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VMware TAM Source 8.13

Posted by nisserow Apr 5, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to the April edition of the VMware TAM newsletter. The first 3 months of 2016 have flown by and we have had so many updates, new solutions and news updates. If you want to catch up on the newsletters we have them all archived online starting from 2009 onwards. These are usually updated every month so many be a bit behind but they always catch up. It is also a great way to find anything related to VMware that we have put in the newsletter over the past 7+ years. There are over 300 newsletters available for you to review and search. These can all be found here at our Newsletter Archive. In addition we do support a number of other Social Media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn (group) and our TAM blog so please check these out today and join any or all of them as appropriate to you. We always try and bring the most relevant news and updates only to these sites to ensure that you are not overwhelmed with unnecessary information.

I wish you all a successful start to Q2 2016 and a fantastic week ahead.

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
Leave your mark on #VMworld 2016! Call for papers open thru April 12th bit.ly/1Rz3i7Tpic.twitter.com/Mi6Y6ZDtd5
#VSAN Stretched Clusters - Click Click done! (via VSANteam.info) bit.ly/1RECkik pic.twitter.com/JZFfKEuhbv
New Fling: #vSphere HTML5 Web Client #h5client bit.ly/1RFqD7M pic.twitter.com/5rdKycYDKS
VIO and #vRealize bring VMware cloud strategy up to speed bit.ly/1UsdCCm pic.twitter.com/jtPne59BSq
@AirWatch Grabs the Top Spot in New Radicati EMM Quadrant #build2016 bit.ly/1UtPJdApic.twitter.com/MKJCO9Y9pn

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Third-party Plug-ins and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
By Petr McAllister
As a consumer of VMware technology, would you prefer to install an OS on a virtual machine (VM), then deploy an external database, then install vCenter Server bits – or would it be more logical and enjoyable to deploy and maintain VCSA as a single entity?
For the first time, VMware has brought VCSA in parity with vCenter Server for Windows in terms of scale and functionality in vSphere 6. Take a look at the diagram below: [Continue reading...]

