Tag: Cloud

Introducing Blueprint Expressions in Cloud Assembly

Introducing Blueprint Expressions in Cloud Assembly

This post was originally published on this site —One of the core tenants of VMware Cloud Assembly is blueprint creation. Cloud Administrators will use Cloud Assembly to design their services not just in the graphical interface, but also directly editing the infrastructure as code. As customers discover the capabilities of VMware Cloud Assemblies blueprint interface, their requirements and blueprint complexity are going to rise quickly. Blueprint Expressions provide a set of blueprinting tools to extend the capabilities of a blueprint. These functions Read more […]

Building a Cloud Automation Services Ready Ubuntu Template for vSphere

Building a Cloud Automation Services Ready Ubuntu Template for vSphere

This post was originally published on this site —  In a previous post (here), by Cody De Arkland (@Codydeakland), he discussed how to get started using Cloud Assembly and Cloud-Init to build robust blueprints that can do just about anything!! In this post I am going to go through the process of creating an Ubuntu 16 or 18 template that will work smashingly with your Cloud Assembly subscription. So, let’s get started!!   Prerequisites: A downloaded copy or Ubuntu 16 or 18…or both. A working vSphere environment. A subscription Read more […]

Extracting Data From vRealize Operations with the REST APIs

Extracting Data From vRealize Operations with the REST APIs

This post was originally published on this site —A frequent request from the field and VMware customers is, “How can I get data out of vROps using the REST APIs?”  The reasons for this vary, but typically there is a desire to incorporate the metrics and properties from vROps with another data set or monitoring tool.  In this blog post, I’ll give you an overview of how to use the vROps REST APIs to pull information. By the way, there is a fantastic fling that I recommend customers investigate for this purpose.  It Read more […]

Introducing GitLab Integration in Cloud Assembly

Introducing GitLab Integration in Cloud Assembly

This post was originally published on this site —Cloud Assembly is the infrastructure, and platform provisioning component of VMware Cloud Automation services. Among many others, one of the key themes of a user interacting with Cloud Assembly is Blueprint authoring through not only the native design canvas, but directly through Infrastructure as Code. To get more information around Cloud Assembly, take a look at this earlier blog post here – Cloud Assembly Technical Overview With the General Availability release of VMware Cloud Automation Read more […]

Cloud Automation Services: To dispatch or not to dispatch?

Cloud Automation Services: To dispatch or not to dispatch?

This post was originally published on this site —To dispatch or not to dispatch? This is an old question we ask ourselves again and again and it is still relevant in the new world of Cloud Automation Services (CAS). And the answer will always be the same: yes, we need to dispatch. We need a frame around the extensibility we want to build, to ensure it is well-protected from changes, provides decoupling, and so on. We need a more coherent and holistic approach to the cloud automation services when multiple people work on the same project. In Read more […]

Windows Cloud-Init solution

Windows Cloud-Init solution

This post was originally published on this site —Windows Cloud-Init solution   Ten years ago the word Cloud was the buzz word in every IT conference. The Cloud promised to bring the modern IT business to a new level of opportunities. Back at that time I was an engineer with little IT experience, attracted by the big transformations ahead and wondering where is this going to end. Almost a decade later, we have three types of cloud solutions: on-premise private cloud, public cloud and the mix of both worlds called hybrid cloud. The competition Read more […]

What Users Really Think About VMware vRealize Automation

What Users Really Think About VMware vRealize Automation

This post was originally published on this site —Over the last year, VMware vRealize Automation has grown in popularity among enterprise tech professionals in the IT Central Station user community. vRealize Automation is ranked as a top cloud management tool, based on over one hundred user reviews from customers in a wide range of industries.     As the leading site for enterprise technology user reviews, IT Central Station is always looking for user feedback that can help our growing community of tech professionals make future buying Read more […]

Cloud Automation Services Webinar

Cloud Automation Services Webinar

This post was originally published on this site —Do you want to streamline infrastructure and application delivery? Do you need to provision Multi-cloud workloads? Are you looking to implement or enhance your Infrastructure as code?   Learn how VMware’s Cloud Automation Services can accelerate your business and help propel your IT into the future. Our services streamline multi-cloud infrastructure and application delivery, enhance visibility and cross-functional collaboration and provide continuous delivery and release automation so Read more […]

The Business Case for SaaS-based Multi-Cloud Automation and Management

The Business Case for SaaS-based Multi-Cloud Automation and Management

This post was originally published on this site —The Business Case for SaaS-based Multi-Cloud Automation and Management By Stephen Elliot, Program Vice President, IDC As line-of-business managers continue to play a larger role in dictating IT spending across multiple clouds, various IT teams (infrastructure & operations, developers, site reliability engineers, cloud architects, etc.) need to consider software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based automation and management solutions. Decision-makers should evaluate SaaS as a sensible alternative to on-premises Read more […]

Announcing General Availability of Cloud Automation Services

Announcing General Availability of Cloud Automation Services

This post was originally published on this site —General Availability of Cloud Automation Services   The Cloud Automation Services, including Cloud Assembly, Service Broker and Code Stream are now generally available – Sign up for a free 30-day trial today! Our cloud automation services make it easy and efficient for IT and developers to get what they need to build and deploy applications. The cloud automation services consist of VMware Cloud Assembly, VMware Service Broker and VMware Code Stream. Together, these services streamline Read more […]