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Overview:

At a Glance

VMware vCloud Suite® is an enterprise-ready, cloud management platform that delivers the industry’s most complete solution for managing a heterogeneous, hybrid cloud. vCloud Suite supports companies addressing cloud management requirements across day-one and day-two operations for compute, storage, network and application level resources.

Key Benefits

  • Agility – speed up the IT Services delivery allowing IT to fully meet the expectations of line of business partners
  • Efficiency – increase the efficiency of IT staff and the utilization of data center resources; reducing both OpEx and CapEx
  • Optimize - proactively identify and solve emerging issues with predictive analytics and smart alerts, ensuring optimum performance and availability
  • Control – deliver the right level of control to support the needs of IT teams balancing objectives across the dimensions of agility, risk and cost
  • Business/IT Alignment – provide transparency into the operations and cost characteristics of IT services, which helps drive better IT and business alignment

What is VMware vCloud Suite?

VMware vCloud Suite is a package that includes VMware’s market leading vSphere Plus hypervisor with VMware’s hybrid cloud management platform, VMware vRealize Suite. VMware’s new portable licensing units allow vCloud Suite to build and manage both vSphere-based private clouds as well as multi- vendor hybrid clouds.

VMware vCloud Suite contains these integrated products:

  • VMware vSphere®: Industry leading server virtualization platform.
  • VMware vRealize® Suite Cloud Management Platform
    – VMware vRealize Operations™: Intelligent performance, capacity, and configuration management for multi-vendor environments.
    – VMware vRealize Automation™: Self-service, policy-based infrastructure and application provisioning and lifecycle management for virtual, physical, and public cloud environments.
    – VMware vRealize Business™: Automated costing, usage metering, and service pricing of multi-vendor virtualized environments.

Best Management for the Software-Defined Data Center

The vRealize Suite Cloud Management Platform (CMP) is the management control plane for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Native integrations across VMware technologies makes vRealize Suite the best choice for organizations building out an SDDC based on VMware virtualization technologies. The integration across vRealize Suite management domains means that VMware can provide a holistic and integrated approach to the management of a SDDC. For example, within VMware’s vRealize Suite, operational capabilities that highlight resource inefficiencies within the infrastructure are connected with automation capabilities that can manage the reclamation of unused resources.

VMware’s CMP technologies are also natively integrated with other VMware SDDC solutions. For instance, VMware NSX® constructs such as networking and firewalling are natively available for inclusion in service templates created using VMware’s CMP. This means that virtual networks, load balancers, and firewalls can be instantiated on demand when provisioning resources.

Features:

VMware vCloud Suite delivers virtualization economics across the data center and rapidly provisions applications with the right levels of compliance and availability for improved efficiency, agility and control.

Powerful Server Virtualization

  • Server virtualization. vSphere provides compute virtualization and support for business critical applications and next-generation big data applications with proven CapEx and OpEx savings.

Disaster Recovery Automation

  • Disaster recovery at half the cost. Lower the cost of disaster recovery by up to 50 percent by reducing the DR footprint through hyper-converged infrastructure that runs on any x86 platform, simplifying protection through VM-centric policy-based replication and decreasing operational expenses through DR automation.
  • One-click recovery. Provision and manage storage and replication policies at the virtual machine level. Setup centralized recovery plans in minutes. Enable individual tenants to provision disaster protection through pre-defined policies. Perform fully automated orchestration of site failover, planned migrations and failback with a single click.
  • Test to rest. Perform automated testing of recovery plans in an isolated network to avoid impacting production applications. Test recovery plans as frequently as needed without disruption to ensure predictability of recovery time objectives (RTO) and to simplify regulatory compliance
  • Cover all virtualized applications. Expand DR protection to all virtualized applications through flexible, cost-effective vSphere Replication, application-agnostic disaster recovery automation by Site Recovery Manager, and support for a broad range of array-based replication products available through all major storage partners and cloud-based disaster recovery services available through the VMware Service Provider ecosystem.

Automated Delivery for vSphere Environments

  • Self-service provisioning. Self-service portal gives authorized administrators, developers or business users control of how they request infrastructure, multi-tier application or custom services based on group, role or policy.
  • Infrastructure and application blueprints. Blueprint-based delivery of infrastructure and application services streamlines and simplifies delivery of multi-tier applications and other custom service topologies for vSphere environments.
  • Policy-based governance. Policy-based governance controls which service users are allowed to request, the amount or types of resources they can consume, and what actions can be taken across service or workload lifecycle.
  • Intelligent resource management. Intelligent resource management assures that resources are allocated based on their business and service-level requirements and right-sizes resources to optimize capacity utilization.

