Cloud Computing Virtualization
By packaging the hardware and software necessary for cloud computing virtualization into pre-integrated, optimized units, converged infrastructure from VCE is helping organizations realize the advantages of cloud computing faster and easier than ever before.
For each of our Vblock™ Systems, VCE integrates and configures Cisco and EMC compute, storage, and networking equipment with leading edge virtualization and cloud computing management solutions, providing IT shops with the basic components necessary for deploying and maintaining a cloud infrastructure. With a Vblock System and the support and service of VCE, your company can:
- Achieve improved IT resource utilization and the scalability and flexibility your business requires
- Create robust, dynamic cloud environments that support collaboration, innovation and growth
- Benefit from the flexibility, speed and convenience of enterprise cloud computing solutions
Virtualization: The Precursor to Cloud Computing
As a key component for the cloud computing environment, virtualization makes possible the data center transformation that typically prepares an organization for the shift to the cloud. Virtualization abstracts hardware—be it servers, storage or network components—and allows for the deployment of software stacks independent of specific physical resources.
Virtualization is a precursor of cloud computing in so far as it enables IT departments to more efficiently use and dynamically provision IT infrastructure in response to changing workloads and business requirements. Virtualization technology offers the data center agility and scalability, essential characteristics of the cloud computing environment.
Cloud Computing Improves Upon Virtualization
What cloud computing offers beyond virtualization is multi-tenancy, on-demand service delivery, and automation—crucial cloud computing benefits. With virtualization alone, business departments still need to go through IT personnel to request and access the capabilities and hardware they need; and, system administrators remain preoccupied with the maintenance of current infrastructure systems.
The cloud introduces a truly dynamic data center through orchestration, or automated tools, processes and architecture that allow for self-service provisioning of IT resources and applications. Cloud management solutions take virtualization one step further by interconnecting and configuring applications, services and infrastructure through management workflows so that IT can be delivered "as-a-service".
Because cloud computing and virtualization make possible efficient, automated deployment of physical and virtual IT assets, companies can enjoy greater business agility and productivity while IT departments are able to focus on implementing innovation in the data center and adding value to the business.
Learn more about how Vblock Systems from VCE can accelerate your journey to cloud computing and virtualization.