Hi everyone, this week we have a new blog posting to share with you on our official TAM Blog. Please check below for the posting. I also wanted to share with you some information on our Open Source projects, many of which were featured at VMworld in 2015 and continue to gain momentum.

Here is a link to the main page and some of our ongoing projects for you to check
- Photon Controller
- Xenon
- Photon
- Lightwave
- tndf
- many more…

I wish you all a very successful week ahead and I look forward to speaking to you again next week.


Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
Photon Platform Devbox: give it a try! |
VMware Modernizes and Secures Retail Opportunities in the Mobile-Cloud Era |
Top five 2016 IT Predictions for CIOs: Bask Iyer, VMware |
Reinvent Cloud Security with vCloud Air via @YouTube
Data centre is heading to the cloud: Sanjay Poonen, VMware |

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Why the VMware America’s TAM organization is rated higher than the Apple iPhone
By Martha Bellens-Martin
After being in this business for more than 25 years, I have worked with hundreds of customers—most of them from a pre-sales perspective. That means I have spent a lot of time working with organizations to help them envision how a proposed solution will lower risk and address their pain points.

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Jan 22, 2016 4:36:24 PM


3 Capabilities Needed for DevOps that You Should Already Have in Your Cloud Organization


By Pierre Moncassin A number of enterprise customers have established dedicated organizations to leverage VMware’s cloud technology. As these organizations reach increasing levels of cloud maturity, we are more and more often asked by our customers: “how is our organization going to be impacted b...

Jan 22, 2016 12:35:11 AM


Use Your Shelf Space for Industry Awards…Not Unused Software


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Jan 21, 2016 6:21:51 PM


View Composer DiskFault: Disk customization failed due to an internal error


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Jan 20, 2016 2:24:48 PM


4 New eLearning Courses Available


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Jan 18, 2016 10:57:40 AM


Three Reasons to Choose Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery


Disasters happen, that doesn’t mean business failure has to. As they say “you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf,” which is why a foolproof Disaster Recovery (DR) solution is crucial to any sound business plan. Furthermore, choosing the right solution for your organization is more im...

Jan 22, 2016 5:00:49 PM


Now Updated: Microsoft Exchange Server on VMware vSphere Best Practices Guide


Microsoft Exchange Server is one of the mission critical applications most commonly virtualized on the vSphere platform. As customers become more comfortable and familiar with virtualization in general and the VMware vSphere virtualization platform in particular, they become more confident, enoug...

Jan 21, 2016 10:16:13 PM


vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – ISO 27001 Standard


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Jan 21, 2016 5:00:29 PM


Another VMware Cloud in Action — SAP’s Martin Heisig on the Benefits of vCloud Air


Martin Heisig runs infrastructure services for SAP, the world leader in business applications. As one of the biggest players in its category, SAP depends on flexibility, agility, and scalability to succeed—but being a leader doesn’t come without problems. The organization was having some challeng...

Jan 20, 2016 5:00:58 PM


Virtual SAN Stretch Clusters – Real World Design Practices (Part 2)


By Jonathan McDonald This is the second part of a two blog series as there was just too much detail for a single blog. For Part 1 see: . As I mentioned at the beginning of the last blog...

Jan 19, 2016 9:19:39 PM


vCloud Air vTech Talk: Options for Backing Up Workloads


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Jan 19, 2016 5:20:21 PM


Dashboards and Reports in vRealize Operations Manager 6.1


By Troy Bailey, Blue Medora Dashboards are the primary visualization tool for users of VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). This tool provides graphic representation of vROps data and displays overall infrastructure health. Reports are another great way for vROps consumers to use and lever...

Jan 19, 2016 11:01:15 AM


vRealize Operations Manager Tech Tips: Tip #2 – Customizing Symptoms and Alerts in vRealize Operations


I was recently given a use case by a client who was seeing alert noise from the vR Ops 6.1 alert “One or more virtual machine guest file systems are running out of disk space“. This alert is built from three symptoms: “1. Guest file system space usage at warning level” “2. Guest file system space...

Jan 19, 2016 11:00:42 AM


Webcast: Navigating Important Cloud Decisions for 2016


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Jan 18, 2016 5:00:50 PM



How the Most Productive People Work from Home


It’s severe weather season, and even if you’re not a regular telecommuter, chances are high you’ll find yourself skipping icy commutes to work from home at least once this winter. Though working from home is known to increase productivity at work , distractions abound, and it’s easy for the new o...

Jan 22, 2016 4:11:09 PM


5 Top Mobile News Headlines This Week


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Jan 22, 2016 2:28:59 PM


Product Reveals & Strategy Announcements Expected at VMware Online Event


Wonder what VMware has in store for its End-User Computing division and business mobility vision this year? Here’s your exclusive chance to get the VMware news as it breaks. Enabling the Digital Enterprise: Two-part Online Event VMware has opened up registration for what promises to be one of the...

Jan 21, 2016 7:21:13 PM


Get Your Exclusive Pass to VMware’s Breaking News Event


On February 9 th and 10 th , you have the opportunity to be among the first worldwide to hear VMware’s breaking news. All you have to do is claim your ticket here . Next month, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will host an exclusive virtual event with the breaking news and announcements about VMware’s “O...

Jan 21, 2016 5:54:04 PM


Intermountain Healthcare Puts Mobile Security at the Top of 2016 Priorities


For many years, we have been pulled into this false sense of mobile security. In early September, that sense of security came crashing down when it was revealed that the App Store had been hit with malicious code known as XcodeGhost. It is malicious code inserted into iOS apps using Xcode, which ...

Jan 21, 2016 3:40:14 PM


Expert Predictions: IoT & Mobile Banking Trends 2016


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Jan 20, 2016 5:17:49 PM


Putting Customers at the Forefront of the Retail Experience


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Jan 18, 2016 1:00:57 PM


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by Paige Handza, VMware End-User Computing retail vertical marketing manager Here at VMware End-User Computing, we are thrilled to help thousands of retailers—including 19 of the 20 top U.S. retailers—leverage purpose-built technology solutions to boost customer engagement, modernize store operat...

Jan 18, 2016 1:00:54 PM