VMWare Consultants- Experts on Server Virtualization
VMWare Consulting - Virtualization for Business
PPC Professional Services is an experienced VMWare Enterprise Partner. From the desktop
to the data center, you can virtualize your computing, storage and networking systems
with our VMware consulting experience. From planning and design to implementation,
you can rely on PPC's VMware consultants to give you sound advice. Our VMWare
experts can help you find a virtualization solution that leverages your existing
technology to increase server and other resource utilization, improve performance,
increase security and minimize system downtime, and reduce the cost and complexity
of delivering enterprise services. PPC's VMware Consulting Team combines its
expertise in virtual computing with an excellent reputation in account management,
product pricing and project delivery.
PPC VMware consultants have developed standard solution packages
that provide the highest value in a compressed timeframe. By leveraging the process,
materials, and best practices developed across numerous customer engagements, we
can provide you with a fast, efficient, and cost-effective solution. Our packaged
- ESX Server Jump Start: The objective of this packaged solution
is to get you up and running on VMware ESX Server, virtual machine software for
consolidating and partitioning servers in high-performance environments, quickly
and effectively. PPC VMware consultants will work with you to install and configure
this highly scalable virtual machine platform so that you learn how to take full
advantage of this product's advanced resource management capabilities to guarantee
- Virtual Center Jump Start: This packaged solution helps customers
maximize their time and resources by helping them quickly understand and utilize
the special capabilities of VirtualCenter. An existing VMware ESX installation is
assumed, or VirtualCenter Jumpstart can be combined with an ESX Jumpstart. Customers
will obtain effective knowledge transfer by walking through an installation and
getting VirtualCenter working in their own environment. By leveraging the experience
of PPC VMware Professional Services, customers will be more expedient and successful
in their VirtualCenter deployment.
- VMWare Converter Migratons: Using custom tools that we developed,
PPC VMware consultants will assist you in importing the workloads of your physical
servers into virtual machines. Converter Migrations are ideal for customers involved
in server consolidation or legacy migration projects. They help reduce the complexity,
risk, and downtime typically associated with these kinds of projects. By eliminating
the need to re-install software and configure complex application environments,
Converter Migrations cut down on set-up time and deliver value on your investment
in VMware software in the shortest timeframe possible.
- Disaster Recovery and Backup (DRB): Disaster Recovery is critical
in all environments where important corporate information is managed and stored.
This packaged solution is designed to help customers implement a robust disaster
recovery and backup solution using VMware's ESX Server. Included will be training,
best practices, knowledge transfer and custom scripting.
- Server Consolidation Assessment: This packaged solution is designed
to help customers understand the requirements and process involved in migrating
and consolidating physical machines into a consolidated virtual machine environment.
As an experienced VMware consulting firm, we work with the customer to analyze
their existing environment and make recommendations as to what the target environment
should look like. Included will be an analysis of the TCO associated with the project
and server sizing requirements. You can take a look at a sample Virtualization Readiness
Assessment so you can get a better idea of how you will benefit from
our VMWare Expert Consultants' recommendations and how you could deploy a Virtualization
Infrastructure in your organization.
VMware - Infrastructure 3
Start creating a self-optimizing IT infrastructure today with the most widely deployed
software suite for optimizing and managing industry-standard IT environments through
virtualization. VMware Infrastructure 3 is the next generation of industry-leading
infrastructure virtualization software that virtualizes servers, storage and networking,
allowing multiple unmodified operating systems and their applications to run independently
in virtual machines while sharing physical resources. The suite delivers comprehensive
virtualization, management, resource optimization, application availability and
operational automation capabilities.
VMware - ESX Server
Create the foundation for building a dynamic, self-optimizing data center with VMware
ESX Server. ESX Server abstracts processor, memory, storage and networking resources
into multiple virtual machines, giving you greater hardware utilization and flexibility.
Production-proven at thousands of customers of all sizes, ESX Server delivers the
highest levels of performance, scalability and flexibility.
