Business continuity and rock-solid network security drive international growth at Swiss insurance giant

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Continuing to highlight our great customer stories from the field, today we look at Helvetia of Switzerland. Acquisition is seen as a natural vehicle for business growth, but it can also inspire other changes. What if an acquisition created an opportunity to rethink an entire approach to business continuity? Helvetia is one of Switzerland’s leading Read more...

Build A Cloud Automation Service Ready CentOS Template

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  In previous post (here) I walked through how to build a Ubuntu template that was ready to be use in Cloud Automation Services. In this follow-up post I will walkthrough the process to make a Cloud Automation Service Ready CentOS template. This one is super easy!!   Prerequisites: A downloaded copy of CentOS (I test this Read more...

The British Army modernizes their infrastructure with vRealize

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As we continue our series about VMware customers doing major infrastructure improvements, let’s take a look at a great example of vRealize in the public sector with the British Army. The British Army’s primary job is the defense of the UK, but it also carries similar defense roles for the British territories and interests globally. Read more...

Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation Services

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On February 20th, we will be hosting another “Getting More out of VMware” webinar.  This one will be on how to get started with VMware Cloud Automation Services.  You won’t want to miss this one! In this webinar we will provide a quick overview of the VMware Cloud Automation Services (Service Broker, Cloud Assembly, and Code Stream), Read more...

Introducing Blueprint Expressions in Cloud Assembly

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One of the core tenets of VMware Cloud Assembly is blueprint creation. Cloud Administrators will use Cloud Assembly to design their services not just in the graphical interface, but also directly editing the infrastructure as code. As customers discover the capabilities of VMware Cloud Assemblies blueprint interface, their requirements and blueprint complexity are going to Read more...

Extracting Data From vRealize Operations with the REST APIs

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A frequent request from the field and VMware customers is, “How can I get data out of vROps using the REST APIs?”  The reasons for this vary, but typically there is a desire to incorporate the metrics and properties from vROps with another data set or monitoring tool.  In this blog post, I’ll give you Read more...

Introducing GitLab Integration in Cloud Assembly

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Updated 2/5 – You can see a video of this integration on YouTube, here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0vqo63Sdgg Cloud Assembly is the infrastructure, and platform provisioning component of VMware Cloud Automation services. Among many others, one of the key themes of a user interacting with Cloud Assembly is Blueprint authoring through not only the native design canvas, but Read more...

Cloud Automation Services: To dispatch or not to dispatch?

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To dispatch or not to dispatch? This is an old question we ask ourselves again and again and it is still relevant in the new world of Cloud Automation Services (CAS). And the answer will always be the same: yes, we need to dispatch. We need a frame around the extensibility we want to build, to ensure Read more...