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Get an insider’s view into VMware IT via a CIO team fireside chat

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VMware’s CIO team recently conducted a fireside chat in which they discussed the current state of VMware IT and IT in general. What’s changed? IT used to be a back-office function that was buried in the corporate bureaucracy, a fact that gave engineers little say in initiatives or an ability to be creative. All that Read more...
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Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Radically Transform How the VMware Business Interacts with Business Systems

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By Sunder Vudhya, Director – IT, Digital Order Ops and Advanced Technologies, VMware, and Balaji Parthasarathy, Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture and Experience Design, VMware VMware IT has increased its application footprint to deliver solutions for a variety of business needs, resulting in a distributed system that meets both domain needs and business goals. A distributed Read more...

Using vRealize Network Insight to Fully Leverage the Benefits of NSX Data Center

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by Swapnil Hendre, Director, Solutions Engineering, VMware, and John Tompkins, Cloud Network Architect, VMware VMware customers often ask us what IT uses to manage networking and security in our private cloud. We answer that VMware vRealize® Network Insight™  is our secret to success. It helps us build and manage a highly available and secure network Read more...

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...