vROps in a (Hyper)converged World: FlexPod, VCE and Nutanix

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By: Alain Geenrits, Blue Medora   Customers are always looking to reduce admin effort and TCO of their virtual environments. In a typical setup, VMware admins have to look after the X86-servers their vSphere hosts are running on, some form of storage area network – SAN or NAS – and the network in between all

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Saving Time with vROps Scheduled Reports

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  By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora   IT reporting is a common requirement in organizations, from simple one page overviews to comprehensive analysis and forecasting. Depending on how you create these reports, it can be a time consuming task that can be simplified. That’s where vRealize Operations can help with scheduled reports.  

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Analyst Firm Ranks VMware as Leader in Newly Released IT Cloud Market Landscape Report

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Analyst firm Taneja Group recently published an extensive report on the IT Cloud Management Market Landscape, with VMware vRealize Suite clearly a leader in all aspects of cloud management from cloud automation, cloud operations and cloud financial/business management, all components inclusive of VMware’s vRealize Suite. Taneja’s research and methodologies ranks VMware as leader in the aforementioned 3 categories. In this study,

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Join us for VMworld 2016

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Join us and Learn How to (v)Realize the SDDC, Public Cloud and DevOps @ VMworld 2016! Only a few weeks to the big show! Want to learn with us how to bring together private cloud, virtual networks, containers, OpenStack, and public mega-clouds (all 3 of them!) in your IT? Join VMware’s Cloud Management track at

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New Forrester Study Says Virtualization Continues To Grow

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VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate current levels of virtualization maturity and the challenges customers have at each level of maturity. In conducting in-depth online surveys with 210 US and European IT decision makers, Forrester found that the journey to greater virtualization and cloud is accelerated when companies acquire the right management tools, automate the IT operations

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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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