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS
Two Factor Authentication for vSphere – RSA SecurID – Part 1
Introduction This is Part 1 of a 2 part blog series. In this post we’ll talk about setting up RSA SecurID Authentication Manager, some architectural assumptions and what you’ll need to take with you to Part 2. Two Factor Authentication Two factor authentication (2FA) has become ubiquitous nowaday...
Apr 1, 2016 7:04:20 PM
The IT Landscape Is Changing: Are You Ready
The landscape of IT is shifting. As cloud computing, mobile, and other technologies that enable “anytime, anywhere” business continue to claim a more central role in organizations of all types, the need for IT to transform from a strictly “keep the lights on” service organization to an integrated...
Apr 1, 2016 3:35:20 PM
Important NSX for vSphere KB Updates – March 2016
vCloud Networking and Security will reach end of availability and end of support on September 19, 2016. KB 2144733 – End of Availability and End of Support Life for VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x See the fully updated vCNS to NSX Upgrade Guide See also KB 2144620 – VMware vCloud Netw...
Apr 1, 2016 12:44:15 PM
New vSphere, NSX and vRealize Orchestrator Videos in the Learning Zone
VMware Learning Zone subscribers get one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts. Including all the latest videos we release each month, like these: In vSphere 6 – Virtual Volumes (Part 1 – Presentation) , Andy Cary takes you through many of...
Mar 31, 2016 4:10:45 PM
Surviving Change: 12 Organisation Transformation Principles to Help You Cope
By Craig Savage: In my role as an Operations Transformation Architect, I get the privilege of working with many different organisations in many different markets and geographies, and as our team are closely knit, we share a lot of knowledge and experience amongst ourselves and globally after each...
Mar 30, 2016 6:10:09 PM
vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling – Getting Started
Update 3/30/16 – Added requirement of IP Pool for vSphere Client VMware announced the first step towards making a HTML5 Web Client a reality, the vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling . This first release of the Fling will focus primarily on VM management, with more updates coming. Here is a list of the...
Mar 30, 2016 2:00:27 PM
Virtual SAN 6.2 – Deduplication And Compression Deep Dive
Virtual SAN 6.2 introduced several highly anticipated product features and in this blog, we’ll focus on some of the coolest ones: Dedupe & Compression . These features were requested by VMware customers and I am glad that we listened to the customer. When talking about Dedupe and Compression, one...
Mar 29, 2016 8:57:14 PM
Third-party Plug-ins and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
By Petr McAllister As a consumer of VMware technology, would you prefer to install an OS on a virtual machine (VM), then deploy an external database, then install vCenter Server bits – or would it be more logical and enjoyable to deploy and maintain VCSA as a single entity? For the first time, VM...
Mar 29, 2016 5:47:48 PM
vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling
Today we are excited to announce the release of the vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling. The decision to go with Flash was made years ago, before HTML5 and developer tools were ready. The situation has changed, and we’ve been working very hard on removing the dependency on Flash to improve performance...
Mar 28, 2016 5:00:15 PM
How to Hyperlink KB articles
There are many, many, blogs, forums, videos channels out there that cover various VMware topics, and we commonly see our KB articles being linked from those sites. We wanted to help those doing this with a couple of quick tips that will make your links easier to read and more resilient to potenti...
Mar 28, 2016 3:39:35 PM
Understand the Compute Layer in vRealize Operations
By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Monitoring, understanding, and optimizing compute performance is a crucial aspect of any IT environment, and it becomes even more important with virtualization. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) helps you realize the benefits of virtualization without sacrificing vi...
Apr 1, 2016 8:49:45 PM
Automating Security Group and Policy Creation with NSX REST API
pre { width: 80%; max-height: 400px; color: #444; padding: 10px; background: #eee; border: 1px solid #ccc; border-radius: 5px; word-wrap: normal; overflow: auto; } As we’ve seen in many of the prior posts, VMware NSX is a powerful platform decoupling networking services from physical infrastructu...
Apr 1, 2016 12:00:02 PM
Replacing Your Data Center is Simple with vCloud Air
Last week, we described how vCloud Air is a public cloud designed especially for IT , solving a unique set of problems that cannot be addressed by other public clouds. In this blog, we will take a closer look at one of these use cases: Data Center Replacement. Replacing an existing data center is...
Mar 30, 2016 4:00:46 PM
Unveil VMware Customer Reviews about Cost Savings
Unveil VMware Customer Reviews about Cost Savings using vRealize Operations Wondering how to achieve cost savings with vRealize Operations? Lets take a look at this Data Center environment. Exhibit below. This is a quick snapshot of our data center using vRealize Operations and specifically we ar...
Mar 30, 2016 2:01:36 PM
Cross-VC NSX for Multi-site Solutions
The Cross-VC NSX feature introduced in VMware NSX 6.2, allows for NSX logical networking and security support across multiple vCenters. Logical switches (LS), distributed logical routers (DLR) and distributed firewall (DFW) can now be deployed across multiple vCenter domains. These Cross-VC NSX o...
Mar 30, 2016 12:00:30 PM
EUC Design Series: Horizon 7 Strategy for Desktop Evolution to IoT Revolution
By TJ Vatsa Introduction Mobility and end-user computing (EUC) are evolving at a very rapid pace. With the recent announcements made by VMware around Horizon 7 it becomes all the more important to recalibrate and remap the emerging innovation trends to your existing enterprise EUC and application...
Mar 29, 2016 8:48:03 PM
The Magic of the Cloud and the Muggles of Compliance
This is a guest blog by Lilac Schoenbeck of iland . It has been well over a decade since VMware introduced the magical thing called a hypervisor. Not unlike some fictional charm, it deluded servers, floated them across clusters, and left everyone – myself included – in awe at the delicate dance t...
Mar 29, 2016 4:17:13 PM
Join Networking and Security Sessions at VMware’s Largest Online Conference!
If you missed a VMware vForum in a city near you, you can still join us on April 19th for vForum Online ! At this free digital event, you’ll get practical guidance, and develop new strategies for building a digital success plan across the cloud, the virtualized network, and mobile. At vForum Onli...
Mar 29, 2016 12:00:27 PM
How to Balance your vRealize Web Sessions with F5 BIG-IP
By: Brian Michael Williams Today we’ll walk through how to configure F5 BIG-IP to load balance vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) web traffic. There are many reasons to consider configuring load balancing for these user logins. When your office catches the vRealize Operations fever, you you’ll n...
Mar 29, 2016 10:01:11 AM
SDDC Intelligent Operations Management
I’m fortunate. I get a lot of opportunities to meet with customers to discuss all of the new technologies and products that can help them build a more dynamic and flexible software defined data center (SDDC). We will go around the table talking about how these innovations can make their lives bet...
Mar 28, 2016 10:01:07 AM

