Have You Included Education in Your SDDC Transformation Budget?

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By Ryan Dohm, VMWare Professional Services Consultant This may be the most incredible time in history for emerging technologies and integrated information systems. As a VMware consultant, I see many new and seasoned companies growing larger and more profitable in what most consider “hard economic” times. On numerous occasions I see these environments becoming so advanced Read more...

It All Starts Here: Internal Implementation of Horizon Workspace at VMware

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By Jim Zhang, VMWare Professional Services Consultant VMware has had a dogfood tradition since previous CEO Paul Maritz’ instilled the practice of having VMware IT deploy VMware products for production use internally. As a VMware employee personally, I can understand some criticism to this practice, but I definitely believe it serves to build and deliver a Read more...

How Virtualizing Your Desktops Can Help You Protect Sensitive Data

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By Jeremy Wheeler, VMWare Professional Services Consultant As Ted and Mason mentioned in their video post last week, today’s IT staff faces many challenges involving security, cost, risk, and governance. I’d like to address one particular challenge associated with those: how to manage data. Let’s consider a heavily regulated industry like health care. In a typical Read more...

Staying Ahead in the Boom of the Mobile Workforce

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Today’s IT department is inundated by new devices, new applications and new ways to work. It used to be that IT defined, provided and supported the device or endpoint; they defined the refresh or upgrade cycle; they assessed, procured and installed all the applications. Users had very little influence or input into what they used Read more...

Don’t Leave Security Off the Table

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By Bill Mansfield, VMWare Professional Services Consultant I find myself at a large majority of my enterprise customers discussing non-technical issues. Brokering a truce between operational organizations that have evolved in their own silos, and who don’t play well with others.  In the early days of Virtualization, it was difficult to get three key parties Read more...

Virtualize SAP – Risky or Not?

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By Girish Manmadkar, VMWare Professional Services Consultant In years past, some IT managers were not ready to talk about virtualizing SAP due to technical and political reasons. The picture is very different today, in part because of the increased emphasis on IT as a strategic function towards ‘Software–Defined Data Center’ (SDDC). Virtualization and the road Read more...

The Proof is in the Impact

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Today’s challenging business environment is a convergence of many changes. In this new business paradigm, IT executives are faced with determining how to best direct their staff, how to redesign IT processes, and how to use technology to grow businesses and/or fundamentally shift business models. Anticipating and staying abreast of these challenges requires thought leadership Read more...

Part I: Storage Boon or Bane – VMware View Storage Design Strategy & Methodology

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By TJ Vatsa, VMWare EUC Consultant INTRODUCTION I am writing this blog to share my thoughts and experiences when it comes to architecting enterprise virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions. While some schools of thought believe that a one size fits all approach provides a low cost, modular deployment strategy, I believe in a different perspective, Read more...