Volume 1, July 2014
The Best of
VMware Erdos
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Erdos is an innovative thought-leadership
platform geared for busy IT executives who
require a high degree of visibility...
3
Table of Contents
In This Issue
1.		 Next Generation Cost Transparency
		 (Free eBook, registration required)
2.	 Unders...
4
eBook
Traditionally, IT departments have used simplistic cost allocation models
that didn’t demonstrate the true cost of...
5
eBook
Traditional system management tools do not scale to track all of the objects,
devices and layers that constitute a...
6
Presentation
Behind every well-managed cloud is a platform that enables accelerated
business growth, along with applicat...
7
Presentation
Creating a service catalog not only defines your business’s reputation, but
also outlines standards and exp...
8
Presentation
The cloud revolution is less about the technology it’s built on, and more
about the people and processes th...
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Infographic
Worldwide datacenter automation software revenue rose 22.1% in 2013
vs. 2012, according to a free IDC report...
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Post
Without avionics, pilots would be flying blind through clouds. In a similar
vein, IT needs management systems to i...
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Post
What are the factors that go into building a model to analyze which
enterprise apps should be moved to the cloud?
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Erdos is an innovative thought-leadership platform geared for busy IT executives who require a high degree of visibility into cloud management trends, capabilities and solutions.

This is the first in a series of ‘samplers’ that showcase Erdos thought leadership content, highlighting articles such as:

Next Generation Cost Transparency
Understanding Real-Time Log Analytics
5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency
How Service Catalogs Make IT a Better Business Partner
Cloud is a Process, Not a Technology Revolution
Silver Linings in the Cloud
How to See Through Clouds
Analyzing Potentially Movable Workloads for the Cloud

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Best of VMware Erdos Vol. 1

  1. 1. Volume 1, July 2014 The Best of VMware Erdos
  2. 2. 2 Erdos is an innovative thought-leadership platform geared for busy IT executives who require a high degree of visibility into cloud management trends, capabilities and solutions. This is the first in a series of ‘samplers’ that highlight Erdos thought leadership content. No subscription is required. Erdos
  3. 3. 3 Table of Contents In This Issue 1. Next Generation Cost Transparency (Free eBook, registration required) 2. Understanding Real-Time Log Analytics (Free eBook, registration required) 3. 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency (Free Slideshare-style presentation, registration required) 4. How Service Catalogs Make IT a Better Business Partner (Free Slideshare-style presentation, no registration required) 5. Cloud is a Process, Not a Technology Revolution (Free Slideshare-style presentation, no registration required) 6. Silver Linings in the Cloud (Infographics) 7. How to See Through Clouds (Post) 8. Analyzing Potentially Movable Workloads for the Cloud (Post)
  4. 4. 4 eBook Traditionally, IT departments have used simplistic cost allocation models that didn’t demonstrate the true cost of applications and infrastructure. But because business customers only want to pay for IT resources they actually consume. Leveraging next-generation financial transparency, including high levels of automation and embedded analytics, IT can transition from service provider to strategic partner. Find out more about how to make cost transparency work for your enterprise. (Free eBook, registration required) Next Generation Cost Transparency
  5. 5. 5 eBook Traditional system management tools do not scale to track all of the objects, devices and layers that constitute a cloud operation. Applying analytics to this vast and variable log stream is essential because it converts unstructured data into actionable insights for effective cloud management. Learn how to use log analytics to rapidly identify the source of performance issues in cloud or virtual environments. (Free eBook, registration required) Understanding Real-Time Log Analytics
  6. 6. 6 Presentation Behind every well-managed cloud is a platform that enables accelerated business growth, along with applications that provide the enterprise with accurate cost and operational transparency. Here are five essential steps that IT leaders must take to enact a successful cloud service management program. (Free Slideshare-style presentation, registration required) 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency
  7. 7. 7 Presentation Creating a service catalog not only defines your business’s reputation, but also outlines standards and expectations for employees and customers, and reduces error. Find out how to make complex services simpler and more effective. (Free Slideshare-style presentation, no registration required) How Service Catalogs Make IT a Better Business Partner
  8. 8. 8 Presentation The cloud revolution is less about the technology it’s built on, and more about the people and processes that make it go. Focusing your cloud deployment on process changes with regard to identifying costs; automating resources; and building visibility aimed at managing cloud operations. Find out why the success of your cloud initiative will depend more on process than on choosing the best or fastest technology elements. (Free Slideshare-style presentation, no registration required) Cloud is a Process, Not a Technology Revolution
  9. 9. 9 Infographic Worldwide datacenter automation software revenue rose 22.1% in 2013 vs. 2012, according to a free IDC report. Check out key findings from IDC’s Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software report in this nifty infographic. Silver Linings in the Cloud
  10. 10. 10 Post Without avionics, pilots would be flying blind through clouds. In a similar vein, IT needs management systems to integrate all the inputs needed to keep clouds running, whether technical, functional, or financial. CIOs also need to consider sourcing decisions, investment decisions, human capital decisions, and a wealth of other inputs. Learn how to see through the cloud and find insights in this free Erdos post. How to See Through Clouds
  11. 11. 11 Post What are the factors that go into building a model to analyze which enterprise apps should be moved to the cloud? The process starts with obtaining all current costs involved in acquiring and operating your apps. We identify these elements so you can determine how your costs would change by moving appropriate workloads to the cloud. Learn how to build a workload migration model in this free Erdos post. Analyzing Potentially Movable Workloads for the Cloud
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