EHC 4.1.1 is now available on VxRail Appliances, is optimized for smaller deployments and provides an upgrade path for existing EHC customers to vRealize Automation 7.1, which brings simplified infrastructure and application provisioning, with granular, end-to-end financial tracking.
With deployments worldwide in large financial services organizations, communications firms, consumer products companies and more, Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is helping transform IT by automating delivery of traditional enterprise applications, placing workloads in the right cloud to match the needs of the business. EHC is now much simpler and synchronous with the VMware Validated Design (VVD) program, the most deployed and robust way to get the full vRealize, NSX and vSphere stack up, running, and supported.
EHC on VxRail is a simple, turnkey way to get the full VMware stack deployed on site at a customer with single lifecycle support from VMware and Dell EMC.
But what does Enterprise Hybrid Cloud do? As outlined in the figure below, out of the box it delivers infrastructure-as-a-service across one, two or more vCenters through a fully automated self-service portal with operational management to ensure SLAs are met and financial transparency, so you can charge the business for what it uses while demonstrating the value that IT delivers.
Underneath the covers it starts with Dell EMC’s converged and hyper-converged infrastructure which now also features support for VxRail appliances – the industry’s only HCI appliances specifically developed and fully optimized for VMware environments.
The physical storage hardware is virtualized with either EMC ViPR Controller – Dell EMC’s software-defined storage automation or VMware vSAN and then integrated fully with VMware vSphere for server virtualization and VMware NSX for software-defined networking to deliver a software-defined data center.
Next, Enterprise Hybrid Cloud uses VMware’s vRealize Automation to deliver Infrastructure-as-a-Service through an on-demand self-service portal along with vRealize Operations to give Enterprise IT visibility into the health of the system and vRealize Business to enable financial transparency into the costs of IT and the cost to deliver IT-as-a-Service.
What we did in the lab was write code to orchestrate the entire system together to deliver these IT services – in the form of predefined workflows that automate the entire process of delivering infrastructure on demand – thus enabling self-service and rapid IT.
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