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VMworld 2019 US Hands-on Labs—Breaking New Records While Delivering Seamless Experiences

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  By Brian Morton, Technical Program Manager (Cloud and Productivity Engineering); Lyubomir Lyubenov, Cloud Architect; Brandon Bazan, Sr. Site Reliability Engineer, all VMware   This year at VMworld 2019 US, our Hands-on Labs (HOLs) were more popular than ever. Attendees were able to test drive full working versions of VMware technologies without having to purchase Read more...
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VMware IT’s Essential PKS-Driven Cloud-Native Journey Using vSphere CNS on vSAN

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  By Alfred Cheung, Lead Cloud Infrastructure Administrator; Chanh Chi, Senior Director IT; Ravi Dasari, Senior Cloud Infrastructure Administrator; Jason Hutson, Sr. Cloud Infrastructure Engineer; Kandy O’Mara, Director, Cloud Infrastructure; Telmo Rodrigues, Sr. Cloud Infrastructure Engineer; Alex Romanenko, Staff Engineer; Manas Singh, Senior Applications Administrator; Zaigui Wang, Director, Cloud Infrastructure Operations—all VMware     VMware IT Read more...
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How VMware IT Redefined Mission-Critical Day 2 Operations, and Consistently Delivered Exceptional Colleague Experiences

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  By Zaigui Wang, Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Operations; Mohammed Kajamoideen, Senior Cloud Infrastructure Administrator; Chanh Chi, Senior Director, IT—all VMware   VMware IT employs VMware vSAN™, an enterprise-class storage virtualization software, for lifecycle management of regional deployments such as VMware Horizon® 7and branch office footprints—in addition to main production data centers.   While Day 0 and Read more...
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What’s VMware IT Been Up To? Find Out at VMworld 2019 US

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    By Catherine Greenberg, Director, VMware on VMware Program   The VMware on VMware team is excited to share our IT best practices and VMware product deployment journeys at VMworld 2019 US, and we hope to see you there!   Great advice. One on one If you’re an existing VMware customer, schedule a meeting 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...
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Running SAP HANA on vSAN

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By Chanh Chi, Senior Director, IT, VMware, and Varinder Kumar, IT Director, VMware As part of the VMware on VMware program, IT runs early versions of VMware products in our production environment. We validate the software is running successfully at scale, identify any bugs, evaluate feature requests, and make sure there is business value. VMware Read more...
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VMworld US 2018 Hands-on Lab: Delivering 120,000+ VMs in Five Days

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By Lyubomir Lyubenov, Cloud Service Architect, VMware, and Jeremy Sage, Senior Cloud Site Reliability Engineer, VMware One of the most popular areas at any VMworld is the Hands-on Lab (HOL), where attendees can test drive VMware technologies without purchasing equipment, software, or licenses. With more than 20,000 attendees in Las Vegas this year, the HOL 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...