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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Solidifying Cloud Infrastructure: Building a Software-Defined Data Center

Attend the first of this 3-part webinar on April 9th at 8AM Pacific (password = cloud). Learn how to chart your customers a smooth path to automated cloud management, cloud orchestration, and software-defined storage with NetApp and VMware. Mark your calendar.

Passionate about Technology?

Each year, through the vExpert program, we bring together the people (bloggers, VMUG leaders, speakers, tool builders, trusted advisors, and implementers) who have made the most important contributions to our [VMware] community. If you have a passion and enthusiasm for technology and/or applying technology to solve problems, then we encourage you to learn more about the vExpert program and apply. Participating vExperts have access to many resources and are given many perks along with opportunities to network with our product teams and more.

Exclusive Opportunity for Premier Partners

We’re waiving the mandatory training course for the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization Certification. If you are a Premier partner, take advantage of this exclusive, limited time acceleration promotion now.

Backup Critical Apps with VDP Advanced

VDP Advanced 5.5 can now backup physical (non-virtualized) Microsoft Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint servers. Customers can enjoy the ease and flexibility of using the same product and same familiar vSphere user interface to backup in both physical and virtualized environments.

How to Qualify for VCP-Cloud Certification

Download the exam blueprint to learn more about the new exam – based on vCloud Automation Center 5.2 and vCloud Director 5.5. – that is now being used to qualify candidates for the VCP-Cloud Certification.

Benefits of Using vCloud Automation Center

IVOXY Consulting speaks out about the advantages our joint customers gain by using vCloud Automation Center to speed up complicated, time-consuming, expensive, and frustrating manual labor deployment problems with automated software.

End of Availability for VSA

We’re announcing the End of Availability of all vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) product versions, effective as of April 1, 2014. After this date you will no longer be able to purchase these products. All support and maintenance for VSA will be unaffected and will continue according to the Lifecycle Product Matrix. VSA customers will be notified by VMware this month and an upgrade SKU will be offered to those customers who decide to move from VSA to Virtual SAN product.

See the Future of VMware on HP ConvergedSystem in Vegas Next Week

We will be in Vegas March 24-26, for the HP Global Partner Conference. If you’ve received an invite, don’t miss your opportunity to see a real-working HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization with VMware at DEMO10. Learn how your sales teams can configure and quote a solution in just five minutes, and get a look at the new assessment tool that will give your teams a ‘reason to call on current customers. Start building your schedule now.

vFabric Joined a New Family

We’ve rebranded and re-SKU‘d the vFabric products that are now part of the Pivotal product portfolio. These products include Tc Server, Web Server, RabbitMQ, GemFire, SQLServer, and Open Source support. Access the Customer FAQs and letter on Partner Central.

Customer Success Video on vCenter Efficiency

Watch and share this customer video on how Mentor Graphics uses vCenter to configure, set up, template, and deploy 20-40 VMs in minutes.