Helping Your Business Adapt Cloud Operating Model

The sophistication and deployment complexity of enterprise workloads that are powering the digital transformation are constantly growing. This means that traditional approaches to workload deployment, governance, and auditability management in a multi-cloud world no longer meet business expectations.

Automated SAP Workload Deployment & Cost Management on Clouds

Vnomic is working closely with cloud providers to develop specialized capabilities to automate SAP landscape deployments and governance on clouds. These capabilities include cloud infrastructure and SAP landscape architectural deployment models/blueprints that enable integrated testing and validation, as well as customizable and scalable landscape deployment solutions globally. Vnomic platform makes it easy to deploy and govern your SAP landscape environment on clouds with zero touch, end to end.

The need for better SAP landscape deployment

Most SAP landscape deployments are manual, time-consuming and prone to human error, all of which can cause significant delivery issues and compromised quality. In the enterprise world, you need to have a standardized and streamlined path of deployment to ensure consistency and manageability to avoid unexpected delays and expensive production operational costs.

In response, some companies have tried to throw more people or money at the problem, while others have made attempts to use infrastructure automation tools.  These tools, however, come with a steep learning curve and heavy lifting from the infrastructure team, which many times does not have deep SAP landscape experience. This is how companies can end up with semi-automated and inconsistent deployments, which leads to delayed project with significant cost overrun.

Why Vnomic automation solution?

Vnomic has challenged the status quo with Vnomic automation platform for SAP landscape on clouds.  Vnomic automation platform standardizes SAP landscape deployments and governance providing unique capability to streamline the entire deployment operation lifecycle while integrating services that clouds provide.

In short, Vnomic platform reduces time to market while improving the consistency and resiliency of SAP landscapes architectures and enhancing the customer experience.

The benefits and business outcomes of Vnomic automation

Vnomic automation for SAP on clouds brings many benefits including:

  • Best practices by default: We manage and continuously maintain SAP and clouds best practices in Vnomic platform by modeling all the capabilities as well as pulling in lessons learned and the newest SAP and clouds features.
  • Reduced time to market: By using models and defining everything as code, SAP landscapes can be deployed in a matter of hours with zero touch, end to end while deployments of all the components are documented in great details.
  • Reduced deployment costs and increased service reliability: Vnomic eliminates manual labor and its associated errors while documenting all the deployment steps end to end with zero touch.
  • Increased compliance and auditability: Vnomic model driven platform with desired state computation enables companies to enforce the SAP and Cloud best practices from the start to meet strict governance and compliance requirements while reducing cost.

Successfully migrating a data center and workload to the cloud and effectively managing the cost take numerous steps including:

  • Data Center Analysis
  • Cloud Account and Subscription Management
  • Workload Resource Requirements
  • Deployment Cost on Cloud
  • Runbooks and Supporting Automation/Integration on Cloud
  • Governance and Control on Cloud
  • Workload Resiliency on Cloud

Vnomic offers a comprehensive solution for successfully migrating data centers and workloads to clouds.

Migration to Cloud and Ongoing Management Steps

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) This involves account and subscription management with appropriate delegations and granularities. Specific hierarchies, roles, and operations are defined up-front so that the necessary set of objects is created in AD when subscriptions are provisioned. Our solution leverages RBAC for maximal project flexibility while streamlining administration.
Subscription Provisioning and Bootstrapping This specifies subscription use cases and prescribes how each case is provisioned along with the initial resource provisioning and configurations to make the subscriptions immediately usable. Vnomic leverages subscriptions for maximal project flexibility while ensuring subscription consumers are immediately productive.
Subscription Resource Placement This places resources in subscriptions and resource groups with consideration on scalability, purpose, and lifecycle. Subscription resource placement ensures growth, topological changes, and streamlined operations activities.
Granular Resource Management This ensures that resources are managed and classified so their purposes—in terms of applications, topologies, environments, and cost centers—are defined. Granular resource management provides visibility to all stakeholders for their respective activities and planning.
Capacity Management This process quantifies typical and peak capacity for all resources across workloads. It also establishes policies for committing to reserved capacity to reduce costs. In addition, it identifies resources where elasticity is optimal. This step helps ensure rightsizing and consumption alignment with business objectives.
Cost Management This involves quantifying deployment costs, establishing budgets, planning growth, and tracking trends. It can also be used to apply budgets, quotas, and policies as well as configure respective alerting/reporting. This step ensures that costs accrue per planning. It also safeguards against any accidental cost-incurring activities.
Operations Readiness Operations readiness involves identifying specific operations use cases, building runbooks, as supporting automation/integration and information import/export, as well as training and knowledge transfer for responsible teams. Operations readiness efficiently enables operations teams to assume the responsibility of each deployment.
Governance and Control This guards against accidental deletion, misconfiguration, and corruption of workload resources. These events can occur with the wrong click of a button with software-defined infrastructures. The Vnomic solution prevents human errors that can cause business disruption or hurt brand image.
Workload Resiliency This involves identifying HA/DR and BI requirements as well as prescribing and validating server/storage/network recovery, pooling, placement, traffic management, automation, and workload architectural changes. Our solution ensures cloud constructs are correctly applied to achieve LOB requirements.

