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Get on the Fast Track to the Cloud With VMware vCloud Air Network

Put your company on the fast track to a secure and flexible cloud with the VMware vCloud Air™ Network. The vCloud Air Network is the world’s largest network of VMware-based cloud service providers located in over 100 countries.

Powered by VMware, our providers protect your business with the strongest privacy, security and encryption technology to ensure you meet the specific compliance requirements your industry demands. That’s because our network of over 4,000 providers covers virtually every industry and every vertical market.

Meet your business’ exact needs in just a few clicks with the VMware vCloud Air Network at vcloudproviders.vmware.com. Simply use the “Find a Provider” tool to discover your ideal service provider in just a few clicks.

Watch part three (you can find part one here, and part two here) of our “VMware vCloud Air Network Overview” video series to learn more about the vCloud Air Network and how it can provide you with the safest, fastest path to the cloud:

If you’re ready to find a service provider, visit us at vCloudProviders.VMware.com.

 

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Introducing the VMware vCloud Air Network Resource Center

Get the latest on the business side of the cloud with the VMware vCloud Air Network Resource Center. The vCloud Air Network Resource Center is your one stop shop for all the resources you need to migrate your cloud, increase agility and find cloud solutions.

So how does it work? All you need to do is navigate to the VMware Service Provider Facebook Page and click the VMware vCloud Air Network Resource Center tab! Once you’re in, click on the whitepaper, eBook, or other asset you wish to use, enter your information and voilà! Access to exclusive VMware vCloud Air Network content is yours.

We’ll be updating the vCloud Air Network Resource Center with fresh content every two to three weeks, putting the latest and greatest vCloud information at your fingertips.

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VMware Announces the General Availability of vCloud Air in Germany

Today VMware announced the expansion of VMware vCloud® Air™ in Europe with the general availability of its hybrid cloud service in Germany.

Complementing VMware’s UK location and the VMware® vCloud Air™ Network of service providers, the new VMware-operated data center in Frankfurt will provide customers with a hybrid cloud service that addresses German and EU compliance and data sovereignty regulations while enabling them to take advantage of VMware’s enterprise-class cloud. This marks the extension of a true hybrid cloud service to German and European customers, allowing them to immediately benefit from a secure and easy to access public cloud offering.

To learn more about the opening of the German data center location, visit the VMware EMEA blog.

Capturing vCloud Air Edge Gateway Data with Syslog

A key element of designing a secure hybrid cloud is getting visibility into the network traffic of your cloud-based applications.

VMware vCloud® Air™ supports the ability for customers to collect information about traffic coming to and from their edge gateway through the use of a syslog server. Powered by VMware network virtualization, the edge gateway provides advanced networking services (like DHCP, static routing, load balancing, and VPN) and oversight over traffic through the use of firewall and NAT rules. By configuring your vCloud Air edge gateway to transfer log data to your syslog server, you can then set up alerts or notifications and build reports with your preferred tools.

Access to the edge gateway log data is through the vCloud API. I will go over the vCloud API element in detail, how to configure this through a REST Client, and show example syslog messages. This post will focus on the vCloud Air subscription service, but the concepts apply to vCloud Air OnDemand as well.

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How Confident Are You in Protecting Your Apps?

Planning for disaster recovery (DR) is exactly like buying insurance. You know you need it, but it may fall off your list of top priorities, you may buy less than what you really need, or you can’t afford a solution that meets your requirements. If you’ve experienced any of these set backs, you’re not alone. In a recent 451 Research survey, almost 60% of survey participants did not have a DR plan in place.

The good news is that cloud-based disaster recovery now offers a flexible, affordable solution. The cloud-based backup and recovery market is expected to grow at a 21% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next several years. According to the survey:

  • 30% of companies expect to implement cloud-based disaster recovery in the next six months
  • 40% plan to implement cloud-based disaster recovery in 6-12 months

This huge spike in growth for a market that is only a few years old is very compelling, and for good reason. Compared to traditional disaster recovery approaches that are often expensive and complex, cloud-based disaster recovery provides a considerably less expensive, less complex method for protecting your data and applications. By using cloud-based DR, you can eliminate capital expenditures associated with DR infrastructure, test DR functions more frequently, and decrease their recovery-time-objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO).

