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Introducing the New Math. How Five Pillars of Security on a Solid Foundation Enabled VMware InfoSec to Create the Perfect 10

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  By Craig Savage, Industry Security Architect, VMware   Delivering enterprise security in the cloud era is a daunting undertaking given the proliferation of remote colleagues (users), multiple devices, an endless number of apps, and other challenges. That’s why VMware IT implemented a five-pillar approach to security, in addition to other initiatives, to ensure security Read more...

How SD-WAN Brought VMware Branch Offices into the Cloud Era

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  By: Swapnil Hendre, Director of Solutions Engineering and Design   As a major enterprise, VMware has global offices that must be interconnected for a multitude of voice and data services, as well as operational efficiencies. Unfortunately, the existing traditional router-based virtual private networks (VPNs) and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) connection solutions were prohibitively expensive Read more...

How Technology Can Enable (and Accelerate) M&A Integration

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By: Romy Kaura, Senior Director, IT  Mergers & Acquisitions and Services  Despite the current strong deal environment, most merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions miss generating their expected value or return on investment. The main reasons are increased deal complexity, technical and cultural missteps, and high employee turnover—especially if those involved are millennials.   In earlier Read more...

How VMware’s Migration to Windows 10 Led to a Journey into Modern Management

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By: Stefan Grigorov (Information Systems Engineer) and Cy Whitfield (Information Systems Engineer) Migrating from legacy Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems to Windows 10 (Win10) was no small undertaking. The migration encompassed all VMware’s global regions and their on-site/remote colleagues. There were numerous challenges, including converting colleagues to a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) from Read more...

VMware IT’s Modern Management Journey

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  By: Pam Cocca (Director, Colleague Experience and Technology – Americas), Orlando Diaz (Information Systems Senior Manager), John Drummond (Senior Director, Information Systems), Dane Tadsen (Information Systems Senior Engineer) and Cy Whitfield (Inforamtion Systems Engineer) Imaging and delivering Dell laptops with the latest Windows operating system to VMware colleagues traditionally involved a very labor-intensive, time-consuming, Read more...

VMware Learning Platform—The Overnight Success (Six Years in the Making)

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By Anees Iqbal, Sr. Director, Cloud Service Operations and Curtis Pope, Principal Engineer—VMware Learning Platform  The VMware Learning Platform™ (VLP) allows anyone to deliver richly featured hands-on IT labs on virtually any device at cloud scale. Since its introduction more than six years ago, VLP’s popularity within the company has grown so significantly that VMware Read more...
Thanks to Workspace ONE, large scale Mac deployment is easy and seamless

How VMware IT Manages Large-Scale Mac Deployments with Workspace ONE

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  By Dan Sanford, Information System Senior Engineer, VMware   VMware actively supports more than 13,000 Macs for both onsite and remote colleagues (our term for end users). Before managing the Macs with VMware Workspace ONE®, VMware IT didn’t have a great management solution in place. The Macs were being individually imaged by a thumb-drive 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...