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Cloud Automation ROI – The business Impact of accelerating IT service delivery

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Improved operational efficiency is certainly a compelling motivation for deploying a dynamic on-demand private cloud infrastructure. In fact, the automated service delivery capabilities of VMware’s cloud automation software have improved VMware customer’s operational efficiency by an average of 80% or more by utilizing resources on more strategic initiatives.  However, if you were to ask our Read more...

Announcing vCloud Automation Center 5.2

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vCloud Automation Center empowers IT to rapidly deploy, provision and manage cloud services across multi-vendor virtual, physical, and public cloud infrastructures.  vCloud Automation Center delivers a flexible framework that transforms existing infrastructure, tools and processes into a scalable infrastructure or desktop as a service.  Release 5.2 continues to enhance VMware cloud automation with these new Read more...

The Pace of Private Cloud Deployments is Accelerating

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In the latest 2013 Tech Target Data Center and Reader’s choice survey of over 600 responses, 15.5% of those surveyed said they planned to deploy a private cloud in 2013.  This represented almost a 90% growth over the previous year.  In Forrester’s annual survey, they reported an increased interest in private clouds from 35% last Read more...

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...