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Top Mobile News Headlines from March
Want to get the top mobile news headlines in your inbox every Friday? Everybody’s doing it. Simply enter your email into the box on the upper right of this page. “VMware announced AirWatch 8.3, with a focus on security and integration with its Workspace ONE platform. The push toward converging al...
Apr 1, 2016 4:00:13 PM
The Perks of Working from Home
How Telework & the Digital Workspace Support Continuity of Operations in Government Employees at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) are no longer disconnected from the office on a snow day. When this year’s whopper of a winter storm, Jonas, closed government offices across Washington ...
Apr 1, 2016 3:02:18 PM
AirWatch Connect Local Tour Begins April 12 – Register in Your City Today
AirWatch Connect Local 2016 is kicking off soon! Starting on April 12 th in Atlanta, VMware AirWatch experts will embark on our popular conference tour across 28 cities in North America, 15 cities in EMEA and more coming soon in Asia Pacific. We are excited to announce that our 2016 Connect Local...
Apr 1, 2016 12:28:42 PM
Understanding the Benefits of User Environment Manager
by Andy Morris, senior product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware I’m sure you’ve been following VMware’s progress during 2016 and saw our many new and exciting innovations. One of those was VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 (UEM). Do you know what’s new in this product? Do you ...
Mar 31, 2016 5:00:46 PM
Feature Updates: March 2016
Happy Spring, everyone! This month, it’s all about the integrations. We’ve added a bunch of new tools to help users collaborate and take team productivity to the next level. Read more about them, as well as our other feature enhancements, below. INTEGRATIONS We’re on a mission to build an ecosyst...
Mar 31, 2016 3:31:15 PM
VIDEO: How Indiana University of Pennsylvania Makes BYOD So Easy
Bring-your-own-device ( BYOD ) programs are typically a result of strategic planning at enterprises, but for college campuses, IT often has no choice but to support a BYOD environment. “The concept of BYOD is baked into higher education,” said Bill Balint, CIO at Indiana University of Pennsylvani...
Mar 31, 2016 2:05:51 PM
Your Most Productive NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference Ever! 3 Things to Know Before You Go
April 4th marks the beginning of another great week for GPU enthusiasts and experts. We’ll be congregating in San Jose, California, to learn about everything from artificial intelligence to self-driving cars and graphics workstations delivered in the cloud. If you want to maximize your time at GT...
Mar 31, 2016 1:00:10 PM
Deployment and Design Considerations for VMware Mirage 5.7
By Gary Sloane, Consulting Writer and Editor, VMware and Yaniv Weinberg, R&D Manager, VMware We are happy to announce a new version of the Deployment and Design Considerations for VMware Mirage white paper, which brings it up to date for VMware Mirage 5.7 . Mirage provides centralized image manag...
Mar 30, 2016 10:34:50 PM
What We Learned from the Microsoft Build Keynote #Build2016
Microsoft hosted its Build 2016 opening keynote this morning, and the announcements had incredible implications for the enterprise. Microsoft is one of our biggest partners, and we’re excited to see how our customers harness their technology alongside VMware AirWatch to power their increasingly m...
Mar 30, 2016 6:49:19 PM
Radicati Puts VMware AirWatch at the Top of New EMM Quadrant
The Radicati Group released its annual Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Market Quadrant today, with VMware AirWatch continuing its five-year streak at the top of the rankings. Get your complimentary copy of the Radicati EMM Market Quadrant here. Every year, the technology market research lead...
Mar 30, 2016 5:53:29 PM
Top Tech Trends in Retail: IT Leaders Reveal their Biggest Priorities
by Paige Handza, End-User Computing retail solutions, VMware Just the other day, I was asked, “What brought you to VMware?” I was shocked when I did not have an answer right away. Don’t get me wrong; there were lots of reasons going through my head, including the great culture, integrity of the p...
Mar 30, 2016 3:31:30 PM
AirWatch Grabs the Top Spot in New Radicati EMM Quadrant
Today, The Radicati Group released its annual Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Market Quadrant. And for the fifth year in a row, VMware AirWatch is positioned as a “top player” in EMM and business mobility. Access the complimentary report here. The technology market research firm yearly evalu...
Mar 30, 2016 2:02:57 PM
What You Need To Know: Google’s Android Security Advisory
On March 18, Google announced an Android Security Advisory regarding a security patch for its flagship Nexus devices. You can read about that release here . This issue will be addressed in the near future by Google in a security update. The advisory was released before the update because of infor...
Mar 29, 2016 4:00:08 PM
[Webinar] Unify Threat Security with VMware Mobile Security Alliance & AirWatch EMM
As mission-critical business workflows become more mobile, yesterday’s security protocols and measures have become inadequate. As cyber security threats increase, protecting business resources from compromised mobile endpoints is no longer a “nice to have,” but a “must have” for the digital works...
Mar 29, 2016 1:47:30 PM
Manufacturers Increase Productivity & Reduce Time to Market with VMware Horizon & NVIDIA GRID
Security, collaboration and cost barriers reduction allows a focus on design projects—not IT issues. by Claude Robinson , director of enterprise software application and healthcare technology partners, End-User Computing, VMware In today’s business world, manufacturers compete to deliver leading-...
Mar 29, 2016 12:52:21 PM
Preliminary Sizing Tests for Horizon 6 for Linux
By Gary Sloane, Consulting Writer and Editor, VMware and Judy Wu, Senior Solution Engineer, End-User-Computing, VMware In response to a growing demand in China for small-scale Linux VDI implementations, our End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence team in Beijing ran a series o...
Mar 28, 2016 4:25:38 PM
How to Stop Procrastinators from Holding Back Teamwork
Roughly one out of every five people are chronic procrastinators. For workers, that’s a hard hit to your personal productivity. For project managers, procrastination is a major road block to teamwork . So how do you stop it? Procrastination and You Imagine a “Rational Decision-Maker” at the wheel...
Mar 28, 2016 2:49:31 PM
Introducing VMware User Environment Manager Configuration Templates
by Raymond Wiesemann, product line engineer, R&D, VMware End-User Computing Last week, we launched VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 (UEM), with many new features that will help deliver a truly stateless desktop and eliminate the need for point products. UEM 9.0 provides the following new featu...
Mar 28, 2016 2:30:33 PM
5 Real Ways to Enable IoT Success in the Enterprise
The Internet of Things (IoT) is quite the topic these days, and that is no surprise, considering IDC predicts it will generate $7.1 trillion in revenue by 2020 and $255 billion in the enterprise by 2019. A report by Gartner also says 43% of enterprises have already started an IoT project. The fac...
Mar 28, 2016 12:37:49 PM

