According to a 2012 IDC/Infosys Cloud Study, over 40% of survey respondents have or are planning to have a hybrid cloud model in place. With VMware’s recent announcement of their vCloud Hybrid Service offering, it has become more imperative than ever that enterprises and service providers alike have a clear strategy to maximize their existing vCloud investments—and lay a solid foundation for a hybrid world.
Providing the key underpinnings of the vCloud solution, VMware’s vCloud Director has created tremendous potential for service providers and enterprises to deliver agile and cost-effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) through its ability to automate the self-provisioning of virtual data center service offerings, by customers. As a multitude of commodity cloud providers have appeared seemingly overnight, service providers and enterprises must effectively harness technologies like vCloud Director to reduce the overall cost of delivering compute services.
Having automated self-service provisioning, the next wave of opportunities for cost and performance optimization lies squarely in IT Operations management. In a new VMTurbo white paper, we outline how VMTurbo delivers “Unique Business Value” by addressing significant gaps in VMware’s vCloud solution offerings.