Ovum: Picking your cloud management vendor just became easier

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Ovum has just published its latest Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM) for multi-cloud and hybrid cloud management for 2018-2019, and VMware’s vRealize Cloud Management Suite is the clear winner! Download the report here. Selecting a cloud management vendor for your growing cloud needs is a strategic decision that will touch every area of your IT and

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vRA UpgradeGovernance – Debug Tips

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vRA Upgrade Governance   UpgradeGovernance upgrades Entitlements and Approval policies in the self-service platform vRA. Entitlements determine which users or groups can request catalog items or perform specific actions on requested items. Approval policies attached to entitled catalog items or entitled actions allow additional controls to the environment. This blog post makes an attempt to

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Managed Service Accounts (GMSA) and vRA

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Part of my job as a Customer Success Architect is to consult customers on various topics around vRA. Sometimes, those topics go to uncharted territory. One of them is managing the IaaS service account and its password according to security protocols. VMware supports this and we even have a procedure defined in a KB, but

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vRA 7.x – Debug Tips – Entitlements

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vRA Entitlements and Approvals   Entitlements and Approvals are part of governance in the self-service platform vRA. Entitlements determine which users or groups can request catalog items or perform specific actions on requested items. Approval policies attached to entitled catalog items or entitled actions allow additional controls to the environment. This blog post makes an

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IT Must Integrate PaaS and CaaS with IaaS

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Go Beyond IaaS: Deliver PaaS and CaaS This blog, is my final installment in my “Seven Things That IT Must Do…” series (see list of prior blogs at the bottom of this blog) and focuses on the idea that IT must Integrate IaaS with PaaS and CaaS (Platform as a Service and Container as a Service)

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Once Again, Analysts Name VMware a Leader in Cloud Management

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Analyst firm Taneja Group has named VMware a leader in enterprise cloud management for the second year in a row. And once again, VMware wins top marks for its on-premise and cloud-based offerings in automation, operations and business management.  The report, released last month, compares VMware to leading full suite cloud management vendors (such as

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Read ’17 Gartner Report: Multicloud Usage Will Drive Cloud Management Platform Growth FREE from VMware

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Cloud Management Platform Much like virtualization technology, cloud is now an industry standard for many organizations.  Cloud is everywhere.  Most organizations are using it in one shape or form, whether private, public, or hybrid.  And nowadays, it’s not just one cloud, but multiple clouds.  Question is, how are you going to address this new challenge

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Managing the SDDC as Software

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Best practices for code management We introduced the concepts behind managing the SDDC as code in the first blog of this series, and now we want to take this concept down a few layers. In our first blog, we introduced the following basics: Model your infrastructure as code. Centrally manage configuration data. Develop, test, then deploy.

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Marketing Internal IT to Line-of-Business

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Public Clouds make marketing internal IT to line-of-business a must do item A couple of weeks ago I posted the first in a series of blogs on big things that IT teams need do to ensure that they remain relevant to their end users.  In that blog, I introduced a list of seven things that

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Not to Miss @VMworld Barcelona: Mike Wookey, CTO on the Future of Cloud Management

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Spotlight session MGT3138SE at VMworld 2017 Barcelona: What’s on the Horizon: Cool Emerging Technologies in Cloud Management In this spotlight session, Mike Wookey, VMware Cloud Management CTO, and our top engineers will talk about what we see on the cloud horizon, and how cloud management will be evolving. These are the trends that will be shaping up our Cloud Management solutions

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