As more companies aim to build the software-defined datacenter (SDDC), the importance of service definition continues to grow. Running a successful SDDC strategy means understanding service offerings, for sure. But it’s also about standardizing those offerings to achieve agility and efficiency. So where do you start? How do you know what services your company can best provide?
Join Product Manager Jason Holmberg and Business Solutions Architect Rohan Kalra on Thursday, November 14th at 10am PT for their BrightTalk webcast: The Critical Element of Service Delivery in the Cloud Era. The webcast will take you through the four fundamental Service Catalog building blocks:
- Governance & Policies
- Provisioning and orchestration
- Lifecycle management
Both Jason and Rohan have years of experience building and implementing service catalogs. In addition to defining these building blocks, Jason and Rohan will dive into the requirements for each component, making it easier for you to implement a service catalog and making sure that you’re delivering the best services to your users through your catalog. Don’t miss this webcast to learn how service definition will be the key to your SDDC.
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Are you an IT practitioner considering private cloud?
Hear from VMware IT leadership about what they learned using VMware products to build a private cloud on SDDC architecture. They will discuss how they transformed people, process, organization, structure, governance and financial model to make VMware’s private cloud IaaS successful. This Thursday, join Venkat Gopalakrishnan, Director of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and IT Transformation Initiatives, and Kurt Milne, Director of the VMware CloudOps Program for an exclusive webinar.
The webinar will cover:
- SDLC lifecycle – supporting dev/test for 600 developers.
- Using vCloud suite to automate end-to-end dev/test instance provisioning for complex application stacks.
- Moving 4000 non-production dev/test VMs from traditional virtual to private cloud.
- Improving agility and service quality, while also saving $6M in annual infrastructure and operating costs.
BONUS: This is a sneak peek of OPT5194 – VMware Private Cloud – Operations Transformation – one of the biggest sessions at VMworld 2013.
Register for this VMUG CloudOps SIG webinar today to see how you can take the private cloud from operational to transformational and learn how the private cloud can fit into your work environment. For a head start, take a look at our recent post, “Automated Deployment and Testing Big ‘Hairball’ Application Stacks” to hear more about the deployment from Venkat, one of the webinar’s speakers.
We will be also be live tweeting during the event via @VMwareCloudOps for anyone who is unable to attend the webcast. Feel free to join the conversation using the #CloudOps and #SDDC hashtags.