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Think Quick! How Safe Is Your Data Right Now?

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  By Craig Savage, Industry Security Architect—Information Security, VMware   Like every multinational enterprise, VMware is subject to thousands of attempted cyberattacks every day. Keeping ahead of the game—and protecting our people—requires innovative thinking, an especially vital approach in the cloud era.   We’re only human Despite all the technological advances in the field, the Read more...
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VMware IT’s Essential PKS-Driven Cloud-Native Journey Using vSphere CNS on vSAN

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  By Alfred Cheung, Lead Cloud Infrastructure Administrator; Chanh Chi, Senior Director IT; Ravi Dasari, Senior Cloud Infrastructure Administrator; Jason Hutson, Sr. Cloud Infrastructure Engineer; Kandy O’Mara, Director, Cloud Infrastructure; Telmo Rodrigues, Sr. Cloud Infrastructure Engineer; Alex Romanenko, Staff Engineer; Manas Singh, Senior Applications Administrator; Zaigui Wang, Director, Cloud Infrastructure Operations—all VMware     VMware IT Read more...
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It’s the Talk of the Town! How VMware IT Reimagined the Conference Room

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  By Richard Leong, Senior Director,  Unified Communications and Collaboration; Josh Burton, Senior Manager, Global AV and Events; Vipin Nair Manager, UCC – Global AV Engineering; Aju Sukumaran, Information Systems Senior Manager—all VMware   While VMware’s existing smart conference room solutions were ‘getting the job done’, they relied on expensive proprietary third-party hardware and custom Read more...
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How vRLI Proved VMware IT’s Infrastructure-as-Code Business Model a Success

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  By Iliyan Petkov, Senior Cloud Site Reliability Engineer   The VMware Cloud & Productivity Engineering (CPE) team has spent the last 18+ months transitioning traditional operations to a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) model. Now, entire environments are built and managed by code (commonly known as Infrastructure-as-Code, IaC), making them much more adaptable to cloud-based Read more...
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How Secure State Gave VMware IT a Safe and Secure Feeling

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  By Cathal Cleary, Director, CPE Services Management, and Casey Lems, Senior Cloud Security Architect, both VMware   CloudHealth by VMware enables our IT teams to have unprecedented insight into cloud spend. In fact, it has reduced VMware’s cloud computing costs by more than 30 percent to date, among other benefits. (Read CloudHealth blog). Paired with VMware Read more...
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How Automation and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Enable a Highly Agile DevOps Ecosystem

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  By Mehul Patel, Sr. Manager, DevOps and Platform Enablement, and Pervinder Sudan, DevOps Lead, VMware   Today, VMware IT leverages VMware vRealize® Automation™ (vRA) and VMware vRealize Code Stream Service™ to allow VMware DevOps to ‘be everywhere’ by enabling public experiences (surfacing functionality/capability as a service with transparent underlying platforms) on our private cloud, Read more...
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VMworld 2019 Exclusive! How VMware IT Goes from Day 0 to Day 2+ (Without Missing a Beat)

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  By Tom Ralph, Sr. Cloud Service Architect; Zaigui Wang, Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Operations; and Mohammed Kajamoideen, Senior Cloud Infrastructure Administrator—all VMware   Managing the infrastructure lifecycle—from Day 0 to Day 2 and beyond (Day 2+)—can involve a lot of pain and frustration if not done correctly, especially when the best laid plans go off Read more...
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How VMware IT Redefined Mission-Critical Day 2 Operations, and Consistently Delivered Exceptional Colleague Experiences

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  By Zaigui Wang, Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Operations; Mohammed Kajamoideen, Senior Cloud Infrastructure Administrator; Chanh Chi, Senior Director, IT—all VMware   VMware IT employs VMware vSAN™, an enterprise-class storage virtualization software, for lifecycle management of regional deployments such as VMware Horizon® 7and branch office footprints—in addition to main production data centers.   While Day 0 and Read more...