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VMware TAM Source 8.12

Posted by nisserow Apr 5, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

I might be biased but I think that VMware is one of the coolest companies around. What we do has such an impact on technology and as an employee of VMware we get to experience and influence this every day. To celebrate this VMware has a very cool video which I would like you to check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGQirol4sEE&feature=youtu.be it is called VMware Fun Facts 2016. Check it out, it is a really fun video with some awesome facts as well. I hope you enjoy it.

 

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Have a fantastic week everyone.

 

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)

#VMware Photon Container Platform Closer To Prime Time (via The Next Platform) bit.ly/1RdTNe2pic.twitter.com/mxcjRoto73

VMware @AirWatch Supports #iOS 9.3 bit.ly/1Ry1grG pic.twitter.com/SuvbVcWPQn

Read the @VMware commissioned report from @TheEconomist about cyber-attacks bit.ly/1RyrWZwpic.twitter.com/aOFBnNQ3Ha

VMware 'Photon' Cloud Development Platform Moves Closer to Version 1.0 (via @VirtReview) bit.ly/1RzLrRdpic.twitter.com/z2pQrkKgMv
Build a custom automated
#ESXi installer image bit.ly/1RmDvzz pic.twitter.com/d6CXZNIUZr

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Make the Most of Your VMware Support Experience
By Amy Chalifoux

VMware TAMs want to ensure their customers maximize their return on investment with VMware, so they strive to be in tight alignment with our Global Support Services (GSS) group. The short list below is aimed at helping customers have better support experiences. The slide deck linked at the bottom of this post will provide you with additional insight into the organization, support process, and how to make the most of your support experiences with VMware.

[Continue Reading...]

 

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Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.

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NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 1 of 3)

The cloud transformation is now for real. Customers have a stated long-term goal of running a majority of their applications in the cloud. Gartner predicts that public cloud services to grow by 16.5% in 2016. The highest growth area is cloud infrastructure, which is projected to grow at 38.4% in ...

Mar 26, 2016 3:42:02 AM

Planning a DRP Solution, Network Functions Virtualization for Dummies, and Cloud Business Strategy

The VMware blogosphere is a wealth of knowledge covering everything from how-to content to put your skills to the test, to strategic concepts that can help you think differently about work. Check out a few of the latest posts from the Professional Services bloggers below! Planning a DRP Solution ...

Mar 25, 2016 3:23:32 PM

The CAP Aftermath: Return of the Silos!

Enterprises today employ a variety of specialized NoSQL/NewSQL data platforms for managing documents, key-values, graphs, sparse tables, etc. Developers love the specialized APIs as they increase agility and velocity when delivering their applications. Ops is on the receiving side of this equatio...

Mar 25, 2016 2:00:48 PM

Fling Developer Spotlight- Ryan Klumph

Introducing Fling Developer Ryan Klumph. Ryan is a Technical Accounts Manager, and has been with VMware for five years. He launched his first Fling in 2015: Horizon Collector for Mac automates the collection and archiving of Horizon View Client logs, eliminating the need to manually identify and ...

Mar 24, 2016 9:11:59 PM

VCAP6-DTM Design Beta Exam Available

Last month we announced the availability of our VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Design (VCAP6-DCV Design) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Cloud Management and Automation Design (VCAP6-CMA Design) beta exams. While those exams have moved to the ...

Mar 24, 2016 5:16:48 PM

IT Service Strategy: Catalogs and Portals

Insight from the EMC and VMware 2016 State of IT Transformation Report Guest Blogger: Denise Partlow, Director, Product Marketing Cloud Professional Services, EMC Corporation IT organizations are experiencing a cultural revolution. CIOs want to run IT like a customer-focused business. They want t...

Mar 24, 2016 4:17:27 PM

4 Exam Retirements in June

Now that we have released most of the version 6 certifications on our roadmap, it is time to retire some of the older version 5 certifications. These exams are based upon older content and by retiring them it allows us – and you – to focus on the newest VMware technology. After the retirement dat...

Mar 23, 2016 3:45:25 PM

Getting Comfortable with vPostgres and the vCenter Server Appliance – Part 1

A High Level Overview of vPostgres This blog post beings a multi-part series which aims to help customers better understand the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) and its vPostgres database. We believe the vCSA should be the deployment model of choice but there are many misconceptions and myths abou...

