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VMware Virtual SAN Covered in Gartner 2015 Predictions Report for Midmarket

VSAN OverviewBy John Gilmartin, vice president and general manager, SDDC Suite Business Unit, VMware

Today, I am happy to share that VMware Virtual SAN was included in recent Gartner research. The report, “Predicts 2015: Midmarket CIOs Must Shed IT Debt to Invest in Strategic IT Initiatives,” identifies opportunities for CIOs to simplify IT operations so they can spend more time improving business outcomes.(1) The report states:

  • Gartner recommends highly virtualized midsize enterprises should stop investing in best-of-breed heterogeneous hardware and opt for integrated systems infrastructure solutions.
  • Gartner predicts by 2018, 40% of midsize enterprises will replace all data center servers and storage with integrated systems.

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Administrators With Their Head in the vCloud – Keenen

With the help of vRealize Suite, cloud management has become so streamlined that Keenen now has time to master brand new skills.


Is your CIO’s Head in the Cloud?

Tony Scott, VMware SVP & CIOThe rise of cloud-based services has made it much easier to procure IT resources and enabled organizations to treat new infrastructure investments as an operating expense rather than capital investment. While this transition continues to bring new agility to things like development and testing, many CIOs and IT departments are being left out of the conversation. So while IT is evolving, it’s often without a clear direction or strategy. CIOs need to figure out what the North Star is for their organization’s IT infrastructure, and point people in the right direction, vocally.

VMware CIO Tony Scott joined VMware in August 2013, and leads the company’s global information technology group, bringing more than 35 years of leadership and management experience in IT services. Tony recently sat down with Bruce Hoard, Editor of VMware Tech Center for an exclusive interview. Click through below to read the full Q&A.

“Hybrid is personal—it means something to every single CIO” — Exclusive Interview with Tony Scott, CIO, VMware

Update: Third Annual Fling Contest Closes

VMware 2014 Fling ContestWinner to be Announced Before Year End; Tribal Knowledge Catches up with Last Year’s Winner

Back in September, we blogged about the opening of VMware’s Third Annual Fling contest, which invites the VMware community to submit ideas that VMware may develop into a “Fling.” “What’s a Fling,” you may ask? Flings are software tools developed by VMware engineers that provide functionality that enhances or complements existing VMware products or explore new ideas.

This year’s Fling contest recently closed on Friday, Nov. 14 and the winner will be announced before the year’s end. Tribal Knowledge had a chance to catch up with last year’s winner, Steve Athanas. (He’s the Director of Platforms & Systems Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell.)

Learn more about VMware’s Fling Contest at: https://flingcontest.vmware.com/about and check out our interview with Steve after the jump.

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VMware Weekly News Recap, Nov. 14, 2014

VMware News

VMware_Boundless_Delta_TwitterThis week in VMware News, we profiled three different customers that are changing the game in mobile by using VMware and AirWatch by VMware technology:


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Check out the video case studies at the links above and be sure to join in on the conversation by using the hashtags #Boundless and #MobileGameChanger on your social networks.

Also in VMware news this week, Tribal Knowledge continued with a fun photo series, exclusive to our blog: “Administrators WithTheir Head in the vCloud.” This week, Isabel ponders one the Universe’s greatest mysteries and Carter gets to spend a little more time on his hair

Enterprise Software Partner of the Year_2014Lastly, VMware was recently recognized and awarded the Enterprise Software Partner of the Year award by Insight at its annual Synergy event on 10/30. Share the news on your social networks!

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Talk About Mobile! Smart devices Open Up #Boundless Opportunities for Delta

VMware_Boundless_Delta_TwitterAirline crew members are the most mobile workers in the world. And when Delta wanted to extend its mobile Windows systems and apps to cover its exceptionally mobile workforce, they worked with AirWatch to make it happen.

Learn more on boundless.vmware.com and watch the video after the jump.

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Administrators With Their Head in the vCloud – Isabel

Now that her company finally adopted vCloud Air as its hybrid cloud platform, Isabel has more time than ever to investigate the Universe’s greatest mysteries.