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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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Don’t Miss Chances to Showcase Your vCloud Air Skills for a Free VR Kit

IT admins sure are excited about the vCloud Air Challenge. Many have participated in the first round, whether motivated by the chance to test their knowledge or take the VR Kit prize. Luckily, if you haven’t heard of it until now, there are still opportunities to join.

The vCloud Air Challenge consists of high level quizzes about hybrid clouds. Ubiquitous in today’s business environments, hybrid clouds often introduce new problems for inexperienced IT teams, and can even baffle experts on occasion. It’s only by having a good grasp of the issues and tools that IT can truly maximize their clouds. Is your knowledge up to par? That’s what the vCloud Air Challenge is all about. For the true experts, we’ll be giving away HTC Vive VR Kits.

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Barden Produce Stays Fresh With the Right Cloud Partner

Repost from VMware Radius Blog.

For more than 20 years, Australian wholesaler Barden Produce has been at the forefront of producegrowing, packaging, and distributing fresh vegetables and herbs to supermarkets and independent grocers, both Down Under and across the globe.

As the company grew, it began to realize that a deeper investment in new product development and technology was necessary to ensure its customers continued to receive a seamless experience with every purchase.

Barden’s Quandary

Operating in a highly competitive industry, Barden Produce needed to deliver high quality produce to its customers in strict timeframes. The nature of the business is that there is no room for error.

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The College IT Challenge: Student Demands Are Outstripping Capabilities

College used to be so simple when the only tech students and faculty had to worry about was a lecture-halltypewriter and a telephone. Today’s campus denizens are a much more connected bunch — and they’re making more demands than ever on their institutions. IT decision makers at universities nowadays face the prospect of modernizing, streamlining, and protecting operations and infrastructure all at once. Luckily, there’s a product that makes the grade: VMware vCloud Air.

Among the biggest challenges facing higher education is aging infrastructure. In many schools, modernization is long overdue. “Everything is going to the cloud, it’s just a matter of time,” says Michael Mozeliak, Director of IT at Peirce College. “VMware makes it very easy and painless — everything works flawlessly.” Universities need greater agility to meet the demands of a mobile student body and they need more efficiency to cope with the constraints of shrinking budgets. VMware vCloud Air matches compute capacity to fluctuating demand and provides Broker IT services for improved time to value.

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Summertime, and Security is Easy

The following is a guest blog post by iland, a partner on the vCloud Air Network.

It’s summer. That conjures classic Norman Rockwell images of cabins by the lake with muddy children running in and out of banging screen doors, scavenging snacks and trailing wet footprints across the floor. In our collective consciousness, we think of summer as a time of open doors, unlimited popsicles and a generally carefree attitude.

But, the long hot days of summer come with some unfortunate downsides. More often than not, you’re swatting at some obnoxious fly that found the counter of snacks appealing. And, occasionally some less benign human chooses to help themselves to your stuff – simply because it is unguarded.

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Test Your vCloud IQ for the Chance to Win a HTC Vive VR Kit

Sharpen your pencils, it’s time for a quiz.

Think you’re the best at solving problems using vCloud Air? Here’s your chance to prove it. VMW-vCloud-Q2Challenge-052316-1200x628-v4[4]We’ve put together a test that only the smartest would dare attempt, full of questions about things like disaster recovery, high availability and application portability. We invite you to step up to the plate and test your cloud know-how in the latest version of the VMware vCloud Air Challenge.

Now that you have your pencils out, mark your calendars with these dates: