Reviews by Users: vRealize Wins High Marks

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Our customers love to tell us what’s working, what they love, and what could be better. And we love to hear it! That’s why we collaborated with IT Central Station to interview VMworld attendees in Las Vegas to gather written and video reviews on our products; in this case, vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation, and vRealize Read more...

Enabling Infrastructure as Code

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Infrastructure as Code – The developer’s point of view This week, we’re going to look at infrastructure from the developer’s point of view. Developers by their nature, see everything as code. We’ll refer to this idea as –  Infrastructure as Code. Infrastructure as Code is the process of leveraging code, or machine-readable files, to manage and Read more...

Want to Test Drive vRealize Automation? Start with New Hands-on Lab

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Among the 150,000 virtual machines deployed during VMworld 2017, vRealize Automation was one of the TOP 10 most popular Hands-on labs (HOL). It is clear that “IT Automation” today is still top-of-mind for our customers, and IT teams are keen on exploring automation solutions to bring agility and efficiency into their organizations. vRealize Automation, heart Read more...

Virtual Container Host (VCH) as a Service using vRealize Automation (vRA)

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Contributions by Alka Gupta, Bhuvanesh Kumar Ravichandran and Pranay Bakre   vRealize Automation 7.2 and later versions support provisioning and management of Virtual Container Hosts(VCH) for running vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). Below we outline the steps to automate provisioning of VCH from a vRA Service catalog, using XaaS blueprint in vRA. Download the ‘VIC-Deploy.zip’ file attached at the Read more...

Containers: The Developer and Operations Divide

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By now, unless you’ve been vacationing on a remote island off the grid, containers have gained incredible momentum with organizations seeking to increase productivity, agility and innovation. Developers quickly understood the benefits of containers: Simplicity. They are super easy to use. All you need is Docker and a laptop and you are off and running. Lightweight. Containers Read more...
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IT As Developer Of Infrastructure As Code

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IT As Developer:  One Of The Keys To Relevance This blog is the third installment in a series focused on the question of what IT teams need to do to retain or regain relevance (depending on their circumstance) with line-of-business.  For the full list check out my first blog  on this subject.  In addition to this list Read more...

vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security

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Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its part in the SDDC stack, vRealize Automation Read more...

Managing the SDDC as Code

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What is the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)?   Software defined infrastructure is becoming the norm, and with this new capability comes the need to build and support all infrastructure as reusable software components. This is the heart and soul of the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). When infrastructure is defined by software, it becomes possible Read more...

Marketing Internal IT to Line-of-Business

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Public Clouds make marketing internal IT to line-of-business a must do item A couple of weeks ago I posted the first in a series of blogs on big things that IT teams need do to ensure that they remain relevant to their end users.  In that blog, I introduced a list of seven things that Read more...