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The Public Cloud Diaries Part III – Public Cloud Stories from the Insurance, Non-Profit and Retail Industries

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Welcome to our third installment of the Public Cloud Diaries – an ongoing project that showcases the various business situations and challenges that companies have experienced when moving to the public cloud. In this blog, we’ll discuss the public cloud experiences of three companies in the Insurance, Non-Profit and Retail industries. In case you missed Read more...
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The Cloud Market Vendor Landscape – Key Takeaways by the Taneja Group for IT and Business Leaders

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When it comes to choosing a cloud vendor, enterprises must consider a variety of different variables in order to ensure that the cloud solution they deploy will best meet the organization’s needs. Among the factors that IT and business leaders must consider when selecting a cloud vendor include the vendor’s virtualization platform, their resource and Read more...
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[How To] Get Started with vCloud Connector 1.5 – Part 2

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By: Chris Colotti, Consulting Architect with the VMware vCloud Delivery Services team This is a repost from Chris' personal blog, ChrisColotti.us.  In Part One of this two-part series, we examined the deployment of vCloud Connector 1.5, the architecture, and the options for accessing the user interface through the vCloud Connector Portal or the vSphere Client.  Here is a quick review of some key points to Read more...
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Best Practices for Providers Offering vCloud Powered Services Part 4: Make Your Cloud Safe, Secure and Easy with VMware vShield Technologies

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It’s no secret that security concerns are one of the biggest inhibitors to public cloud adoption – many customers fear moving their workloads to the public cloud, because they believe that the infrastructure they host themselves is safer and more secure than a public cloud. However, providers of vCloud Powered service offerings can attract more Read more...
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[How To] Get Started with vCloud Connector 1.5 – Part 1

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By: Chris Colotti, Consulting Architect with the VMware vCloud Delivery Services team This is a repost from Chris' personal blog, ChrisColotti.us.  So this weekend I set out to document and understand the new aspects of vCloud Connector 1.5 and how some of the components go together.  It seemed like there might be some interest in a how to article Read more...
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The Role of the Cloud in Increasing Business and IT Agility

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Increasing agility is undoubtedly a goal of many CIOs. According to McKinsey & Company, the benefits of agility include faster revenue growth, greater and more lasting cost reduction, and more effective management of risks and reputational threats. In the graph below (taken from a business agility survey conducted by market-research firm AbsolutData), you can see Read more...
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Check Out the New vCloud Powered Section on Partner Central

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VMware recently added a vCloud Powered section to Partner Central, with informative resources such as collateral, tools and documentation for service providers offering vCloud Powered services. Content in the vCloud Powered section has been divided into four areas: LEARN, DELIVER, PROMOTE, and SELL. Here are some of the resources you can find on each tab: Read more...
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December Events and Webinars from VMware Service Providers

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By: Matt Sarrel There are a number of upcoming events being held by VMware Service Providers for customers who want to learn more about building and managing cloud solutions.  In fact, there are more and more of these events (and more service providers) so I’m going to post a few of the best events at Read more...