VMware Provider Guide: Help Customers Move Workloads to the Cloud (Part 1)

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Enterprises small and large deploy public clouds with the goal of minimizing costs by decreasing IT infrastructure and increasing usage of a private cloud. However, some offerings in the market make it expensive and time-consuming for customers to make this transition to the cloud. At VMware, our vCloud Powered public clouds offer smoother workload transition Read more...

The Mid-Market Opportunity for Providers of VMware vCloud Powered Services

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Attention VMware Service Providers – do you sell to mid-market customers? The SMB and mid-market is growing, with virtualization as a top initiative and cloud adoption trailing close behind.  Selling to the mid-market is a great opportunity for providers of vCloud Powered services, because Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) can be presented as an extension of customers’ existing Read more...

vCloud Basics for IT Admins: Key Features

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By: David Davis In my experience with speaking at conferences and creating video software training courses, one of the primary obstacles I must overcome when discussing VMware’s cloud computing solutions is assisting VMware Admins in understanding what “vCloud “ is.  Some people think vCloud is a third party public cloud solution. Some people think it creates Read more...

Another VMware Cloud – Publishers Clearing House Runs Its Hybrid Cloud on VMware

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According to Darwin Bravo, Senior Manager of Online Infrastructure and Operations at Publishers Clearing House, “Partnering with Hosting.com has allowed us to take our VMware virtualization strategy to the next level, helping us to cut costs and enabling a hybrid cloud platform.”  Publishers Clearing House (PCH), headquartered in Port Washington, NY is a multi-channel direct Read more...

Don’t Miss VMware vCloud Sessions at VMworld 2012!

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By: David Davis VMworld 2012 is just around the corner. The most popular sessions, as voted on by the public, havebeen selected and it’s time to get registered! Once registered for VMworld, what sessions should you attend? There are some excellent vCloud sessions that you must consider. After all, vCloud datacenters, vCloud Director, and vCloud solutions Read more...

Another VMware Cloud – Gratifón Runs Their Hybrid Cloud on VMware

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“We saved $50k by not having to buy server hardware, and we’re saving $60k per year in operating efficiencies, electricity, Internet bandwidth, and IT man hours. That is what the Dell Cloud [with vCloud Datacenter Service] makes possible,” according to Oz Yosef, CEO at Gratifón S.A. Gratifón is a Panama-based company that has developed telephone Read more...

CONTEST: How Do You Speak Cloud? Win a Pass to VMworld US 2012!

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Public, Private, Hybrid: how do you speak cloud? We want your opinion – and your opinion could win you some great prizes.  Starting July 9th, we’re asking you, our vCloud community to vote for your favorite video of the week, with each featuring different “cloud styles.” Some IT admins get their cloud inspiration from Disco, Read more...

VMware’s First Cloud Certification

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By: David Davis Recently VMware’s first certification around cloud computing quietly went into beta. Let’s learn more about this new certification option, the VCP-Infrastructure as a Service (or VCP-IaaS) certification… Top 10 Must-Knows for the New VCP-IaaS As this certification is still in beta, as of today, we don’t have a lot of official information yet Read more...