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Looking Ahead – Mobility in the Cross-Cloud Era

This VMworld, there’s been plenty of buzz around new SDDC innovations. Indisputably, cloud adoption is on the rise – but today’s IT teams are looking even further ahead: there’s a dream of anytime, anywhere mobility in the Cross-Cloud era. At the forefront of this, is vCloud Air Network partner OVH. They are pushing the envelope with on-demand software-defined datacentres and virtual cloud desktop services.

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New Disaster Recovery Solutions for the Most Demanding Environments

By Laura Ortman, General Manager, vCloud Air

Yesterday we shared some new developments around vCloud Air that address enterprise hybrid cloud requirements including a new VMware Cloud Foundation service and a new offering for Disaster Recovery (DR). The new Disaster Recovery solution, which will enter Beta next week, is an innovative approach that combines different vCloud Air services including our Dedicated Cloud, Hybrid Cloud Manager, and vSphere-based replication to deliver an enterprise-centric solution for the largest and most demanding DR use cases.

This new service, along with our existing vCloud Air Disaster Recovery offering, enables us to deliver a right-sized DR solution for every customer segment and vertical. From protection of remote and branch office locations, to commercial businesses that have less than 100 virtual machines, to large enterprise customers who have hundreds of virtual machines, our customers are seeing the business benefits of our DR offerings.

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Enterprise Solutions for Hybrid Cloud

By Allwyn Sequeira, Co-General Manager, VMware vCloud Air

Analysts currently estimate that 15% of all workloads are now running in the public cloud which means 85% of workloads remain on-premises. With technology paradigms in transition, more customers are seeing the need to embrace the hybrid cloud – a combination of both on- and off-premises environments – which is likely the reality for many years to come. The challenge for many IT departments is that the integration of public cloud resources to existing data center practices is both technically challenging as well as time-consuming. VMware is committed to helping customers in this transition through continued investments in vCloud Air as well as expanding that strategy through partnerships with leading cloud providers like IBM and AWS to provide our customers with the broadest choice.

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VMware vForum Live is Coming to Toronto on 11/9 & Houston on 11/17!

Attention IT professionals – want to discover the benefits of network virtualization, mobility, and toronto-1298016_960_720cloud? You can at VMware vForum Live! 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 for vForum Live in Toronto on Nov 9th or sign up for vForum Live in Houston on Nov 17th now!

vForum Live is your chance to collaborate with peers, interact with VMware experts and receive actionable advice on how you can simplify your IT and deliver an effective cloud strategy. From keynote speeches presented by the industry’s heaviest hitters to specific VMware solution breakout sessions, you’ll get to hear the latest tips, tricks and insights. Plus, partake in our hands-on SociaLabs in the afternoon to get direct experience working with various solutions under the guidance of a VMware expert.

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vCloud Air Network Spotlight: Neverfail and VMware team up to fuel Clever Device’s Move to the Cloud

Clever Devices is a leading transportation technology provider in North America providing many public transit systems with better fleet control, better fuel economy and better insights into the communities they serve. Through both hardware and software, Clever Devices services over 250 transit agencies across the North American continent.

However, one of the biggest challenges Clever Devices faced was its ability to introduce and scale new solutions, especially cloud based solutions, for customers needing 24/7 mission-critical application support. For them, procurement would take too long and approval from municipal transit agencies, who must take public safety into account, took even longer.

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vSphere and Beyond Webcast Series: Evolve Your Data Center to the Cloud

Are you a VMware vSphere® user seriously thinking about the cloud as a way to scale your vmwq416-2_vca_beyond_series_facebook_1200x628_10-3-16_js_001infrastructure? Then join us as we go into vSphere…and BEYOND! Sign up for one or all of our vSphere and Beyond webcasts this Fall and explore key considerations and best practices for a successful and seamless transition to the hybrid cloud.

Kicking off the series October 19th is “The VMware Journey to Cloud with vCloud Air”, led by VMware Product Marketing Managers Chris Spencer and Jim Armstrong. Join these experts as they highlight the many business benefits that hybrid cloud brings, providing real-life examples of how VMware is revolutionizing the cloud with VMware vCloud® Air™, a true hybrid data center solution. Topics include:

Here’s What You Don’t Want to Miss at VMworld Europe 2016

Viva la VMworld! We’re just days away from taking off for VMworld Europe in beautiful barcelona2Barcelona, Spain. In order to help you make the most of your week, the vCloud Air Team has assembled its list of top sessions and labs for you to attend. Stick to this list, and you’ll leave VMworld Europe with a thorough understanding of the hybrid cloud, and how it can benefit you and your business. Vamanos!

The Sessions You Can’t Miss:

If you’re looking to gain the skills needed to create and sustain a secure hybrid cloud, then these sessions are for you. These topic discussions provide a great overview of vCloud Air use cases and more.

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The vCloud Air Fall Webcast Line-up is Here!

Fall is here! Winter is coming.  And yes, I may already be on my third pumpkin spice latte today (feel free to judge). Nonetheless, I’m oh so happy to announce that as our air gets cooler, we’ve got some even cooler educational webcasts to help you learn more about vCloud Air (see what we did there?)

Each of the below tracks delivers three webcasts including a few that are part of VMware’s upcoming and highly popular vForum Online.  We’ve designed them all to offer something of interest, no matter where you “fall” (pun intended) in the hybrid cloud adoption cycle.

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In Recognition of World Smile Day, We’re Sharing Stories of Customers Who’ve Experienced the Joys of the Public Cloud

Keeping busy business professionals productive is just one of the many reasons that savvy IT pexels-photo-27501-largepros like you design data centers that provide a reliable, always-on user experience. But scaling up to meet seasonal demand, global expansion or an influx of new users can be an expensive, time-consuming, frown-inducing proposition. That’s why IT teams running VMware vSphere® workloads have turned to VMware vCloud ® Air™ to gain the scale of the public cloud to meet the evolving needs of their organizations.

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vCloud Air Network at VMworld Europe 2016 – Know Before You Go

With another successful VMworld US and VMware Partner Exchange in the books, the vCloud Air Network team is headed to Barcelona, Spain for VMworld Europe 2016 – held at the Fira Gran Via from 17-20 October.

Things to know about before you go:

VMware Partner Exchange @ VMworld Europe

On Monday, 17 October, we invite all VMware Service Provider partners to join us to attend sessions, learn tools, and hear all the information necessary to succeed in selling your VMware-based cloud services.

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