If you are in a position where your company takes several weeks to deploy new servers in your datacenters you may wish to consider the advantages of an Enterprise cloud built on VMware technology.
Revlon recently reached a milestone in infrastructural automation after they renovated their datacenters and launched new cloud technology, which led to a 500% increase in capacity.
Along they way they saved over $70 million and were soon executing over 15,000 automated actions per month using cloud technology, the same software that runs on Virtual Internet infrastructure.
In the old days, it took them nearly 6-8 weeks to roll out a new server. Now, it takes five minutes or less. Plus, they are pursuing nine 9s in availability and uptime, the Holy Grail in an optimized, modern datacenter.
When they started their cloud program, they had a ratio of 1 physical server to every 7 virtual servers. This ratio is now 1:34 — an incredible achievement.
The impact on the organization has not gone unnoticed by top management, who are now left with massive savings to pursue product development or boost their marketing budget.
“The system almost runs itself,” is the refrain running through the company at the moment, which reflects an acknowledgement that cloud computing has moved infrastructure out of the way of the business, allowing them to move faster and stay highly competitive.
At Virtual Internet there is focus on “people, not machines.” At Revlon they have a similar mantra after discovering the cloud: “Systems should work for people; people should not be working for systems.”
“If you remember, not long ago IT decision makers had to choose between deploying applications on an intranet or extranet, and then most applications just ran on the internet,” said VMware.
“In three years, the distinction between private and public clouds will slowly dissipate, and the two will complement each other in a way that leverages the best of both worlds—a hybrid cloud that may simply be called the cloud. But the need for both will remain, because there is so much investment in legacy environments within the datacenter. That is not going away. It would be nice to have it just run better and be more cost-effective in someone else’s datacenter, but if that could happen, everyone would have outsourced IT by now.”
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