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VMworld 2016 – Top IT Automation Sessions

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By Rich Bourdeau I put together a list of the important, must-see, cloud and IT automation sessions that you will not want to miss.  I’ve organized them by day and time, because you are going to need to make some tough decisions.  The good news is that if for some reason you can’t attend a Read more...

VMware NSX and vRealize Automation a Mutually Symbiotic Relationship

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by Rich Bourdeau Someone recently asked me if NSX drove vRealize Automation sales or if vRealize Automation drove NSX sales?  The answer is neither product drives the other because purchase decisions are typically made for different reasons.  However, VMware NSX and vRealize Automation do have a mutually symbiotic relationship and the results you can achieve using Read more...

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Secures Cloud Services with VMware NSX and vRealize Automation

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by Rich Bourdeau The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology’s Internet Services Unit (ISU) is responsible for providing networking and compute resources to academic and government institutions in Saudi Arabia. In order to satisfy this demand the ISU was looking to deploy a public cloud designed to meet the needs of their customers.  They Read more...

IAG Achieves Efficiency, Reliability and Speed with vRealize Automation Based Private Cloud

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By Rich Bourdeau Located in Wellington New Zealand, Insurance Australia Group Ltd. (IAG) is the largest insurance provider in New Zealand.  With growth through acquisition necessitating large scale provisioning of new virtual machines and environments for applications, IT Operation needed to rework their current process which was both lengthy and required a lot of rework Read more...

vRealize Automation 7 Extends Cloud Management Market Leadership

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by Rich Bourdeau Last month (Q1-2016) Forrester released its Forrester Wave: Private Cloud Software Suites and Forrester Wave: Hybrid Cloud Software Suites evaluation reports where it named vRealize Automation 6.2 one of the leaders in both the private and hybrid cloud management categories.   Although the report was published in Q1-2016, the extensive evaluation of the Read more...