Two New Courses on Hot Topics: vSAN and Horizon 7.3

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Two new courses were added to the curriculum by VMware Education Services this month covering some of our most requested topics: Horizon 7.3 and VMware vSAN. For more information on these or any other courses, please contact the Learning Specialist for your area. VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.x] In this two-day course, you will focus on Read more...

TALES FROM THE FIELD – GET MORE OUT OF VMworld 2017

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CHALLENGE THE ORDINARY WITH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES As you make your final plans for your VMworld 2017, be sure to leverage the know-how of VMware’s professional services experts. They work with customers every day just not implementing VMware technology, but transforming our customer’s organizational structure, processes and culture to drive innovation and meet their IT and Read more...

How an HCI can Put Time Back in Your Day

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One of the key benefits to a virtualized, software-centric infrastructure is that it can reduce some of the inefficiencies in traditional design, and accelerate IT service delivery. When this happens, you regain valuable time you can now use to focus on more strategic initiatives. As explained in the free ebook, Side-by-Side Comparison: Traditional Infrastructure vs. 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...

Free eBook Shows How to Advance Your Career with HCI

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Many organizations are turning to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) as a smart alternative when architecting a modern data center due to its reduced management complexity, increased agility, and lower costs. But while moving to HCI can help ease the burden on IT professionals, it does bring along potential job roles changes. The impact varies at every Read more...

The Promise of Software‐Defined Storage (SDS)

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Together with Intel, VMware has released a new ebook covering virtualized storage, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), and vSAN. Hyper‐Converged Infrastructure for Dummies by Michael Haag shows you the ways HCI evolves how compute, storage, and management are delivered and provisioned to help you cut operational and capital costs, increase IT and business agility, and improve application Read more...

VMware Horizon 7 Instant Clones Best Practices

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By Dale Carter Recently, I have been working with Instant Clones in my lab. Although I have found this easy to get up and running (for more information, see my blog here), it hasn’t been easy to find best practices around configuring Instant Clones, as they are so new. I reached out to the engineering Read more...

How to Select an HCI

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A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) offers your organization several benefits by collapsing storage, compute, networking and management. But like any new technology, picking the best solution involves comparing vendors across a standard set of criteria. VMware recommends focusing on five key characteristics: By ranking and evaluating HCI solutions against each of these criteria, you can choose Read more...

Virtualization and VMware Virtual SAN … the Old Married Couple

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Don’t Mistake These Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Technologies as Mutually Exclusive By Jonathan McDonald I have not posted many blogs recently as I’ve been in South Africa. I have however been hard at work on the latest release of VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2 and VMware Virtual SAN 6.2. Some amazing features are included that will make Read more...