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Using vCloud Automation Center with Infoblox IPAM

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Assigning an IP address and a DNS host record  need to be accomplished during the provisioning process.  VMware vCloud Automation Center supports a number of methods for assigning IP addresses.  These include dynamically assigning them via DHCP,  statically assigning them from a pool of IP addresses stored in vCAC network profiles or allocating them from Read more...

IT Innovation Just Got Easier in the Cloud

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IT Innovation just got easier in the cloud In the latest installation of the Innovation series on the ReThink IT blog, Ramin Sayar, VP of Products & Strategy at VMware, discusses how to build a pathway to innovation by following 5 short – but impactful – principles including: • Focus on What’s Important • Rely Read more...

Now Available: vCenter Operations Manager 5.7

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We are excited to announce the release of vCenter Operations Manager version 5.7, which is the key component of vCenter Operations Management Suite, and provides you with operations dashboards to gain deep insights and visibility into health, risk and efficiency of your infrastructure, and also includes performance management and capacity optimization capabilities. With this latest Read more...

Building a Business Case for a Private Cloud

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There is an undeniable force impacting IT, and much like in nature, it is all starting with a cloud. Companies embracing cloud computing are reaping benefits. Their IT infrastructures are transforming into dynamic, self-service environment where their customers can request and automatically receive new computing services, removing IT as a bottleneck and placing them as Read more...

5 Ways to Avoid Hidden Costs in Building a Private Cloud

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For many, the journey to the cloud has been expensive, particularly if they are investing in their own internal private cloud. The benefits are clear, the Aberdeen Group showed in 2011 that companies would save a total of 12% per application by hosting it in house versus a public cloud. Still, too many companies have Read more...

How VMware IT Is Going To Save Up To $6MM In IT Costs This Year With SDDC Transformation

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Running a software company requires a hefty IT budget, especially when you are company the size of VMware. IT Development and R&D teams need several environments to produce quality software—from sandboxes, collaborative development environments, functional test, performance test, and of course production environments. These environments are required for each feature and product developed. In addition, sales Read more...

Accelerate and Automate Provisioning and Management of Zend Server with VMware vFabric Application Director

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My good friend Al Pacino once said, “never ‘name drop’ in showbiz.” (joke) But, this is software. Zend is where developers go for PHP expertise and technologies. Their customers are the who’s who of software—Toyota, GoDaddy, Yale, Samsung, NYSE, iStockphoto, AOL, TribalDDB, Disney Travel, Virgin Mobile, Skype, Electronic Arts and more. Zend’s case studies are great Read more...