The Vnomic solution leverages the following five phases to successfully migrate workloads or datacenters to clouds and manage them effectively to reduce the cost and ensure security, governance and compliance.

Workloads Migration to Cloud and Management

Analyze Blueprint Cost Management Deployment Governance
Discover/Mine Knowledge of Current Workloads and Infrastructures Specify Workload Entities With Their Requirements and Semantics Budgeting for All Datacenter Resources in Blueprint Automate the Blueprint as a Desired State Specification This step ensures that costs accrue per planning. It also safeguards against any accidental cost-incurring activities.
Measure Against Operational and Financial Objectives as well as Best Practices Apply Migration Best Practices for Target Platform Capacity Planning, Monitoring Cloud Spend Provision Multi-Cloud (Private/Hybrid/Public) Infrastructure Operations readiness efficiently enables operations teams to assume the responsibility of each deployment.
Capacity Requirements and Normalization Map to Target Platform Resources, Governance and Costs Specifying Aggregation and Context Orchestrate Application Component Deployment This involves identifying HA/DR and BI requirements as well as prescribing and validating server/storage/network recovery, pooling, placement, traffic management, automation, and workload architectural changes.
Analyze Cost, Capacity, Consumption, Security, Governance and Business-Specific Issues Compute and Optimize Licensing and Resource Costs Calculating Costs and Change Over Time Accountability Cost center, Specific Application Alerting, Consumption Caps Efficiency, Server Scale-up vs. Scale-out This guards against accidental deletion, misconfiguration, and corruption of workload resources. These events can occur with the wrong click of a button with software-defined infrastructures.

Analysis

Ensure successful migrations to cloud with the automated analysis of what to migrate, what it will cost, and how to keep everything secure.

Capabilities:

  • Discover/Mine Knowledge of Current Workloads and Infrastructures
  • Measure Against Operational and Financial Objectives as well as Best Practices
  • Capacity Requirements and Normalization
  • Analyze Cost, Capacity, Consumption, Security, Governance and Business-Specific Issues
Analyze

Blueprint

Leverage Vnomic’ s advanced blueprinting capability to capture and maintain all your datacenter components in one blueprint, end to end, bringing an unprecedented level of control, security and business agility to your landscape deployment on the clouds.

Capabilities:

  • Specify Workload Entities With Their Requirements and Semantics
  • Apply Migration Best Practices for Target Platform
  • Map to Target Platform Resources, Governance and Costs
  • Compute and Optimize Licensing and Resource Costs
Blueprint

Cost Management

Compute the costs to the penny and run what-if scenarios for your entire datacenter; also compute the projected costs on the clouds based on your specific organization’s discounts. Provide the workload level or lower granularity cloud consumption costs, forecast cloud costs, and automate cost reporting and right-size cloud expenses.

Capabilities:

  • Budgeting for All Datacenter Resources in Blueprint
  • Capacity Planning, Monitoring Cloud Spend
  • Specifying Aggregation and Context
  • Calculating Costs and Change Over Time
    • Accountability
    • Cost center, Specific Application
    • Alerting, Consumption Caps
    • Efficiency, Server Scale-up vs. Scale-out
Analyze

Automated End-to-End Deployment

Vnomic MetaDirector is an expert system that uses desired state technologies to compute and deploy a workload correctly on a cloud infrastructure while meeting the performance, security, governance and auditability requirements.

