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How Cloud Management Skills Can Enhance Your Career: Free eBook

2017-03-07_1555Multi-cloud strategies represent the future of IT infrastructure. And the future of cloud management belongs to those who embrace unified management for heterogeneous, multi-cloud environments.

IT certifications on cloud systems management platforms provide a twofold opportunity: While you’re carving out a key role in your company’s future, you can set the stage for career advancement. Our free eBook reviews the importance of cloud management skills and the value certification can bring to your career plan.

Download your copy today to learn more and hear from others who have already seen the benefits of getting VMware cloud certified.

VCP7-CMA Exam Now Available

vmw-lgo-cert-pro-7-cld-mgmt-autoThe new VMware Certified Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP7-CMA) certification validates your skills in installing, configuring, and optimizing public, private, and hybrid clouds using the VMware vRealize Suite v7.x. This exam (#2V0-731) is now available for registration at Pearson Vue.

Thank you to everyone who assisted in the exam development process, including everyone who took the beta version of this exam. Those beta exam results should be released by the end of December.

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A Proactive Approach to Avoiding Chaos in the Data Center

2016-09-30_1054The fast pace of today’s business environment means IT has to provide resources on-demand, quickly push new applications and updates, while still delivering on security, reliability, governance, and savings. Adding private, public, and hybrid clouds to the mix just increases the potential for chaos.

Our free ebook describes how an enterprise-ready cloud management platform (CMP) can give you a unified platform to make it all work together. Download it today and start moving towards a chaos-free data center.

VCAP6-CMA Deploy Beta Exam Closing Soon

VCAPWe still need a few more people to take the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Cloud Management and Automation Deployment (3V0-633) Beta Exam.This exam will be available at the $100 beta discount rate only through September 3, 2016.

More information on how to prepare for this exam is available here and you should also review the VMware Certification Platform Interface User Interface Guide. This guide reviews the new interface and delivery platform and will help you optimize the GUI layout when you take the exam. There are some security-related keystroke limitations that you need to be aware of so be sure to review at this guide before you take the test.


Essential Capabilities of a CMP

Cloud Managment For DummiesA cloud management platform (CMP) is core to managing your mix of private and public cloud services. According to Jad El‐Zein and Shobhana Viswanathan, authors of Cloud Management for Dummies

At a broader and more business‐oriented level, a CMP is about much more than enabling the automated provisioning of IT resources. Yes, that’s a critical CMP capability, but it isn’t the full story. An effective enterprise CMP includes both the following:

Day 1 capabilities:
Day 1 capabilities enable cloud providers and consumers the ability to rapidly provision a complete services stack — one or more applications, infrastructure, plus all their dependencies — across private and public clouds. And your users have easy access to cloud‐based IT services. These are among the minimum capabilities for a CMP — but an enterprise CMP doesn’t stop there.

Day 2 capabilities:
A CMP that’s ready for the challenges of a large enterprise also addresses the Day 2 activities involved in managing and optimizing a hybrid cloud environment. These include both automation‐centric activities and operations management‐centric activities that allow you to keep a hybrid cloud environment and associated applications up and running — with peak efficiency and optimal performance — and to operate it like a business.

An enterprise CMP does all the following:
✓ Provides unified management of public, private, and hybrid cloud resources
✓ Enables Day 1 automated provisioning of application‐centric infrastructure and streamlined access to cloud services
✓ Enables Day 2 capabilities needed to keep a hybrid cloud environment operating at peak efficiency and maintain optimal performance throughout an application’s life cycle

Download your copy to learn what to look for in a CMP to meet your needs around:

  • Lifecycle management – from deployment to maintenance
  • Hybrid landscape – manage local and remote services
  • Quality of service – improve uptime and performance
  • Cost containment – capture and communicate usage