vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security

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Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its part in the SDDC stack, vRealize Automation (vRA) binds defined policies to services using a variety of configuration elements. At request time, policies can invoke governance, workflows, app-centric Read more [...]

Performance of Enterprise Web Applications in Docker Containers on VMware vSphere 6.5

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Docker containers are growing in popularity as a deployment platform for enterprise applications. However, the performance impact of running these applications in Docker containers on virtualized infrastructures is not well understood. A new white paper is available that uses the open source Weathervane performance benchmark to investigate the performance of an enterprise web application running in Docker containers in VMware vSphere 6.5 virtual machines (VMs).  The results show that an enterprise Read more [...]

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Simplified Management for Your vRealize Investment

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Are you looking to quickly install and configure a brand new vRealize deployment or upgrade an existing vRealize environment; both with just a few clicks? Do you want to ensure all of your data center environments are running the same vRealize configuration? Do you want get a single pane of glass to view and manage the vRealize suite through its lifecycle? If so read on! vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) automates Day 0 to Day 2 operations of the entire vRealize Suite, enabling simplified Read more [...]

[Whitepaper] Secure Mobile Endpoints with NSX Network Virtualization

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New Whitepaper Hot Off the Press! We’re excited to announce the VMware Tunnel™ and VMware NSX® Micro-Segmentation Integration Guide is now available! It explains how NSX network virtualization and VMware AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management™ work together. Use it to figure out how to secure mobile endpoints with NSX network virtualization. Secure Mobile Endpoints with NSX Network Virtualization Integrate VMware Tunnel and Read more [...]

[Whitepaper] Desktop & App Virtualization Makes Migrating to Windows 10 a Breeze

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The deadline to migrate to Windows 10 is fast approaching, with extended support for Windows 7 ending in January 2020. Luckily, the majority of enterprises already started piloting Windows 10 and plan to migrate to the latest Microsoft operating system (OS) in the next year. According to a survey conducted by Adaptiva, almost half (46%) of respondents indicated that they have migrated 10% of devices. And 41% said they would migrate over 50% of their company’s systems in the next year. For enterprises, Read more [...]

Become a Cloud Ninja with the NEW vRealize Operations Certification for VCPs

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Are you vRealize Operations savvy?  Do you want to showcase your expertise to your boss and peers?  Would you like VMware to endorse your IT operations knowledge and skills?  Well now you can!  VMware has recently launched the vRealize Operations Specialist Digital badge for VMware Certified Professionals (VCP). Now technical experts who understand vRealize Operations and its advanced capabilities to manage software-defined data center (SDDC), multi-cloud environments, VMware Read more [...]

What’s New in the VMware Workspace ONE App

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I hope you all had the chance to either attend VMworld 2017 in person or catch the live streaming of all the new announcements that we made. Clearly, the team was busy this year working on enhancements that are sure to make you and your users happy. Here is the summary of new features that will soon be available for the VMware Workspace ONE app. Improved Sign-in Experience The sign-in screens to Workspace ONE have been improved for a better end-user experience. We added animations to the username Read more [...]

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0015

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This is a critical security advisory from VMware (VMSA)

Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: “VMSA-2017-0015 – VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, Fusion and Workstation updates resolve multiple security vulnerabilities” This documents the remediation of a critical severity issue (CVE-2017-4924) and two moderate severity issues (CVE-2017-4925 and CVE-2017-4926). These issues affect VMware ESXi, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and VMware vCenter Server. Issue (a) CVE-2017-4924 is an out-of-bounds write vulnerability Read more [...]

How Much VMware Cloud on AWS Will I Need?

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There are a number of things to think about before bringing a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC into your business. How do I connect everything together? Which applications and workloads should I move? How do I manage performance, cost and capacity? All of these are GREAT questions and for answers to these check out a blog I wrote last week.  But there is a question you need to ask yourself first, “How much VMware Cloud on AWS do I need?”  This blog post will help answer that question Read more [...]

Empowering the Digital Workspace: How the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Does It

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On Florida’s Gulf Coast, the 1,000 employees of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office serve and protect anywhere from 396,000 to 500,000 residents, depending on the season. Their digital workspaces extend from the office to the courtroom to the patrol car, ensuring that law enforcement has frictionless, secure access to the apps they use every day. Increasing numbers of government workers rely on mobile devices to transform their workdays, and this sheriff’s office is no different. Read more [...]