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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...
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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...
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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...

Building a Unified Collaboration Ecosystem

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  By Richard Leong, Senior Director, Unified Communications and Collaboration   Over the years I have been fortunate to speak with many customers and industry peers about various experiences and perspectives on unified collaboration (UC). The most common topic that arises is around a ‘standard’ or ‘single tool’ approach (via a large UC platform) versus Read more...

How VMware IT Takes Digital Transformation From Buzzword To Reality

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  By Jason Conyard, VP, Colleague Experience and Technology   Every enterprise is going through a digital transformation, although oftentimes that ends up easier said than done. For VMware IT, successfully turning digital transformation from an amorphous concept into reality involved both advanced technology and understanding the human factor. From a pure technology standpoint, VMware Read more...