Intelligent Operations for vSphere Environments

  • Capacity management. Easily identify and right-size over- and under-provisioned VMs to maximize resource utilization. Model “what if” scenarios to anticipate and optimize future infrastructure spend.
  • Predictive analytics and smart alerts. Proactively identify and help troubleshoot and rectify potential issues before they impact service quality, improving performance and avoiding downtime.
  • Dashboards. Intuitive dashboards, views and reports create app-to-storage visibility for vSphere environments.
  • Policy-based automation. Automate key IT processes and compliance standards to empower admins and optimize efficiency of IT staff.

Business Insight for vSphere Environments

  • Resource costing and usage metering. Automated infrastructure costing and usage metering report users’ consumption of virtualized infrastructure and associated costs.
  • Resource pricing. Integrated pricing with self-service provisioning make infrastructure expenses transparent to users before consumption

Compare:

VMware vCloud Suite comes in three editions, all designed for vSphere environments: Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise.

  Standard Advanced Enterprise
Cloud Management and Automation
Automated Delivery for vSphere Environments
Application and data services – Application provisioning, changes and data    
Governance – Approvals, reclamation, cost profile and transparency  
Extensibility – Infrastructure integrations, workflows and customizations
Infrastructure provisioning and management
Intelligent Operations for vSphere Environments
Application Monitoring – OS, middleware, databases    
OS-level change, configuration and regulatory compliance (PCI, HIPAA, SOX..)    
Extensibility – Adapters for third-party OS and application monitoring tools    
Extensibility – Adapters for third-party infrastructure monitoring tools  
vSphere hardening, change and configuration management  
Application discovery and dependency mapping  
Operations dashboard – Health monitoring and performance analytics
Capacity management – Resource monitoring, planning and optimization
Business Insight for vSphere Environments
Automated infrastructure costing and metering  
Integrated pricing with self-service provisioning  
Cloud Infrastructure
Disaster Recovery Automation
Automated disaster recovery planning, testing and execution    
Compute Virtualization
Virtualized infrastructure with policy-based automation - See more at: http://www.vmware.com/products/vcloud-suite/compare.html#sthash.euO6UwSW.dpuf

Note:

  • NSX for vSphere can be purchased as an add-on to all editions of vCloud Suite and provides advanced networking and security features.
  • vCloud Suite can be extended to the hybrid cloud with the purchase of the vRealize Suite and vCloud Air
  • vCloud Connector is now available as a free offering.

What vCloud Suite Delivers?:

