PureSCM is an Enterprise VMware Partner that has delivered full lifecycle Virtual Infrastructure implementations to enterprise clients around the world. We can help guide you through the process of virtualization, whatever your expected course of action is, and no matter how big or small your company’s IT infrastructure is.
To meet the constant demand to deploy, maintain and grow a broad array of services and applications, IT organizations must continually add new servers. However, as a consequence of purchasing more and more servers, organizations face a growing server sprawl presenting challenges that include:
Gathering machines, installing operating systems, installing and configuring applications, establishing inter-machine connections used to be a painstaking, multi-hour exercise. VMware Lab Manager reduces this process to a simple self-service provisioning task, accomplished with a single click of the mouse that literally takes only seconds. Although software developers and QA engineers can now fulfill their own provisioning needs, IT still remains in control of user management, storage quotas and server deployment policies - achieving the best of both worlds.
Implementing plans to ensure business continuity for key IT services is an essential requirement for organizations today. Downtime of important applications is a costly proposition and extended downtime can even be fatal—industry research finds that a significant number of companies that experience extended interruption to IT services soon go out of business.
The traditional “one workload, one box” approach to server provisioning inevitably leads to over-provisioning and underutilization of server hardware assets. IT organizations typically provision at least one server for every application or service they deliver, yet most of these servers only operate at about 5-15% of their total load capacity. Meanwhile, the costs associated with power, cooling, network infrastructure, storage infrastructure, administrative overhead and real estate can skyrocket as the data center expands. The result is server sprawl: a situation in which servers take up more space and consume more resources than their workloads can justify. With escalating performance of server components, expanding IT footprint within the organization and the adoption of high-density form factors, many data centers have maxed out their power and cooling capacity.