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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...

The Greatest Cloud Management Show on Earth

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A big shout out to the 23,000 of you who were able to attend VMworld 2013 in San Francisco several weeks ago! We hope you enjoyed the more than 60 Cloud Management-focused sessions, the FREE t-shirts, and the all-you-can-eat donuts/cookies that were given out in our Cloud Management Lounge. For those that weren’t able to Read more...

vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips: Tip #9 – Best Practices for vSphere Capacity Planning – Part 1 of 4

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Welcome back from VMworld San Francisco 2013. We promised that we will come back and share the content from our VMworld presentations on vSphere Capacity Planning using vCenter Operations. Here is a mini-series of Tech Tips  covering: 1) picking the right metrics and knowing your operational knobs 2) picking the right visuals to understand 2a) Read more...

Announcing vCenter Log Insight 1.5 TP2

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Today, VMware released vCenter Log Insight 1.5 TP2, which can be downloaded once you join the technical preview program on the Log Insight product page. I would like to walk you through some of the major changes available in this new version. If you do not feel like reading, take a look at the video I put together demonstrating the Read more...

Cloud Automation ROI – Archiving machines to a lower tier of storage

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This leading developer of applications for the financial services industry aggressively virtualized their development infrastructure and then moved to a private cloud deployment model in order to accelerate the delivery of compute resources to its developers.  VMware vCloud automation Center helped reduce provisioning times from 4 days down to a few hours.    However, due to Read more...

5 VMworld Videos You Shouldn’t Miss

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Hi folks, Now that it has been over a week since VMworld 2013 in San Francisco, I thought I’d make a quick post to share some very cool videos from VMworld that you shouldn’t miss. So here are my five! First up, we have Ramin Sayar, SVP & GM, Cloud Management, at The Cube, talking Read more...

Cloud Automation ROI – Moving IT from Enforcer to Provider

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Historically IT has been both the conscience of the company and the enforcer of capacity and service level allocation of compute resources.  When deploying a private cloud, IT has the option to continue its enforcer role or move to a provider role and let free market economics govern resource consumption.  The ideal approach is to establish Read more...