To meet the operational policies and SLAs for workloads, a closed-loop automation is necessary across the shared cloud infrastructure environment.

The vCloud NFV OpenStack Edition leverages the combination of vSphere DRS and Nova Scheduler to optimize the initial and runtime placement of workloads to ensure health and performance to the cloud infrastructure. Tenant vDCs and workloads are monitored to ensure resources are being tuned and balanced dynamically.

Capacity and demand planning, SLA violations, performance degradations, and issue isolation capabilities can be augmented with the analytics-enabled reference architecture. The analytics-enabled architecture provisions a workflow automation framework to provide closed-loop integrations with NFVO and VNFM for just-in-time optimizations.

For more information, see the Analytics-Enabled Reference Architecture section.