‘Cloud Is’ – Part Three – Control

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  Gimme, gimme never gets… except if you’re a developer. Being a CIO is tough. It’s a high-pressure job with a complex problem set and typically short tenures. Perhaps unfairly, CIO’s are second to last in job duration among the C-Suite, according to the Korn Ferry Institute.  There are many reasons that average enterprise CIO 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...
VMware vRealize Suite 2019

Announcing General Availability of vRealize Suite 2019, vCloud Suite 2019, and vCloud Suite 2019 Platinum!

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VMware vRealize Suite 2019, vCloud Suite 2019, and vCloud Suite 2019 Platinum, the industry leading cloud management platforms are now available for download.   Modern Hybrid Cloud Management Platform VMware vRealize Suite, vCloud Suite, and vCloud Suite Platinum are part of VMware’s hybrid cloud management platform offerings. vRealize Suite is a hybrid cloud management platform Read more...

vRealize Automation 8 – Install and Configuration

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vRealize Automation 8 (vRA) brings an entirely new cloud management and automation experience to your on premises datacenter.  While the capabilities are new for on prem, the same codebase and features have been available with our SaaS offering, vRealize Automation Cloud, since January 2019.  We frequently talk about the new micro-services architecture, cloud agnostic deployment capabilities Read more...

VMware #1 in IDC Cloud System Management Software Report 7 Years in a Row!

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VMware ranked #1 in IDC Cloud System Management Software Report As mentioned in the press release, VMware has been ranked number one in the IDC cloud system management software report: “Worldwide Cloud System and Service Management Software Market Shares, 2018: Multicloud Strategies Take the Lead.”  The report provides an analysis of the worldwide system and service Read more...

VMware #1 in IDC Automation Software Report 4 Years in a Row!

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VMware ranked #1 in IDC Automation Software Report As mentioned in the press release, VMware has been ranked number one in the IDC automation software report: “Worldwide IT Automation and Configuration Management Software Market Shares, 2018: Year of Market Expansion” – second consecutive year for this report.  The report provides a competitive analysis of the worldwide Read more...

Code Stream – Cool Pipeline Tour!

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Have you had a chance to check out the new Code Stream? It’s been completely revamped as part of Cloud Automation Services! Not only is it a ton more useable, it’s also way easier to get started with. Chris McClanahan did a blog recently outlining all of the different endpoint types we can interact with Read more...

Yes, We Use It Ourselves!! (VMware Code Stream)

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  VMware is a massive development shop!! I mean we have a TON of developers always cranking out new features and capabilities for our solutions. So, it is safe to say that we run into all of the same challenges that other companies that are developing applications run into. In this post, I am going Read more...

Kubernetes Across vRealize Automation

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  In this post I am going to cover all the areas within vRealize Automation that can help deploy and manage upstream Kubernetes environments as well as deployments of applications to Kubernetes environments.   VMware Cloud Assembly:   PKS Integration: The first area within VMware Cloud Assembly that has integration to Kubernetes is the direct Read more...

Use Cloud Assembly Blueprint to deploy Ansible Control Machine

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In this blog post I will be demonstrating how to create a Cloud Agnostic Blueprint in VMware Cloud Assembly to deploy an Ansible Control Machine to any cloud. The target cloud can be specified as an input during deployment VMware Cloud Assembly Service Overview VMware Cloud Assembly orchestrates and expedites infrastructure and application delivery in Read more...