Before DevOps Mindset in Private Cloud

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...
Security Inside Out

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...
Without NSX microsegmentation overview

Applying NSX Data Center Micro-Segmentation Across Applications in VMware IT’s Global Environment

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by Velchamy Sankarlingam, Vice President, Cloud Services Development & Operations To learn more about how VMware IT implemented NSX micro-segmentation in its SAP deployment, read the blog,“How VMware IT Implemented NSX Data Center Micro-Segmentation for SAP.” As virtualization proliferates within our data center, managing the network using just traditional tools is not realistic. Given the Read more...
IT Developer Application Management Plane Implementation

Transforming DevOps with an IT Developer Application Plane

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by Gopinath Anantharaman, Sr. Director, R&D, VMware To read more about our DevOps journey, read part one of this blog, An Agile Delivery Model: Shifting the IT Mindset. In a recent blog, we discussed how we moved to a DevOps model to enable automation for developers.  We provide blueprints to developers so they can provision Read more...

Gauging Technology Integration Complexity for M&A Success

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by Romy Kaura, Director, IT Mergers & Acquisitions and Release Management, VMware Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are integral to the business world, and companies now view them as a key growth driver. So, where does IT fit? Historically, IT organizations were plugged in late into the deal lifecycle. This resulted in an IT integration approach Read more...
Mobility user vs enterprise

Workspace ONE: Balancing Enterprise-Grade Security with a Consumer-Simple User Experience

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by Thirupati Panyala, Senior Director, R&D, Mobile Engineering, VMware Consumer industries are at the forefront of optimizing and delivering mobile apps. Personalized experiences, one-click navigation, and ease of access have resulted in an inundation of mobile apps for every aspect of our lives. Consumer app users are the same people who consume enterprise information for Read more...
vRealize Auto Support

Emerging Tech and vRealize Suite Radically Transform VMware’s System and Application Support Operations

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by Balaji Parthasarathy, Director, Enterprise Architecture and Experience Design, Business IT VMware IT has been experiencing an increasing demand to scale and support a complex footprint of business applications and technologies. In the past three years, the company accelerated its delivery from 80+ to 120+ features/week due to continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) and DevOps best Read more...
DevOps Portal for Real-time Incident Resolution

Rapid Provisioning for Real-time Incident Resolution

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by Laxminarayan Jayabharthi, Senior Director, IT Application Development, VMware Avoiding downtime for business users is our highest priority. So when a catastrophic software failure occurred recently in our dev/test environments, it not only affected a large group of users, it also put a highly visible product feature release in jeopardy. This could have been a Read more...
SAP HANA Current Architecture

Virtualizing SAP HANA on our Enterprise Data Warehouse

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by Ankur Jain, Director, BI and Advanced Analytics, VMware One of the major IT initiatives in our IT transformation was to enable real-time analytics to enable our business stakeholders to make better and faster decisions.  To achieve this, we had to improve the speed with which our data was ingested into the enterprise data warehouse Read more...
Colleague vs. user

Why VMware IT Enables Colleagues, not Users

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by Jason Conyard, VP, End User Services Technology is now woven into almost every aspect of our lives, no matter where you live. Mobile phones, tablets, wearable devices, and even voice-controlled personal assistants are pervasive. As consumers, we carry a rich technology experience in our pockets—our cell phones. It’s time that IT brings the same Read more...