[Video] How to Setup VMware vCloud Director

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By: David Davis Once vCloud Director is installed (through the virtual appliance or a full install in Linux), there are a number of steps you must take to get it up and running. In one of the lessons in my new vCloud Director Essentials video training course, I show you: Basic administrative of vCD – Read more...

Riverbed and VMware Improve Performance for Moving Workloads Between Clouds

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By: Matt Sarrel Earlier this week, Riverbed Technology announced a continued partnership with VMware that is designed to help enterprises make better (and faster) use of cloud technologies. Riverbed makes WAN optimization gear that accelerates and makes WAN traffic more efficient. They’re integrating the Riverbed gear with VMware vCloud Connector to help IT departments optimize the transfer of Read more...

Some More vCloud Director Configuration Maximums

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By: David Hill, Senior Cloud Consultant for the VMware Global Centre of Excellence in Cloud Infrastructure A question was asked yesterday regarding some of the configuration maximums that are currently not listed in the vSphere 5 configuration maximums document. Having discussed with vCloud Engineering and Product Management it has been confirmed that these numbers are used Read more...

5 Key Features of vCloud Integration Manager

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By: David Davis The adoption of VMware vCloud services by service providers (and customers) is growing. In fact, there has been a 3x increase just since Q3 2011, with over 100 VMware service provider partners now offering VMware vCloud Powered services. With more signing up every day, service providers want to get vSphere, vCenter, vCloud Director, Read more...

Learn VMware vCloud Director on a Shoestring

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By: David Davis Just about the only qualification to learn about vCloud Director is whether or not you have vSphere knowledge, as vCD builds on top of your vSphere infrastructure. vCloud Director allows your end users or customers to consume the virtual infrastructure with maximum agility (that means it makes your life, and theirs, easier). Read more...

VMware vCloud Director Infrastructure Resiliency Case Study

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Earlier this month on the blog, Chris Colotti and Duncan Epping provided an Overview of Disaster Recovery Solutions in vCloud Director.  Following this, Chris and Duncan have released a technical paper that dives more into how vCloud Director disaster recovery can be achieved through various scenarios and configurations. If you’re interested in Disaster Recovery solutions in vCloud Director, Read more...

Overview of Disaster Recovery in vCloud Director

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By Chris Colotti (Consulting Architect, Center Of Excellence) and Duncan Epping (Principal Architect, Technical Marketing) This article assumes the reader has knowledge of vCloud Director and vSphere. It will not go in to depth on some topics, we would like to refer to the Site Recovery Manager, vCloud Director and vSphere documentation for more in-depth Read more...