vCloud Suite addresses the following customer pain areas

By delivering the following transformational benefits and capabilities

Operational Inefficiency: Current data centers are complex, contain too many silos, have high equipment costs, and require manual and resource-intensive management that induces high CapEx and OpEx. IT directors and managers find it difficult to reconcile IT service costs and budget in support of business needs. Efficiency: Virtualization economics and increased productivity vCloud Suite can standardize and consolidate data centers with intelligent and policy-based IT operations to significantly reduce CapEx and OpEx. vCloud Suite improves efficiency through:
  • Server Virtualization for both Scale-Up and Scale-Out applications: Improvement in scale and configuration maximum for vSphere make it possible to virtualize and run SAP HANA and Hadoop/Big Data Workloads with significant performance gains; Instant Clone deploys new nodes faster that previously possible.
  • Capacity management and optimization: Proactive analysis and smart alerts identify idle and overprovisioned VMs to right-size VMs and optimize density so that IT gets more out of their infrastructure investments.
  • Performance and health monitoring, Quality-of-Service management: Predict and respond to infrastructure and application issues before they impact service quality to maximize infrastructure utilization and ensure applications meet their SLA and OLA targets.
  • Centralized monitoring and management of infrastructure and applications: Customizable dashboards and 3rd party adaptors provide flexibility to manage unique IT environments at the infrastructure, OS, and application levels.
  • Superior Desktop Virtualization: NVIDIA GRID Virtual Graphics Processing Unit (vGPU) enables superior 2D/3D graphics and performance for virtual desktops5; vSphere’s Instant Clone clones and deploys thousands of virtual desktops in minutes without overwhelming storage with I/O intensive operations
Infrastructure Inflexibility:
  • Higher expectations from the business that demands any application on any device and solutions with instant time-to-value.
  • Business owners circumvent central IT when they can’t get a satisfactory solution from central IT, increasing “Shadow IT.”
  • Business owners want a quick and painless method for acquiring IT services from central IT.
  • It takes months or weeks to provision or scale infrastructure and applications.
Agility: Infrastructure, applications, and services at business speed vCloud Suite enables IT to rapidly provision infrastructure and applications, which shortens the time-to-value of new IT services from weeks to minutes. The result is increased productivity that enables both IT and the business to focus on innovation and high value-add activities. vCloud Suite improves agility through:
  • Rapid infrastructure and application delivery for vSphere private clouds: Provision complete infrastructure including compute, networking, security, storage, and applications across multiple hardware platforms.
  • Self-service portal and catalog: An on-demand “IT storefront” enabling authorized users to self-provision infrastructure, platform, and desktop services improving the time-to-value of business solutions.
  • Centralized Content Library: vSphere’s Content Library stores and manages VM templates, vApps, ISO images, and scripts from a central location making it easier and faster to deploy content to a host or cluster; a single administrator can now manage content for many users, providing efficient virtual machine lifecycle management; Clone and migrate VMs across hosts for simplified data center management.
Downtime and Security Weaknesses
  • High complexity related to managing availability, security and performance leads to poor system and application health and frequent critical system downtime.
  • After downtime, there is long mean time to resolution (MTTR) that directly impacts business productivity.
  • Growing number of next-generation applications and devices that must be supported increase security and privacy concerns.
Control: Business-aware control for unique IT environments vCloud Suite provides high availability and business continuity/disaster recovery through application, server, cluster and data center failures that reduces downtime of all applications. Policy-based governance and compliance monitoring ensure that business rules are enforced and applications have the right level of security. The vCloud Suite gives control to IT with:
  • Protection for all applications with policy-based disaster recovery management: Reliably migrate VMs and automate site availability workflows for testing, failover, planned migration and failback through centrally managed recovery plans that are simple to keep up to date.
  • Policy-based provisioning and governance: Role-based allocation of IT resources governed by costs, capacity, and business rules with support for approval and lifecycle management workflows.
  • Rules-based configuration and monitoring of compliance: Protect every virtualized workload with custom security and compliance policies that follow workloads across data centers.
  • Proactive analysis and smart alerts: Operational analytics provide rapid discovery and root-cause analysis of IT issues for substantial reductions in downtime, MTTI, and MTTR.
  • Business Insight: Automated infrastructure costing and metering report users’ consumption of virtualized infrastructure and associated costs; integrated pricing with self-service provisioning portal make infrastructure costs transparent to users before consumption.
  • Availability for Planned Live Migration: Long-distance vMotion enables migration across geographically dispersed data centers with up to 100ms round trip time.
  • Availability for Unplanned Downtime for Mission-Critical Applications Multi-processor fault tolerance eliminates downtime for workloads with up to 4-vCPU, including POS, healthcare, manufacturing, and financial services applications, which means less unplanned downtime and revenue lost

How to Buy:

VMware vCloud Suite simplifies deployment and adoption of the SDDC architecture and its components with a single purchase. vCloud Suite is designed for vSphere environments and comes in three editions: Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise.

vCloud Suite Standard is built on the vSphere Enterprise Plus virtualization platform and adds intelligent IT operations and rapid infrastructure provisioning to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service at lower CapEx and OpEx.

vCloud Suite Advanced builds on Standard’s agile and secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering and adds cost infrastructure service costing and compliant IT that make it easy to track and show expenses and to meet security and compliance requirements.

vCloud Suite Enterprise is a comprehensive offering for resilient, secure, and compliant private clouds that delivers policy-based workload automation, reduces downtime, and accelerates a business solution’s time-to-market.

VMware vCloud Suite
Cloud infrastructure & Management   vCloud suite standard vCloud suite advanced vCloud suite enterprise
Cloud Management Cloud Automation vCloud Automation Center Standard vCloud Automation Center Advanced vCloud Automation Center Enterprise
Application and data services – application provisioning, changes and data    
Governance – approvals, reclamation, cost profile and transparency  
Extensibility – infrastructure integrations, workflows and customizations  
Infrastructure provisioning and management
Operations Management vCenter Operations Management Standard vCenter Operations Management Advanced vCenter Operations Management Enterpris
Application Monitoring – OS, middleware, databases    
OS-level change, configuration and regulatory compliance management    
Extensibility – adapters for third-party OS and application monitoring tools    
Extensibility – adapters for third-party Infrastructure monitoring tools  
vSphere hardening, change and configuration management  
Application Awareness – discovery dependency mapping  
Chargeback – cost metering and reporting  
Operations Dashboard – health monitoring and performance analytics
Capacity Management – planning and optimization
Cloud Infrastructure Disaster Recovery Automation
  • Automated disaster recovery planning, testing, and execution
   

SRM Enterprise

Networking and Security
  • Scalable networking and virtualization-aware security

vCloud Networking & Security

vCloud Networking & Security

vCloud Networking & Security

Virtualized Data Centers
  • Virtualized data centers and public cloud extensibility

vCloud Director, vCloud Connector

vCloud Director, vCloud Connector

vCloud Director, vCloud Connector

vSphere Enterprise Plus
  • Virtualized infrastructure with policy-based automation

vSphere Enterprise Plus

vSphere Enterprise Plus

vSphere Enterprise Plus

Support:

