How Technology Can Enable (and Accelerate) M&A Integration

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By: Romy Kaura, Senior Director, IT  Mergers & Acquisitions and Services  Despite the current strong deal environment, most merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions miss generating their expected value or return on investment. The main reasons are increased deal complexity, technical and cultural missteps, and high employee turnover—especially if those involved are millennials.   In earlier Read more...
Thanks to Workspace ONE, large scale Mac deployment is easy and seamless

How VMware IT Manages Large-Scale Mac Deployments with Workspace ONE

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  By Dan Sanford, Information System Senior Engineer, VMware   VMware actively supports more than 13,000 Macs for both onsite and remote colleagues (our term for end users). Before managing the Macs with VMware Workspace ONE®, VMware IT didn’t have a great management solution in place. The Macs were being individually imaged by a thumb-drive Read more...

Is it Possible to Move Live Production Workloads to a New Data Center with Less than Four Hours of Downtime?

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  By: Chanh Chi (Senior Director, IT), Charlene Huang (Database Architect), Jino Jose (Lead Applications Database Administrator), Grant Nowell (Director, IT Infrastructure PMO & Compliance), Donald Philpott (Senior Manager, Global DC Metro & Backbone), Stephen Sheen (Manager, IT Infrastructure PMO) and Zaigui Wang (Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure)   Eighty percent of VMware’s production workloads, including Read more...

Building a Unified Collaboration Ecosystem

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  By Richard Leong, Senior Director, Unified Communications and Collaboration   Over the years I have been fortunate to speak with many customers and industry peers about various experiences and perspectives on unified collaboration (UC). The most common topic that arises is around a ‘standard’ or ‘single tool’ approach (via a large UC platform) versus Read more...

How VMware IT Takes Digital Transformation From Buzzword To Reality

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  By Jason Conyard, VP, Colleague Experience and Technology   Every enterprise is going through a digital transformation, although oftentimes that ends up easier said than done. For VMware IT, successfully turning digital transformation from an amorphous concept into reality involved both advanced technology and understanding the human factor. From a pure technology standpoint, VMware Read more...
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Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Radically Transform How the VMware Business Interacts with Business Systems

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By Sunder Vudhya, Director – IT, Digital Order Ops and Advanced Technologies, VMware, and Balaji Parthasarathy, Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture and Experience Design, VMware VMware IT has increased its application footprint to deliver solutions for a variety of business needs, resulting in a distributed system that meets both domain needs and business goals. A distributed Read more...
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How to Do the Old Switcheroo: Migrating vSS to vDS with Zero Downtime

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by Gaurav Pruthi, Lead Cloud Infrastructure Administrator, VMware, and Zaigui Wang, Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Operations, VMware The VMware vSphere® Standard Switch (vSS) contains both data and management planes at the individual host level. This configuration lacked overall management efficiency and hindered integration with other advanced tools and applications. That’s why the decision was made Read more...
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How Workspace ONE Empowered Colleagues by Making SSO a Reality

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By Robert Coggins, Information Systems Engineer, VMware As a large enterprise with major enterprises as customers, VMware has tens of thousands of colleagues accessing apps daily. Unfortunately, the traditional sign-on process to access those apps is vulnerable to hacking, a fact compounded as each app requires a separate password. At issue is that passwords are Read more...
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VMworld US 2018 Hands-on Lab: Delivering 120,000+ VMs in Five Days

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By Lyubomir Lyubenov, Cloud Service Architect, VMware, and Jeremy Sage, Senior Cloud Site Reliability Engineer, VMware One of the most popular areas at any VMworld is the Hands-on Lab (HOL), where attendees can test drive VMware technologies without purchasing equipment, software, or licenses. With more than 20,000 attendees in Las Vegas this year, the HOL Read more...