‘Cloud Is’ – Part Two – Trust

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  Everyone in operations has received the call. An app owner phones the ops team and says the same thing, again. “My app seems slow, prove to me it’s not your fault.” Responding to what feels like a simple question, from the app owner perspective, is a massive distraction and morale killer in every IT

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The Cloud Operating Model

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The Cloud Operating Model is a high-level representation of how an organization will deliver on its Cloud Strategy. It is a blueprint for organizing effectively to deliver the capabilities and outcomes required to deliver value through cloud services. Once the Cloud Strategy has been defined, ratified, and communicated, the Cloud Operating Model defines the operational

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To Cloud or Not to Cloud?

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To cloud or not to cloud: that is the question. A critical component of a good cloud strategy is a defined process to determine if a service should be brokered or consumed directly from a public cloud provider, or built out internally as part of a private/hybrid cloud environment. Enterprises need to define the evaluation

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The Importance of a Cloud Strategy

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A clear, unambiguous, and widely-communicated cloud strategy is critical to the successful transformation of an IT organization. The creation and publication of the cloud strategy document serves to align the various teams across an enterprise to a cohesive plan which informs and guides the adoption of cloud services. The creation of a cloud strategy may

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How To Get Rid of Your Hybrid Cloud Tech Headache

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While modern technology offers great benefits, it can also create new challenges, like visibility across hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments. Nowadays, IT departments are getting a big tech headache. But don’t stress about the technology – there’s an answer. See how in the complimentary guide, “Tracking Cloud Management Success”, which highlights the following: Why only vRealize

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How to Avoid the Top 10 IT Operations Management Pitfalls

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Consider that organizations told Forrester Consulting they struggle with poor performance, inefficiencies in troubleshooting, lack of visibility, and wasted capacity. Does this mean they don’t think their current IT operations management tool is doing everything it can for their organization? We would like to think that current tools succeed in helping to meet business needs,

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VMware Customer Analysis on AI/ML Adoption in the Modern Data Center

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Authors: Cameron Haight, VP and CTO, Americas Sidd Mallannagari, Director Strategic Initiatives Cloud Management BU   IT environments continue to become more complex, resulting to Infrastructure and Operations teams seeking solutions to help simplify their day-to-day management efforts.  While not always guaranteed to be a panacea, the hope is that solutions incorporating AI and machine

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The Future of HCI Ops

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There is no denying that two irresistible forces are driving today’s—and tomorrow’s—use of information technology. First, software is key to driving business outcomes, both for staff productivity and communication, and for creating and exploiting competitive advantages. Second, all software needs to run on a cloud of some kind, be it public or private—or, as is

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Intelligent Remediation Delivers Quick Time to Value

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Troubleshooting … has been a part of the human condition probably since there were humans. Data centers are no great exception, of course, and are becoming complex to the point of requiring better and more intelligent tools to use in the process. Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we

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Integrated Compliance Helps Manage Risk

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Compliance and risk management are often looked at as the most onerous tasks in the oversight of any large system. Having spent the better part of 25 years in a mix of operations and management roles myself, I’m not going to lie when I tell you I tend to share this view. However, with an

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