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Operating a World-Class Virtual Infrastructure

Existing management is organized in silos. App stacks that are combination of hardware, OS, Middleware, app and the associated processes– DR etc. The tightly coupled stacks each have specific dependencies and often need specific processes and technologies to support them. This is one of the key reasons why 70%+ of the budget is spent on keeping the lights on.

In a cloud infrastructure, a clear separation of the production (infrastructure) vs. consumption (applications) layer allows us to create a dynamic environment where change *can* be constant. A consistent infrastructure platform allows for standardized, automated processes, with resources consumed on demand.

If you want to take advantage of the cloud, need to have a clear separation of the production layer vs the consumption layer. In the cloud, the consumer (the business) has no idea – and importantly, little interest in or concern with – what hardware platform and management tools are being used to deliver services. It’s about simplicity.

Event: VMware Montreal User Group (April 14th, 2010)
Company: VMware
Presenter: David Lefebvre, Senior Systems Engineer at VMware

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