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vCloud Director 5.1 VXLAN Configuration

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By: Rawlinson Rivera, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at VMware This is a repost from Rawlinson’s personal blog, Punching Clouds.  The new vCloud Director 5.1 delivers many new features and enhancements, one in particular is the introduction and support of Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN). VXLAN is a technology that enables the expansion of isolated vCloud architectures across layer 2 domains Read more...
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Another VMware Cloud – Revlon Runs Its Private Cloud on VMware

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According to David Giambruno, Senior Vice President and CIO at Revlon, the company’s cloud deployment has given back “$70 million in cost avoidance and cost savings.” Furthermore, thanks to VMware cloud technology, “if someone wants to try a new application, generally by the time the business team gets in a meeting with us, it’s no Read more...
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Architecting Storage Offerings for vCloud Director 5.1

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By: Rawlinson Rivera, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at VMware This is a repost from Rawlinson’s personal blog, Punching Clouds.  Prior to the release of the vCloud Suite and vCloud Director 5.1, the discussions for architecting cloud as it relates to vCloud Director and storage offerings were based around tiered models focused on performance and capacity. Read more...
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How to Deploy a vCloud Networking and Security Edge Device

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By: David Hill, Senior Cloud Consultant for the VMware Global Centre of Excellence in Cloud Infrastructure This is a repost from Dave’s personal blog, Virtual-Blog.com.  Today I have been working in the lab messing around with vCloud Networking and Security for one of the projects I am working on. With all the new changes in vCloud Networking and Read more...
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Catch VMware Next Week at OpenStack Summit

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There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding OpenStack in the last year, as users discuss what it means for today’s burgeoning cloud market. Did you know that VMware is a top-10 code and bugfix contributor to OpenStack, and that VMware has helped customers with OpenStack production deployments? If you’re attending OpenStack Summit next week, be Read more...
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Updates to vCloud Suite Cloud Management Capabilities Announced at VMworld Barcelona

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Photo via @teeglasgow VMworld Barcelona kicked off today with a bang, with more than 8,000 attendees taking part in more than 250 unique breakout sessions and labs. During today’s keynote, Pat Gelsinger and Steve Herrod announced significant enhancements to VMware’s Cloud Management solutions – addressing cloud service provisioning, cloud operations management, and cloud business management. Read more...
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vCloud Service Providers at VMworld 2012

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The adoption of VMware-based clouds has grown tremendously in the last year – an accomplishment that wouldn’t have been possible without our growing ecosystem of dedicated vCloud Service Provider partners.  At the vCloud Services Partner Appreciation Reception during VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, we had the opportunity to catch up with some of our Service Read more...