Can someone please explain to me in plain simple English terms the following technologies:
What are they for and how they work?
Are they related to each other?
Are they considered part of SDDC (Software Defined Data Center)?
vCOPs - VMware vCenter Operation Manager
vCAC - VMware vCloud Automation Center
Thanks in advance...
vCOPs is a product for monitoring, correlating and analyzing a vDatacenter given the ability to increase efficiency, know risks present/future and monitoring workload in a more smart way than simple monitoring tools like Nagios (because it has the ability to correlating and collecting data from multiple sources). This product is boundled in vSphere with vSphere Operation manager or sold separately with vRealize Operation Manager (vROM).
vCAC, now vRealize Automation (vRA) is a powerfull automation tool used for delivery of VM/Apps with a simple ui and using a more powerfull templating in a catalog. This product could be used with vSphere, NSX and vSAN for inpremise automation or to handle external cloud resources (like azure, amazon,...)
SDDC is an abstraction of 4 components: CPU, Memory, Storage and Network. To realize a simple SDDC you need vSphere, NSX, vSAN. Tools for automation and monitoring could be essential to handle and scale it in a safe way.
vRealize is a suite of tools for monitoring and automations.
For further information see the official website: Prodotti di virtualizzazione VMware per server virtuali, desktop virtuali e data center
Horizon is a suite in past only to handle End User Computing world, now is a suite for End user application, desktop governance system..
Further info here: VMware Desktop and Application Virtualization
You could find more info in the official website...