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Another VMware Cloud in Action – Digital City of America, Avondale, Continues to Reach for the Cloud

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“Aspiring. Achieving. Accelerating.” This is the motto of Avondale, Arizona, a city of about 80,000 residents in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Known for its recreation and sports, Avondale is home to Phoenix International Raceway, where thousands of visitors congregate to watch NASCAR races twice a year, as well as Read more...
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vCloud Air Meets PowerCLI – Part 1

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PowerCLI is no doubt one of the most widely used automation tools among traditional vSphere Administrators. In the past, we have made separate PowerCLI modules available to manage vCloud Director resources. As many of you know, vCloud Director is a core tenet we use to deliver the compute service in VMware vCloud® Air™ (for both Read more...
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vCloud Air Strengthens Compliance Portfolio

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By Tony Savoy Concern around security, privacy and availability of critical business data is a common barrier to public cloud adoption. It doesn’t matter if that data is sensitive, private, or simply development and testing information; IT organizations are still required to sustain strict adherence to corporate security policies or regulatory controls. VMware understands these Read more...
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Optimizing VMware vCloud Automation Center Integration with vCloud Hybrid Service

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The recently released vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) version 6 is a leap forward in the area of heterogeneous cloud provisioning.  In addition to cross-platform cloud provisioning, vCAC also enables a true Hybrid Cloud approach by integrating off-premises infrastructure back into the data center and allowing users to provision workloads to the cloud in exactly the Read more...
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Why Hybrid Cloud is Good for IT – Forrester Weighs In

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Everyone knows that a strong IT team is essential to an organization’s success. With a highly organized, secure, and flexible IT infrastructure, organizations can easily adapt to changing needs while maintaining the same data management principles. But how can you scale your organization’s internal systems without having to reconfigure existing structures? The answer may lie Read more...
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[INFO] vCloud Director Fast Provisioned Catalog Virtual Machines

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The premise of what I am looking at is a very simple setup, but could change some operational ideas about how and when you enable Fast Provisioning, which is a great, and handy thing to have in test and development environment. However, you need to understand a little about how they work before you check the box to enable them. Read more...
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The Important Role of Virtualization in Securing the Cloud

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According to David Hunter, CTO of platform security at VMware, “Security in the cloud is better as a result of virtualization,” making the cloud “even more secure than your physical datacenter. How does virtualization achieve this? Because virtualization consolidates multiple physical components so that they can be managed in one place, it mitigates the complexity Read more...
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Introducing VMware vCloud Connector 1.5: Reliable Workload Transfer Between Private and Public Hybrid Clouds

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Earlier this year we introduced vCloud Connector 1.0 – a free product that users could download directly from the VMware website. Among other things, vCloud Connector 1.0 allowed vSphere Administrators to use their familiar vSphere client as a singepane-of-glass view across hybrid clouds and copy virtual machines, vApps, or VM templates between vSphere and vCloud Read more...