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vCenter Orchestrator – The Preferred Approach for Adapting and Extending vCloud Automation Center

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by Rich Bourdeau A cloud automation solution is not a standalone application it needs to interact with existing infrastructure tools and processes.  vCloud Automation Center delivers the quickest time to value, because it is a purpose built cloud automation solution with broad multi-vendor support and comprehensive capabilities built in.  However vCAC is also designed to Read more...

Dell’s Chapter 2 with the EqualLogic Storage Management Pack

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Dell’s first foray into operational analytics for Storage kicked off 2014 with a vCenter Operations Management Pack for Compellant Storage.     Recently Dell added a similar solution for their Equalogic Storage line and this broad coverage over their storage lines puts Dell among the leaders in our partner community. The Management Pack  for Dell EqualLogic storage Read more...

Justifying Your Cloud Automation Investment

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By Rich Bourdeau If you are like most companies your primary motivation for deploying on-demand cloud services is to better align IT with business demand by accelerating the delivery of infrastructure, applications and other IT services.   While the improvements in service delivery times are quantifiable and easily measured, the benefits in terms of improved productivity Read more...

Announcing the Log Insight Partner Program

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With our Log Insight 2.0 Release, our platform for log analytics and machine learning was extended in a variety of areas for both customers and for our partners to build Content Packs.  With this in mind we are announcing our Partner Program for Log Insight.  This program has many zero cost benefits for partners: Key Read more...

Cooking With vCloud Automation Center and Chef

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By Rich Bourdeau vCloud Automation Center does not claim to be the best tool for automating all your IT functions.  Sometimes you may have existing investments in automation tools that perform specific functions for example automated deployment of application software or server configuration. In those cases vCloud Automation Center can work with your existing tools Read more...

Using Active Directory? Worried About Performance & Security?

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Today we are announcing our next Log Insight Content Pack, for Active Directory. In this Content Pack we have 8 dashboard groups, 37 Widgets, 5 Queries, 11 Alerts and 67 extracted fields.  Dashboard Groups include:  Overview, Directory Service – Overview, Directory Service – Replication, Directory Service – Data, DFS Replication, DNS Server, Security – Overview Read more...