VMware Basic Support & Subscription

Weekday Support for Test, Dev and Non-Critical Deployments

  • Global, 12x5 access to support
  • Unlimited number of support requests
  • Remote Support
  • Online access to documentation and technical resources, knowledge base, discussion forums
  • Product updates and upgrades

Overview

VMware Basic Support is designed for non-critical applications and platforms that require support during normal business hours. Our global support centers have been strategically placed to provide you with fast and efficient access to the support center in your region. Each center is staffed with engineers that can provide industry-leading expertise in virtualization and years of experience supporting virtual infrastructure products in real-world customer environments. We are committed to delivering enterprise-class, worldwide support with a single objective in mind: your success.

VMware Production Support & Subscription Service

Technical Support, 12 Hours/Day, per published Business Hours, Mon. thru Fri.

  • Global, 24x7 support for Severity 1 issues
  • Fast response times for critical issues
  • Unlimited number of support requests
  • Remote Support
  • Online access to documentation and technical resources, knowledge base, discussion forums
  • Product updates and upgrades

Overview

VMware Production Support is designed with your production environments in mind. Our global support centers are staffed around the clock to provide you access to our industry-leading expertise in virtualization and years of experience supporting virtual infrastructure products in real-world customer environments. We are committed to delivering enterprise-class, worldwide support with a single objective in mind: your success.

Feature Production Support Basic Support
Hours of Operation1 24 Hours/Day
7 Days/Week
365 Days/Year
12 Hours/Day
Monday–Friday
Length of Service 1 or 3 Years 1 or 3 Years
Product Updates 2 Yes Yes
Product Upgrades 2 Yes Yes
Products Supported 3 All Products
(excluding VMware Fusion and VMware Player)
All Products
Method of Access Telephone/Web Telephone/Web
Response Method Telephone/Email Telephone/Email
Remote Support Yes Yes
Root Cause Analysis Available only with Business Critical or Mission Critical Support Offering Available only with Business Critical or Mission Critical Offering
Access to VMware Web Site Yes Yes
Access to VMware Discussion Forums and Knowledge Base Yes Yes
Max Number of Technical Contacts per Contract 6 4
Number of Support Requests Unlimited Unlimited
Target Response Times
Critical (Severity 1)
Major (Severity 2)
Minor (Severity 3)
Cosmetic (Severity 4)

30 minutes or less: 24x7
4 business hours
8 business hours
12 business hours

4 business hours
8 business hours
12 business hours
12 business hours
Business Hours
North America
Alaska, Hawaii
Latin America

Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

Asia, Pacific Rim, Japan (APJ)

Australia/New Zealand
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST/PDT)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT/GMT+1)

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Singapore Time)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sydney AET)
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST/PDT)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT/GMT+1)

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Singapore Time)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sydney AET)

1 Hours of operation for Gemstone are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST/PDT). Severity 1 issues are responded to 24x7.
2 Product updates and upgrades are not included with Basic Support and Subscription Service for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware.
Product updates and upgrades are not included with Production Support and Subscription Service for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware.
3 VMware Fusion Professional and VMware Workstation require a minimum of ten (10) licenses in order to purchase Basic support. VMware Workstation requires a minimum of ten (10) licenses in order to purchase Production Support.

Documentation:

Download the VMware vCloud Suite Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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Production Support/Subscription VMware vCloud Suite 7 Advanced for 1 year
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Basic Support/Subscription VMware vCloud Suite 7 Advanced for 3 years
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Support/Subscription for VMware vCloud Suite 7 Enterprise
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Upgrade: VMware vSphere 6 with Operations Management Enterprise Plus (Per CPU) to VMware vCloud Suite 7 Advanced
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Upgrade: VMware vSphere 6 with Operations Management Enterprise Plus (Per CPU) to VMware vCloud Suite 7 Enterprise
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Upgrade: VMware vSphere 6 with Operations Management Enterprise Plus (Per CPU) to VMware vCloud Suite 7 Standard
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Support/Subscription for VMware vCloud Suite 6 Standard
Basic Support/Subscription VMware vCloud Suite 6 Standard for 1 year
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Production Support/Subscription VMware vCloud Suite 6 Standard for 1 year
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Support/Subscription for VMware vCloud Suite 6 Advanced
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Support/Subscription for VMware vCloud Suite 5 Standard
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Support/Subscription for VMware vCloud Suite 5 Advanced
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Support/Subscription for vCloud Networking and Security Advanced (25 VM Pack)
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