Enabling VMware Cloud Customers on AWS to Better Manage Virtual Data Center Assets

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Ching-I Hsu, Chairman

Ching-I Hsu, Chairman

Sunbird DCIM is a data center infrastructure management system designed for facility managers, IT managers, and operators of enterprise data centers. Described as easy to use, the software helps users optimize their data center, increasing efficiency and productivity, and is cost-efficient. Sunbird DCIM allows the users to track data center infrastructure assets without the requirement to visit the data center floor. In addition, it provides the users with a detailed and accurate view of available spaces in their racks including physical connections, network ports, and circuit panels. Sunbird Software recently announced that its dcTrack DCIM Operations software is available to VMware Cloud customers on AWS. Using a single interface, dcTrack enables AWS VMware Cloud customers to manage their virtual data center assets alongside their physical devices. By discovering assets in a virtualized environment, dcTrack helps users identify and track server resources that support virtual machines. On the basis of principles such as name, make, model, VM cluster and VM host, users can also use the visualization search to locate assets on the floor map visually. Users can determine at a glance which specific assets support applications and VMs.

Virtual machine monitoring ware (VMware) provides the best comprehensive solution for virtualization of a server today. They make sure that the servers—VMware and guest virtual machine— are performing smooth at all times. VMware connects with applications manager to determine the health status and performance of host servers and their corresponding virtual machines.

There are many benefits to VMware cloud on AWS: increased innovation, providing native access to a broad and rich set of AWS services including compute, analytics, database, IoT, security, AI/ML, and resource deployment. Organizations simplify their hybrid IT operations using VMware cloud foundation technologies across both on-premises data centers and AWS cloud. The enterprise can use the same tools and lifecycles policies, meaning they can easily move applications without having to buy new or upgrade the already existing hardware, modify operations, or rewrite applications. Cost efficient, with no requirement to rewrite or modify applications to shift to a hybrid cloud model, nor any custom hardware to deploy in your on-premises environment, leverage existing investments to save money and eliminate complexity and risk associated to moving to the hybrid cloud.

VMware View has a long way to go before it evolves into the killer application it should be. Its weakness lies in the multiple dependencies that are necessary to make operations as automated pools work.