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Cloud Automation ROI – Archiving machines to a lower tier of storage

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This leading developer of applications for the financial services industry aggressively virtualized their development infrastructure and then moved to a private cloud deployment model in order to accelerate the delivery of compute resources to its developers.  VMware vCloud automation Center helped reduce provisioning times from 4 days down to a few hours.    However, due to Read more...

5 VMworld Videos You Shouldn’t Miss

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Hi folks, Now that it has been over a week since VMworld 2013 in San Francisco, I thought I’d make a quick post to share some very cool videos from VMworld that you shouldn’t miss. So here are my five! First up, we have Ramin Sayar, SVP & GM, Cloud Management, at The Cube, talking Read more...

Cloud Automation ROI – Moving IT from Enforcer to Provider

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Historically IT has been both the conscience of the company and the enforcer of capacity and service level allocation of compute resources.  When deploying a private cloud, IT has the option to continue its enforcer role or move to a provider role and let free market economics govern resource consumption.  The ideal approach is to establish Read more...

What’s Behind the Numbers? Customers, Innovation and Partners

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I’ve never experienced such rapid growth in my seven years at VMware since the early days of vSphere as I have with VMware Cloud Management. We’ve tripled the customer base since 2012 and are on track to double the number of cloud management partners this year! However, you’ve all heard the saying that numbers don’t Read more...

Cloud Automation ROI – Leveraging Tiered Service Levels

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In prior blog posts, we explored the savings possible by implementing policies which eliminate unauthorized usage and over provisioning.  Another example of over provisioning is configuring the right amount of resources but at a service level in excess of the needs of the task being performed.    For example: configuring a test machine to run on Read more...

Why Your Business Doesn’t Think It Needs You

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It’s amazing the world we live in. Not long ago, if users needed a machine to test on, their options were to wait patiently for IT to fulfill the request, or buy a prohibitively large piece of equipment on their own and figure out how to get it into a state where they could use Read more...

From Virtualization to Cloud: How Automation Drives Agility

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It’s VMworld time again! At last year’s event I was surprised how many customers stopped by our booth asking, “I have virtualized my environment, what’s next?” Since then 1,000’s of customers have joined us in the journey to the cloud. While virtualization is mostly driven by the desire to reduce complexity, cost and also to Read more...