for descriptions and recommendations for user alerts.
  • User alert history for aggregation queries now includes count

Agent Items

  • Added ability to send unaltered raw syslog to destination server
  • Added ability for agent syslog parser to parse structured data (SD), PRI, PROCID, and MSGID syslog fields
  • Added auto-update checkbox option on MSI user interface
  • Added support for sending logs to multiple destinations
  • Added directory wildcard support
  • Added support for Photon OS
  • Support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been deprecated

Content Packs

  • Updated General and vSphere content packs
  • VSAN and vROps content packs included out of the box

Some Useful links:

  • Product documentation:https://vmware.com/support/pubs/log-insight-pubs.html
  • Log Insight community:http://loginsight.vmware.com/

Got questions? Leave a comment below.

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Download Free vRealize ROI Report

VMware is pleased to announce the availability of a new vRealize Suite ROI calculator. Download your free report today.
Many VMware customers like you are also modernizing data centers and integrating public clouds to address their digital transformation agenda. VMware&#rsquo;s vRealize Suite, the market&#rsquo;s leading enterprise-ready Cloud Management Platform, can help you reach your IT goals. But how can you justify a Cloud Management Platform investment?

vRealize Suite ROI Calculator

The vRealize Suite ROI calculator can help you learn more about the key cost and benefit drivers that help to make the business case for a Cloud Management Platform. Just select the type of use case you are trying to address and adjust a few default numbers about your virtual environment. And voila! The calculator will immediately give you an estimate in terms of the potential ROI, payback period, and net benefits. You can even download a free report that you can share with your colleagues. Click here to get your free vRealize ROI report today.

Cloud Management Challenges

Like you, many VMware customers find managing today&#rsquo;s app environments is becoming more complex from increased scale, more dynamic workloads, and adoption of multi-cloud computing. Many also aspire to build and operate a private cloud that is efficient, delivers resources on a time scale appropriate for the business. And it provides a user experience that meets the expectations of Lines of Business (LOBs). Others need to manage both private and multiple public clouds in a way that allows IT to exercise an appropriate level of control without inserting intrusive governance. It should not negatively impact developer and LOB efficiency or their satisfaction with the delivered services.

Learn More

To learn more about how VMware Cloud Management Platform solutions can help you with such challenges, visit us online at VMware vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite. See how you can jump start your Modernize Data Centers initiative or Integrate Public Clouds initiative with VMware.

Additional Resources:

  • Cloud Management Platform Brochure
  • Cloud Management Platform for Dummies
  • VMware vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite: Licensing, Pricing, and Packaging Whitepaper

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Forrester Intelligent Operations Total Economic Impact (TEI) Video

This video provides an overview of the Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study for VMware vRealize Intelligent Operations. VMware vRealize Intelligent Operations is comprised of vRealize Operations Advanced, vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Business for Cloud.

The purpose of the TEI study is to provide readers with a framework and quantifiable data and analysis to evaluate the potential financial impact of deploying VMWare Intelligent Operations.

Please refer to my previous Blog detailing the findings of the TEI study for more information.

 

Checkout our new video summarizing the findings:

Challenges prior to VMware Intelligent Operations

IT operations team struggled to manage its growing infrastructure

1. &#rsquo;Constant care and feeding&#rdquo;

2. Could never break out of firefighting-mode

3. Relentlessly battling a growing ticker of service incidents

4. Difficulty in searching for underlying root causes

As a Result

1. Capacity ebbed and flowed

2. Virtual machines red-lining during peak periods

The team needed a solution to reduce its number of tickets and improve availability, which VMware Intelligent Operations/vRealize Suite Standard solved beautifully

Adoption of Cloud Management Results

  • A 20% improvement in operational efficiency
  • Over 10% savings in hardware costs
  • A 75% reduction in unplanned downtime
  • Three-Year Risk-Adjusted Results
    • ROI: 119%
    • Payback: 3Months
    • NPV: $1.4M

Visibility across the infrastructure

  • Provided the IT team with a comprehensive picture of the physical and virtual infrastructure
  • Visibility includes workload distribution, log analytics, and costs
  • Providing real-time performance and health metrics.
  • Helped empowered the team to solve incidents more quickly and work more efficiently