Mar 22, 2016 1:39:09 PM

 

Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 1 of 3)

The cloud transformation is now for real. Customers have a stated long-term goal of running a majority of their applications in the cloud. Gartner predicts that public cloud services to grow by 16.5% in 2016. The highest growth area is cloud infrastructure, which is projected to grow at 38.4% in ...

Mar 26, 2016 6:52:55 PM

Call for papers open for VMworld 2016

It may seem like VMworld 2015 (both San Francisco and Barcelona) was just yesterday, but the reality is that we are already actively preparing for the next one: VMworld 2016. There are couple of changes: 1) the America’s one will take place in Las Vegas; and 2) call for papers is open much sooner...

Mar 25, 2016 8:01:03 PM

VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 – What’s New

By Dale Carter Earlier this month VMware released a new version of User Environment Manager that brings some new and exciting features, not only to User Environment Manager, but also to the Horizon Suite. To learn about the new features in Horizon 7 you can see my blog here . Here, I would like t...

Mar 24, 2016 6:53:03 PM

Expanded Integration between VMware NSX and AirWatch Advances Device-to-Datacenter Security

The latest AirWatch update expands VMware NSX integration, uniting two great technologies to create the foundation of next-generation security. You may already have heard of VMware Workspace ONE , the revamped new end-user computing solution we launched last month. Workspace ONE delivers a digita...

Mar 24, 2016 4:50:10 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight: ISO 9001

Previously, in our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight series, we’ve discussed: SSAE 16 PCI-DSS HIPAA ISO 27001 In this month’s edition, we focus the compliance spotlight on ISO 9001 . Not to be confused with ISO 27001, which is based around information security, ISO 9001 focuses its standard...

Mar 24, 2016 4:00:29 PM

Re-architecting Infrastructure and Application Delivery at Rent-A-Center

Application Delivery: Rent-a-Center Case Study and Webinar I had the privilege this week of doing a webinar with Rent-A-Center. The webinar addresses how Rent-A-Center is using VMware vRealize Suite and VMware NSX to speed up infrastructure and application delivery. I presented alongside Thomas J...

Mar 24, 2016 10:01:40 AM

Watch How Advanced Networking Services Makes Life Easier

It’s almost like network professionals are married to their systems, nobody else understands their infrastructure better. Only a system administrator truly understands the importance of investing in their network’s future. When discussions of industry practices occur, they’re always adapting tech...

Mar 23, 2016 6:00:40 PM

VMware vCloud Air is the Nine Iron of Public Clouds

By Jenny Fong, Director of Product and Technical Marketing, vCloud Air, VMware Every golfer and golf fan has probably heard the famous Bobby Locke quote , “Drive for show, putt for dough.” [1] While this quote focuses on two of the game’s most practiced parts, it leaves out an equally important g...

Mar 23, 2016 4:00:57 PM

VMware Google Cloud Platform NEXT 16 – San Francisco

This week, VMware will be at the largest gathering of the Google Cloud Platform community to explore the latest developments in cloud technology – and demonstrate our vision of one cloud, any application, any device. What does that mean to developers? It means a new model of IT based on a unified...

Mar 23, 2016 12:25:02 AM

vTech Talk: Can a Resource Region Be Changed After Creation?

In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all thing vCloud Air, George Kobar, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at vCloud Air, discusses how to change a resource region after it’s already been created. Watch this episode of vTech Talk to learn more. ...

Mar 22, 2016 4:00:50 PM

VMware Horizon 7 New Features

By Dale Carter With the release of VMware Horizon 7, I thought I would highlight some of the new features that have been added with this release. Blast Extreme Protocol With the update to Blast Extreme, VMware has upgraded the Blast Extreme protocol to the same level as PCoIP and RDP. Now you wil...

Mar 22, 2016 3:40:36 PM

Blast Off: Advanced Usage of the vRealize Operations REST API

By: Mike Langdon, Blue Medora In an earlier post I showed you the basics of the vRealize Operations Manager REST API. I called that one Straight-up Flying, but mostly showed you how to walk with the API. With this post, we’ll get a lot closer to airborne by reaching into vRealize to create SQL Se...

Mar 22, 2016 10:01:23 AM

 

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Top Mobile News from Apple’s March Event and More

The coolest announcements from the Apple event. Yes, Apple proved again that great things come in small packages with the release of the 4-inch iPhone SE. But here’s the news from Apple’s March event we’re most excited about: Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro drives the tablet forward as a real PC al...

Mar 25, 2016 5:00:40 PM

Lufthansa Cargo Accelerates Takeoff with Business Mobility & Electronic Flight Bags

When international air cargo company Lufthansa Cargo wanted to go paperless with flight operations, the company launched their own desktop-based electronic flight bag (EFB) system. By eliminating the need to manually print updated flight charts, the EFB tool would save printing and fuel costs and...

Mar 24, 2016 2:32:35 PM

How Banks and Financial Advisors Can Win Millennials and Gen Xers

By Manasee Dash, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Financial Services, EUC, VMware Women and Millennials: These two groups top the list of trends influencing the future of wealth management, in a recent CFA Institute article . My first reaction was surprise, but it makes sense. Women currently ...

