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How VMware IT Maintains Security Across a Multi-Cloud Environment: Part Three

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By: Brad Doctor, Senior Director, Information Security; Casey Lems, Senior Cloud Security Architect and Craig Savage, Security Solutions Strategist In part one of our blog series, we discussed clarifying internal responsibility, effective communication, and creating a governance program In part two of our blog series, our focus was on asset visibility. In the last blog Read more...
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Mergers and Acquisitions: Day One Enablers and Technology Integration at Scale

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  By Romy Kaura, Senior Director M&A Integration and Services, VMware   A critical milestone in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) is Day One integration, the first day both organizations officially start working together. It sets the tone for the overall merger and can impact how well the combined organization performs in future.   M&A activities are Read more...
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VMware Information Security. Why the Path to Passwordless is the Way Forward

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  By Craig Savage, Security Solutions Strategist—VMware Security and Resiliency   Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees, and this is the case when it came to colleague security. VMware IT teams were so focused on creating a safe ecosystem that password protocols became overly complex on a greater number of disparate systems. This Read more...
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How Automating the Security Stack Has Reaped Unexpected Benefits, Including Reducing Human Error

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  By Craig Savage, Security Solutions Strategist—VMware Security & Resiliency   Automation has proven vital in the cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) era, but only recently has it made significant inroads into the security management plane. Similar to software-defined data center (SDDC) operations where automation enables the same server to be deployed multiple times without human intervention, Read more...
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Intrinsic Security. How VMware IT (Cost Effectively) Reimagined What It Means to Be Safe—And Is Making Everything Even More Secure

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  By Craig Savage, Security Solutions Strategist—VMware Security & Resiliency   Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), remote workers, endless devices and a number of other variables have made enterprise security an incredibly complex, if not expensive, undertaking.   Rather than simply upgrade to the latest technology as in the past, we decided to take a different approach that put Read more...
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Employing a CPA: How Cloud Pod Architecture Redefines Disaster Recovery and Experiences

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  By Aju Sukumaran, Senior Manager, Information Systems Colleague Experience & Technology (CET); Bartosz Bernat, Senior Information Systems Engineer; Jishan T S, Information Systems Senior Engineer; all VMware     VMware continually strives to bring the best technology to the forefront, often introducing hundreds of features on the backend over a product’s lifecycle. Unfortunately, all these Read more...
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VMworld 2019 US Hands-on Labs—Breaking New Records While Delivering Seamless Experiences

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  By Brian Morton, Technical Program Manager (Cloud and Productivity Engineering); Lyubomir Lyubenov, Cloud Architect; Brandon Bazan, Sr. Site Reliability Engineer, all VMware   This year at VMworld 2019 US, our Hands-on Labs (HOLs) were more popular than ever. Attendees were able to test drive full working versions of VMware technologies without having to purchase Read more...
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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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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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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...