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Make the Most of Your VMware Support Experience
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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

 

END USER COMPUTING

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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