Mar 23, 2016 5:00:34 PM

Insights into Higher Education IT: A Renewed Focus on Students

Institutions of higher education are complex. Universities with physical campuses have always had to consider how best to support not only traditional curriculum, but also workflows in healthcare, finance, personal banking, retail and even services like security and law enforcement that we think ...

Mar 23, 2016 3:45:30 PM

Network Ports Diagram Updated for Horizon 7

Network Ports Diagram Updated for Horizon 7 By Tina de Benedictis, Group Manager, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware and Ray Heffer, Global Cloud Architect (End-User-Computing Lead), VMware Sometimes VMware gives you something that makes you want to sit by a warm fire and read, along ...

Mar 23, 2016 1:06:01 AM

What’s New with VMware Horizon 7

By Matt Coppinger, Director, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing and Enablement, VMware Today, we announced the general availability of VMware Horizon 7 . Horizon 7 reinvents desktop and application virtualization with a single platform, purpose-built for the mobile-cloud era. Drawing on the b...

Mar 22, 2016 5:33:44 PM

[VIDEO] InformationWeek Expert on IoT, 5G Networks & Future of Enterprise Mobility Management

As the Internet of Things ( IoT ) and business mobility innovations infiltrate companies worldwide—and as 5G cellular networks loom on the horizon—InformationWeek’s Pablo Valerio told VMwareTV: Enterprises will face management challenges. The renowned international business, author and IT consult...

Mar 22, 2016 12:36:12 PM

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.11

Posted by nisserow Apr 5, 2016

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Hi everyone, this week we have 2 TAM blog posts to highlight. I think that this is the first time that this has occurred and I hope not the last. Our TAM Blog and other social assets such as Twitter and Facebook are always the first places to find this information. If you have not subscribed to any of these please check out the information below.

 

We have also had a very large number of product updates this past few weeks. Please check out our TAM Products Update section below where you will find a link to this information detailing all of the updates which is well worth checking out.

 

This week we also have a VMUG news section. I hope to be able to bring an update each week on VMUG in general but it is always good to register and check on your own local VMUG for local happenings.

 

As usual the rest of the newsletter contains news and information related to VMware which I hope you will enjoy.

 

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San Francisco, CA


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THIS WEEK
- Updates to many VMware solutions here: http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases1
- VMUG Virtual Event

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Compare and Contrast - #VSAN and VVols (via CormacHogan.com) bit.ly/1nHIxvHpic.twitter.com/R53hP0h9WM

VMware adds HTML-5 Host Client to #vSphere 6.0 (via @SiliconANGLE) bit.ly/1nSwj3vpic.twitter.com/r4MvbsTcZ1

The Challenge of the Next Generation CIO blogs.vmware.com/tam/2016/03/th…

EMC, VMware Release ‘State of IT Transformation’ Report blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/2016/…

VMware Infrastructure Navigator blogs.vmware.com/tam/2016/03/vm…

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Make the Most of Your VMware Support Experience

By Amy Chalifoux

VMware TAMs want to ensure their customers maximize their return on investment with VMware, so they strive to be in tight alignment with our Global Support Services (GSS) group. The short list below is aimed at helping customers have better support experiences. The slide deck linked at the bottom of this post will provide you with additional insight into the organization, support process, and how to make the most of your support experiences with VMware.

 

The Challenge of the Next Generation CIO

By Steve Tilkens

IT organizations have experienced a dramatic shift over the last 10 years with the widespread adoption of x86 server virtualization. Gone are the days of a server administrator procuring a physical server for a new application, then requesting the necessary network configuration from the network team, and finally requesting the appropriate storage from the storage team. Today’s reality requires a converged engineering skillset, because the Software-Defined Data Center spans all three pillars of the IT organization – compute, network and storage.

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.

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TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

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NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Make the Most of Your VMware Support Experience

By Amy Chalifoux VMware TAMs want to ensure their customers maximize their return on investment with VMware, so they strive to be in tight alignment with our Global Support Services (GSS) group. The short list below is aimed at helping customers have better support experiences. The slide deck lin...

Mar 18, 2016 3:35:02 PM

Mobility Solution Strategy: Desktop Evolution to IoT Revolution

Introduction Mobility and End User Computing (EUC) are evolving at a very rapid pace. With the recent announcements made by VMware around Horizon 7 it becomes all the more important to recalibrate and map the emerging innovation trends to your existing enterprise EUC and application rationalizati...

Mar 17, 2016 6:38:45 PM

Maintenance Mode Improvements in vSphere 6.0 Update 2

vSphere 6.0 Update 2 has launched and with it comes a very simple change with the way that VMs and Templates are evacuated from hosts that enter Maintenance Mode. In all prior versions, when a host enters Maintenance Mode, DRS will evacuate the host by placing all the running VMs, powered off VMs...

