vCloud Director Meets vShield App

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By: Massimo Re Ferre’ (Staff Systems Engineer – Global CoE) and Joe Sarabia (Sr. Consultant – Global CoE) Background In the last few years I have seen a rise of interest for vCloud Director use cases where multiple virtual machines (in a vApp or across vApps) can share a single Layer 2 network and yet Read more...

Stretched vCloud Director Infrastructure

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By: Duncan Epping, Principal Architect at VMware This is a repost from Duncan’s blog, Yellow-Bricks.  A while back I wrote about design considerations when designing or building a stretched vCloud Director infrastructure. Since then I have been working on a document in collaboration with Lee Dilworth, and this document should be out soon hopefully. As various people Read more...

Another VMware Cloud – F5 Networks DevCentral Runs Its Public Cloud on VMware

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According to Jeff Browning, Senior Director of Online Strategy at F5 Networks, “With DevCentral’s move to Bluelock’s public cloud environment, we’ve increased DevOps agility, achieving faster, more frequent application updates that optimize development cycles.” Seattle-based application delivery networking vendor F5 Networks runs a technical user community site called devcentral.f5.com, where over 115,000 global IT professionals Read more...

2013: What Happens In The Cloud

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By: Mathew Lodge, Vice President of Cloud Services This article originally ran on Fortune on January 11, 2013.  Last year was a big year for cloud, with rapid growth in consumption, and 2013 looks like it will be even bigger. Last year, I was rash enough to make five predictionsfor the rapidly-changing cloud computing space. It’s time Read more...

200 vCloud Powered Services Now Being Offered in 30 Countries Worldwide!

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The vCloud Powered program experienced tremendous growth in 2012, and as of today we’re happy to announce that there are now over 200 vCloud Powered services being offered worldwide. Delivered by VMware service provider partners, vCloud Powered Services are built on the same proven VMware cloud technology that more than 400,000 enterprises depend on in Read more...

Another VMware Cloud – GxPi Runs Its Public Cloud on VMware

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Of the company’s cloud solution, the managing director at GxPi shares, “There are significant savings from operations. Just the capital investments I used to make are equivalent to what I pay for my cloud solution, and that covers everything.” Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GxPi is a ten-year veteran in Good Practice (GxP) compliance, providing Read more...

Cloudy With a Chance of Service Outage: 5 Big Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider

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By: Joe Andrews, Director of Product Marketing at VMware This article originally ran on VentureBeat on December 27, 2012.  Gartner predicts worldwide IT spending in 2013 will top $3.7 trillion. Coupled with IDC’s prediction that there will be over $25 billion in acquisitions as cloud services become the centerpiece of more and more vendor’s offerings, you can see that Read more...