What is a VMware Technical Account Manager?

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ALEX MUETSTEGE Technical Account Manager Three years ago, I joined VMware to work as a Technical Account Manager or TAM. When I joined, I had no clue what a TAM does. I’ve heard about TAMs before. Microsoft has TAMs, Cisco has them too. But as I learned quickly, a TAM at VMware is different, and Read more...

People & Process Changes are Critical to Transforming Security

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NEIL MANSUKHANI Advisory Strategist Transformation and security are nothing new, however, when put together create a whole new dimension of cloud computing. If you own a car, you have a manual that includes a maintenance schedule. The problem is most of us are too busy to fully pay attention to it. If we all had Read more...

Use Cases for Moving to a Hybrid Cloud: Free eBook

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The VMware vCloud Air Network team recently released a free eBook titled Build a Better Business in the Cloud: Use Cases for Moving to a Hybrid Cloud that presents four hybrid cloud use cases alongside real-world case studies of businesses that have been helped by VMware vCloud Air Network cloud providers. The four use cases cover: Desktop-as-a-Service Read more...

Reducing Risk in your Enterprise with NSX

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I am frequently in discussions about NSX and implementation – The requirements, function, where the network team lives, how it affects the current Virtual environment, etc. All of these have been covered very well in other blogs, FAQ’s and documentation. However, one of the items that I don’t hear often is that a enormous benefit Read more...

White Paper: Aligning vRealize Operations with Business Outcomes

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Over the past few years, I have been designing, deploying, and customizing vRealize Operations (vROps) Manager for many VMware customers. Working with different clients, I noticed a common theme emerge among various business and IT leaders. Many customers are looking for IT reporting that closely resembles their lines of business such as services, departments, applications, teams, and other logical business constructs.  Read more...

Virtual Network Provisioning via the Hypervisor

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We’ve shared other resources with you before that discuss what network virtualization is and the essential of micro-segmentation. Today, we’re taking a look at provisioning virtual networks. According to our free whitepaper Network Virtualization Makes Your Life Easier: Virtual networks can be provisioned using a cloud management platform (CMP) that requests virtual network and security services for corresponding workloads. Read more...

Embracing Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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According to the latest free ebook from VMware on the subject: Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) revolutionizes the data center, bringing all the benefits of server virtualization to storage. It is composed of two essential elements: hyper-converged infrastructure software and industry-standard hardware. Together they provide the performance, flexibility, and efficiency that budget-conscious, resource-starved IT departments crave. Download Read more...

VCDX Defense Tips: An Interview with Brett Guarino

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The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the holy grail of VMware certification. Those who opt to pursue the VCDX have already achieved at least one VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and two VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certifications. They are truly VMware experts. We had a chance to speak with Brett Guarino, a Senior VMware Read more...

How Cloud Management Skills Can Enhance Your Career: Free eBook

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Multi-cloud strategies represent the future of IT infrastructure. And the future of cloud management belongs to those who embrace unified management for heterogeneous, multi-cloud environments. IT certifications on cloud systems management platforms provide a twofold opportunity: While you’re carving out a key role in your company’s future, you can set the stage for career advancement. Read more...