Bringing SDN to Federal Networks: VMware NSX STIG Released

When it comes to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions, they are similar to big data in that the volume, variety, and velocity of the SDN solutions are on a high trajectory. However, from the throngs of SDN vendors, VMware NSX just set itself apart from its competition. NSX is the first SDN solution to have a […]

Beyond Virtualization: VMware Brings the Cloud to VMworld 2016

I had the opportunity to attend VMworld 2016, hosted for the first time since 2011 in Las Vegas (the last four events were in San Francisco). It being my first go-around with VMworld I didn’t quite realize how big and popular the annual tech meet is. With 23,000 attendees, it comes close to Cisco Live, […]

One Key Consideration for Choosing an SDN Solution

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) isn’t a one-size-fits-all technology. In fact, depending on your business needs, it may or may not be a good fit at this time. However, if you have determined that SDN is right for your organization, the next question is how to choose from among the different flavors of SDN.

Improve Your Virtual Environment with a vSphere Optimization Assessment

Do you know how well your virtual infrastructure is functioning? Many companies don’t have a good understanding of virtual machine utilization, whether or not a machine is overprovisioned, or how to identify bottlenecks. As a result, they may be suffering from VM performance issues, struggling with troubleshooting, or even putting off updates due to resource […]

VMworld 2015 Action Review

This week was VMworld 2015, VMware’s annual worldwide conference that brings together VMware experts with the customer and partner communities. This year’s U.S.-based conference was held at the Moscone Center convention center in downtown San Francisco starting on Saturday, August 28 and running through Thursday, September 3.

Intelligent Operations Management with VMware vRealize

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once famously talked about known unknowns, unknown unknowns, and things we don’t know we don’t know. He was talking about military strategy, but the same conundrum could apply to IT Operations managers. Keeping track of the converged infrastructure of a sprawling IT landscape in a physical, virtual, and cloud […]

Transitioning to a Hybrid Cloud Environment with vCloud Air

According to a recent State of the Cloud Survey(1), 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy and more than half of those are already using both public and private cloud.  It’s no secret why. The advantages of a combined on-premises and cloud-based data center are just too extensive to pass up. Using the cloud […]

Take Control of Your Virtualized Environment: VMware vSphere with Operations Management

Virtualization is more prevalent than ever today with many organizations having now fully adopted a “virtualize first” policy for server deployment. With this shift from physical to virtual, IT admins have discovered new challenges related to managing their infrastructure effectively. VM-sprawl, orphaned VM’s, a lack of accessible performance data, and a host of other problems […]

Big Announcements from EMC World 2014

This week (May 5-8, 2014) was EMC’s annual conference, EMC World, held in Las Vegas, NV. During this event, EMC makes many product announcements and reveals their plans for the year ahead. In this post, I will review the most significant product announcements and information I learned at EMC World.

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