Updated White Paper: Organizing for the Cloud

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By Kevin Lees An updated version of my “Organizing for the Cloud” white paper is now available. The update to the white paper was based around a major update to our service-oriented operating model, which we use to help our customers optimize the way they deliver services in a VMware supported environment with VMware-supported tools. Read more...

3 Analogies for Cloud/DevOps Transformation That Can Turn Your Resisters into Champions

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By Pierre Moncassin and Peter Stokolosa  Resistance to change can sideline any project. Customers who embark on the transformation journey towards VMware’s cloud platforms, increasingly often as a stepping stone towards DevOps, inevitably must confront the challenge of resistance to change, which manifests itself in many forms and behaviors. Fostering a change in mindset towards transformation Read more...

VMware Honored for Professional Services Innovation and Excellence by the Technology Services Industry Association

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The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) announced the 2016 STAR Award winners at the Technology Services World Conference held in Las Vegas. VMware Professional Services was named the 2016 STAR Award winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes.“VMware is thrilled to be recognized for the progressive advancement of our Professional Services business,” said Bret Connor, Read more...

Implementing an Operating Model for Agility

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By Paul Wiggett At VMworld Europe 2016 next week in Barcelona one of the topics you will be hearing a lot about is digital transformation. How must IT organisations adapt to support the changing business models required to remain competitive in a “liquid” business environment? There is constant pressure on businesses to introduce innovative products Read more...
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VMworld 2016 Barcelona: Breakout Sessions You Shouldn’t Miss

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Download a handy guide.     Learn from the Experienced VMware Advisory and Operations Transformation Teams at VMworld 2016 Barcelona VMworld 2016 Barcelona kicks off in less than two weeks on October 17th.  Our Operations Transformation Services and Advisory Services teams will be there to extend their expertise to help customers get the most out Read more...

The Art of Resource Reclamation

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Increasing Efficiency with vRealize Operations & Proactive Capacity Management By Alberto Martinez “Become more efficient”, “reduce costs” and “sustainable growth” are common drivers in our customers’ strategies, both at a business and IT level. Today, these drivers are more pressing than ever as market competition increases and investment decreases. What are you doing at a Read more...

Taming the Hydra: IT in a Multi-Cloud World

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By: Kevin Lees I know it’s hard to believe, but VMworld is upon us again. Where did the last year go? I know many of you were busy implementing, updating, extending, and managing your private cloud environment. Perhaps you’re busy implementing and getting comfortable working with NSX; busy realizing the great benefits software defined networking Read more...

3 Steps to Create an Automation Roadmap

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By Ahmed Al-Buheissi Automation is at the heart of any cloud implementation.  It provides fast provisioning, resource monitoring and self-healing, capacity adjustment, and automated billing.  Also, automation will ensure consistency, prevent errors and free-up valuable staff time to work in more innovative projects. But in order to embrace automation, the organization needs a roadmap. This Read more...

How NOT to Fail at Process Automation and Continual Improvement

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by Chris Kunselman A big part of my job at VMware is to help customers transform to an SDDC environment. For VMware Operations Transformation Services, that means understanding the business reasons behind their strategy for an SDDC and Private Cloud, and then defining the roadmap to achieving this strategy.  The transformation is the journey along Read more...

A Day in the Life of a Cloud Service Owner

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By Pierre Moncassin Customers often tell me, “I totally get the principles behind the role of Cloud Service Owner – but can you describe what do they actually do throughout their work day?” Let me start with a caveat: we are all aware that in a knowledge economy few roles have the luxury (or burden, Read more...