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20 Sep 2016 | John Hales | No Comments | 1,513 views | Categories: Cloud Computing, Conference, VMware
VMworld 2016 and its Cloud Workload Implications

VMware estimates that the tipping point between cloud (public and private together) and on-premises IT will occur in 2021. The estimated tipping point between public cloud and the combination of private cloud and on-premises IT is in 2030.

15 Sep 2016 | Rebecca Fitzhugh | No Comments | 1,836 views | Categories: Data Center, Security, VMware
VMware’s vRealize and NSX: Better Together

VMware vRealize Automation allows for unified cloud management by automating personalized infrastructure delivery. VMware NSX is a component of the software-defined data center (SDDC) that provides a network virtualization platform. NSX abstracts security and networking functionality and embeds it into the hypervisor rather than handling it in the hardware.

13 Sep 2016 | Rebecca Fitzhugh | One Comment | 2,176 views | Categories: Conference, VMware
VMworld 2016: Top Announcements

Some saw this coming, others were surprised, but VMware did not announce any new vSphere, Horizon, vRealize, or NSX releases at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas last week. The general sessions focused more on the direction of the company rather than specific product lines.

30 Aug 2016 | Rebecca Fitzhugh | No Comments | 2,575 views | Categories: Security, VMware
Two Great Security Features of VMware’s NSX Network Virtualization Platform

The VMware NSX platform combines networking and security functionality directly in the hypervisor and it interoperable with a vast majority of VMware’s products. The platform provides a set of logical networking elements and services, using logical switching, routing, load balancing, VPN, firewall, etc. This product decouples network functionality from the physical devices.

27 Jun 2016 | Rebecca Fitzhugh | No Comments | 2,106 views | Categories: Technology, Virtualization, VMware
Top 7 Key Features of VMware Horizon 7

VMware announced Horizon 7 in February and subsequently released the software updates. Horizon 7 provides a more streamlined, high-performance virtual desktop and application experience. New updates include features such as Instant Clones, Smart Policies, Blast Extreme and greater scalability with Cloud Pod Architecture. Let’s dig into the seven key features that Horizon 7 brings!

14 Sep 2015 | Rebecca Fitzhugh | No Comments | 4,639 views | Categories: Virtualization, VMware, vSphere 6
Top 3 Must-See vSphere 6.0 Features

VMware vSphere 6® brings some great new features that will make managing data and storage much easier. The upgrades include tighter integration between products, much needed improvements to several core features, as well as the bundling of backup and recovery functions. The tighter integration between the vSphere products will bring some advanced technologies to many VMware customers depending on their licensing editions. Let’s look at three enhancements you should be sure to check out…

21 Apr 2015 | Rebecca Fitzhugh | No Comments | 6,261 views | Categories: VMware, vSphere 6
How to Monitor VMware vSphere Distributed Switches

It’s not uncommon for different teams to be managing the virtual switch and physical switch configurations. This can make it very difficult to troubleshoot unless each configuration parameter has been gone through manually. There have been enhancements to the vSphere Distributed Switch over the past few years to address these operational challenges.

19 Mar 2015 | Bill Ferguson | No Comments | 3,392 views | Categories: Certification, VMware, vSphere 6
Quick Look at VMware vSphere 6.0: vMotion Options

vMotion, as you may know, is the capability to move the state of a running VM from one physical host to another host without user disruption. It requires the two VMs to be on the same datacenter, in the same cluster; have hosts sharing the same storage, on the same LAN, on same Layer 3, on the same switch; and on the same vCenter — if you are still using vSphere 4.0! However, each newer version of vSphere has gradually “whittled down” the requirements of vMotion, and vSphere 6.0 has removed all but the “same datacenter” requirement.

12 Mar 2015 | Bill Ferguson | No Comments | 2,391 views | Categories: Certification, VMware, vSphere 6
Quick Look at VMware vSphere 6.0: VMware Integrated OpenStack

Two terms that you will see most if you read IT forums today are “cloud” and “Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC)”; but what do they really mean? vSphere provides the capability to create an isolated compute (CPU and memory) environment for each of your applications. In fact, this has been true for years. Now, with integrated products such as VMware’s NSX and VSAN you can create an isolated, controllable and secure network and storage environment for each of your applications as well.

5 Mar 2015 | Bill Ferguson | No Comments | 5,806 views | Categories: Certification, VMware, vSphere 6
Quick Look at VMware vSphere 6.0: Fault Tolerance

VMware recently released VMware vSphere 6.0 into the marketplace. The latest vSphere version is packed full of more than 650 technological breakthroughs! It’s more powerful, more flexible, more secure and more easily managed than ever before.  In this series, Global Knowledge instructor, Bill Ferguson will highlight several features that make VMware vSphere 6.0 a game […]