VMware - VirtualCenter
Achieve the highest levels of efficiency, automation, simplicity and security in
managing a virtualized IT environment of any size with VMware VirtualCenter. VirtualCenter
lets you rapidly provision virtual machines and monitor performance of physical
servers and virtual machines. VirtualCenter intelligently optimizes resources, ensures
high availability to all applications in virtual machines and makes your IT environment
more responsive with virtualization-based distributed services such as VMware DRS,
VMware HA and VMware VMotion.
VMware - Workstation
VMware Workstation is powerful desktop virtualization software for software developers/testers
and enterprise IT professionals that runs multiple operating systems simultaneously
on a single PC. Users can run Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris x86 in fully networked,
portable virtual machines - no rebooting or hard drive partitioning required. VMware
Workstation delivers excellent performance and advanced features such as memory
optimization and the ability to manage multi-tier configurations and multiple snapshots.
VMware - ACE
VMware ACE gives security administrators the ability to lock down PC endpoints and
protect critical company resources against the risks presented by unmanaged PCs.
With VMware ACE, security administrators package an IT-managed PC within a secured
virtual machine and deploy it to an unmanaged physical PC. Once installed, VMware
ACE offers complete control of the hardware configuration and networking capabilities
of an unmanaged PC, transforming it into an IT-compliant PC endpoint.
VMware - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
With VMware Virtual Desktop infrastructure (VDI), companies can host individual
desktops inside virtual machines that are running in their data center. Users access
these desktops remotely from a PC or a thin client using a remote display protocol.
Since applications are managed centrally at the corporate data center, organizations
gain better control over their desktops. Installations, upgrades, patches and backups
can be done with more confidence without user intervention.
VMware - P2V Assistant
VMware P2V Assistant is an enterprise-class migration tool that transforms an image
of an existing physical system into a VMware virtual machine. This easy-to-use market-
proven tool enables fast and reliable physical to virtual machine migration for
heterogeneous Windows systems ranging from Windows NT 4 to Windows Server 2008..
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Latest Information On VMware Infrastructure 3
VMware Infrastructure 3 is the industryâ€™s only production-ready suite
of virtualization products which delivers an always on, on demand datacenter through
automation of resource management, increased availability and rapid provisioning
and de-provisioning of capacity. VMware Infrastructure 3 delivers innovative techniques
to achieve huge cost savings quickly, automating manual tasks, increasing flexibility
and responsiveness to business needs. It also allows you to:
Streamline IT Infrastructure Management
- Increase hardware utilization and reduce hardware requirements with server consolidation
ratios commonly exceeding ten virtual machines per physical processor.
- Reduce required datacenter square footage, rack space, power, cooling, cabling,
storage and network components by reducing the sheer number of physical machines.
Provide Mainframe Class Availability and Reliability
- Streamline the execution of IT management processes such as provisioning, capacity
management, availability management, continuity management and service level management.
- Eliminate cumbersome software installations and configurations with virtual appliances.
- Decrease IT labor costs and refocus IT teams on value added, strategic tasks.
What's New with VMware Infrastructure
- Improve application availability and business continuity independent of hardware
and operating systems.
- Eliminate planned downtime for server and storage maintenance with live migration
of virtual machines across physical servers and storage arrays .
- Improve Recovery Time Objective and Recovery Point Objective in case of an entire
VMware innovations continue to make VMware Infrastructure the industry standard
way of computing in datacenters of all sizes and across all industries. VMware Infrastructure
is the most widely deployed virtualization platform allowing customers to:
- Manage IT infrastructure in the most efficient way
- Bring mainframe class availability and reliability to x86 datacenters
- Run the most demanding applications in a virtual environment
Latest Information On VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Tighten control of corporate assets and simplify desktop management with VMware
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). This comprehensive desktop virtualization
solution lets you replace traditional PCs with virtual machines that you can manage
from the data center in order to:
- Extend powerful VMware Infrastructure 3 capabilities such as business continuity
and disaster recovery to your desktops.
- Streamline desktop management to reduce operating costs and increase control.
- Deliver complete desktop environments with greater application compatibility.
Now with the new VMware Virtual Desktop Manage2 â€” For simplified management
and secure provisioning of virtual desktops.
VMware VDI: An Integrated Desktop Virtualization Solution
VMware VDI is an integrated desktop virtualization solution that delivers enterprise-class
control and manageability with a familiar user experience. VMware VDI, built on
VMwareâ€™s industry leading and proven virtualization platform, provides
new levels of efficiency and reliability for your virtual desktop environment.
Streamline Management, Reduce Costs & Increase Security
With VMware VDI, you get the proven VMware Infrastructure 3 software along with
VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM), an enterprise-class desktop management server
that securely connects users to virtual desktops in the data center and provides
an easy to use web-based interface to manage the centralized environment. VMware
VDI provides users with desktop business continuity, high availability and disaster
recovery capabilities that until now were available only for mission-critical server
Organizations worldwide use VMware VDI to streamline desktop management, increase
security, and reduce costs. Using VMware VDI, the time it takes to deploy a desktop
is typically reduced to minutes, optimizing the value of IT resources and getting
end users productive faster. VMware VDM is a flexible and intuitive desktop management
server enabling IT administrators to quickly provision and tightly control user
access. With these operational and security savings, customers realize a significant
return on investment from their VMware VDI deployments.
Deliver Complete Desktop Environments for a Familiar User Experience
With VMware VDI, end users get a complete, unmodified virtual desktop that behaves
just like a normal PC. There is no change to the applications or desktop environment,
no application sharing and no retraining required. Administrators can allow users
to install applications, customize their desktop environment and use local printers
and USB devices. Users also get better support with VMware VDI because Help Desk
technicians can perform tasks in the data center that would normally require an
Product Information On VMware Lab Manager
Create and manage a library of commonly used configurations and dynamically provision
them in seconds with a simple mouse click. VMware Lab Manager gives users on-demand
access to machines and systems they need - while leaving IT in administrative control
- all while achieving significant savings through reduced server, storage, and provisioning
Create and Maintain a Shared Virtual Machine Image Library
Automate the setup, capture, storage and sharing of multi-machine system configurations
with VMware Lab Manager. With its shared image library and shared pool of virtualized
servers, VMware Lab Manager lets you efficiently store and share multi-machine configurations
across teams and geographies.
Rapidly Provision any Environment with a Single Click of the Mouse
Eliminate the painstaking hours-long process of gathering machines, installing operating
systems, installing and configuring applications and establishing inter-machine
connections. With a single click, you can provision multi-tier systems nearly instantly
with VMware Lab Manager. You can also give users self-service access to the image
library, allowing them to fulfill their own provisioning needs while leaving IT
in control of user management, storage quotas and server deployment policiesâ€”achieving
the best of both worlds.
Reduce Capital and Operating Costs
Consume resources as they are needed instead of maintaining multiple systems that
are only used sporadically. VMware Lab Manager lets you pool and share resources
to meet the needs of users resulting in maximum utilization -- and increased cost
- Reduce development and test equipment costs
- Slash software development and test cycle times
- Dramatically increase the quality of delivered software systems
- Improve communication and collaboration among team
- Pool and share server, networking, storage and other resources amongst development
and test teams and individuals
- Provide every developer or test engineer the equivalent of their own fully equipped
data center with dedicated provisioning staff
- Automatically and rapidly set up and tear down complex development and test configurations
- Suspend and capture a multi-system configuration exhibiting a bug or other unexpected
behavior during test, ensuring reproducibility at debug time
- Maintain a complete library of customer and production system environments for use
- Efficiently move and share multi-machine configurations across software development
and test teams and facilities
PPC Offers Expertise for VMware Virtual Server Technology
To find out how PPC's VMware consultants can help you with VMware Virtual Server
technology, call our Server Virtualization consulting team at