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)   VMware’s production workloads, including the majority of Read more...
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How CloudHealth Enabled VMware to Regain Control and Optimize Public Cloud Spend

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  By Cathal Cleary, Director, CPE Services management, VMware   While cloud technology has revolutionized the way enterprises consume IT, there are significant challenges surrounding control and optimization of spend. The public cloud makes it very easy to sign-up and consume public cloud resources—so easy, in fact, that people tend not to think about the Read more...
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Save It for Later—VMware IT’s Return on Investment with Workspace ONE UEM

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  By Vasil Kaftandzhiev (Service Delivery Lead, Colleague Experience and Technology Team), Robert Coggins (Information Systems Staff Engineer), Orlando Diaz (Senior Manager of Information Systems), and John Drummond (Senior Director, Information Systems)—all VMware   Despite the media hype, not every enterprise cloud venture results in a success story from a return on investment (ROI) standpoint. While they offer Read more...

How VMware IT Used VMware Cloud on AWS for JIRA Disaster Recovery

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By Sergey Malakhov, R&D Manager, VMware VMware’s internal developers and site reliability engineers (SREs) use a variety of tools to maintain our private cloud. One of them is JIRA, a software development tool used to plan, track and release software. Up until recently, the primary instance of JIRA was deployed in a data center, and Read more...
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Workplace X: Shaping the Workplace of the Future

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  By Richard Leong, Senior Director of Colleague Experience and Technology, VMware   Millennials (those born in 1981 through 1996) account for 40% of the workforce today, a number that will increase to greater than 50% by 2022. That means the standard workplace will undergo dramatic change as there will be an expectation that the Read more...

How to Implement NSX Micro-Segmentation for Adobe Experience Manager using VMware NSX Data Center

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  By Lincu Abraham, IT Manager, VMware   To read more about how VMware IT has implemented micro-segmentation using NSX Data Center in various applications, click here   Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) provides content authoring, workflow, archiving and an intuitive user interface that enable organizations to reduce the cost, time and risk associated with delivering Read more...

Why VMware IT Made vSAN the Backbone of Our Hyperconverged Infrastructure Strategy

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  By: Chanh Chi, Jerry Griffin, Tom Ralph, Larry Wong, and Zaigui Wang   VMware vSAN™ enjoyed tremendous customer adoption since its release, especially in large-scale deployments. Naturally, customers wanted to know if VMware uses vSAN in its own mission-critical environments. The answer is absolutely, and then some. Originally, we only implemented vSAN in larger hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) Read more...

How NSX Data Center Brought VMware IaaS Initiatives To Life

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  By: John Tompkins, Cloud Network Architect, VMware Prior to the private cloud and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), VMware struggled with managing and deploying large-scale workloads and environments. Separate teams ran their own siloed development testing infrastructures. There were no centralized cloud operations or a central environment for operating VMware products. And new hardware/network Read more...

Using vRealize Network Insight to Fully Leverage the Benefits of NSX Data Center

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by Swapnil Hendre, Director, Solutions Engineering, VMware, and John Tompkins, Cloud Network Architect, VMware VMware customers often ask us what IT uses to manage networking and security in our private cloud. We answer that VMware vRealize® Network Insight™  is our secret to success. It helps us build and manage a highly available and secure network Read more...