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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...

Welcome to VMware Experts’ Forum on Cloud Management

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Hello! My name is Hemant Gaidhani and let me be the first to welcome you to the second in our continuing series of week-long forums for discussion and advice from real VMware experts who are helping architecting real-world customer solutions. Starting this week, I’ll be taking over the VMware Virtualization Management blog [http://blogs.vmware.com/management/ ] to Read more...

What is more secure, Virtual or Physical Environments?

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Hi peeps, Today, George Gerchow asks a great question: What is more secure, Virtual or Physical Environments? Check out his article for today, here. This came up yesterday during our Communities Podcast, and it is an important question when we consider that Security & Compliance are the two main inhibitors to a transition to the Read more...

Is Healthcare Ready for the Cloud?

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Hi peeps, Today, George Gerchow, our Security and Compliance expert is talking about a very interesting subject: Healthcare. Healthcare is the Industry that needs to ensure Security and Compliance every step of the way. How can Large Healthcare Organizations ensure Trust and have a Secure and Trusted transition to the Cloud? Read more on the Read more...