Great intro to vSphere

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Have you ever tried to explain or justify virtualization to someone, but walked away feeling they didn’t quite get it? e.g. your boss, or maybe someone else that needs to “get it” for you to get your job done. Here’s a great video that is crisp, concise and hits all the main points in an Read more...

VMware Data Recovery and File Level Restore

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Today we released an updated version of VMware Data Recovery (VDR) – we have been working hard on this release for the past few months and we think it moves the needle significantly forward.    Get more information about the updated VDR release here. So, what are the highlights of this updated release of VDR?  Support Read more...

Tell Me More About vShield Zones

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VMware vShield Zones, a new security service for vSphere, ensures strict compliance with security policies and industry regulations for user data as customers adopt cloud computing with virtual environments for increased efficiency and flexibility. Previously, compliance required diverting network traffic to external physical appliances resulting in disconnected ‘islands’ of infrastructure.  With VMware vShield Zones, customers can Read more...

Winner of Cycle 4 on Thin Provisioning!

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Congratulations to Scott Sauer. He is the winner of our fourth cycle of the vSphere blog contest. His entry is shown below and can also be found at: http://www.virtualinsanity.com/index.php/2009/10/12/get-thin-provisioning-working-for-you-in-vsphere/ Get Thin Provisioning working for you in vSphere October 12th, 2009 | Author: Scott Sauer  Goto comments Leave a comment  Going Thin and not looking back. Read more...

The Start of Cycle 5 – vShield Zones

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This week starts the 5th cycle of our vSphere Blog Contest. Over the next two weeks we will be highlighting VMware vShield Zones (http://www.vmware.com/products/vshield-zones/). vShield Zones simplifies application security by enforcing corporate security policies at the application level in a shared environment, while still maintaining trust and network segmentation of users and sensitive data. Get those Read more...

vStorage Thin Provisioning Blog Entries

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Thanks for your blog entries so far on vStorage Thin Provisioning. For those of you yet to post, you have until 11:59 this Friday to get your entry in for this cycle. Below are our entries to date (nice work folks!): 1. Rich Bramley http://vmetc.com/2009/11/03/provision-a-thin-provisioned-standby-lun-for-vsphere-thin-provisioning/ Rich brings together a few posts on the topic and Read more...

Formation of VCE coalition

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The Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition was announced this morning. This is a coalition between Cisco and EMC, together with VMware to accelerate customers’ ability to increase business agility. Apart from bringing a single point of contact for design, service, and support, the coalition introduces the notion of the “Vblock Infrastructure Packages.” These are ready-to-go Read more...