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Announcing the Availability of vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Puppet

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by Rich Bourdeau IT departments use a lot of different approaches to deploying and configuring OS and application software.  Some clone machines with the software pre-installed, Some use Operating system tools like Windows WIM Imaging or Linux Kickstart, and others use configuration management software tools.   If you use Puppet configuration management software, either the open Read more...

VMware-Based Private Cloud Helps Apollo Education Group Accelerate Access to Online Learning

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by Rich Bourdeau With VMware’s help, Apollo Education Group now offers their multiple institutions of higher education a reliable, scalable private cloud environment to support the delivery of massively-scaled online learning. Private Clouds and Universities Earlier this month I shared with you the story of how the University of New Mexico used vRealize Automation to Fast-Track IT Read more...

Integrating vRealize Automation with ServiceNow

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by Rich Bourdeau Cloud management platforms which automate the delivery of IT services are not standalone applications.  In order to automate the deliver an IT service, cloud management platforms need to interact with existing infrastructure, tools and processes.  One of the top five external systems customers ask VMware to integrate vRealize Automation (formerly vCloud Automation Read more...

The Power of VMware vRealize Suite at Choice Hotels

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by Rich Bourdeau I came across this video:  Choice Hotels Slashes IT Provisioning Times and Improves Performance with vRealize Suite.  I’ve summarized their story below, but if you have 3 minutes I highly recommend you watch the video  to learn first-hand about how VMware vRealize Suite cloud management platform improved IT service delivery times and Read more...

Announcing Availability of vRealize Code Stream

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by Rich Bourdeau VMware announces the availability of vRealize™ Code Stream™ release automation and continuous delivery software Code Stream is a new VMware product targeted at organizations that use agile development approaches and that want to automate a manual release process. It allows developers and operations teams to release software more frequently, more efficiently, and at lower Read more...

Cloud Chargeback Part 6 – Provide Reports to the Business

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by Rich Bourdeau Regardless if you’re actually charging for the specific resources consumed or just providing a view into each business’s resource consumption to feed next year’s funding allocation, showback reports provide valuable data to the business. Although it is important to show each business a summary of how much they have consumed, it is Read more...