action based extensibility flow

ABX: Serverless extensibility of Cloud Assembly Services

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Serverless Computing is an architectural approach for application development that emphasizes on the stateless function execution as a response of an event trigger. In order to take advantage of this approach one needs to actually make use of a runtime platform (a set of servers) to execute these stateless functions in (… and yes serverless Read more...
vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum

Introducing VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum!

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VMware is announcing the release of VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum. The new bundle is planned to be available alongside the existing vCloud Suite 2018. vCloud Suite brings together VMware vSphere, the world’s leading compute virtualization platform and the industry-leading VMware vRealize Suite cloud management platform. While vCloud Suite 2018 includes vRealize Suite and vSphere Read more...

Introducing the vRealize Automation Plugin for ITSM version 5.0

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Being able to provide a single pane of glass for IT self service requests provides huge value to an organization by greatly reducing their operating expenses (OpEx). It also speeds up the pace at which the business can innovate and stay on top of competition. For vRealize Automation customers that also use ServiceNow, customers can achieve this Read more...

vRealize Automation and Ansible

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Configuration Management (CM) refers to the process of handling configuration changes that ensure configuration consistency over time. In the dark corners of the server room, we call this “snowflake avoidance”.  Configuration Management establishes a single source of truth for a set of configuration management item(s).  In the case of vRealize Automation(vRA), configuration management item applies Read more...

From Zero to DevOps Hero using Cloud Automation Services

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A couple months ago, VMware announced a set of SaaS cloud automation services that support management of multiple clouds based on infrastructure-as-code. In this post we will describe the market evolution that has made such a solution essential and how VMware can help you and your company navigate the multi-cloud world through DevOps.   Next Stop: Read more...

Application Networking and Security with vRealize Automation and NSX-T

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NSX-T is VMware’s software defined networking platform, it is a critical component of VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) strategy. NSX-T is gaining industry momentum due to innovations in container networking, security, performance, and scalability. Integrating network services along with your application is a critical piece of delivering services faster to your application developers, and Read more...

The Self-Healing Datacenter 2.0

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About 18 months ago, I wrote a series of blog posts that many customers used to enable automation for self-healing IT operations.  At the time, it was a good choice if you really wanted to integrate your custom vRealize Orchestrator workflows with vRealize Operations alerts.  I am happy to report, with the release of the Read more...

Get Started with the Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator 2.0

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In another post, I told you all about the great new capabilities featured in this latest version of the Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator.  In this post, I will walk you through the process of installation and configuration, including adding your own custom workflows so you can get started using the management pack. Recall that Read more...