The Cloud Operating Model

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The Cloud Operating Model is a high-level representation of how an organization will deliver on its Cloud Strategy. It is a blueprint for organizing effectively to deliver the capabilities and outcomes required to deliver value through cloud services. Once the Cloud Strategy has been defined, ratified, and communicated, the Cloud Operating Model defines the operational Read more...

Evolving Towards Infrastructure-as-Code

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Over the last couple of years IT Operations is on a journey to evolve infrastructure. This is needed to keep pace with the ever growing demands of the business. Especially developers are now asking for an “on demand” experience when it comes to consuming infrastructure resources. All too often this is a challenge for most Read more...

vRA Action Placement Demystified

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The new extensibility framework in vRealize Automation (vRA) called Action Based Extensibility (ABX) provides the ability to leverage FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) to write simple scripts in various programming languages (e.g. Python, Node.js) to fulfill both simple and complex extensibility use cases. It is available in vRA 8.0 (on-prem) and in vRA Cloud. An Action can be generic, a regular script Read more...

Getting started with the vRealize Automation Terraform Provider

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In my previous post, Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation, I talked about the principles of Infrastructure as Code and how vRealize Automation can help you put some of those ideas into action. I also mentioned Terraform as a complimentary technology to vRealize Automation. There are several VMware providers for Terraform (including vSphere, NSX-T, vCloud Read more...

Infrastructure as Code and vRealize Automation

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Infrastructure as Code Infrastructure as Code is a concept that was created to solve the problems that are faced managing infrastructure in the “Cloud Age” by applying principles more often used in software development. Modern, cloud-like infrastructure is dynamic in nature and can lead to server sprawl, configuration drift and “snowflakes”. How do you ensure Read more...
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To Cloud or Not to Cloud?

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To cloud or not to cloud: that is the question. A critical component of a good cloud strategy is a defined process to determine if a service should be brokered or consumed directly from a public cloud provider, or built out internally as part of a private/hybrid cloud environment. Enterprises need to define the evaluation Read more...
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The Importance of a Cloud Strategy

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A clear, unambiguous, and widely-communicated cloud strategy is critical to the successful transformation of an IT organization. The creation and publication of the cloud strategy document serves to align the various teams across an enterprise to a cohesive plan which informs and guides the adoption of cloud services. The creation of a cloud strategy may Read more...

The 10 Foundations of DevOps for Traditional Applications: Virtual Machines are Not Dead

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Copyright © 2019 VMware, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   Much has been written about the benefits of adopting containers and Kubernetes and about application refactoring and modernization to take advantage of the capabilities of these modern platforms. But what about cases where refactoring application code is either not possible or not worthwhile? Some examples could be: Read more...

Cloud Assembly Now Supports Red Hat OpenShift Integration

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  Vmware Cloud Management strategy is evolving very quickly these days. We are more and more opening our arms to integration with other platforms to be a control plane layer above as many aspects of multi-cloud environments as possible. Our latest integration to expand the platform to help IT operators maintain the ever grow landscape Read more...