‘May the 4th Be with You’ on Your Journey to the Cloud

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The public cloud has stepped out of the shadows and stretched across the solar system as organizations scale their usage of it to extend on-premises infrastructure, consolidate or migrate data centers, and support dynamic capacity requirements.   But many organizations also run apps and manage on-premise data in data centers and private clouds, and will Read more...

The Public Cloud: The True Next Step in Modern Data Center Control and Evolution

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After virtualization itself, the public cloud is considered the natural second step in helping both private and public organizations protect, extend, and replace existing data center infrastructure. And spending trends indicate that many enterprises are keen to jump on the public cloud bandwagon. According to Gartner, total public cloud spending through 2020 is projected to Read more...

Understanding Layer 2 Extensions for the Hybrid Cloud

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By Trey Tyler, Sr. Solutions Strategist Taking a VLAN and extending that broadcast domain across two sites can be identified by many names including; Data Center Interconnect (DCI), Data Center Extension (DCE), Extended Layer 2 Network, Stretched Layer 2 Network, Stretched VLAN, Extended VLAN, Stretched Deploy, Layer 2 VPN.  With all these different aliases, it’s Read more...

How to Get Started with VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery in a Few Easy Steps

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Few companies can afford to have their business-critical operations go offline, yet many businesses don’t have the proper resiliency tools in place. It’s not because organizations lack the desire to adopt disaster recovery, it’s because the constrictive contracts, inflexible environments, and high price points that come with traditional options makes it prohibitive to do so. Read more...