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About Al Sargent

Al Sargent leads vFabric Suite product marketing at VMware. A VMware employee since 2010, Al has helped make the vFabric Cloud Application Platform become one of the fastest-growing application infrastructure suites in the industry. Prior to joining VMware, Al was co-founder of cloud computing startup Sauce Labs, a software testing platform as a service (PaaS). Previously, Al held product roles at Oracle, Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP) and Wily Technology (acquired by CA), and holds one patent (#7730193). He holds a B.S. Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.

VMware Partners explain the benefits of vFabric Suite 5.1

On May 15, 2012, VMware announced vFabric Suite 5.1. Below, seven VMware partners discuss how vFabric helps them improve developer productivity, cut customer technology costs, solve key engineering problems, and more.

Eric Kilfeather, Portfolio Lead VMware Cloud Practice, Consilium1

Mike Sciortino, VP Business Development of Global Applications, CSC

Mikel VanDelLaan, Advisor Architect, EMC

Kiran Somalwar, VP of Enterprise Transformation Services Group, HCL

Rama Kanneganti, Technology Evangelist, HCL

David Griffin, Director of Services, Insight Integrated Systems

Jeff Reed, Application Development Executive, Logicalis


Four Easy Steps to Deploy Enterprise Java Apps with Tier 3’s Starter Kit Blueprint for vFabric™

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to deploy a small vFabric environment for your Java apps in just a few clicks – without the need to troubleshoot?

Tier 3, a VMware vCloud-powered service provider, has announced access to its Starter Kit Blueprint for VMware vFabric, which comes with four virtual machine instances and advanced vFabric application services. Each of the servers is configured with four gigabytes of memory and two virtual CPUs (vCPUs) by default, but users can change the configuration easily in the Tier 3 Control Portal after deployment.
Tier 3’s vFabric Starter Kit comes with:

Deployment is very easy and can be done in four easy steps:

  1. Logon to the Tier 3 Control Portal and go to Blueprints > Search for “vFabric Starter Kit”
  2. Click on the vFabric Starter Kit Blueprint and on the next screen click Deploy Blueprint.
  3. Next you will want to customize your blueprint by specifying a server password, name of network to place the servers on, and primary and secondary DNS.
  4. Last step is to deploy the customized vFabric Starter Kit blueprint by clicking on the Deploy Blueprint button at the bottom of the screen.

The platform will now do all the orchestration and deploy a fully working vFabric environment for you. To access the environment all you have to do is logon via VPN (Tier 3 has instructions here).

For a full overview of an install with vFabric Starter Blueprint, watch a video demo taking you from deployment to configuration with Tier 3 product manager Shantu Roy.

Getting started

Getting started is simple. Go to Tier 3 and activate your account, which will give you access to this Blueprint.