VMware vCenter Lab Manager allows IT to provide non-IT users with on-demand access to shared virtual resources. Application owners, development and testing teams, support and training organizations can create, deploy and reconfigure multi-tier system configurations in seconds. Self-service management with policy-based access control reduces administrative burden and infrastructure management costs, and empowers businesses to deliver new or updated applications rapidly and with greater agility.
Application development and testing
VMware vCenter Lab Manager streamlines application development and testing by giving every engineer the equivalent of his or her own personal datacenter. In a matter of seconds, Lab Manager deploys, captures and shares any system configuration, enabling teams to prototype new applications rapidly; test software releases on a broader range of system configurations; and capture, reproduce and resolve defects more easily. The Lab Manager API and integrations with leading test and build management tools provide additional automation benefits to allow for continuous testing and integration of software applications, shortening delivery schedules and improving software quality.
IT operations and application owners responsible for production releases use Lab Manager to eliminate the risk of failed production system updates. With Lab Manager, it is easy to create faithful replicas of production systems for patch testing and seamlessly transition updated system configurations across testing, staging and production environments connected to different networks, server and storage systems. Lab Manager allows release teams to update production systems more quickly, shorten maintenance windows and avoid downtime.
Support and helpdesk operationsProduct Highlights
VMware vCenter Lab Manager enables your entire support organization to rapidly retrieve software releases and host platforms, recreate customer environments, and share those environments with other teams. As a result, support engineers troubleshoot problems and close tickets more quickly, increasing customer satisfaction.
- Provide on-demand access to internal cloud resources for end users, while ensuring IT control
- Instantly repurpose hardware in support of various teams and project needs
- Eliminate time-consuming provisioning tasks for IT staff
- Reduce storage footprints and contain storage growth
- Optimize resource utilization of shared infrastructure
- Improve processes, communication and team collaboration