IBM solutions for cloud and virtualization in enterprise environments
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Overview: The benefits of virtualization, from accelerated service delivery and resource optimization to reduced costs for IT resources, have spurred many organizations to move toward a virtual infrastructure. However, the nature of the virtual environment, which calls for a vast network of shared resources, has created a new set of management complexities that can impede business service delivery?and that are best handled by adding cloud-computing capabilities to the virtualized infrastructure.
This white paper details the IBM open standards-based offerings for VMware and other virtual environments, focusing on key capabilities for discovery, monitoring, capacity planning, provisioning, storage, security and financial management.