3.0 The Cloud Environment

Cloud Manager turns your virtual infrastructure into a Cloud environment that provides automated business services to your customers. The Cloud environment consists of a variety of components. Some of the components, such as zones and resource groups, provide ways to organize your virtual infrastructure resources so that Cloud Manager knows where to run business services. These components are mostly hidden to users. Other components, such as service levels and workload templates, form the core of business services and are readily visible to users. The following sections introduce these key components: