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Hi everyone, well another fantastic week of news from the world of virtualization and we have tried to capture as much of this as possible in the newsletter. We also had a number of announcements for instance the VCE VxRail as well as more information on our updates solutions such as NSX and VSAN. We also announcedAirwatch 8.3.

 

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Getting More Out of vRealize Automation 7 - Building and Managing Blueprints bit.ly/1PHra8lpic.twitter.com/hWgeoSOL5T

Docker networking overview bit.ly/1mHUTUa pic.twitter.com/fTWbDv5x8D

NSX Cluster Sizing – why you need 4 ESXi Hosts bit.ly/1KUGnUI pic.twitter.com/TODyYTxPt1

EMC and VMware introduce VxRail, a new hyper-converged appliance bit.ly/1OfczwNpic.twitter.com/gmgDM3zLQD
8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace
bit.ly/1PKlGd7 pic.twitter.com/rwJDREUMsZ

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

DevOps: The Operations Side

By Ahmed Al-Buheissi DevOps is about getting Development and Operations to work together and avoid conflicts in how they operate is to achieve their goals. The most commonly noted objective is shifting to Agile processes where applications are released more often and with better quality. While de...

Feb 17, 2016 5:37:53 PM

To Simplify Your Private Cloud, Hyper-Converged Software Solutions Are Your Best Bet

Enterprises in general and CIOs and IT leaders in particular are being challenged to reevaluate their on-premises infrastructure and leverage the power of cloud-based consumption models. They must deliver the best cloud experience to their lines of business. But how do they do that when existing ...

Feb 16, 2016 7:00:41 PM

Knowledgebase improvements

Over the weekend, the VMware Knowledgebase website was upgraded to improve the customer experience in several ways. Main objectives of the upgrade were to: Upgrade the Knowledgebase application software/hardware Improve stability and security of the website Implement Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Im...

Feb 16, 2016 4:03:22 PM

How to configure VMware vRO integration with vRA – KBTV Webinars

In this latest KBTV Webinar you will learn how to configure VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) integration with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA). This year we will be continuing our KBTV Webinars video series wherein staff members from our Technical Support teams cover and deep dive into a wide r...

Feb 16, 2016 3:59:18 PM

New vRealize and NSX Training Courses

Last month VMware Education Services released three new courses covering VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, VMware vRealize® Automation, and VMware NSX®. VMware vRealize Operations Manager for Operators [V6.0] – Teaches you how to use vRealize Operations Manager as a forensic and predictive to...

Feb 15, 2016 4:50:43 PM

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

Have you read about our latest vCloud Air event or how cloud-based Disaster Recovery is transforming businesses? Luckily for you, you can catch up on all these updates in one place on the vCloud Air Blog. Here’s the past week in review: Businesses Entrust vCloud Air Disaster Recovery for Mission ...

Feb 20, 2016 5:00:25 PM

VMware products and CVE-2015-7547, glibc getaddrinfo security issue

Last Tuesday, a stack buffer overflow in the glibc library ( CVE-2015-7547 ) was disclosed. We have reviewed the issue and determined which products are affected. A workaround that blocks malicious traffic has been identified and is being tested on relevant, affected products. VMware Knowledge Ba...

Feb 20, 2016 12:55:00 AM

Businesses Entrust vCloud Air Disaster Recovery for Mission Critical Applications

By: Penny Collen , Financial Solutions Architect, Thought Leader, Blogger, and Speaker Reliable IT services are crucial to the success of every business. Clients want more data storage, information analytics, processing capability and universal access with security. At times, it is difficult to p...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:17 PM

5 Can’t-Miss VMware Sessions at RSA Conference – Mark Your Calendar Today

This year’s RSA Conference ought to be good—and VMware is well represented among the industry’s security leaders and pioneers who will discuss topics from network virtualization to data center security to Minecraft. Overwhelmed by all RSA has to offer? Start by stopping by the NSX booth #3821. Th...

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:19 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – SSAE 16

In our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight series, we break down various compliance and certifications to make your search for a cloud provider easier. Previously, we have covered PCI-DSS , HIPAA , and ISO 27001 . This edition of the vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight focuses on Statemen...

Feb 18, 2016 5:00:44 PM

Mark Your Calendar – vCloud Air Community Live with Ask vCloud Air Event

Join us on Wednesday, March 2nd , from 9 to 11 a.m. PST , for the second event in our series: Ask vCloud Air (#AVCA). During the Ask vCloud Air event , VMware vCloud® Air TM experts will be on hand to answer your questions and chat about vCloud Air, all live from our VMware vCloud Air Community f...

Feb 17, 2016 5:31:57 PM

Peeking At The Future with Giant Monster Virtual Machines

Remember that cool project with VMware, HP Enterprise, and IBM where four super huge monster virtual machines (VMs) of 120 vCPUs each were all running at the same time on a single server with great performance? That was Project Capstone , and it was presented at VMworld San Francisco and VMworld ...

Feb 16, 2016 8:16:54 PM

vCloud Tech Talk: Object Storage Integration for vCloud Air

If you put workloads and applications on the cloud, you’ll need to work with Object Storage. But Object Storage can be confusing for those new to it. Thankfully, VMware vCloud Air has a few simple solutions to help you manage storage during your cloud journey. In this episode of vCloud Tech Talk,...

