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VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.0 now available

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At VMworld Europe last October we announced three new suites for operations management, application management and IT business management. Together, these three management suites deliver on our vision to simplify and automate IT management in the cloud era. Check out this video of VMware CTO Steve Herrod introducing our new virtualization and cloud management portfolio Read more...

Announcing General Availability of vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4.1

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At VMworld Copenhagen just two weeks ago, VMware unveiled three new management suites to help customers transform how they manage infrastructure, applications and business services in virtual and cloud environments. We are pleased to announce the general availability of vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4.1 (VCM), a key component of the vCenter Operations Management Suite. With this Read more...

Managing the Cloud

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Ramin Sayar, VMware’s VP of Products, Cloud and Virtualization Management just posted a great blog about Cloud Management, live from VMworld Copenhagen! Read it here: http://www.vmwareemeablog.com/uk/strategic-overview-managing-the-cloud Read more...

How Does vSphere Replication Work?

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Good morning! This week, our Disaster Recovery expert, Michael White, will be sharing compelling topics and answering all of your questions! To start with, read about How vSphere Replication Works! There has been some excellent conversation about VR generated by presentations at VMworld and the release of SRM on the 15th of September. Check out Read more...

Infrastructure & Operations management week – quick recap

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And it is FRIDAY. Thank you for a great week of interaction focused on IT Management infrastructure and operations challenges customers face as they transition to the Cloud. In the coming weeks, I will follow up with detailed posts explaining the technical details you asked for. Throughout the week we talked about the trends of Read more...

vCenter Operations – Real World Stories from VMworld 2011

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A quick post today – focusing on real world customer stories about vCenter Operations from VMworld 2011. To start with, here’s a great video Chad Sakac posted about how vCenter Operations helped diagnose a network latency issue that plagued the first day of the Hands on Labs at VMworld 2011. In his words “It was Read more...

Managing IT in the Cloud Era – VMware way

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As IT organizations embrace Cloud computing to deliver IT as a service, they must adopt a new management approach—one that is as agile, proactive, flexible and dynamic similar to their new IT infrastructure. In the previous posts, I reviewed the trends about this new IT model, as well as pointed out why the traditional management Read more...

Traditional management tools simply cannot do cloud management!

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Not trying to be controversial with a provocative title, but let’s check the new IT reality and then review the fundamentals behind the traditional management tools: Traditional IT management tools focus on managing silos – applications running on dedicated IT infrastructure. Virtualization breaks these silos, decoupling applications from infrastructure. Virtual infrastructure is shared across various Read more...

How do you manage the new IT?

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Let’s take a look at the new reality of IT – a quick survey shows the following: Virtualization is now ubiquitous, with more virtual machines than physical. The traditional way of running IT – tightly bound vertical technology stacks – has given way to shared pools of infrastructure resources, from which business services are provisioned. Read more...