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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...
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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...
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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...
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Maximize Visibility of VMware Data with the vCloud Usage Meter 3.0.2

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As a vCloud Service Provider, it’s important to always monitor your VMware product consumption. The vCloud Usage Meter, available as a free virtual appliance to all Service Provider Partners who are reporting on the vCloud Service Provider Bundles, automates the collection of VMware product usage data and makes it simple for Service Providers to gather Read more...
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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...
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Customize vCloud Director 5.1 Login Style and Logo

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By: Andrea Siviero, PSO Solutions Architect at VMware In the long trip to getting a “cloud” up and running, customers I’ve worked with at some point reach the moment where customization of the portal is needed, and of course the first step is using the company logo on the login page. With vCloud Director 1.5.x Read more...
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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...
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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...