Mar 17, 2016 5:17:18 PM

Systems of Intimacy- Science Fiction Made Real

I’m lucky enough to have one of those jobs where you are meant to be ‘intimate’ with the future. Someone once accused me of being a futurist! Of course prediction is risky as the future is unknowable, at least according to current science. So it’s always fun to explore predicting the future throu...

Mar 17, 2016 3:13:59 PM

The Challenge of the Next Generation CIO

By Steve Tilkens IT organizations have experienced a dramatic shift over the last 10 years with the widespread adoption of x86 server virtualization. Gone are the days of a server administrator procuring a physical server for a new application, then requesting the necessary network configuration ...

Mar 16, 2016 3:22:46 PM

VMware Host Client 1.0 is now GA

On behalf of the VMware Host Client team, I am pleased to announce that the VMware Host Client v1.0 is GA and shipping with vSphere update 6.0U2. VMware Host Client overview The VMware Host Client is an HTML5-based UI client that is used to connect to and manage single ESXi hosts. It can be used ...

Mar 16, 2016 1:23:47 PM

EMC, VMware Release ‘State of IT Transformation’ Report

The ‘State of IT Transformation’ report takes a look at more than 660 EMC and VMware enterprise customers across 18 industries, and identifies gaps, progress and goals in their current IT Transformation initiatives. By focusing on data provided by CIOs and their direct reports who participated in...

Mar 15, 2016 8:31:54 PM

4 New Courses Released: NSX, Virtual SAN, vRealize Operations Manager, & App Volumes

In the last month VMware Education Services released four new courses: Designed for experienced VMware vSphere® users, VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] teaches you how to use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ as a forensic and predictive tool, including adv...

Mar 15, 2016 3:43:49 PM

VMware Validated Design with VSAN and NSX running High Workload Oracle 12c

VMware Validated Design for an Al-Flash VSAN with NSX running high workload Oracle – A VMware, Intel and Quanta Project from Principled Technologies The rigorous process of following a VMware Validated Design (V2D) to build a Business Critical Applications (BCA) database architecture was made mor...

Mar 15, 2016 6:31:38 AM

Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Manager

This is a repost from VMware Consulting Blog. Click here to view. By Michael Francis Disclaimer: This blog is not a technical deep dive on Hybrid Cloud Manager; it talks to the components of the product and the design decisions around the product. It assumes the reader has knowledge of the produc...

Mar 18, 2016 4:00:22 PM

The Catalog Service Menu Strategy for Cloud Providers — Part 2

By Guy Bartram In part one of our two-part series, we discussed how a service catalog can bring a cloud provider closer to its consumer. It discussed how VMware approaches catalogs for its platform services and how you, as a service provider, can leverage its approach for an ideal strategy. In pa...

Mar 17, 2016 4:00:06 PM

Network Troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 Hardware Stack

By: Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Even as information technology trends work toward simplifying architecture, complexities within the hardware stack are still evident. IT teams are often faced with the daunting task of determining where the root cause of an issue resides and, more specifically, what ...

Mar 17, 2016 2:53:20 PM

Securing Access to and from your Jump Box and VDI with VMware NSX

Companies have struggled for years on how to allow third parties access to specific systems that they manage or support? These systems and access requirements range from HVAC and phones systems to full IT outsourcing or development. The problem has always been twofold; one, how to provide secure ...

Mar 17, 2016 12:00:59 PM

Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with vRealize Operations – Part 1

By: Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora Over the years, vCenter has gained more and more importance. As a command center to central administration and a focal point for API access to your vSphere environment, vCenter is a cog in your virtualization environment that brings everything to a halt if it’s not p...

Mar 16, 2016 10:01:52 AM

Released Today: vRealize Suite 7 New Features

VMware vRealize Suite 7 (with new features) is available today! Check out the new features walkthrough, or get more information and resources here. vRealize Suite 7 (announced on February 10, 2016) is an enterprise-ready, cloud management platform (CMP) that delivers the industry’s most complete ...

Mar 15, 2016 10:30:35 PM

vTech Talk: Protecting and Extending Data Centers With vCloud Air (HIMSS16)

This week’s vTech Talk comes to you from Las Vegas, site of the 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Conference (HIMSS16). In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all thing vCloud Air, Jenny Fong, Director of Technical Marketing at VMwar...

Mar 15, 2016 4:00:52 PM

VMware vRealize™ Code Stream™ v2.0 is now GA – What’s New?

We are excited to announce that vRealize Code Stream v2.0 is now GA and available for download. Here is an overview of the latest features in this release- Better platform – faster execution engine, smaller footprint Parallel execution of pipeline tasks New out-of-the-box reports v2.0 of vRealize...

Mar 15, 2016 4:00:34 PM

3 Reasons VMware Horizon 7 Will Make You Smile

By Michael Bradley The June 2014 release of VMware Horizon® 6 brought with it a long list of exciting new features. Cloud Pod Architecture (CPA), RDS hosted desktop and applications, and integration with VMware vSAN were just a few of the headlines that sent desktop administrators rushing to upgr...

Mar 15, 2016 3:24:11 PM

Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud the New Normal

Recently VMware commissioned Dimensional Research, a market research firm, to investigate how companies were adopting both private and public clouds. The full report can be found here. Besides looking at adoption patterns the research also examined the benefits companies expected to receive from ...

Mar 15, 2016 10:01:58 AM

Rent-a-Center Manages Well with vRealize

Read it in Baseline. Sign up for a webinar to hear how Rent-a-center bases its business on VMware’s vRealize Suite. There is no higher reward for a software vendor than hearing it first-hand from a customer how they use the product, and how it helps them to run their business. Especially when the...

Mar 14, 2016 11:51:32 PM

Updated: Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere Best Practices Guide

Microsoft SQL server is the most virtualized enterprise mission critical application today. In recent years it has become a mainstream effort among VMware customers to virtualize critical databases to allow better agility and scale while increasing availability and operational efficiency. This gu...

Mar 14, 2016 7:33:10 PM

Sample Script to Create a VDC (and Deploy a Photon Docker Host) in vCloud Air

This blog is a repost from IT 2.0 , by Massimo Re Ferrè. Yesterday I bumped into a semi-draft of code I wrote a while back and that I have never checked in into GitHub. I spent a few hours to polish it, augmenting it with some Docker related stuff (so that it becomes “cool”) and test it a bit. Th...

Mar 14, 2016 3:55:26 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Top Mobile News This Week: Best MDM 2016, Race to Transform IT & IoT in Action

Choices, choices… PC Mag published a review of five enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors. The reporter had a demo environment of each EMM and ranked VMware AirWatch the highest among all vendors, awarding AirWatch the “Editor’s Choice” award for Best MDM 2016. Read the full roundup of all...

Mar 18, 2016 2:52:23 PM

Using the VMware App Volumes snapvol.cfg File to Customize Writable Volumes

By Daniel Bakshi, Technical Account Manager, VMware In the previous blog post Why Upgrade to App Volumes 2.10: Experience from the Field , I explained what VMware App Volumes is and why you should upgrade to the latest version. In this blog post, I will focus on how you can customize writable vol...

Mar 17, 2016 10:23:45 PM

3 Reasons You Never Get Great Ideas out of Meetings

Disorganized, unproductive, long and often unnecessary, meetings have gotten way out of control. And here’s one more reason to stop having so many meetings: you never get great ideas out of them. Here are three reasons why: [Related: How 3 Billion Meetings Per Year Waste Time, Money and Productiv...

Mar 17, 2016 5:05:44 PM

AEC Firms Reap the Benefits of Cloud Desktops with NVIDIA GRID & VMware Horizon

Join us at this year’s NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference on April 4-7. See below for details! By Joanne Clark, Strategic Alliance Manager, Technology Partners, VMware AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) firms around the globe utilize VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID to improve collabora...

Mar 17, 2016 1:00:50 PM

In K-12 Learning, It’s the Experience, Not the Devices

Guest post by Leslie Oldenkamp, Principal Specialist, VMware End-User Computing With the inception of the Apple iPad in 2010 and the shift to tablet computing, students and teachers in K-12 classrooms were promised new frontiers for learning: Those bulky textbooks would be a thing of the past. Mo...

Mar 17, 2016 12:30:53 PM

AppConfig Panel: We Can Do Better on Mobile App Development

Just a year ago, the ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise) community launched at Mobile World Congress to promote an open-standards approach to mobile app development . Since then, more than 60 members of the independent software vendor (ISV) community have joined to simplify app development and...

Mar 16, 2016 4:35:40 PM

5 Examples of IoT in Business

It’s official: the Internet of Things (IoT) is beyond the hype phase. For about 43 percent of enterprises, IoT is now a strategic business initiative either already in place or in the works, according to a 2016 Gartner survey . Just how are huge organizations using connected “things” and the resu...

Mar 16, 2016 3:40:47 PM

Provisioning Office 365 with App Volumes AppStacks

Customers reap great benefits by using VMware App Volumes to provision and deliver applications. From lowering storage capacity with one-to-many provisioning to simplifying application upgrade and patching, App Volumes users ultimately reduce time spent managing apps inside their virtual desktop ...

Mar 15, 2016 2:42:27 PM

3 Trends to Watch in Enterprise Mobility from Nick McQuire

It’s an exciting time to be an enterprise mobile user, according to Nick McQuire , vice president of Enterprise Research at CCS Insight, a market research and analysis firm for the mobile and wireless industries. The expert on the mobile enterprise hosted the panel discussion on the AppConfig Com...

Mar 15, 2016 1:50:10 PM

Mobile World Congress Slideshow: Behind the Scenes with VMware & AirWatch

We’re still buzzing with excitement from what was the biggest Mobile World Congress yet. With nearly 101,000 attendees from 204 countries and territories, MWC 2016 was truly the largest mobility event in the world. VMware and AirWatch were there in full force, joining over 60 of our partners to t...

Mar 14, 2016 3:23:35 PM

 

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