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...

Why Disaster Recovery Should Be an Integral Part of the Enterprise

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by Velchamy Sankarlingam, Vice President, Cloud Services Development & Operations, VMware In this two-part blog, VMware IT shares its perspective on its goal of one hour of down time for disaster recovery (DR) failovers within the enterprise. The first blog explores the IT management perspective on why limiting the impact of DR is critical to Read more...

Introducing Automated Lifecycle Management into a Hyper-Converged Environment

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By Chris Mutchler, Cloud Service Architect, VMware Before the advent of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) technology, we managed our compute, storage, and networking as separate components. We wrote automation scripts to establish our cloud environments. This approach was cumbersome, requiring hand-offs between multiple teams, each focused on a different discipline. As a result, it took us Read more...

VMware’s Journey to VMware Cloud on AWS – Part 1

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by Velchamy Sankarlingam, Vice President, Cloud Services Development & Operations To learn more about IT’s utilized VMware Cloud on AWS for its Hands-on Lab at VMworld 2017, read the blog, “How IT Leveraged VMware Cloud on AWS as Part of the Hands-on Lab at VMworld 2017.” Watch the video. At VMware, we have come a Read more...

Tips for Upgrading to vSphere 6.5 in a Large-Scale Environment

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By Tom Ralph, Senior Cloud Architect, VMware As a first adopter of VMware products under the VMware on VMware program, IT was able to deploy the vSphere 6.5 beta, release candidate, and general availability versions before they were released to public. Our goal in this deployment was two-fold. First, we wanted to take advantage of Read more...
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How VMware IT Uses vSAN as Part of its Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Strategy

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VMware IT team members Chanh Chi, Jerry Griffin, Tom Ralph, Larry Wong, and Zaigui Wang contributed to this article. vSAN has had tremendous customer adoption since its release, especially in large-scale deployments.  Customers often want to know if VMware uses vSAN in its own mission-critical environments. The answer is absolutely.  Some of the larger vSAN Read more...

Hands-On Labs Draw Big Crowds at VMworld in Las Vegas

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One of the busiest areas at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas was the Hands on Labs, which gave attendees a chance to try out the latest VMware products. The HOL IT team designed and supported the entire infrastructure, which included a combination of Dell servers, VMware Cloud on AWS, and IBM Cloud for VMware. Hands-On Read more...