Align Your Cloud Management Initiative with the Market Leader

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by Rich Bourdeau Considering deploying a private cloud?  Need to get better control over public cloud health, performance and utilization? Most industry analysts see IT infrastructure environments evolving to a hybrid cloud environment over the next 2-3 years.   IDC expects that over 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to Hybrid cloud architectures by the

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California Natural Resources Agency Delivers Cross-Agency Private Cloud

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Leveraging VMware Software Defined Data Center and vRealize Automation, the California Natural Resource Agency delivered a multi-tenant private cloud that meets the unique needs of different groups within the agency. Consolidating Infrastructure Across Departments Like most government agencies, tight budgets mean that these IT departments are constantly looking at how to do more with less

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Active Networks Automates DevOps with VMware’s Unified Cloud Platform

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by Rich Bourdeau Active Networks improves IT Service delivery while increasing data center security by leveraging VMware vRealize Automation and NSX. It’s all about delivering applications faster Increasingly it’s not sufficient for IT to just get faster at delivering compute, storage, security and network infrastructure services.  These infrastructure services lay the foundation for business applications. 

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Abu Dhabi Department of Transport Accelerates IT Service Delivery

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by Rich Bourdeau The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) was established to deliver an effective transport system that contributes to the economic growth, quality of life and environmental sustainability of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. DoT serves the public interest by enhancing mobility and delivering safe, secure and environmentally responsible aviation, maritime, public transport

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VMware-Based Private Cloud Helps Apollo Education Group Accelerate Access to Online Learning

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by Rich Bourdeau With VMware’s help, Apollo Education Group now offers their multiple institutions of higher education a reliable, scalable private cloud environment to support the delivery of massively-scaled online learning. Private Clouds and Universities Earlier this month I shared with you the story of how the University of New Mexico used vRealize Automation to Fast-Track IT

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Cloud Chargeback Part 6 – Provide Reports to the Business

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by Rich Bourdeau Regardless if you’re actually charging for the specific resources consumed or just providing a view into each business’s resource consumption to feed next year’s funding allocation, showback reports provide valuable data to the business. Although it is important to show each business a summary of how much they have consumed, it is

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Cloud Chargeback Part 4 – Compare Your Costs to Public Cloud Alternatives

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by Rich Bourdeau Now that you understand your infrastructure costs and have established your IT Service prices  the next step is to benchmark the cost of your services with those of similarly configured services from publically available cloud services providers like Amazon, Microsoft and VMware.  Competitive benchmarking helps you understand how efficient you are compared to other

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