Paul Maritz presented their view of the Front Office of IT, that includes Service Catalog, Self-service, charge back and service profiles. This is all about Offer a Cloud.
In other words, they have adopted newScale’s Front Office vision; which is great.
However, based on the Lifecycle Manager lab that I attended last night, their ‘catalog’ is still very much focused on the back-end mechanics. It’s a good step but has a few years to mature.
So overall, I’m very pleased by this development. It validates what I’ve been writing for a while. IT needs to be able to make offers to manage demand. Cloud is all about standard offerings.Paul Maritz, Service Catalog, VMware CEO