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Employing a CPA: How Cloud Pod Architecture Redefines Disaster Recovery and Experiences

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  By Aju Sukumaran, Senior Manager, Information Systems Colleague Experience & Technology (CET); Bartosz Bernat, Senior Information Systems Engineer; Jishan T S, Information Systems Senior Engineer; all VMware     VMware continually strives to bring the best technology to the forefront, often introducing hundreds of features on the backend over a product’s lifecycle. Unfortunately, all these Read more...
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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 vRLI Proved VMware IT’s Infrastructure-as-Code Business Model a Success

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  By Iliyan Petkov, Senior Cloud Site Reliability Engineer   The VMware Cloud & Productivity Engineering (CPE) team has spent the last 18+ months transitioning traditional operations to a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) model. Now, entire environments are built and managed by code (commonly known as Infrastructure-as-Code, IaC), making them much more adaptable to cloud-based 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...

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 to Do the Old Switcheroo: Migrating vSS to vDS with Zero Downtime

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by Gaurav Pruthi, Lead Cloud Infrastructure Administrator, VMware, and Zaigui Wang, Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Operations, VMware The VMware vSphere® Standard Switch (vSS) contains both data and management planes at the individual host level. This configuration lacked overall management efficiency and hindered integration with other advanced tools and applications. That’s why the decision was made 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...