In Public Sector today, the budget needed to hire additional Full Time Equivalents (FTE) have either drastically decreased or is non-existent. Having an investment in the vCloud Suite potentially adds a new member to your internal IT staff and begins the first step towards the Software-Defined Data Center. We will call this new team member E.V.A. (Engineering Virtualization Assistant) and the core responsibilities of EVA lie in automation, management, and operations. So combined with the vCloud Suite, how does EVA bring immediate value to the team? Let's take a look at some of the components and recognize the cost savings.
Private Cloud - EVA uses vCAC to allow for self-service provisioning of workloads. With blue prints in place, approvals are easier and users get access to their resource in minutes, not hours or weeks.
Operations - EVA leverages VCOPs to monitor workloads and enable the ability to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. Application level monitoring and capacity management allows for ease of administration and better cost projections.
Networking and Security - EVA can streamline security policies by enhancing security controls, increase compliance and allow for better networking management.
Disaster Recovery - With SRM, EVA has now allowed your team to move away from manual failover methods and outdated workflows to automating the failover and failback process before and after a disaster.
Virtualized Data Center - EVA can help manage a datacenter more effectively and can help seamlessly integrate and manage private cloud environment with public cloud offerings.
vSphere E+ - EVA can maximize vSphere with Enterprise Plus by utilizing enterprise features to virtualize Business Critical Applications, manage extensive server workloads and reduce server sprawl.
Now take into account the costs savings around productivity, business continuity, networking, provisioning, and management. The numbers may surprise you.
As you can see, EVA can make a significant impact on your team. By streamlining process and offloading many of these functions to EVA through the vCloud Suite, more time can be spent on new initiatives or moving closer to user utopia (happy internal and external customers).
If you haven't done so already, introduce E.V.A. to your team today.