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vCloud Air Network Provider Carrenza Helps The Jockey Club Race to Success

The Jockey Club is the largest commercial horse racing entity in the United Kingdom. It owns and operates about 15 race courses and hosts about 3 million people annually. But The Jockey Club doesn’t race year-round, which means it experiences both periods of rest and high-demand.


That’s what brought The Jockey Club to VMware vCloud Air Network cloud provider Carrenza.

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VMware and IBM Team Up to Deliver the Enterprise Cloud

VMware has teamed up with IBM to bring the cloud to enterprises everywhere. To do this, we’veScreen Shot 2016-04-26 at 5.10.03 PM jointly designed an architecture and cloud offering that’ll allow customers to automatically provision software-defined data center (SDDC) environments, like VMware vSphere, NSX, and Virtual SAN on the IBM cloud.

Founded on a fourteen-year relationship, this new IBM/VMware cloud partnership brings together two great industry leaders to offer the next generation in hybrid cloud computing solutions. The partnership, according to a recent article in Forbes magazine, “Could impact millions of workloads and 80% of the world’s data centers.”

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vTech Talk: vCloud Connector Tool Overview

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

Our vCloud Air community member MathiasJHN posed a question about the vCloud Connector tool and its compatibility with third party software. Hill dives into MathiasJHN’s question, discussing the vCloud Connector tool, covering how to access, its compatibility and how to best manage the tool, custom to fit your needs.

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Finally, An Answer for Legacy App Headaches: The Cloud

Legacy applications are an office fixture. You can’t live with them, and you can’t live without AF1MFIQ4HVthem. As businesses move forward, these old technologies hold people back like uncomfortable chairs that can’t be replaced. Everyone wants an upgrade, but is that possible while maintaining core business functions?

Simply use VMs in the cloud. They offer the availability, scalability, and security of today’s technology—while you stick by your necessary apps. It’s like getting an office upgrade without losing your favorite mug. Legacy systems can be easily integrated with vCloud Air’s support for older versions of SQL Server and SharePoint.

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vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – FedRAMP

This is the latest blog in our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight blog series. Previously in this series, we’ve discussed:

In this month’s edition of our compliance spotlight, we focus on FedRAMP, or the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.


FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach for authorizing cloud systems. One of the primary goals of FedRAMP is to accelerate the adoption of secure cloud solutions through reuse of assessments and authorizations.

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vTech Talk: Disaster Recovery With vCloud Air

If disaster were to strike your data center, what would be the impact of losing your critical IT vTech Talk (1)operations? How much data would you lose? And how fast would you be able to get your communications systems and customer-facing applications up and running again?

In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vCloud Air, John Day, vCloud Air Product Marketing Manager for Disaster Recovery, gives us an overview of the vCloud Air services that ensure your VMs are backed up and easy to access should disaster strike, giving you peace of mind.

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Designer Pages Draws Up Better Customer Service with VMware vCloud Air

It’s hard to imagine a modern architecture firm working without today’s digital technologies. Everything from 3D modeling and printing, to shadow analysis, right down to project renderings depends on digital innovations. However, some areas in the architecture field, particularly in sourcing and procurement, are underserved. That’s where Designer Pages comes in.

We built Designer Pages to reshape how architects, designers, and manufacturers interact and connect. Before Designer Pages, investigating and sourcing materials was a time-consuming process. If you were lucky, you’d be able to find someone in-house who’d worked with a manufacturer before. If you were unlucky, you’d have to scour your network, old PDFs, or dig through excel spreadsheets to find basic product information. That takes time, and for many firms — and their customers — time is a lot of money.

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Three Reasons Enterprises Should Use Object Storage

If you work at a large company, you know that data storage is a problem. Those large quantities O6ZKFPOHXNof data require more efficient handling methods. It’s too much overhead to keep data in files and constantly expand hierarchies. Then look at the speed at which enterprises are accumulating data. A 50-60% CAGR isn’t unheard of. Combine the quantity of data with those growth rates, and it’s clear that data storage is a great barrier to the pace of business.

But large volumes also make one wonder: how often does all this information get used? Can’t we categorize frequently used data apart from other types of data which can be stored with less hassle? The desire to store large amounts of unstructured data as simply as possible is the idea behind Object Storage.

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Protecting Your Data Center and Improving IT Resiliency

Previously, we described how vCloud Air is a public cloud designed especially for IT, solving a unique set of problems that cannot be addressed by other public clouds. In situations like mergers and acquisitions or for data consolidation projects, we talked about how vCloud Air can replace traditional physical data centers. When data center capacity is stretched or a project needs access to quick capacity, we showed how Hybrid Cloud Manager drives unparalleled capabilities for extending the perimeter of your data center. In this blog, we will take a closer look at how vCloud Air can help improve the resiliency of your data center.

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Webinar Announcement: Upgrade Your VMware vSphere to 6.0 and Enterprise+

By: Daniel Valik, Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Cloud Service Provider Business, Cloud Native Apps and DevOps at VMware

We are excited to announce that next week, on Thursday April 21st, we will have a webinar on VMware vSphere 6.0 and the Enterprise+ license, as well as the upgrade path from previous versions. You can register for the webinar here.

For those of you unfamiliar with vSphere: Put simply, VMware vSphere is truly one of the industry’s leading and most reliable virtualization platforms. vSphere simplifies IT by separating applications and operating systems (OSs) from the underlying hardware. Your existing applications see dedicated resources, but your servers can be managed as a pool of resources. The result is that your business runs on a simplified yet resilient IT environment.

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