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Measuring the Colleague Experience to Improve Productivity

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By Jason Conyard, VP, Colleague Experience & Technology, VMware As IT leaders, we focus on the uptime of the network and mission-critical applications as key measures of IT success. We often overlook the role of the colleague experience as a driver in supporting the business, as productivity can be hard to quantify. This view is 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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How Workspace ONE Empowered Colleagues by Making SSO a Reality

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By Robert Coggins, Information Systems Engineer, VMware As a large enterprise with major enterprises as customers, VMware has tens of thousands of colleagues accessing apps daily. Unfortunately, the traditional sign-on process to access those apps is vulnerable to hacking, a fact compounded as each app requires a separate password. At issue is that passwords are 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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Leveraging Dell EMC UnityVSA NAS to Provide NFS on VMware Cloud on AWS

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by Kandy O’Mara, Solutions Architect, VMware As part of our hybrid cloud journey, VMware IT needed to provide a network filesystem (NFS) for VMs and application workloads in VMware Cloud on AWS. These applications include SAP Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM), Atlassian Jira, and the VMware Blog applications. All require shared filesystems, which play an important 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 to Implement NSX Micro-Segmentation for Informatica (ETL) using VMware NSX Data Center

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by Rupak Acharjee, Senior Application Admin, VMware To read more about how VMware IT has implemented micro-segmentation using NSX Data Center in various applications, click here. VMware IT uses Informatica as a unified enterprise data integration platform for accessing, discovering, and integrating data from virtually any business system, in any format, and delivering that data Read more...
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Complying with GDPR: Taking a Holistic Approach to Data Privacy

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by Mukesh Sharma, Lead Applications Developer, VMware To learn more about VMware IT’s GDPR strategy, read part 1 of this blog, “VMware IT Plays a Critical Role in GDPR Compliance.” The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) needs no introduction. It is too important to ignore due to its global outreach and massive fines. Read more...
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VMware IT Plays a Critical Role in GDPR Compliance

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By Balaji Padmanaban, Senior Director, IT, VMware To learn more about how VMware IT implemented GDPR, read part 2 of this blog, “Complying with GDPR: Taking a Holistic Approach to Data Privacy.” In 2016, the European Commission (EU) approved a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In short, GDPR states that if a website collects Read more...
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Recap of VMworld USA 2018: IT Shares Its Stories

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VMware’s CIO Staff Doing a Mock CIO Staff Meeting By Catherine Greenberg, Director, VMware on VMware, VMware The VMware on VMware team had an impressive showing at VMworld USA. Three thousand attendees heard VMware IT staff present on topics based on their real world deployment experiences with products ranging from NSX, Horizon, vSphere, and Windows 10 to Read more...