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VMware IT Plays a Critical Role in GDPR Compliance

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By Balaji Padmanaban, Senior Director, IT, VMware To learn more about how VMware IT implemented GDPR, read part 2 of this blog, “Complying with GDPR: Taking a Holistic Approach to Data Privacy.” In 2016, the European Commission (EU) approved a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In short, GDPR states that if a website collects Read more...
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Recap of VMworld USA 2018: IT Shares Its Stories

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VMware’s CIO Staff Doing a Mock CIO Staff Meeting By Catherine Greenberg, Director, VMware on VMware, VMware The VMware on VMware team had an impressive showing at VMworld USA. Three thousand attendees heard VMware IT staff present on topics based on their real world deployment experiences with products ranging from NSX, Horizon, vSphere, and Windows 10 to Read more...
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How VMware Hands-on Labs Propelled Our IT Teams into the Hybrid Cloud

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By Chris Mutchler, Cloud Service Architect; Lyubo Lyubenov, Cloud Service Architect; and Jeremy Sage, Senior Cloud Site Reliability Engineer, VMware VMware Hands-on Labs (HOL) offer VMware customers special access to the latest VMware technologies without requiring purchase of equipment or licenses. While available year-round, the HOL program sees major use at the VMworld conferences. HOL Read more...

VMworld 2018: Join VMware on VMware at VMworld Las Vegas

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  We are excited to announce that at VMworld Las Vegas, we will be sharing our IT best practices and VMware product deployment journeys. Come join our sessions: In technical breakout sessions, IT experts discuss their product deployment journeys on vSphere, NSX, VMware Cloud on AWS, Horizon, Windows 10, and more. Leading Digital Transformation sessions Read more...
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How Technology Powers our Cloud-Native Development Environment

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by Eric Rong, Technical Architect, Business IT, VMware Automating and encapsulating the application development process into a cloud-native environment can dramatically improve development and operational efficiencies. This includes removing as many hurdles as possible so that developers can focus on where they add the most value–the business logic and data. A top priority for VMware Read more...
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How to Deconstruct a Monolith using Microservices – Getting Ready for Cloud-Native

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By Balaji Parthasarathy, Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture and Experience Design, Business IT, VMware, and Shaji Vayaveetil, Domain Architect, Business IT, VMware In the past, VMware IT built business applications with minimal viable features as fast as we could, like most IT shops. We used existing technology stacks and followed known business requirements. After the initial Read more...
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VMware IT’s Journey with Mac Management

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by Dan Sanford, Information Systems Engineer, End User Services, VMware VMware actively supports more than 10,000 Macs for both onsite and remote colleagues. Unfortunately, the Quest Management third-party tool employed for managing all these laptops was proving cumbersome. Updates were slow and there was no same-day support. It also relied on an Active Directory with Read more...
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Why VMware IT is Adopting a Cloud Native Architecture for Agile Delivery

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by Gopinath Anantharaman​, Senior Director, R&D, VMware and Balaji Parthasarathy, Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture and Experience Design, Business IT, VMware For the past 20 years, VMware has been evolving to meet the demands of a growing company with a global customer base and diverse product line. VMware IT must continue to rapidly progress to enable Read more...
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Embracing a DevOps Mindset in VMware IT Private Cloud Operations

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by Brian Smith, Senior Director, Cloud and Productivity Engineering, and Shane van Bentum, Director, Cloud Operations, VMware VMware’s private cloud is continually evolving as new services are added to meet business demand. As with many established operations teams, Senior Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) were assigned to architecture, engineering, and development, while the Junior SREs focused Read more...
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Simply Secure. How Reducing IT Complexity Reaps Amazing Security Benefits

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by Brad Doctor, Senior Director, Information Security, VMware Security expert Bruce Schneier once said, “complexity is the enemy of security,” and this is definitely true today. The proliferation of cloud computing, anywhere/anytime mobile devices, and other emerging solutions within the modern enterprise infrastructure have created technology monsters that often outstrip their security capabilities. In fact, Read more...