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Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud the New Normal

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Recently VMware commissioned Dimensional Research, a market research firm, to investigate how companies were adopting both private and public clouds.  The full report can be found here. Besides looking at adoption patterns the research also examined the benefits companies expected to receive from their cloud implementations and asked several questions about where companies were today Read more...

The Link between Digitalization and IT Service Delivery

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A friend of mine recently sent me a link to an article from last summer in the MIT Sloan Management Review. Published summer of 2015, the article “Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem”, includes some great stats that help illustrate how enterprises succeed (or fail) in a rapidly changing business environment. Conducted by MIT Center Read more...

Private Cloud Is Dead; Long Live…

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As someone focused on Hybrid or Multi-Cloud management I spend a lot time reviewing analyst research and talking with analysts from firms like Gartner and Forrester.  I was on a call recently and about 2 minutes into a call the analyst says  “let’s be clear upfront, the Private Cloud is dead”.  That statement reminded me Read more...

VMware Cloud Management Platform: The Most Common Use Cases

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In my February 10th blog, I highlighted what an Enterprise-Ready Cloud Management Platform is all about.  In this blog I want to focus on how customers are actually using, VMware’s CMP, VMware vRealize Suite, to address three specific high value use cases. Primary CMP Use Cases VMware has been working with customers building and managing Read more...

Cloud Management Platform: The Why's and Wherefore's

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Today VMware announced VMware vRealize Suite 7.  vRealize Suite is VMware’s Cloud Management Platform solution (CMP).  While Cloud Management Platform’s have been part of the IT landscape for several years now, with the release of vRealize Suite 7, it’s probably a good time to step back to better understand the need for a Cloud Management Platform and Read more...

Where’s the ROI for IT Financial Management?

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Traditional ROI won’t necessarily help you make an airtight case when you are considering an automated solution for improving your IT financial management practices.  Consider using a modified ROI approach. Determining the ROI of investing in an IT financial management solution can be tricky.  Traditional approaches to ROI generally only consider what are commonly called Read more...

Business Centric IT–A Great Idea! But How?

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Becoming business centric is a key part of the mission of many IT organizations.   The question is how to achieve this lofty goal.  This Gartner research paper looks at the core capabilities necessary to achieve that goal. Business centric IT. What does it take? Most IT organizations are in some form of transition, from a Read more...

Accelerate IT Transformation with VMware IT Business Management 8.0

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At VMworld Barcelona (October 2013), VMware announced new versions of existing VMware IT Business Management products and the introduction of a new IT Business Management offering focused on cloud infrastructure. The new versions of ITBM Advanced and Enterprise Edition feature new dashboard capabilities focused on key IT Service stakeholders. The news from Barcelona If you Read more...

Get the Cost of Your Private Cloud in Minutes

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Developing the right prices for the services IT offers as part of a private cloud is one of the most difficult aspects of any “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” (IaaS) initiative. The new VMware IT Business Management Standard Edition offers a quick and easy way to develop a cost model for private cloud services along with the ability to Read more...