How do I justify cloud?
Bluemile offers reduced cost and increased agility with enterprise grade infrastructure and solutions. Give your business a premium, scalable utility solution to make you more competitive. Organizations also benefit by allowing their valuable IT personnel to focus on the applications that support the business and their customers rather than the necessary infrastructure. Expert engineers will help you engineer a self-service, custom shared package solution with elastic scaling and use-based pricing that is accessible via the internet.
While cost advantages are an immediate driver for IT organizations to consider cloud, there are far bigger advantages. Increased business agility improves time to market, customer responsiveness and operational efficiency. In fact, our survey found that 75% of the respondents consider business agility as the top driver. Incorporate these benefits when building your business case and educate your key stakeholders and management.
How will Bluemile expand my business?
Bluemile offers reduced cost and increased agility with enterprise grade infrastructure solutions including servers, storage, and compute. Expert engineers will help you engineer a self-service, custom shared package solution with elastic scaling and use-based pricing that is accessible via the Internet.
- More host based resources available (i.e. memory and cpu) aiding in building faster machines and better performance.
- Single management window for all resources on your Cloud controlled by you.
- Provision allocated storage on demand via vCloud Director to your VMs as needed.
- Catalog of pre-built templates to quickly provision new VMs.
- Group VMs into specific vApps this also gives the flexibility to stagger VM starts and shutdowns and makes for easier server groupings.
- One simple location to monitor your Cloud processor, storage and memory. Located under the Virtual Datacenters Monitor tab.
- Single point of storage for all ISOs. No more having to look for your ISOs in the datastores.
- One simple location to upload any required OVF files.
- Manage and launch any VM in your cloud from the individual VM section located in the vCloud Director. This is the improved method of launching a VM console within your cloud.
- Set your own permissions. You can offer other departments VMs within your business and maintain control as an Administrator.
- Set vApp Lease periods for Runtime and Storage. If you deploy VMs for a development group and they only need them for 30 days, you can enable runtime leases that will shutdown and remove the VMs so that you are not billed for resources that are not needed.
- The ability to use the Guest OS Customization feature for new VMs (i.e. Change SID, Password Reset, Join Domain, and apply your own Customization Script).
What do I gain from the cloud?
Cloud computing provides IT with the ability to respond to business needs. IT innovation fuels greater business agility, and organizations can leverage the cloud’s ever-expandable, self-serviced and always-available infrastructure to speed the delivery and reliability of new and existing applications. What’s more, the efficiency of the cloud can free up funds for service-led innovation.
The pooling of resources allows a private infrastructure or service provider to realize a cost savings from reduction of physical assets like server, storage, and network infrastructure required to deliver applications or services. Reduced infrastructure can lead to reduced power consumption and management costs.
Cloud platforms offer policy-driven self-service characteristics that allow a private infrastructure or service provider to introduce levels of automation that reduce operational costs in delivering IT services, while also allowing standardization, security, and compliance to be more easily implemented and reported on. Cloud consumers, in this scenario, also realize the benefit of obtaining their cloud resources on demand and preventing traditional provisioning delays.