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Get Started with VMware vCloud Air: Extend Existing Applications to the Cloud

In our last segment in this series, we discussed how you can use VMware vCloud® Air™ for various dev/test scenarios. Now, we’ll explain how you can extend existing packaged applications to vCloud Air, to deliver applications more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Packaged applications are critical to supporting business processes and operations, but they are often not proprietary to the business, such as SharePoint and Exchange. By moving standard packaged applications to a cloud environment, you can free up valuable onsite resources, improve productivity, and lower total cost of ownership.

However, not all public clouds are created equal. Many don’t allow you to freely move applications across onsite and offsite infrastructures without requiring time-consuming rewrites and reconfigurations. This can create additional infrastructure silos with multiple platforms – your own including other cloud provider platforms.

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Evaluating Disaster Recovery Options: Consider the Cloud

These days, more and more businesses are looking to the cloud for disaster recovery solutions — and for good reason. Cloud-based disaster recovery offers businesses flexibility in commitment, capacity, and cost, giving them the option of comprehensive DR without breaking the bank. This might explain why, according to a recent IDG market survey, 43 percent of surveyed businesses said they’re migrating to the cloud specifically to improve their disaster recovery capabilities.

Organizations know they need to minimize expensive downtime and protect business-critical data, however, traditional disaster recovery plans are typically too costly or complicated for small- and medium-sized businesses to adopt. As we’ve discussed previously on the blog, moving disaster recovery to the hybrid cloud can be a seamless, affordable solution for these businesses.

If your organization is currently evaluating the cloud for disaster recovery, here are a couple questions to ask when considering your options:

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Learn the Benefits of a Hybrid Cloud for Government in Our Upcoming Webcast

Government agencies have been searching for a cloud service that provides the enhanced security and agility they require. VMware vCloud® Government Service™ provided by Carpathia delivers a solution to federal agencies to meet their cloud needs. This hybrid cloud service, built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®, gives US federal agencies a faster path to the cloud with the exact same platform trusted by so many federal agencies to run their data centers today. As a result, both new and existing applications can run seamlessly across your existing data center and the cloud, with the assurance of FedRAMP security standards. 

Join us on January 27, 2015 at 11am PST for an educational webcast, The Mission Case for Hybrid Cloud in Government: vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia, to find out how to implement a hybrid cloud strategy for your federal agency.

During the webcast you’ll learn how vCloud Government Service can help you:

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Another VMware Cloud in Action – Why Hybrid Cloud Was the Right Strategy for Growth at Nevro

Nevro Selects a Hybrid Cloud Service to Address Integration, Scalability, and Regulatory Concerns

Many companies facing technologic and geographic growth are looking to cloud services as a fast and practical means to remain agile and respond to growing business demand, while extending existing infrastructure to save on capital and operational costs.

VMware customer Nevro Corporation, a growth-stage medical device manufacturer, is a perfect example of a rapidly growing startup in a heavily regulated environment. They were looking for a solution that would give them the agility to meet increased user demand and usability habits, while also adhering to strict security and compliance requirements.

As is the nature of many businesses, Nevro has many employees that are geographically separated, making it difficult to maintain company data under one roof. In addition, when faced with some of the most expensive real estate in the United States, justifying the expansion to a new data center was a hard sell to senior executives. Instead, the company spent six years using and testing major public cloud providers, but as Nevro’s IT Director, Jeff Wilson notes in a recent interview, “None of them quite felt right for our company and the industry we’re in.” That is, until they discovered VMware’s hybrid cloud service, VMware vCloud® AirTM.

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Dare to Thrive at VMware Partner Exchange 2015!

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Calling all VMware Partners!

  • Are you looking to gain insights into customer needs, in order to quickly deliver technology?
  • Are you interested in meeting customer needs with VMware solutions that make IT more nimble and automated?
  • Do you want to find out how to expand your business through cross-selling VMware solutions?
  • Are you looking to network with other VMware Partners, including some of the industry’s most innovative leaders?
  • Do you want to own go-to-market strategies that enable you to accelerate your business by deploying resources where they are needed most?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, don’t miss out on VMware Partner Exchange 2015! Designed to fit your unique partners needs and help accelerate your business in the new cloud era, there’s something for everyone this year at Partner Exchange.

Find out what to expect from the VMware Cloud Services team at this year’s event:

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