vRealize Automation 7 converged blueprints

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vRealize Automation 7 feature a new Blueprint format. A converged blueprint can have one to many components including: Machines : vCenter, vCloud Air, vCloud Director, Amazon, KVM, Openstack, Citrix Xen, HyperV, SCVMM Network & Security: Security Group, Load balancer, NAT, Routed networks. Software (Install, configure, start, uninstall) : Scripts to setup the OS or to Read more...

Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 3 of 3)

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In the first part we looked at public, private and Hybrid Cloud and their characteristics. In this part we will look at the common characteristics of business critical applications. In the second part , we looked at how some of these characteristics relate to the different types of Cloud infrastructure. In this final part we will look at he Read more...

Demo – Dynamically Enforcing Security on a Hot Cloned SQL Server with VMware NSX

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VMware NSX is a software defined solution that brings the power of virtualization to network and security. There are many great papers about NSX in general: for example here & here and many others, the purpose of this demo is not to dive into everything that NSX does, Instead I have focused on one capability in particular and that is the intelligent grouping of NSX Service Read more...

Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 2 of 3)

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In the first part we looked at public, private and Hybrid Cloud and their characteristics. In this part we will look at the common characteristics of business critical applications. We will also look at how some of these characteristics relate to the different types of Cloud infrastructure. Common Characteristics of Business Critical Applications (BCA): Business critical Read more...