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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.

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

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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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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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How Cloud IT for Cities Makes a Difference with VMware

By Rob Lloyd, CIO, City of Avondale

roblloydIt’s one thing to lose email service in a business environment, but it’s another for a city’s wastewater treatment to stop functioning, or to lose records on capital crimes. I’ve learned over the years managing the IT infrastructure for a municipality that we are responsible for core functions in residents’ daily lives. This focus causes a significant shift in how we view our role, one that makes all the difference. We have to deliver forward-thinking technological solutions that support a community growing into the 21st century.

That certainly entails its fair share of hard days and satisfied moments for the City of Avondale’s IT department, but as CIO, I’d like to share one in particular with you.

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Simplify Cloud Network and Security with vCloud Air Advanced Networking Services

By Roshni Pary, Product Line Marketing Manager, and George Kobar, Senior Technical Marketing Architect

Last year we announced general availability of vCloud Air Advanced Networking Services for Dedicated Cloud. Today, we are excited to announce that we are extending Advanced iStock_000019297039_LargeNetworking services to Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

Networking and Security are the most commonly cited barriers to adopting public cloud. IT teams are forced to rethink how they design, deploy, and manage infrastructure services to force-fit on-premises applications in the public cloud. What if there is a way to manage on-premises and public cloud infrastructure as a single resource pool without having to re-architect applications?

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VMware’s Largest Online Conference is Coming Up on April 19th!

VMware vForum Online is coming April 19th – and you don’t even have to leave your desk! Register today and discover the knowledge, insight, and tools you’ll need to fulfill your 2016 IT goals and inspire IT innovation within your organization.

You’ll explore new VMware solutions, engage with experts in technical chat sessions, attend up to 15 breakout sessions and participate in 8 different hands-on labs in this half-day, no-cost event! Here is a list of just a few cloud specific events being offered at vForum Online:

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Replacing Your Data Center is Simple with vCloud Air

Last week, we described how vCloud Air is a public cloud designed especially for IT, solving a iStock_000062207018_Largeunique set of problems that cannot be addressed by other public clouds. In this blog, we will take a closer look at one of these use cases: Data Center Replacement.

Replacing an existing data center is a major investment to undertake and a decision that often involves a lot of planning and thought. However, in certain situations, there is limited time for this planning. For instance:

The Magic of the Cloud and the Muggles of Compliance

This is a guest blog by Lilac Schoenbeck of iland.

It has been well over a decade since VMware introduced the magical thing called a hypervisor. cloudsecurityNot unlike some fictional charm, it deluded servers, floated them across clusters, and left everyone – myself included – in awe at the delicate dance they performed. Since then, great strides have been made in optimizing virtual environments – and even shipping them elsewhere, to the so-called cloud.

The cloud is even more magical. All the same outcomes, but without seeing a spec of the work involved. Like IT house elves in the ether, cloud delivers applications and half (or more) of its users are barely aware it exists.

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VMware vCloud Air is the Nine Iron of Public Clouds

By Jenny Fong, Director of Product and Technical Marketing, vCloud Air, VMware

Every golfer and golf fan has probably heard the famous Bobby Locke quote, “Drive for show, iStock_000019297039_Largeputt for dough.”[1] While this quote focuses on two of the game’s most practiced parts, it leaves out an equally important golf fundamental: the approach shot. In golf, a good approach shot complements a beautiful drive (or helps take the edge off a drive that ends up in the woods) and sets up an easier putt.

What does this have to do with vCloud Air? For more than a decade, VMware vSphere has helped IT departments gain data center efficiencies and cost savings: putting for dough. The rise of large scale public cloud vendors has gained attention across IT and the broader industry, with big names delivering flashy new applications: driving for show. But in-between is an often overlooked aspect of the cloud that not only eases many operational aspects of the on-premises environment, but also helps provide a solid foundation for the big, new, showy applications in the mega-clouds. vCloud Air is this approach shot and you can think of vCloud Air as the nine iron in your golf bag.

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