Capabilities:

  • Automate the Blueprint as a Desired State Specification
  • Provision Multi-Cloud (Private/Hybrid/Public) Infrastructure
  • Orchestrate Application Component Deployment
Automated-End-to-End-Deployment

Governance, Cost and Capacity Management

Vnomic provides an unprecedented level of control and capabilities for global enterprises to effectively manage their governance, cost and capacity.

Capabilities:

Governance

  • Resource Tags, Resource Groups, Role-Based Access Control
  • Subscriptions/Accounts
  • Resource Locks
  • Audit, Policy, Naming Standards
  • Cost Management
  • Service Level Objectives Agreements

Cost Management and Optimization

  • Budgeting for All Resources in Blueprint
  • Capacity Planning and Monitoring Cloud Spend
  • Specifying Aggregation and Context Through Blueprint
  • Cost and Change Over Time

Capacity Management

  • Leverage Blueprint to Identify Appropriate KPIs
  • Demand, Consistency and Utilization
  • Specify Specific Metric Collection Contexts and Frequencies
  • Profile Performance to Achieve Efficiency Baselines for Target Infrastructures
  • Advice Regarding Improving Efficiency for Current and New Infrastructures
Governance-Cost-and-Capacity-Management

Analysis

Ensure successful migrations to cloud with the automated analysis of what to migrate, what it will cost, and how to keep everything secure.

Capabilities:

  • Discover/Mine Knowledge of Current Workloads and Infrastructures
  • Measure Against Operational and Financial Objectives as well as Best Practices
  • Capacity Requirements and Normalization
  • Analyze Cost, Capacity, Consumption, Security, Governance and Business-Specific Issues
Analyze

Blueprint

Leverage Vnomic’ s advanced blueprinting capability to capture and maintain all your datacenter components in one blueprint, end to end, bringing an unprecedented level of control, security and business agility to your landscape deployment on the clouds.

Capabilities:

  • Specify Workload Entities With Their Requirements and Semantics
  • Apply Migration Best Practices for Target Platform
  • Map to Target Platform Resources, Governance and Costs
  • Compute and Optimize Licensing and Resource Costs
Blueprint

Cost Management

Compute the costs to the penny and run what-if scenarios for your entire datacenter; also compute the projected costs on the clouds based on your specific organization’s discounts. Provide the workload level or lower granularity cloud consumption costs, forecast cloud costs, and automate cost reporting and right-size cloud expenses.

Capabilities:

  • Budgeting for All Datacenter Resources in Blueprint
  • Capacity Planning, Monitoring Cloud Spend
  • Specifying Aggregation and Context
  • Calculating Costs and Change Over Time
    • Accountability
    • Cost center, Specific Application
    • Alerting, Consumption Caps
    • Efficiency, Server Scale-up vs. Scale-out
Analyze

Automated End-to-End Deployment

Vnomic MetaDirector is an expert system that uses desired state technologies to compute and deploy a workload correctly on a cloud infrastructure while meeting the performance, security, governance and auditability requirements.

Capabilities:

  • Automate the Blueprint as a Desired State Specification
  • Provision Multi-Cloud (Private/Hybrid/Public) Infrastructure
  • Orchestrate Application Component Deployment
Automated-End-to-End-Deployment

Governance, Cost and Capacity Management

Vnomic provides an unprecedented level of control and capabilities for global enterprises to effectively manage their governance, cost and capacity.

Capabilities:

Governance

  • Resource Tags, Resource Groups, Role-Based Access Control
  • Subscriptions/Accounts
  • Resource Locks
  • Audit, Policy, Naming Standards
  • Cost Management
  • Service Level Objectives Agreements

Cost Management and Optimization

  • Budgeting for All Resources in Blueprint
  • Capacity Planning and Monitoring Cloud Spend
  • Specifying Aggregation and Context Through Blueprint
  • Cost and Change Over Time

Capacity Management

  • Leverage Blueprint to Identify Appropriate KPIs
  • Demand, Consistency and Utilization
  • Specify Specific Metric Collection Contexts and Frequencies
  • Profile Performance to Achieve Efficiency Baselines for Target Infrastructures
  • Advice Regarding Improving Efficiency for Current and New Infrastructures
Governance-Cost-and-Capacity-Management