Cloud Chargeback Part 2 – Understand Your Costs

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by Rich Bourdeau Very few companies have a good handle on the true costs of their IT services.    While most companies may know how much they paid for their hardware, very few truly understand the fully burdened cost (software, administration, maintenance, space, power cooling, etc.) of their infrastructure.  Combine that with the fact that several Read more...

vRealize Automation Improvements in NSX Security and Network Management

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VMware’s vRealize Automation (vRA – formerly known as vCloud Automation Center) 6.1 enhances its integration with VMware’s NSX 6.1 to provide even more virtual networking and security capabilities. Thus enabling IT to deliver business services on-demand with the appropriate network connectivity, availability and security automatically configured. With these new capabilities of the 6.1 release, VMware Read more...

David Davis on vCenter Operations – Post #16 – Storage Throughput Analysis

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In my last post, I covered how to perform Storage Capacity Analysis using vCenter Operations Manager. In this post, I’ll cover a similar, but different topic – analyzing storage throughput. Some of the other posts I’ve created around capacity analysis with vCenter Operations Manager are: Introduction to Capacity Planning from the World View Capacity Analysis of your Read more...

Making Hybrid Clouds Run Like A World-Class Athlete

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It’s no secret that IT executives face significant pressure to transform their enterprises into more efficient, effective and productive operations. To satisfy these demands, IT executives must shape up the way they create and manage hybrid clouds. What do we mean by this? In this visually engaging and interactive infographic, IT executives can explore how VMware’s Read more...

Introducing VMware vRealize™ Suite – Purpose Built for the Hybrid Cloud

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vRealize Suite, VMware’s new cloud management platform, is an entirely new way of managing private, public, and hybrid clouds, offering: On-demand service delivery & release automation Capacity and resource optimization Predictive analytics and self-learning management Service costing and metering Click here (or the screenshot below) to view this free presentation and learn how VMware’s new cloud Read more...

It’s Reigning in the Cloud!

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That is, of course, if you’re paying attention to the latest and greatest report from IDC, crowning VMware king of the WW cloud systems management software market in 2013. For those not familiar with how IDC determines who owns the lion’s share of the cloud systems management software market, it’s based on examining leading vendor Read more...

The Greatest Cloud Management Show on Earth

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A big shout out to the 23,000 of you who were able to attend VMworld 2013 in San Francisco several weeks ago! We hope you enjoyed the more than 60 Cloud Management-focused sessions, the FREE t-shirts, and the all-you-can-eat donuts/cookies that were given out in our Cloud Management Lounge. For those that weren’t able to Read more...

Being a CIO Isn’t Fair

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In the latest installation of the Innovation series on the ReThink IT blog, Ramin Sayar, SVP of Products & Strategy and General Manager at VMware, talks with several CIOs who are moving from defense to offense and transforming their IT roles in order to better align with the business and drive change. What’s the common Read more...