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vCloud Air at VMworld 2016: Presenter Profiles: Sandeep Poonen, Cloud Security Services, VMware

VMworld 2016 is right around the corner, and this year’s list of IT thought leaders heading to Vegas to talk cloud has more likes on it than a top-rated Instagram post.

From industry trends, to cutting edge technologies, to tips you can take home and use, VMworld 2016 has something for every IT professional.

And speaking of professionals, we recently had the privilege of chatting with Sandeep Poonen, a VMworld veteran speaker who will be co-presenting the session Seamless Security and Compliance in a Hybrid Cloud Architecture along with his VMware colleague, Shandria Pinckard. Following are some highlights from our interview.

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In Recognition of Relaxation Day, Let’s Discuss DR Solutions That Deliver True Peace of Mind

Talk to just about any IT professional and they’ll tell you that finding a solution for disaster pexels-photo-101063-largerecovery (DR) that also fits into an already too-tight budget is no easy task.

Many folks are looking to the public cloud for reliable, cost-effective DR. With a ‘pay as you go’ consumption model and the ability to provide near real-time data center replication, the public cloud  can provide a flexible yet comprehensive solution that can scale up and down based on need and budget.

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Success in Software-Defined Networking with Tieto

This is a guest blog post by Joni Leskinen and Marwan Semaan of Tieto, a vCloud Air Network Service Provider.

The virtualization journey begun with the compute layer, then storage, and now, network virtualization. Network virtualization is the most important step in the journey, taking the step to maximize efficiency and cost reduction in IT, resulting in reducing Tieto customers’ total cost of ownership through high-quality standardized cloud services and automation.

In the traditional datacenter different subnets are separated using VLANs. These vLANs communicate across firewalls and physical switches connecting the subnets together. Every change or update on any subnet, requires reconfiguration of the physical network node, for example adding a new firewall in real time between local vLANs to secure an existing application, or updating load balancer to meet the scaling needs by an application, these configurations are time consuming, risky and expense.

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vCloud Air Network at VMworld 2016 – be_TOMORROW

Where can you find industry thought leaders, subject matter experts, and IT professionals – all in one place?

The answer: VMworld!

At VMworld 2016, you’ll embark on a journey full of innovation to help accelerate your path to a software-defined business. The vCloud Air Network team has an agenda full of activities and events we know you won’t want to miss out on. A vCloud Air Network checklist at VMworld, if you will.

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Guest post: Secure Cloud is Officially on the Menu for Healthcare Organisations

Repost from VMware EMEA Blog.

By Tim Hearn, Director, UK Government and Public Services, VMware

It’s an important national institution that makes us proud to be British – yet the NHS is struggling.

The NHS is lacking the funding to do all the things that it wants to do and the public expect it to do. This is compounded by increased expectations for 24/7 service, an aging population, and a new generation of expensive drugs vmware-nhs-blog-image-650x350designed from genome research.

One of the ways in which the NHS can improve patient outcomes is by moving services further into the community, creating centres of excellence in specific hospitals, and sharing anonymised data for research purposes within its four walls, as well as externally with the private sector and international research partners.

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Explore the Benefits of Extending Your vSphere Workloads to the Cloud on July 21st

If you’re frustrated with the shortcomings of your physical data center or would like to stop spending money on managed services, then now’s the perfect time for you to consider moving your vSphere workloads to the cloud. Sign up for our free, 30-minute webcast on July 21st to discover how you can seamlessly extend vSphere workloads to the cloud with VMware vCloud® Air™, while using the common platform and management tools you already know and trust.

Built on vSphere, vCloud Air provides a cost-effective way to implement offsite disaster recovery, a better way to scale vSphere workloads up and down to meet fluctuating requirements, and a more accurate way to provision on-premises IT resources.

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Spin Up, Test and Evaluate VMware Products in Just a Few Minutes

Not enough time in the day to test and evaluate new solutions? Guess again. In the same time it takes you to microwave popcorn, you could load, test and evaluate VMware products. The VMware Hands-On Labs are the best way to determine which VMware product is the right fit for your organization.

Access fully tested and documented environments in minutes, and get the hands-on experience with VMware solutions you’ve been looking for – no installation required. Our Hands-on Labs are powered by our Software-Defined Data Center technology, allowing you to choose labs from every major VMware product area – no downtime to fear!

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Modernize Your Enterprise with vCloud Air for the Public Cloud – Learn Why on 7/14!

The average enterprise data center runs more legacy on-premises applications that are VMWQ216-17_vCloud-Air-6-16_Facebook_1200x628_6-6-16_JS_004virtualized by VMware vSphere® than “born in the cloud” applications. However, these existing applications can benefit from the agility and flexibility of a public cloud platform. Sign up for our VMware vCloud® Air™ webcast on 7/14 and explore key enterprise factors to consider when deciding to move to the public cloud.

Join leading cloud platform experts – including IDC guest speaker Gary Chen, the Research Manager for Cloud and Virtualization System Software and Jenny Fong, VMware’s Director of vCloud Air Technical Marketing –  as they share valuable insight into how vCloud Air can help your enterprise leverage the public cloud. The webcast will cover:

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The vCloud Air Network and NIFTY, Always Connected

With over 4,000 cloud providers offering services validated by VMware, the vCloud Air Network allows you to choose a service provider that gives you the security, reliability, and performance you know and trust.

Additionally, the vCloud Air Network also has providers located across more than 100 countries, letting you easily keep data and applications local for simplified adherence to national data security and privacy regulations.

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In Recognition of National Tell the Truth Day, We’re Debunking Cloud Myths

It’s no lie – today is National Tell the Truth Day.

In honor of these 24 hours of national honesty, we’re taking on the topic of IT infrastructure, and we’re here to debunk some of the false truths we’ve been hearing about the public cloud and its ability to modernize vSphere datacenters.

According to IDC Research Services*, public cloud initiatives represent 16% of current global IT budgets, and they are expected to command 33% of budgets over the next 2 years. Makes sense to us, as many of our customers are using or are considering incorporating the public cloud to keep their growing number of applications and exploding amount of data performing and protected to meet the needs of their business.

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