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Management and Automation Solution

How does one increase Business Agility by Automating Key IT Processes?

IT is under significant pressure to create, deliver and maintain flexible IT services that respond to changing business conditions and eliminate any type of downtime. Compliance with IT policies and standards can seem impossible to maintain while you deliver the flexibility and responsiveness that business units demand. The key to meeting these seemingly contradictory goals is to increase datacenter automation.

After ensuring Business continuity, we shall concentrate on Management and Automation in the IT Service Delivery area. This solution focuses on understanding and addressing the pressure IT is under, in order to deliver and maintain flexible IT services. Care is taken that while doing so; we are compliant with the set IT regulations and policies. IT service delivery across the entire lifecycle of developing, staging, deploying, updating, and retiring IT services is extremely important. Each step in this process must be in adherence to the compliance of established corporate policies and completed within reasonable delivery times. In order to achieve VMware's Management and Automation Solution for IT Service Delivery, the three key areas to focus on are:

- Maintaining control of the machines throughout their lifecycle,
- Simplifying development and test lab infrastructure operations and
- Streamlining the application release management process.


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How do you keep control on the machines through their lifecycle?

In order to automate the key IT processes and maintain control over the machines, VMware introduced VMware Lifecycle Manager. It provides control over the virtual environment, showing who owns a virtual machine, when it was requested, who approved it, where it is deployed, how long it has been in operation and when it is scheduled to be decommissioned. VMware Lifecycle Manager also gives IT managers the ability to measure and chargeback the use of virtual machines to individual department owners. The automation and control of the entire virtual machine lifecycle eliminates manual and repetitive tasks that often introduce errors, and it also enables the business to be in strict compliance with IT policies and standards.

DSI's VMware professional service team can help you:

- Create a catalog of standard IT services
- Streamline requests and approvals
- Track and control virtual machines
- Eliminate manual, repetitive, and error-prone tasks
- Assign Chargeback Metrics
- Integrate with existing management tools

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How do you simplify development and test lab infrastructure operations?

The second area focuses on challenges within the Lab Infrastructure. Here there are challenges for both the development and test groups who make the provisioning requests and for the IT services groups who are responsible for fulfilling those requests. Difficulties reproducing, diagnosing and correcting software defects can lead to serious system failures in production. Matters worsen as the development and test equipment is often old, ill maintained and scattered all over the organization, not just housed in the datacenter itself. Energy costs also take their toll with high ongoing operating costs.

VMware Lab Manager is a new class of software development and test infrastructure that automates the rapid setup and teardown of even the most complex multimachine software configurations.

DSI's VMware professional service team can help you:

- Pool and share server, networking, storage and other resources amongst development and test teams and individuals
- Provide every developer or test engineer the equivalent of their own fully equipped data center with dedicated provisioning staff
- Automatically and rapidly set up and tear down complex development and test configurations
- Suspend and capture a multi-system configuration exhibiting a bug or other unexpected behavior during test, ensuring reproducibility at debug time
- Maintain a complete library of customer and production system environments for use on demand
- Efficiently move and share multi-machine configurations across software development and test teams and facilities

With DSI's help, your organization will :

- Reduce development and test equipment costs
- Slash software development and test cycle times
- Dramatically increase the quality of delivered software systems
- Improve communication and collaboration among teams

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How do you streamline the application release management process?

The automated solution addresses pre-production rollout challenges with VMware Stage Manager. Stage Manager is the first product of its kind to provide a solution for automated release management based on VMware Infrastructure. Stage Manager is designed to allow IT to visualize, manage, and automate the process of bringing new applications and services into production.

The solution is similar to VMware's Lab Manager, a test-lab automation suite for developers. However, Stage Manager is aimed at the enterprise IT teams responsible for preproduction infrastructure and process.

It manages the various stages of deployment required to deliver services safely to production across the service release lifecycle. The solution keeps the process on track as new or modified services move along phases before being released into production. Those phases typically include integration, testing, staging and user acceptance, among others.

Stage Manager helps to eliminate this IT entropy problem by allowing IT administrators and application owners to build up a preproduction image of complex production environments. The use of an image ensures that all environments are exact replicas. It allows managers to systematically propagate complex system changes over all stages of the release. Moreover, it aids in enforcing change- and release-management procedures. The image also assists in managing preproduction infrastructure assets, such as servers, storage systems and networking equipment, so they're used only as needed.

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Conclusion

Let's take immediately action on VMware Management and Automation Solutions, and it is easy to conclude that a VMware Infrastructure is seen as a golden opportunity in many companies. Most customers are interested in achieving greater business agility, and many will find the solution set appealing. DSI can help, Call us at 1-877-DSINFO7 immediately or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it