VMware SOLUTIONS FOR GOVERNMENT FROM CARAHSOFT TM
For those who have tried to deploy virtualization in large scale environments, they have been confronted with the same problems that have plagued users on the physical server side for years. The same configuration management problems, patching issues and security challenges that IT has worked to resolve over the last 10 years for the physical world, do not disappear with the adoption of virtual server and network devices. In fact, those same problems are only exacerbated in the virtual world. A fully implemented virtualization environment promises lower capital costs and increased flexibility, but only if it's properly managed. For example, a security vulnerability on one physical server now affects not just that one server, but leaves the virtual servers running on top of that host in jeopardy.
And it's not just the host of physical world problems that are constricting virtualization deployments from scaling. Virtualization is not just a technology, but it is a new data center architecture that creates a massive new phenomenon with its own set of daunting problems. Opsware automation solutions provides comprehensive virtual lifecycle management to accelerate enterprise deployments by seamlessly managing across physical and environments virtualized with technologies such as VMware, Solaris 10, Xen, AIX LPARs and others.
Key capabilities include:
Provision heterogeneous virtualization environments.
Enables you to create and manage virtual servers. Opsware provides the ability to provision, patch, activate and delete virtual servers on a large scale basis. With Opsware you can control all aspects of heterogeneous virtual environments.
Discover and visualize dependencies.
The highly dynamic nature of virtual infrastructure deployments requires a keen understanding of application, server, network device and storage dependencies. With Opsware, your experts can discover and view dependencies for change impact assessments.
Track virtual and physical devices.
By introducing the virtual server and network devices into the physical world, new relationships have just been added to the IT management challenge. There are new physical-to-virtual server relationships to track, virtual-to-physical switches and so on. IT needs to be able to track and manage these relationships between the servers, both virtual and physical, as well as applications, networking and storage. Opsware enables IT organizations to track virtual and physical relationships.
Standardize management across physical and virtual environments.
Leverage the same policies and best practices across physical and virtual servers and networks. Automated workflows encode the same rules and policies that have secured your physical environment to virtual environments. Opsware provides this capability to enable seamless management of all server and network devices, regardless if they are physical or virtual.
Reduce time and lower cost of managing virtual servers.
Opsware automation solutions can take deployment of a new virtual server from hours down to minutes, improve the consistency of the virtual deployment, and more importantly, allow your existing staff to keep up with the additional demands on their time.