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...

Best Practices for Providers Offering vCloud Powered Services Part 3: Help Customers Stay Ahead with VMware vFabric Hyperic

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Many customers of providers who offer vCloud Powered services are IT organizations that have customers of their own, and thus, have specific service-level agreements (SLAs) that they must meet. In order to support their customers’ SLAs, service providers can utilize VMware vFabric Hyperic to manage the performance and availability of web applications in cloud environments. Read more...

VMworld Europe Highlights and Announcements

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Following our wrap-up blog of VMworld Vegas, here’s a round up of all of the major announcements and general going-ons of VMworld Europe, in case you missed it.  Breakout Sessions and Keynotes  Nine great hybrid cloud sessions were covered, ranging from public cloud customer panels to technical deep dives. Here was our agenda for the Read more...

Best Practice for Providers Offering vCloud Powered Services Part 2: Stay Ahead of Customer Needs with vCenter Capacity IQ

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Another important way for service providers offering vCloud Powered services to be more successful in their offerings is by keeping ahead of customer needs. This is the second post in our series on best practices for providers offering vCloud Powered services, where we’ll discuss how service providers can enhance their offerings by staying one step Read more...

Best Practices for Providers Offering vCloud Powered Services Part 1: Make Cloud Computing Simple and Easy

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VMware recently announced that the VMware vCloud Powered Service Provider ecosystem has continued to grow, with more than 50 VMware Service Provider Partners delivering VMware vCloud Powered services all over the globe. During VMworld, VMware also announced new capabilities to help accelerate customers’ journey to the enterprise hybrid cloud, with the collaboration of providers offering Read more...

VMworld 2011 Announcements…Thus Far

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There have been so many announcements in the last 24 hours, we wanted to do a quick recap of links so that our readers can be sure they're up to date with all the latest product announcements, releases and updates.   VMworld Day 1 Announcements Dell announced its first public cloud offering, based on VMware vCloud 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...