Top 3 Reasons Why You Need Cloud Management

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By most accounts, the hybrid cloud approach to IT is not just in ascendancy—it’s ruling the roost. Estimates vary, but computing trend surveys are typically finding an overwhelming number of respondents have established a hybrid cloud strategy, if they aren’t there already. (Cutting to the chase: Check out Top 3 Reasons Why You Need Cloud

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Cloud Management Platform Key to Private Cloud Benefits

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Leverage a Cloud Management Platform to Convert Your Data Center There was an article in InformationWeek recently that caught my attention.  Written by Andrew Froehlich, “7 Reasons to Convert to a Private Cloud” highlights some solid benefits you should consider as the rationale for embracing a move to a Private Cloud.  The article was short

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SDDC Intelligent Operations Management

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I’m fortunate.  I get a lot of opportunities to meet with customers to discuss all of the new technologies and products that can help them build a more dynamic and flexible software defined data center (SDDC).  We will go around the table talking about how these innovations can make their lives better and without fail

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Re-architecting Infrastructure and Application Delivery at Rent-A-Center

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Application Delivery: Rent-a-Center Case Study and Webinar I had the privilege this week of doing a webinar with Rent-A-Center.  The webinar addresses how Rent-A-Center is using VMware vRealize Suite and VMware NSX to speed up infrastructure and application delivery.  I presented alongside Thomas Jackson and Jeffrey Stephens who both work for Rent-A-Center IT.  Thomas is an Infrastructure

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Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud the New Normal

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Recently VMware commissioned Dimensional Research, a market research firm, to investigate how companies were adopting both private and public clouds.  The full report can be found here. Besides looking at adoption patterns the research also examined the benefits companies expected to receive from their cloud implementations and asked several questions about where companies were today

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The Link between Digitalization and IT Service Delivery

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A friend of mine recently sent me a link to an article from last summer in the MIT Sloan Management Review. Published summer of 2015, the article “Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem”, includes some great stats that help illustrate how enterprises succeed (or fail) in a rapidly changing business environment. Conducted by MIT Center

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VMware Cloud Management Platform: The Most Common Use Cases

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In my February 10th blog, I highlighted what an Enterprise-Ready Cloud Management Platform is all about.  In this blog I want to focus on how customers are actually using, VMware’s CMP, VMware vRealize Suite, to address three specific high value use cases. Primary CMP Use Cases VMware has been working with customers building and managing

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NetFlow: Simplify Network Operations Management for the SDDC

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by Damian Miller, NetflowLogic NetFlow or IPFIX NetFlow or IPFIX is a networking protocol that collects IP traffic information as records and sends them to a processing technology such as NetFlow Logic’s NetFlow Integrator for traffic flow analysis. VMware NSX, the networking foundation for the software defined data center (SDDC), supports NetFlow/IPFIX,  which is the

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Accelerate and Control your IaaS with VMware Cloud Management Platform

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Is your private or hybrid cloud deployment having difficulty delivering on the expectations of the business?  Are you using your infrastructure resources efficiently?  With new cloud capabilities, do you seem to be always short on capacity?  Is it cost competitive and able to scale? In this cloud-mobile era, customers have grown accustomed to speedy, on-demand

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