Moving Lab Management Environments to the Cloud
In early 2011, VMware announced a decision to discontinue additional majorreleases of vCenter Lab Manager. This leaves organizations that are currently running Lab Manager at a crossroads. They must determine whether it is best for them to continue using the virtual lab infrastructure that is already in place, or consider other options for their virtual lab after the product’s end of life.
These organizations have four clear options:
- Do nothing
- Upgrade the lab infrastructure and use another on-premises cloud management solution
- Transition to a competing virtual lab product
- Migrate lab services to the cloud
There are advantages and disadvantages to each of these options, discussed in detail in this white paper.