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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Introducing vRealize Suite 2017 – Faster Time to Value and Multi-Cloud Management

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VMware vRealize Suite 2017 is bringing all of the goodness of our industry-leading Cloud Management Platform and making it even more indispensable. From enhanced multi-cloud management capabilities to faster time to value for all users, vRealize Suite 2017 is sure to make an impact on your organization. What is vRealize Suite VMware vRealize Suite delivers a comprehensive cloud management platform that can manage hybrid (multi-cloud) environments across on-premises and public clouds. It speeds up Read more [...]

Cloud Management Spotlights at VMworld Barcelona 2017

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Upcoming Cloud Management Spotlights, live from VMworld 2017 in Barcelona   See more about these spotlight sessions here- Two spotlights sessions you can’t miss! What’s on the Horizon: Cool Emerging Technologies and Challenges of Managing Them IT and DevOps: Hear from our GM and Customers And be sure to check out the rest of our sessions–     The post Cloud Management Spotlights at VMworld Barcelona 2017 appeared first on VMware Cloud Management. Read more [...]

Managing the SDDC as Code

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What is the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)?   Software defined infrastructure is becoming the norm, and with this new capability comes the need to build and support all infrastructure as reusable software components. This is the heart and soul of the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). When infrastructure is defined by software, it becomes possible to centrally manage all of the data center configuration information. With all of the data in software, the SDDC as a whole can now function Read more [...]

How to Tune Your HPE Servers Performance

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By: Lora Johnson   For any IT stack, servers are at the core and a poor performing server can be detrimental to your end users. With the right insight into your servers, you can ensure this is never an issue — gaining the ability to pinpoint problems as they arise and immediately repair before they result in issues like processing delays or, worse, an outage. To garner enterprise-wide visibility into your HPE Servers, many vRealize Operations customers leverage Blue Medora’s Management Read more [...]

Marketing Internal IT to Line-of-Business

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Public Clouds make marketing internal IT to line-of-business a must do item A couple of weeks ago I posted the first in a series of blogs on big things that IT teams need do to ensure that they remain relevant to their end users.  In that blog, I introduced a list of seven things that IT teams should do to be successful. I also covered the first item which was providing self-service to end users for infrastructure and application services.  Today I’ll pick up from where I left off Read more [...]

VMworld 2017 – The Ops Perspective Part 3

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  That’s a wrap! VMworld US 2017 is officially over. It’s been a very exciting week with all the great announcements such as the availability of VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware Cloud Services, PKS, and App Defense to name just a few!! We’ve heard about the future of operations management and the present with cool solutions such as Wavefront. But we can’t forget about the rock stars of VMworld. Yes, Blink 182 rocked the house at the Customer Appreciation party, but I’m Read more [...]