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The Top Five Use Cases for Adding Existing Machines to Your Cloud

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by Rich Bourdeau Cloud Management Automation – It’s Not Just for New Services Many people assume that deploying a private or hybrid cloud means a “greenfield project” where you only have to deploy and manage NEW Infrastructure, applications or other IT services. But what about you’re existing installed base of virtual, physical or public cloud Read more...

VMworld 2015 – Gets your Hands on our Cloud Automation Software

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by Rich Bourdeau You are coming to VMworld so that you can learn about new software defined services, end user computing and management solutions from VMware. There are over 500 sessions you can attend, but don’t miss the opportunity to get your hands on our products.  Remember the old Chinese proverb: “Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, Read more...

VMworld 2015 – Managing VMware NSX with vRealize Suite

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by Rich Bourdeau If you are interested in learning more about how to efficiently manage VMware NSX in order to deliver secure scalable high-performing applications on demand, you will want to attend some of these VMworld 2015 breakout sessions and hands on labs. Breakout Sessions NET5187 – What’s New in Operations Management for Networking with Read more...

Delivering Application-Centric Network and Security Services

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by Rich Bourdeau VMware NSX and vRealize Automation deliver secure, scalable, and high performing applications on-demand Applications need much more than appropriately sized virtual machines.  They also need accurately configured network connectivity, security, availability, scale, and performance. In order to deliver these capabilities to your applications you will need to automate more than just assigning IP Read more...

Align Your Cloud Management Initiative with the Market Leader

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by Rich Bourdeau Considering deploying a private cloud?  Need to get better control over public cloud health, performance and utilization? Most industry analysts see IT infrastructure environments evolving to a hybrid cloud environment over the next 2-3 years.   IDC expects that over 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to Hybrid cloud architectures by the Read more...

California Natural Resources Agency Delivers Cross-Agency Private Cloud

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Leveraging VMware Software Defined Data Center and vRealize Automation, the California Natural Resource Agency delivered a multi-tenant private cloud that meets the unique needs of different groups within the agency. Consolidating Infrastructure Across Departments Like most government agencies, tight budgets mean that these IT departments are constantly looking at how to do more with less Read more...

Active Networks Automates DevOps with VMware’s Unified Cloud Platform

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by Rich Bourdeau Active Networks improves IT Service delivery while increasing data center security by leveraging VMware vRealize Automation and NSX. It’s all about delivering applications faster Increasingly it’s not sufficient for IT to just get faster at delivering compute, storage, security and network infrastructure services.  These infrastructure services lay the foundation for business applications.  Read more...

IPAM Automation for Cloud

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by Rich Bourdeau Many companies use InfoBlox IP address Management (IPAM) to manage their IP addresses and DNS host records.  InfoBlox has recently updated their  vRealize Automation plug-in that allows IP Addresses and DNS configurations  to be automatically assigned  as part of the automated provisioning a new machine or application.    This integration has simplified and Read more...

VMware SDDC and vRealize Management Accelerates IT Service Delivery at Telefonica

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by Rich Bourdeau Telefonica are a leading integrated operator in the telecoms sector, providing communication, information and entertainment solutions. Operating in 25 countries, they have over 300 million customers. A Software Defined Data Centre approach has provided Telefonica with virtualized infrastructure services intelligence, to automate provisioning on demand. This integrated solution for hybrid cloud infrastructure Read more...