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Welcome, Google, to the Raw VM IaaS Market

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By: Mathew Lodge Cross-posted from the RethinkIT Blog.  Google announced limited beta of Google Compute Engine, its IaaS service, at Google I/O yesterday, after weeks of rumor and speculation. The IaaS market has evolved into two segments: “raw VM” IaaS led by Amazon Web Services, and enterprise, where the cloud directly supports the application with Read more...
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VMware Customer Success in the Cloud

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As more and more companies move to the cloud, we’ve been trying to highlight some of our top customers who have successfully moved to the cloud with VMware technology. In the past 6 months we’ve featured organizations across various verticals and industries who have deployed private, public and hybrid clouds based on VMware cloud solutions, Read more...
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Building Your Cloud With vCloud Director

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By: Chris Colotti, Consulting Architect, VMware Global Center of Excellence This is a repost from Chris' personal blog, ChrisColotti.us. Below is a recording of the session I did in January 2012 at Gillette Stadium with Paul Lembo called “Building your cloud with vCloud Director”.  I finally got a copy of the session and wanted to share it for those that could not make Read more...
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Vote Now for vCloud Sessions! VMworld 2012 Voting Ends June 8

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By: David Davis VMworld 2012 is just around the corner. It will be held in San Francisco, CA August 27-30 and in Barcelona, Spain October 9-11. Who will the speakers be and what topics will be covered? That is all up to you. Fortunately, VMworld’s sessions and speakers are based on public voting. That public voting Read more...
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How To Handle Some vCloud Director Challenges

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By: Chris Colotti, Consulting Architect, VMware Global Center of Excellence This is a repost from Chris' personal blog, ChrisColotti.us. The other day I was sent a link to a 9-slide deck titled “Life before and after vCloud Director”, put together by someone I do not know that takes time to point out some specific challenges with vCloud Director, mostly with Read more...
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The New Service Provider Learning Path on Partner Central

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In case you missed yesterday’s vmLIVE presentation on the new Service Provider Learning Path available on Partner Central, here is a summary of what these new paths mean for VMware Service Providers. (You can also download a recording of the webinar) As the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) grows and matures, VMware continually aims to Read more...
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vCloud Director in the Real World with vExpert Jake Robinson

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By: David Davis VMware’s vCloud Director is a powerful cloud management and orchestration tool (which you can try for yourself for 60 days), but what real customers are using it and what are they using it for? In this video, vExpert and cloud administrator, Jake Robinson, from Bluelock (a vCloud Datacenter partner) covers some of Read more...