New VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program Provides an Easy On-Ramp to the Cloud

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By: Geoff Thompson, Director, VMware Cloud Credit Strategy Today, we’re excited to announce the new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program – a new way for customers to take advantage of public or hybrid cloud as a key component of their comprehensive IT strategy and work with VMware vCloud Service providers more effectively. Customers can purchase Read more...

Demystifying the Software-Defined Datacenter – Join the Google+ Hangout!

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Looking for new ways to transform and empower your organization’s IT department? The concept of the software-defined datacenter (SDDC) promises to abstract the datacenter from its underlying hardware – thereby enabling your IT department to connect and configure computing resources in new, powerful ways. But what does this mean for you? Join VMware’s Google+ Hangout Read more...

Device Management With Puppet

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By: Nan Liu, Senior Systems Engineer at VMware. This is a repost from Nan’s personal blog. In Puppet 2.7, one of the new features added was device management. In this initial release, only a small number of Cisco switches were supported. Overall the capabilities weren’t really significant, however the concept shifted people’s perception of the Read more...

Take Charge at VMware PEX 2013!

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One of most anticipated VMware events of the year has arrived – VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2013! This year, the theme of PEX is “Take Charge”. From taking charge of your business and learning how to expand it by cross-selling VMware solutions and services, to taking charge of your future and exploring best practices to Read more...

VMware vCenter vs. vCloud Director

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By: David Davis Confused about the difference between vCenter and vCloud Director? You’re not alone. Sure, if you are a vSphere admin at a large enterprise you already know what vCloud Director is and are likely either evaluating it or have implemented it. However, there are many IT pros out there who work at small Read more...

The Journey From Virtualization to the Cloud Within a Software Defined Datacenter – Join Us For Our Next #cloudtalk!

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Analysts predict that 2013 will see continued increase in enterprise cloud adoption, but we want to know – is your organization ready to take the leap from virtualization to the cloud? Oftentimes people confuse virtualization as being synonymous with cloud computing, but virtualization is actually just a crucial first step in achieving the full range Read more...

Backup and Restore of vCloud Director Consumer Workloads

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By: Massimo Re Ferre’, vCloud Architect This is a repost from Massimo’s personal blog, IT 2.0 – Next Generation IT Infrastructures. Backup and restore (of consumer workloads) in a vCloud Director environment is a hot topic. When you deal with Pets (Vs. Cattle) it is important that you take care of your little lovely friends workloads. Part of the effort of taking care of Read more...