Improved performance and capacity optimization

  • Automatically balances workloads and resolves contention
  • Optimizing existing capacity
  • Reduces the number of physical servers required to operate its virtual machines
  • Improves performance of the existing infrastructure
  • Improved performance reduces the number of service incidents, driving further efficiencies

To learn more, please

  • Read the full Forrester case study &#rsquo;The Total Economic Impact of vRealize Intelligent Operations&#rdquo; commissioned by VMware to learn about the benefits, costs, flexibility and risk factors that impact virtual infrastructure operations. To download the study, click here: TEI Case Study.
  • Visit the VMware webpage: http://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-suite.html
  • Contact us at:

 

Try our NEW Online Intelligent Operations TEI Estimator for yourself

Get an in-depth estimate of how much you can save by adopting VMware Intelligent Operations via vRealize Suite Standard.

TEI Online Estimator Tool

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Forrester Intelligent Operations Total Economic Impact (TEI) Study for VMware

Some good Friday the 13th News - the results are Scary Good

VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying the tools within its vRealize Intelligent Operations solution. The solution comprises three modules — vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Business for Cloud — and is designed to automate and simplify the performance, troubleshooting, capacity, and configuration management of physical, virtualized, and cloud IT infrastructure.

Download the full study, click here: TEI Case Study

 

VMware vRealize Intelligent Operations Benefits delivers visibility, efficiency, and performance

With Intelligent Operations, these IT leaders gained visibility across their infrastructure in a single console, which allowed them to balance workloads, troubleshoot issues more efficiently, and improve performance and availability. By upgrading their deployment to include the application monitoring add-on feature to vRealize Operations, Intelligent Operations customers can gain comprehensive visibility across applications and infrastructure via a single unified management tool for their whole environment.

 

Summary of VMware vRealize Intelligent Operations Benefits:

  • A 20% improvement in operational efficiency
  • Over 10% savings in hardware costs
  • A 75% reduction in unplanned downtime
  • Three-Year Risk-Adjusted Results
    • ROI: 119%
    • Payback: 3Months
    • NPV: $1.4M

 

Based on the customer interviews, Forrester identified and quantified key benefits of investing in VMware&#rsquo;s vRealize Intelligent Operations, including:

  • A 20% improvement in operational efficiency. vRealize Operations and Log Insight deliver real-time performance metrics, log analytics, and proactive capacity management that allows for faster incident resolution and compliance monitoring activities. These functionalities ease the workload of the infrastructure operations team, allowing them to complete the same amount of work in less time.
  • A 10% savings in hardware costs. vRealize Operations proactively balances workloads across clusters, provides capacity scenario planning capabilities, and both right-sizes and reclaims capacity. This functionality maximizes existing server utilization, reducing not only overall capacity requirements, but also annual growth rates.
  • A 75% reduction in unplanned downtime. vRealize Operations alerts operations teams to potential issues, who can then automate an action, such as rebalancing workloads. Log Insight also provides log analytics data that helps pinpoint the root causes of problems, allowing teams to solve them before they become critical errors. Together, vRealize Operations and Log Insight reduce system shutdowns and the ensuing unplanned downtime.
  • Insight into costs (not quantified). vRealize Business for Cloud tracks private and public cloud costs, allowing teams to justify their investment, make informed decisions about where to invest, and track costs back to specific departments.

 

vRealize Operations allows users to:

  • Optimize Utilization. Become more efficient by optimizing resource utilization and improving planning and forecasting
  • Ensure performance and availability across Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Improve performance, avoid disruption and proactively manage SDDC with integrated performance and health monitoring across compute, network, storage and applications.
  • Unify visibility across heterogeneous data centers and multi-cloud environments. Gain comprehensive visibility in a single console across physical, virtual, and public cloud environments with an open and extensible operations management platform.

To learn more, please

  • Read the full Forrester case study &#rsquo;The Total Economic Impact of vRealize Intelligent Operations&#rdquo; commissioned by VMware to learn about the benefits, costs, flexibility and risk factors that impact virtual infrastructure operations. To download the study, click here: TEI Case Study.
  • Visit the VMware webpage: http://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-suite.html
  • Contact us at:

 

Try our NEW Online Intelligent Operations TEI Estimator for yourself

Get an in-depth estimate of how much you can save by adopting VMware Intelligent Operations via vRealize Suite Standard.

TEI Online Estimator Tool

 

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