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Managing vRealize as Code

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In this blog, we’ll look at how you can extend the concept of managing your SDDC as Code to also manage your vRealize implementation using the same principles and VMware infrastructure. This holistic approach will enable you to manage your entire IT estate more efficiently. This is a simple and intuitive extension of the best Read more...

Managing the SDDC as Software

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Best practices for code management We introduced the concepts behind managing the SDDC as code in the first blog of this series, and now we want to take this concept down a few layers. In our first blog, we introduced the following basics: Model your infrastructure as code. Centrally manage configuration data. Develop, test, then deploy. Read more...

Enabling Infrastructure as Code

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Infrastructure as Code – The developer’s point of view This week, we’re going to look at infrastructure from the developer’s point of view. Developers by their nature, see everything as code. We’ll refer to this idea as –  Infrastructure as Code. Infrastructure as Code is the process of leveraging code, or machine-readable files, to manage and Read more...

Managing the SDDC as Code

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What is the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)?   Software defined infrastructure is becoming the norm, and with this new capability comes the need to build and support all infrastructure as reusable software components. This is the heart and soul of the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). When infrastructure is defined by software, it becomes possible Read more...

VMware Continues as #1 Vendor in Worldwide Data Center Automation

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The latest IDC report is out and it should come as no surprise that VMware is once again in the top spot globally for datacenter automation software. If you are unfamiliar with IDC’s market share report on “Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software Market Shares”, it’s based on examining the leading vendor shares and market trends from Read more...
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Author Interview with vExpert Guido Soeldner on “Mastering vRealize Automation 7.1”

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Guido Soeldner and his brothers Constatin and Jens-Henrik published their book “Mastering vRealize Automation 7.1: Implementing Cloud Management in the Enterprise Environment” in late October 2016. The three are principals of Soeldner Consult GmbH in Nuremberg, Germany.   We caught up with Guido to discuss their book and to get his thoughts on vRealize Automation. Read more...

vRealize Automation 7.2 Has Arrived

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Download the latest version here   Enhanced Ease of Use with Out-of-The-Box Support for ServiceNow®, Azure®, and Containers.   As we announced last month, VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 brings new out-of-the box support for ServiceNow®, Microsoft Azure as well as new container management capabilities.   ServiceNow Support  Our new out-of-the-box integration with ServiceNow, will enable Read more...

vRealize Automation 7.2 – What’s New

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  Enhanced Ease of Use with Out-of-the-Box Support for Azure and Containers To better address the needs of developers and IT teams, VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 brings new out-of-the box support for Microsoft Azure as well as new container management capabilities. With this new release, the ability of IT and DevOps practitioners to use unified Read more...