IT Service Management

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Dec 11, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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Hypervisor

VM Management

Automation

Service Mgmt.

Monitoring

Self
-
Service

vSphere Hypervisor

vCenter Server

vCenter Orchestrator

vCloud Automation Center

vCenter Ops Mgmt. Suite

vCloud Director

Hyper
-
V

Virtual Machine Manager

Orchestrator

Service Manager

Operations Manager

App Controller

Protection

vSphere Data Protection

Data Protection Manager





System Center 2012 SP1





vCloud Suite

& vCenter

VMware

Granular App & Service Deployment

Capability

Microsoft

VMware

Request Private Cloud Resources w/ CMDB

Yes

No
1

Role
-
Based

Self
-
Service

Yes

Yes

Standardized Templates

Yes

Yes
2

Template

Granularity: Roles / Features

Yes

No

Template Granularity: Application Layer

Yes

Yes
3

Service
/Multi
-
Tier Templates

Yes

Yes
3

Deployment Across

Heterogeneous Clouds

Yes

Yes
4

1.
vCloud Automation Center allows for the requesting of private cloud resources but lacks a true CMDB capability in box.

2.
Each VMware VM template will have it’s own VMDK, even if the template varies only slightly in it’s configuration options.

3.
No alternatives to Server Application Virtualization (App
-
V) thus relies on regular installation methods or inflexible scripts.

vFabric AD for Provisioning included with vCloud Suite, not
release management ~$
9,375 for 25 VMs.

4.
vCloud Automation Center allows deployment onto non
-
VMware infrastructure at a cost of $400 per managed machine + S&S

however once deployed, it could not be managed from vCloud Director along with other VMware
-
based VMs.


VMware
Information:
http://
www.vmware.com/products/datacenter
-
virtualization/vcloud
-
automation
-
center/features.html
,
http://
www.vmware.com/files/pdf/management/vmw
-
vcloud
-
automation
-
center
-
faq.pdf


!

1.
Would require purchases outside of the vCloud Suite including vFabric Hyperic, vCenter Operations Management Suite Enterprise

Ed
ition

2.
Remediation limited to VMware best practices thus lacking in application
-
specific remediation guidance

3.
Lab Manager deprecated, with customers expected to upgrade to vCloud Director, which has no connections with Development IDE.


VMware
Information:
http://
www.vmware.com/products/datacenter
-
virtualization/vcloud
-
suite/compare.html
,
http://
www.vmware.com/products/datacenter
-
virtualization/vcloud
-
automation
-
center/overview.html
,
http://
www.vmware.com/products/datacenter
-
virtualization/vcloud
-
automation
-
center/buy.html
,
http://
www.vmware.com/products/application
-
platform/vfabric
-
hyperic/buy.html
,
https://
solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/categories/21/view_all
,
http://
www.vmware.com/products/labmanager/overview.html


Deeper Insight & Remediation Guidance

Capability

Microsoft

VMware

Non
-
Virtualized

Infrastructure Monitoring

Yes

Yes
1

Deep Application Insight & Remediation Guidance

Yes

Yes
2

Outside
-
In Monitoring

& Configuration Guidance

Yes

No

Integration

with Development Tools

Yes

No
3

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1.
VMware Data Protection (Advanced) offers protection for VMs & SQL/Exchange only and offers no protection of physical machines

2.
VMware Data Protection is not extensible by 3
rd

parties

3.
VMware Data Protection is capped at 10 appliances per vCenter with a maximum storage of 2TB/100 VMs per appliance.

4.
VMware Data Protection offers no protection to tape media. Disk only


VMware
Information:
http://
www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/Introduction
-
to
-
Data
-
Protection.pdf
,
http://
pubs.vmware.com/vsphere
-
51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vmware
-
data
-
protection
-
administration
-
guide
-
51.pdf


Protection of Key Applications & Workloads

Capability

Microsoft

VMware

Granular Workload Protection

Yes

Yes
1

Physical & Virtual Protection

Yes

No
1

3
rd

Party Integration

Yes

No
2

Centralized Role
-
Based Management

Yes

Yes
3

Tape Backup

Yes

No
4

Integrated Disaster Recovery

Yes

Yes

Fabric

Hypervisor

OS

Management

Application Frameworks

1.
vCloud Automation Center focuses on provisioning VMs to alternative hypervisors, whilst the Multi
-
Hypervisor Manager plug
-
in for

vCenter
offers only very basic capabilities. vCAC support limited to 2008 R2/SP1 & VMM 2012

2.
vCenter Orchestrator has a limited number of 3
rd

party
plug
-
ins.

3.
vCenter Operations Management Suite requires the purchase of 3
rd

Party adaptors to integrate.


VMware
Information:
http://
www.vmware.com/support/mhm/doc/vcenter
-
multi
-
hypervisor
-
manager
-
10
-
release
-
notes.html
,
http://
communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/beta/vcenter
-
mhm
,

Heterogeneous Management

Capability

Microsoft

VMware

Multi
-
Hypervisor Management

Yes

Limited
1

Heterogeneous Automation & Integration

Yes

Limited
2

Heterogeneous Monitoring & Extensibility

Yes

Limited
3

15:1

VM to Host Ratio

34 Hosts

2 CPU w/ 16 Cores

Windows Server
licensing additional

Comprehensive
Management

68 CPUs of Windows
Server Datacenter

68 CPUs

Hyper
-
V Server

$0

68 CPUs

System Center 2012

$
122,638*

Total Cost

$122,638

Provides complete infrastructure management including:

Application Performance Management, Self
-
Service, Backup & Application Protection,

IT Service Management & Service Catalog, Orchestration and much more…

* System Center Pricing:
http
://
download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/1/11128EC7
-
2BE7
-
480C
-
9D46
-
4ECECA9E481A/System%20Center%202012%20Licensing%20Datasheet.pdf


68 CPUs

vCloud Suite Ent

$
781,660*

vCenter Server

$4,995*

Total Cost

$786,655 + S&S

Costs,
without S&S
,
$786,655

yet
lacks
true ITIL
-
based service
management,
granular workload
protection
, comprehensive in
-
guest management,

DevOps capabilities and 3
rd

Party integration…

* VMware Pricing
:
http://
www.vmware.com/products/datacenter
-
virtualization/vcloud
-
suite/pricing.html
,
http
://
www.vmware.com/products/vcenter
-
server/buy.html


Over
6x

more expensive than the Microsoft solution