Feb 16, 2016 5:00:24 PM

VMware Cloud Management Platform: The Most Common Use Cases

In my February 10th blog, I highlighted what an Enterprise-Ready Cloud Management Platform is all about. In this blog I want to focus on how customers are actually using, VMware’s CMP, VMware vRealize Suite, to address three specific high value use cases. Primary CMP Use Cases VMware has been wor...

Feb 16, 2016 11:01:09 AM

Better Understand Your Dell PowerEdge Server Landscapes Using vRealize Operations

By: Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Using VMware’s vRealize Operations management tool, we are able to create relationships between different objects for a clear understanding of our IT environment. Today we will create a custom dashboard that will link an Environment Overview to an Alert List in order...

Feb 15, 2016 11:01:03 AM

END USER COMPUTING

Top Mobile News This Week: Special AirWatch 8.3 Edition

“ The end user is at the core of every successful enterprise technology program. ” —Blake Brannon, vice president product management, VMware AirWatch In this special edition of Top Mobile News, we’re giving you the rundown on this week’s VMware AirWatch 8.3 release. In a nutshell… The new (and hu...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:58 PM

Using VMware User Environment Manager to Manage User Profiles with Context-Based Settings

By Stan Hunter, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, End-User Computing, VMware One of the most difficult tasks for an IT administrator is managing user profiles and settings. Users have various requirements for applications and settings that change based on location, device, and even time of day. T...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:47 PM

3 Ideas to Get More Creative Input from Group Brainstorming

In the age of digital disruption, an idea is worth a lot . Nearly all executives among the Fortune 1000 have ranked enterprise innovation as a top priority, as well as a key driver of new growth and continued profitability. In fact, in our enterprise social network, Socialcast, we have a feature ...

Feb 19, 2016 4:33:59 PM

Introducing Industry Templates for iOS

Here at AirWatch, we are constantly inspired by the unique ways our customers use business mobility to change the way work gets done. These innovative programs empower employees, enable new ways to engage customers and transform your business. Maybe you know what you would like to accomplish with...

Feb 19, 2016 1:00:57 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

by Maryam Zand, senior director Global SISO and Telco Partner Marketing, Alliance Marketing, VMware Business transformations are driven by user experiences. The better the experience, the more creativity gets unleashed and the more collaborative and productive your teams become. Your business can...

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:02 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

by Maryam Zand, senior director Global SISO and Telco Partner Marketing, Alliance Marketing, VMware Business transformations are driven by user experiences. The better the experience, the more creativity gets unleashed and the more collaborative and productive your teams become. Your business can...

Feb 18, 2016 7:00:50 PM

3 Things You Need To Know about AirWatch & End User Privacy

Earlier this week, we were excited to announce VMware AirWatch 8.3 . The release is packed with enterprise mobility management (EMM) updates and exciting new functionalities. Today, I want to focus on new 8.3 features dedicated to end-user privacy—a controversial topic that continues to raise eye...

Feb 18, 2016 2:11:37 PM

Deliver Results End Users Expect with App Volumes, User Environment Manager & More

Watch Bootcamp Videos & Download the Free eBook Today ! By Sachin Sharma, product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Just a couple of weeks ago, we announced VMware App Volumes 3.0 . This release marked a huge milestone for the App Volumes team, given the enhancements we made to t...

Feb 18, 2016 1:09:47 PM

How to Minimize Distractions on Enterprise Social Networks

Even with a tool tailor-made for enterprise productivity, it’s easy to get distracted by the wealth of information available on enterprise social networks . You may log in just to check your team’s activity, but by the time you open up another application, you’ve probably thrown your hat into the...

Feb 17, 2016 4:02:43 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

Last week, VMware revealed what we believe is the new era of work: the digital workspace. At its heart, VMware Workspace ONE is the next evolution of end-user computing—an innovative ecosystem designed to strike a balance between an intuitive end-user experience and IT’s mandate to enable secure ...

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:57 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

by Blake Brannon, VP product management, End-User Computing, VMware Last week, VMware revealed what we believe is the new era of work: the digital workspace. At its heart, VMware Workspace ONE is the next evolution of end-user computing—an innovative ecosystem designed to strike a balance between...

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:24 PM

Join Brian Katz on Feb. 24 for a Mobile World Congress Twitter Chat

by Chelsea Curtis, digital marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Mobile World Congress is under a week away, and we’ve got all our devices charged and ready to go! During what promises to be one of the biggest and best mobility events we’ve ever seen, Brian Katz , Director of Mobile Strat...

Feb 16, 2016 2:28:11 PM

Join Brian Katz on Feb. 24 for a Mobile World Congress Twitter Chat

Mobile World Congress is under a week away, and we’ve got all our devices charged and ready to go! During what promises to be one of the biggest and best mobility events we’ve ever seen, Brian Katz , Director of Mobile Strategy for EUC at VMware, will host a Twitter chat to discuss this year’s mo...

Feb 16, 2016 1:30:41 PM

 

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