VMware Hosting Outlook

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By Karl Robinson, Sales Director at StratoGen Despite the economic gloom on both sides of the Atlantic, 2012 is shaping up to be a bumper year for those involved in the VMware hosting business. Whilst it’s true that most IT managers are under budgetary constraints, the majority have realized that increased use of the cloud Read more...

Best Practices for Providers Offering vCloud Powered Services Part 4: Make Your Cloud Safe, Secure and Easy with VMware vShield Technologies

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It’s no secret that security concerns are one of the biggest inhibitors to public cloud adoption – many customers fear moving their workloads to the public cloud, because they believe that the infrastructure they host themselves is safer and more secure than a public cloud. However, providers of vCloud Powered service offerings can attract more Read more...

Virtacore at VMworld – What to Expect

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By: Matt Sarrel  A few days ago I spoke with George Mitsopoulos of IKANO, the parent company of Virtacore, about what’s new at Virtacore.  The company is gearing up to unveil new control panel functionality at the upcoming VMworld.   Virtacore has been out of beta for about 5 months and is growing.  The company listens Read more...

What is Supported in vCloud Director 1.0.1?

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By: Chris Colotti, Consulting Architect with the VMware vCloud Delivery Services team This is a repost from Chris' personal blog, ChrisColotti.us.  There has been a lot of buzz about VMware vCloud Director for sure.  Folks are actively trying it out and finding it does what it says it can do.  However, as with any application there is a Read more...

Don’t Miss VMware’s VSPP vmLIVE Training Sessions

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By: Matt Sarrel Earlier this month, VMware hosted the first of five VSPP vmLIVE Training sessions – a series on how service providers can best manage virtual and cloud infrastructures. The series will cover VMware Service Manager, VMware Usage Meter, what’s new in vCloud Director, a vCloud Powered Program Update, and an overview of VSPP Read more...

The 10 Big Questions to Ask Cloud Providers

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Here at VMware, we want users to be sure that they’ve chosen a public cloud service provider that meets all of their needs. That’s why we’ve created The 10 Big Questions – they are the 10 main questions that every user should ask prospective cloud providers, because a great cloud provider should be able to Read more...

Paul Maritz at the GigaOm Structure Conference – What the “Post-Document” Era Really Means

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By: David Davis The annual GigaOm Structure Conference was held in San Francisco, CA June 22-23 of 2011 with the headline, “making sense of the real cloud”. The conference was sponsored by companies, large and small, the likes of VMware, Terremark, Cisco, EMC, and Microsoft (as well as 200+ other companies). Speakers included leaders of Read more...