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OneDesk: A Pre-Production Play Space for End-User Computing

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By Simon Long, EUC Service Architect, and Aresh Sarkari, EUC Service Architect, VMware The adoption of a private cloud has opened up many opportunities for VMware IT, including the flexibility to ‘fail fast’ or try out new ideas to improve the efficiency of our operations. Our idea was to create a pre-production environment where we Read more...

Adopting Quarterly Disaster Recovery Testing

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by Charlene Huang, Database Architect; Jerry Li, Senior Manager, IT Release Automation & DR; and Zaigui Wang, Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Operations In this two-part blog, VMware IT shares its perspective on its goal of one hour of downtime for disaster recovery (DR) failovers within the enterprise. The first blog explores the IT management perspective Read more...
VMware IT, Office 365

Office 365 Migration—Easier Said Than Done? The VMware IT Journey Explored

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By Boney Francis, UCC Architect, VMware, and Paramesh Puttegowda, Senior Manager, IT Messaging Services, VMware Migrating applications to a cloud SaaS environment such as Office 365 (O365) is not for the faint-hearted as there are many pitfalls along the way. The key is to ensure the three pillars of any migration—people, process, and technology—are fully Read more...

Adding a Load Balancing Rule for PXE to Prevent Timeouts and Failures

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by Ashu Saxena, Cloud Infrastructure Administrator; Sachin Sharma, Linux Systems Architect; and Sukhjit Singh, Network Systems Administrator; VMware Load balancing in a global R&D environment is a complex task. On an average day, VMware IT operations receives almost 6,000 ESXi build requests from different R&D teams to do performance testing and quality assurance (QA). During Read more...

Migration from legacy Windows Operating Systems to Windows 10 Exceeds Project Goals—and Teaches Some Valuable Lessons

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by Brooks Peppin, Information Systems Engineer, End User Services, VMware The enterprise community is quickly embracing Windows 10. Shortly after Windows 10 launched, VMware started migrating   legacy Windows systems (7 and 8.1) for both on-site and remote employees as quickly as possible. As with any major transition of this nature, there were numerous challenges and Read more...

VMware on VMware Delivers Value to Customers

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Before being released to customers, VMware products are developed and tested in collaboration with the company’s VMware on VMware (VoV) program. VMware’s First Customer The VoV program, which VMware and Dell Technologies CIO Bask Iyer calls the “company’s first customer,” uniquely benefits both VMware and its customers by driving innovation, interoperability, and implementation. It’s a Read more...