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Announcing VMware vCloud Director 8.10: A New Way to Orchestrate the Provisioning of Cloud Services

Creating a secure, automated, and well-managed enterprise grade computing environment often takes more unified approach than a public-only or a private-only cloud. Business leaders have begun rapidly transitioning to hybrid cloud environments that leverage both private cloud and public cloud services to meet all their needs. This shift, however, hasn’t come without pain points, manual orchestration and unnecessary IT siloes to name two. This has created the need for a new kind of solution.

Hybrid cloud adoption is set to grow at a 27% compound annual growth rate for the next four years and an overwhelming majority of enterprises plan to use a portfolio of clouds, with 82 percent reporting a multi-cloud strategy.[1] This sounds great, especially for cloud service providers, but what it really means is more stress and strain on IT resources.

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Experience the Power of Operations Management with the vSphere Optimization Assessment!

Have you ever wondered about the power of Operations Management? Well, you’re in luck! The vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) for Service Providers is a sales acceleration program that allows you to see the power of operations management.

Starting June 2nd, we’re hosting a webcast series which will introduce you to this program and demonstrate the technical benefits of vRealize Optimization.

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It’s Time for You to Attend vForum Live Chicago – May 25th!

Calling all IT professionals interested in exploring the benefits of virtualization, mobility, or cloud, VMware vForum Live Chicago is coming soon! Join our experts in-person for an interactive, all-day event that will take you through technical deep dives of VMware solutions. Sign up today to attend vForum Live in Chicago on May 25th and discover the myriad of ways you can simplify your IT and receive actionable advice on how to deliver an effective cloud strategy from our keynote speakers, specific breakout sessions, hands-on lab environments, and more. Plus, you’ll have the chance to win some pretty sweet prizes, too!

In the morning, enjoy breakfast with your peers and make sure to snag your VMware lanyard and logo bag at the registration table. Then take a seat in the main plenary and take in our world-class keynote speakers as they divulge tips, tricks and insights into their various fields. Here’s the list of IT’s biggest names and VMware technical leaders who will be presenting:

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Take Part in a Technical Deep Dive and Demonstration of the Hybrid WAN

Now that cloud computing is the new norm, the question you need to ask yourself is, “How many workloads should I be migrating?” If you’re at that stage, and would like VMware experts to guide you through migrating vSphere workloads to the cloud, then join our upcoming webcasts for a deep technical dive into “Migrating vSphere Workloads to the Cloud” with VMware vCloud® Air™ and VMware vCloud® Air™ Hybrid Cloud Manager™.

vCloud Air is a secure public cloud platform that delivers greater compute and application performance, while the hybrid cloud enables enterprises to combine the flexibility and efficiency of public cloud with the security and control of on-premise data centers. Using vCloud Air in conjunction with vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager makes it even easier to migrate applications to and from the public cloud, and extend your network for a true hybrid environment.

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vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – FERPA

Welcome back to our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight series, where we explain the compliance issues that affect journeys to the cloud. Previously, we’ve covered:

For this blog, the focus shifts to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a U.S. federal regulation governing how educational institutions protect student privacy.

The basic requirement of FERPA is that all personally identifiable information is properly secured. This includes grades, test scores, health information, and disciplinary reports. Sharing any student data, even to other governmental or educational institutions, requires consent.

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Discover the Power of VMware vCloud Air in Our Latest Edition of VMware: Hero On Demand

As any IT hero can attest, seasonal workload spikes are no trifling matter. Especially when the VMW-vCloud-Q2PaidSocial-042216-1200x627-v3.2[2]demand for limited onsite resources grows out of step with your budget. It’s a growing crisis … but wait! Quick! What’s that in the sky coming to your organization’s virtual rescue? Have no fear, — VMware vCloud Air is here!

Will VMware — your co-worker with a secret — be able to thwart the overloaded application overlord? Will you be able to defeat the nefarious contractual colossus? Can your company overcome its IT struggles while staying in the black and on budget?

Of course it can! With the power of VMware vCloud Air, you can tap into the power of the cloud and scale compute as needed. With services such as vCloud Air Object Storage, you have instant self-service access to storage on demand. Satisfy your application’s need for a dynamic environment while maintaining visibility, control and compliance of IT resource and data.

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VMware and Cirrity Help U.S. Auto Sales to Speed Past Sales Records with Virtual Desktops

U.S. Auto Sales needed to update its IT infrastructure after an unprecedented ice storm slammed the Southeastern United States, knocking its payment collection system offline. The company, specializing in preowned high-end vehicles for customers without access to traditional financing, could not collect payment from many of its 20,000 accounts. Customers would have to either call or drive to a collection location to make payments.

“IT was given the ultimatum that we cannot ever let this happen again,” Travis McKeone, director of IT and facilities at U.S. Auto Sales, said.

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Reinvent Cloud Security with vCloud Air

Let’s say your business is expanding rapidly. You’ll need an infrastructure that can expand with cloudsecuritythe business, right? One cost-effective option is the public cloud. However, based on what you know of the public cloud, you might not see it as the best choice. After all, the cloud works differently than on-premises infrastructure — especially when it comes to security.

From what you’ve seen, the public cloud requires you to rewrite, modify, or change your current apps to securely live in a cloud environment. This requires a lot of time and resources that some companies simply don’t have. What if there was a better way? What if you didn’t have to change a thing to securely move your applications to the cloud?

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vTech Talk: vCloud Air Template Options

In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vTech Talk (1)vCloud Air, David Hill, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at vCloud Air, answers a top vCloud Air Community question from our recent AVCA Community event.

During the event, Community member SebastianGrugel asked, “When using vCloud Air, are there library or template options that can be used multiple times? Is there an operating system ready template that’s ready to deploy?”

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Extend Your vSphere Workloads to the Public Cloud with vCloud Air

Even though vSphere is the ideal foundation for any cloud environment, giving you the best VMWQ216-17_vCloud-Air-5-19_Twitter_500x281_4-29-16_JS_001performance, availability and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications, you might find yourself running into some common “growing pains.” Let’s see – Are you having difficulty scaling your vSphere workloads up and down to meet application performance requirements? Do you find you are either over purchasing or under-utilizing your on-premises IT infrastructure resources? If you answered “yes” to to either of the above questions, then you need to extend your vSphere workloads to the public cloud with vCloud Air! Join our webcast on May 19th to see why leveraging the public cloud is the easiest solution.

In this hour-long webcast, VMware vCloud Product Marketing Director Jim Armstrong will dive deep into the business benefits of taking full advantage of the public cloud. In this digital seminar, you will: