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Now Available! Free Compliance Checker for DISA Standards

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I am excited to announce that the VMware Compliance Checker for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) standards is now available as a free download! A large number of organizations have the need to adhere to compliance standards provided by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and might face penalties for non-compliance. Many organizations continue to Read more...

It’s Reigning in the Cloud!

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That is, of course, if you’re paying attention to the latest and greatest report from IDC, crowning VMware king of the WW cloud systems management software market in 2013. For those not familiar with how IDC determines who owns the lion’s share of the cloud systems management software market, it’s based on examining leading vendor Read more...

VMWorld Barcelona Preview: vCenter Log Insight

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Next week, we see the arrival of VMworld Europe in Barcelona. For those of us who work on management products, it will be a big week. (But you have to stay tuned for why). That said, we will have several sessions which will introduce vCenter Log Insight, as well as troll the depths of its architecture. Read more...

Cloud Automation ROI – Cleaning up after Transient Applications

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Not all applications have life spans measured in years.  Most companies have applications that run anywhere from a few minutes to a few days.  The challenge is that the applications and the resources they consume live on long after the task is complete. Examples of these types of applications include:  modeling, simulation, month/quarter end processing, development, Read more...

Just Released! VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.7.0

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We are excited to announce the release of VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.7.0! vCenter Infrastructure Navigator is a component of VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite (Advanced and Enterprise editions). Here are some key new capabilities to take note of – The vFabric Hyperic agent management functionality provided by vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.7 enables you to Read more...

Trends in Cloud Adoption

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In a recent 2013 Cloud Computing Study, The Info Pro, a service of 451 Research, projected explosive growth in the next two years for cloud computing. Many of the findings in this report are aligned with what VMware is seeing in the market. Here are some of the more significant findings from the report combined Read more...

Log Insight: Remote Syslog Architectures

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When architecting a syslog solution, it is important to understand the requirements both from a business and a product perspective. I would like to discuss the different remote syslog architectures that are possible when using vCenter Log Insight. Read more...