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The 5 Themes for Success in the Next Era of Hybrid Cloud

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The oldest T-shirt in my collection bears the phrase “The Journey is the Destination”. It has been five years since I started working on cloud automation software for Private and Hybrid clouds, and while we have seen an increasing acceleration of technologies in play, operating models, consolidation and innovation, the customers I’ve had the most Read more...

Open and Extensible: Community Content on VMware Solution Exchange

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VMware’s vRealize products have been designed with flexible, extensible architectures that allow them to be easily adapted and extended to meet the unique needs of our customers.  This includes support for new multi-vendor virtual, physical and public cloud infrastructures and management tools.  In addition it also includes the ability to customize our automated process to Read more...

Orchestration with Hitachi Storage

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In pursuit of efficiency and automation, customers cutting across geographies and verticals deploy vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) in their vSphere environments. vRO is fast becoming a must-have tool in every virtual infrastructure admin’s repertoire. VMware’s strategic partner Hitachi Data Systems recently launched vRO plug-in that facilitates automation and orchestration of tasks that involve Hitachi Storage (supporting Read more...

Log Insight Content Pack for Cisco Nexus

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Logs offer the source of truth for operationally managing Cisco Nexus switches, yet require years of Cisco CLI experience to understand. The Cisco Nexus Content Pack for Log Insight, structures the Nexus logs into meaningful, actionable data with simple to visualize custom dashboards, and intuitive graphical views. Operation teams now have meaningful dashboards for what Read more...

Useful for Devs: Three new Log Insight Content Packs (.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle JRE)

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VMware has recently released three main stream content packs to the Log Insight Solution Exchange download site, for application developers and system administrators. These releases include .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle JRE (Java Runtime Environment). All of these content packs include customized widgets for graphically viewing significant log events including fatal crash events within Read more...

Realize the Power of EMC Storage Analytics with VMware vRealize Operations: Better Together

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VMware and EMC have partnered to create a storage analytics offering available to extend the virtual administrators capability to view, troubleshoot and most importantly, proactively predict and prevent performance issues related to the storage infrastructure.  In releasing EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) over a year ago, EMC has been selling a storage-centric version of vRealize Operations Read more...

vRealize Operations and vRealize Orchestrator Extensibility Presentations from VMworld 2014

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There were a variety of presentations in VMworld around solution extensibility of vRealize Operations and vRealize Orchestrator.  The following presentations give great detail around extensibility and have many examples of both VMware and Partner integrations. Operational Management Challenges for Converged Infrastructure from Virtualization and Cloud Management Solutions Read more...

Intelligent Storage Operations – Example with Hitachi Data Systems

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Server virtualization brings tremendous benefits in consolidation, operational efficiency and agility. With all the benefits, come the complexity of managing virtual and physical infrastructure and VMware vCenter Operations Suite plays vital role in ensuring service levels while continuously optimizing and automating operations management using predictive analytics. Things get little more tricky in managing storage in Read more...