Published on March 3, 2014
The Power to Change
Improved IT efficiency IT has become more efficient by virtualizing compute, storage and networking of traditional infrastructure. 2
Driving IT transformation: Agility According to a Gartner Data Center Poll on Private Cloud Computing Drivers, 58% of respondents indicate agility and speed as the most important driver in moving to private clouds. Gartner, Private Cloud Matures, Hybrid Cloud is Next, Thomas J Bittman, September 6, 2013. 3
Driving IT transformation: Cloud automation IT efficiency is continually improving at a rapid rate, speciﬁcally in the following areas: 1. Optimized Resource Utilization Automated workﬂows allow for resources to easily and efficiently be maximized. 2. Accelerated Service Delivery Virtualization cuts delivery time even further, from days down to minutes. 1 3 2 3. Reduced Complexity via Standardization The complication of delivering and accessing resources is nearly eliminated. 4 4. Improved Operational Efficiency With automated resource reclamation, new resources are delivered quickly, boosting productivity and reducing lengthy tasks. X 4
Driving IT transformation: Self-service cloud A customized self-service approach enables faster delivery times and allows IT executives to maintain control over the cloud experience. 5
Cloud technologies driving operational change New data from the VMware 2013 CloudOps Transformation Benchmark Survey revealed that automation is the #1 most substantially impactful transformation for IT. This is ahead of: Horizontal scaling Hybrid environments Vertical resource scaling Service orientation On-demand provisioning 6
Automating cloud management Automation enables IT to: Accelerate service delivery times Improve operational efficiency Reduce cost Ease deployment and management Optimize resource utilization 7
Accelerate service delivery times Automated work ﬂows allow for resources to be easily and efficiently maximized. Improve productivity Increase proﬁtability by responding to new business opportunity 70% of IT projects are over budget or behind schedule Virtual desktop and server scalability Achieve your deployment goals 8
Reduce cost Private cloud cost savings are much easier to quantify. Improvements in IT efficiency are the foundation for the enhancements in agility and speed necessary to improve productivity and address new business opportunities. 9
Improve operational efficiency Hybrid environments Cloud automation should support both private and hybrid clouds, optimizing horizontal and vertical scaling. Vertical resource scaling Horizontal scaling 10
Ease deployment and management Automated resource reclamation Automating your cloud accelerates deployment times and cuts overall management costs. Enforce governance with policies, not people 11
Optimize resource utilization Most companies assume a percentage of their resources will be wasted because the costs to control and reclaim manually is greater than the savings. However, it can account for between 15 to 25% of company resources. Reduce over-provisioning Leverage tiered service levels Reclaim and reuse inactive resources 12
Case study: Dow Jones & Company Improve operational efficiency Optimize resource utilization Accelerate VM deployments 13
Dow Jones & Company: Goals Private cloud cost savings are much easier to quantify and justify. Improvements in IT efficiency are foundational for the enhancements in agility and speed necessary to improve productivity and address new business opportunities. Business Requirements: Cloud Automation Provided: Improve operational efficiency Increase VM count by 20% with minimal CapEx 80% improvement in operational efficiency Reduce System Admins provisioning and reconﬁguration task time $132K in operational savings System Admin availability to focus on new business opportunities Optimize resource utilization Reduce over-provisioned VMs $106K resource reclamation Reclaim inactive VM capacity $49K reclamation efficiency $261K total resource efficiency Accelerate VM deployments Improve service delivery times to meet increased demand Improved service delivery from days to minutes 14
Dow Jones & Company: Results “With VMware, we have reduced the time needed to deploy virtual machines, as well as the effort of individuals required to focus on manual steps to provision. This is saving money by refocusing towards strategic activities rather than building servers.” Altaf Tupani, Vice President of Global Systems, Dow Jones Implementing cloud automation resulted in the following ROI: Accelerated service delivery 98% | 4 days to 1.5 hrs. Lowered operational costs 80% | $132K in savings Optimized resource utilization 20% | $261K Savings ROI results shown are for Dow Jones Private Cloud for all of News Corp: www.MyNC3.com 15
Want to learn more about how automating cloud service delivery can save cost while accelerating access to IT resources and applications? VMware can help. Find more information on Cloud Automation: vmware.com/products/vcloud-automation-center
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