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VIS Creator

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Automated delivery of virtual and physical server and virtual desktop workloads

 

VIS Creator is an elastic, policy-driven platform that simplifies workload delivery and lifecycle management for IT departments and end users.

  • Empower authorized end users to deploy their own workloads for quick response to business needs.
  • Control sprawl and optimize utilization of virtual machines with automated provisioning and reclamation policies.
  • Deploy and manage physical and virtual desktop infrastructures in a multivendor data center from a single console

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VIS Creator - Immediate gains and lasting value

Immediate gains and lasting value

Dell VIS Creator enables authorized users to access a customized catalog of IT resources, some of which can be ready for deployment in minutes. With VIS Creator, authorized users can:
  • Request new services from a customized catalog of resources
  • Modify existing resources
  • View details and consumption of existing resources
Thanks to the automated self-service delivery model of VIS Creator, there's no need to build a buffer into IT requests. Users can request and purchase solutions that are the right size today, with the confidence that changes can be made easily and quickly in the future.

VIS Creator provides administrators and end users with a powerful set of tools, including the ability to:
  • Eliminate time-consuming steps by formalizing the resource-deployment process and streamlining the approval process
  • Respond to changes quickly by selecting and deploying standard IT resources almost instantly
  • Customize an extensive set of out-of-the-box workflows to help automate many common tasks associated with workload deployment
VIS Creator - Robust IT governance that keeps you in control

Robust IT governance that keeps you in control

Giving end users the ability to select, deploy and manage IT resources sounds as though it could wreak havoc with internal governance, but the truth is quite the opposite. With VIS Creator in place, IT administrators can:
  • Define policies to limit resource consumption
  • Ensure that IT requests are provisioned to standards
  • Enforce process workflows, as well as user rights and access control
  • Define which users have access to specific resources and processes
With its robust automation of policies and access controls, VIS Creator can help you establish consistent IT governance through processes, not people. For administrators, this means the ability to:
  • Organize resources, policies, processes and management access controls for each group or service tier
  • Reserve dedicated computer resources for a group from a shared physical infrastructure
  • Utilize workflows for building, managing, reclaiming, decommissioning and archiving each machine
  • Define group membership and user rights
At many companies, IT departments deliver numerous, varied services to internal customers. These include solution components such as development-versus-production environments and server-versus-desktop solutions, as well as processes that provide support for various lines of business. With secure multitenancy, VIS Creator provides business-aware access controls, process automation, and governance that can be customized to meet the unique needs of different groups, enabling optimal sharing of resources compared to more inflexible, one-size-fits-all solutions.

Powerful resource management

Improving resource utilization and controlling virtual machine sprawl are growing challenges for many organizations. With VIS Creator, you can support growth while keeping existing resources under control from day one.

Powerful resource management
VIS Creator can help reduce the need to over-provision at setup, enabling you to:
  • Deliver the right-sized machines at the right service levels
  • Restrict a group's resource consumption to pre-allocated levels
  • Provide review of new requests and approval consistent with user/group security permissions
Powerful resource management
Thanks to its robust process automation, VIS Creator can automatically reclaim and reuse resources:
  • After lease expiration
  • After archival period
  • While combining snapshots
Powerful resource management
VIS Creator enables you to automatically identify, verify and reclaim inactive and abandoned resources, giving you the ability to:
  • Identify inactive, stranded or abandoned resources with VRM reports
  • Automate the workflow required to reclaim and recycle resources

Flexibility and investment protection

To keep costs and disruptions under control in your IT infrastructure, an automation solution has to be compatible with the hardware, hypervisors and applications you already have in place. That's why we've designed VIS Creator as an 'open' solution, capable of working in harmony with your existing IT investments.

Using the interoperability and orchestration capabilities of VIS Creator, you can provision workloads across multivendor hypervisors, applications and hardware infrastructures. And, when the time comes to expand your IT investment, you can have the flexibility to do it on your own terms.

VIS Creator can help you accelerate, streamline and automate the provisioning and management of virtual desktop environments, and do so seamlessly across a multivendor, multihypervisor environment. Authorized IT users can quickly deploy, monitor and decommission virtual desktop resources, relieving administrative burden, enhancing responsiveness and ensuring security and compliance to help make it easier to experience the benefits of desktop virtualization.

Service and support, tailored to your path

As your IT infrastructure grows, think about where you want to be with your virtual environment in terms of deployment, management, optimization and security.

Use Dell IT consulting services to help quickly identify high-impact projects that deliver ROI and free up resources so you can focus on creating a competitive advantage. In addition, our Dell ProSupport* suite of support services will enable you to build the support solution that’s right for your organization. And, you can feel secure knowing your company data is safe since VIS Creator enables you to limit who can see data or execute tasks.
Dell Global Services include a wide, customizable range of choices to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment and to help you transition from platform to platform. Depending on your current business requirements and the level of service you want, we can provide you with factory, on-site, remote, modular and specialized services that fit your needs and budget. We’ll help you with a little or a lot — your choice — and provide you with access to our global resources like our global command centers.

So you’re on the path to a more dynamic, cost- and resource-efficient IT infrastructure. But you’ve run into some snags associated with the design, deployment, management and optimization of a highly virtualized IT environment. You have vendors coming at you from all sides trying to sell you their solution for part of the problem. But you don’t want a partial solution. You want a comprehensive solution and preferably one from a single vendor who can pull it all together on your behalf — because you don’t have the time, money or resources to deal with multiple vendors who have proprietary products that don’t work together.

You’re working long hours just trying to serve your in-house customers — the people that are placing an ever-growing list of demands on the IT infrastructure, your staff and your budget. You could pull people off existing projects, to research, evaluate and implement solutions to your virtualization and infrastructure challenges. But that could cost you a lot in terms of delaying or dropping critical projects already in progress — not to mention the impact it could have on business as usual.

Or you can call on a team of dedicated professionals who do this for a living. A team that will work with you and your staff to understand your specific business challenges, assess where you are on your business improvement path and where you want to be, design a plan for a dynamic, efficient IT infrastructure, execute the solution and support you for as long as you need. A team like Dell.

At Dell, we understand what you’re dealing with because we work with other customers who have the same challenges and are trying to achieve the same objectives. We’d like to help you, as we’ve helped them.

Our global services include a wide, customizable range of choices to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment, and to help you transition from current state to desired state. Depending on your current business requirements and the level of service you want, we can provide you with factory, on-site, remote, modular and specialized services that fit your needs and budget. We’ll also provide you with access to our global resources like our global command centers.

Our IT consulting services can help you quickly identify high-impact projects that deliver ROI and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-oriented plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes. From Data Center Optimization to Server Virtualization to Systems Management, our consulting services can help you build a more efficient enterprise.

Once up and running, our Dell ProSupport™ suite of support services can enable you to build the support solution that’s right for your organization. Choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. From desktop to data center, address everyday IT challenges such as unplanned downtime, business-critical needs, data and asset protection, support planning, resource allocation, software application management and more. From basic support to remote support services, optimize your IT resources by prescribing the right support model.
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