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I am very pleased to officially announce the new-and-improved VMware Go Pro, another step forward in our commitment to provide simple and cost-effective solutions for growing SMBs to adopt and extend virtualization, and to improve the protection, scalability and reliability of their IT infrastructure.
By Julia Lee, product marketing manager, Infrastructure Products, VMware
Exciting times here at VMworld 2012 as we finally, can talk publicly about some of the product developments we have been working on in this past year. With today’s announcement of VMware vSphere® 5.1 solutions to help small and midsize businesses (SMBs), we unveiled VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) 5.1.
For those of you not familiar with VMware vSphere Storage Appliance, it enables you to transform the local storage within your servers into a shared storage resource that runs your virtualized applications. VSA allows you to achieve business continuity and eliminates any single point of failure within your IT environment. Let’s dive into some of the new features behind today’s announcement: Continue reading →
By Mike Adams, Group Product Line Marketing Manager, Infrastructure Product Marketing, VMware
Great effort has gone into the newly announced VMware vSphere 5.1, the foundation of the VMware vCloud Suite, to build out capabilities that help businesses of all sizes and varying IT resources and skill sets to get more out of their virtualized and cloud environments. With the blog we’re focused on how VMware vSphere 5.1 solutions will help small and midsized businesses (SMBs) simplify and protect IT with industry-leading virtualization, business continuity and automated management capabilities.
As you may have noticed by today’s announcements, solutions for small and midsize businesses are in the spotlight at VMworld 2012. In the first of a series of SMB focused infographics we look at the people, demographics and IT characteristics of today’s small and midsize businesses.
As a VMware champion for the Small and Midsize Customer Segment, I am thrilled to be a part of our VMworld 2012 event, titled “Right Here. Right Now“. At VMworld 2012, you’ll have the opportunity to see and hear from Customers, Technology Leaders and Partners - and get hands-on training - about how to best leverage, manage and secure your virtual infrastructure now and in the future. And check out the details on how to enter to win a $100,000 Journey to the Cloud Makeover on our SMB Guide to VMworld.
We are Ready. The Technology is Here. And the Partners are in place. Move with the boldness of the industry that never sleeps — go with the power of VMware at your side.
With all the exciting things happening at the event, there are several SMB activities and sessions that may be most relevant for you. Whether you are new to virtualization or already very familiar and growing your cloud IT infrastructure, VMworld is truly designed to take you forward. For those of you attending VMworld, I look forward to an opportunity to meet you there.
One of the biggest IT costs for a small and midsize business is shared storage, like a NAS or a SAN. Even the most entry-level of SAN’s can cost $10K and up to purchase, plus usually another couple thousand dollars to get it deployed and learn how to use it. For a lot of small businesses, that’s their entire yearly IT budget.
The problem is that shared storage is absolutely needed to get the most out of a modern virtualized environment. Key vSphere features like vMotion, High Availability (HA), and Fault Tolerance (FT) all require some sort of shared storage. So what do you do if you don’t have that $10K or more to buy a shared storage device? You get a VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) instead! The VSA is software that turns your vSphere Hosts’ (servers) internal hard drives into a highly available (99.9%) redundant shared storage device.
I’m pleased to present this blog from one of our customers, Joshua Bauer, Sr. Manager of Network Operations, Acorda Therapeutics. Joshua is a returning customer to VMworld and not only is he benefitting from IT simplicity and efficiency for his IT operations using VMware solutions, he continues to grow his knowledge and business, through the information, networking, learning and labs he experiences at our annual event. For instance, you’ll be able to check out small and mid-size sessions including, but not limited to:
Take a moment to read these exclusive tips from Joshua and how to make the most of your VMworld experience. For those of you attending VMworld, I look forward to an opportunity to meet you there.
Until next time,
VMworld: A (Golden) Gateway for SMBs to the year’s biggest virtualization and cloud event.
A Blog Post by Joshua Bauer, Senior Manager of Network Operations, Acorda Therapeutics
So you booked your flight and hotel, packed your bags, turned on auto-reply for email (you’re welcome) and are officially ready to conquer the VMworld 2012 Event. But what will you do when you get there?
Whether you are new to virtualization or already very familiar and growing your cloud IT infrastructure, VMware has free and useful tools to help address challenges you may be facing as a small and mid-size business… such as limited budget, time, or resources. I’d like to share a few of our popular FREE tools that I provide during my customer calls, and that I think you’ll find useful and can enable you to experience real benefits in a short period of time.
Our vSphere Hypervisor The vSphere Hypervisor is available at no cost to help anyone experience the benefits of virtualization. Granting free access to vSphere’s hypervisor functionality enables IT professionals to become familiar with the technology and prove its value in their organization.
VMware Go Maybe you are interested in virtualization, but new to it and concerned you don’t have the time or expertise. VMware Go provides a browser interface and an intuitive wizard to guide new users through the installation and setup of a virtualized environment. What I find useful for customers is showing how easy it is to:
Do initial setup of the vSphere Hypervisor
Create virtual machines
Manage VMware vSphere Hypervisor hosts and virtual machines