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Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter. A week out from VMworld and the news keeps coming in. For those that may have missed it all of the sessions, including general sessions and breakout session are now available online. Just head over to www.vmworld.com and if you haven't registered for an account before you will just need to sign up.

 

This week's TAM Blog we present how NSX was used to meet compliance at Rackspace, and how the TAM was integral to the solution.

 

It was a momentous week for the Tech Industry and of course VMware this week, I have dedicated this week's Tweets to Dell Technology related news. With so many announcements and updates coming in I will let the rest of this week's newsletter give you all of the information.

 

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

 

 

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Here's now the new Dell Technologies plans to deal with AWS - Fortune http://bit.ly/2cjBHen

The new Dell Technologies: 6 things you need to know - PCWorld http://bit.ly/2cox8j7

Dell Closes $60 Billion Merger with EMC - WSJ http://bit.ly/2cCGq8X

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Rackspace Leverages VMWare NSX to Quickly Meet New PCI DSS Compliance Goals – Case Study
By Kelly Dare

 

As the TAM for Rackspace, I was recently involved in a successful rollout of NSX in their environment where they were able to very quickly meet their new PCI DSS Compliance goals. The environment in this situation was comprised of over 100 vCenter instances spanning 8 datacenters with more than 1,000 machines for its back-end management and support infrastructure. The entire project from planning to full deployment took just eight weeks! [Cont...]

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc

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TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

2 New Books Help You Get VCP6-DCV Certified

Our official book publishing partner, VMware Press , has just released two new titles designed to help you pass the two exams required to earn your VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) certification. These Official Cert Guides are designed and written to help yo...

Sep 9, 2016 4:21:05 PM

Update to VCIX Program

The VMware Certification Program is committed to helping candidates get the most value from their VMware certifications. As part of the enhancements we announced last December, we updated the program structure and paths to include VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 (VCIX6). For candidates w...

Sep 8, 2016 5:45:56 PM

Rackspace Leverages VMWare NSX to Quickly Meet New PCI DSS Compliance Goals – Case Study

By Kelly Dare As the TAM for Rackspace, I was recently involved in a successful rollout of NSX in their environment where they were able to very quickly meet their new PCI DSS Compliance goals. The environment in this situation was comprised of over 100 vCenter instances spanning 8 datacenters wi...

Sep 8, 2016 2:09:05 PM

Tips for Success on VCAP Exams

As many of you know, the VCAP exams are a race against time. We urge you to read VCAP6 Deployment Exam Interface Tips & Tricks to familiarize yourself with the new interface so your time can be spent on completing tasks. In the post, Dave Davis explains how to setup the exam interface for the bes...

Sep 6, 2016 3:41:10 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for July 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for August 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Unable to add Active Directory users or groups to vCenter Server Appliance or ...

Sep 6, 2016 11:07:17 AM

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for July 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for August 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi/ESX Using the VMware Knowledge Base Uploading d...

Sep 6, 2016 11:00:03 AM

Top 20 NSX articles for August 2016

Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for August 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Installing VXLAN Agent fails with ESX Agent Manager displaying the error: Agent VIB module not insta...

Sep 6, 2016 10:51:30 AM

Top 20 Horizon View articles for August 2016

Here is our Top 20 Horizon View articles list for August 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article.   Removing invalid linked clone entries automatically using the ViewDBChk tool in VMware Ho...

Sep 6, 2016 10:42:37 AM

The Anatomy of an Instant Clone

By Travis Wood If you’ve used Horizon View over the last few years, then you most likely have come across linked clones. Linked clones use a parent image, called a “replica,” that serves read requests to multiple virtual machines (VMs), and the writes in each desktop are captured on their own del...

Sep 9, 2016 8:35:58 PM

Rackspace Meets New PCI-DSS Compliance with VMware NSX Network Virtualization

By Derek Mitchell, Senior Technical Advisor, VMware vCloud Air Network Many organizations are wrapping up the transition to version 3.1 of PCI DSS compliance. Though much of the focus of v3.1 has been around the security concerns regarding SSL and early versions of TLS, a couple of the VMware vCl...

Sep 8, 2016 4:00:06 PM

vSphere 6.0 U2 Storage Performance with 32Gb Fibre Channel

We compared the I/O performance of vSphere 6.0 U2 over 16Gb and 32Gb Emulex FC HBAs connected via a Brocade G620 FC switch to an EMC VNX7500 storage array. Iometer, a common microbenchmark, was used to generate the workload for various block sizes. For single-VM experiments, we measured sequentia...

Sep 7, 2016 10:22:28 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

No Surprise Here: iPhone 7 Tops This Week’s Mobile News

Join in on the Friday fun, and get our top mobile news in your inbox every week. Simply enter your email on the right. —> 7 Things You Need to Know about the New iPhone 7 Unless you’ve been living in a hole or still recovering from VMworld, you know Apple announced the iPhone 7 on Wednesday. Duri...

Sep 9, 2016 1:00:09 PM

Apple Event Highlights: 15 Major Announcements for iPhone 7, Apple Watch & iOS 10

Yesterday, we saw the newest Apple devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, AirPods, Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Nike+. Here are some of the highlights and what you need to do to prepare for iOS 10. Watch the replay here . Preparing for iOS 10 To prepare your users and devices to upgrade to iOS...

Sep 8, 2016 10:08:15 PM

New VMware AirWatch & Samsung Bundles Make It Easier to Secure Your Mobile Workforce

Next-Generation Mobile Security Is Now Just a Bundle Away Expanding our long-time technology partnership, VMware AirWatch and Samsung are proud to announce new bundled offerings available through two carrier partners, AT&T and Sprint. This special offer includes a free, one-year subscription of A...

Sep 8, 2016 1:39:43 PM

Introducing the Government Digital Workspace for Dummies: A Handy Guide to Securely Mobilizing Agency Workforces

First things first: we definitely do not think you’re a dummy. We happen to think you are quite innovative, forward-thinking and possibly ready to shake things up a bit within your agency’s IT infrastructure and culture. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, please allow us to introduce “ Th...

Sep 8, 2016 1:00:24 PM

VMware Survey Points to Hybrid Cloud EUC Future

Earlier this year, VMware surveyed 1,021 IT professionals, influencers and decision-makers, from small businesses to large enterprises across more than 10 industries. We asked all of them: What is your long-term end-user computing (EUC) strategy for the cloud? Today, we have the results in our ne...

Sep 7, 2016 1:00:33 PM

Hybrid Computing Trends: 11 Cloud Computing & Mobility Trends Revealed in VMware Survey

From personally owned “BYOD” laptops to mobile app consumerization, hybrid computing is the new reality—and one that’s not going away, according to a new cloud adoption survey. “Organizations reveal their plans for the cloud: embrace both cloud and on-premises technology, creating a hybrid infras...

Sep 7, 2016 1:00:27 PM

VMware Horizon 7 Instant-Clone Primer—A Behind-the-Scenes Look

In our quest for instant gratification, we have discovered that for some things, “instant” turns out to be a bad idea after all. Instant coffee and instant mashed potatoes, for example, are over-processed and not very tasty—not worth the convenience. But for other things, “instant” is a really gr...

Sep 6, 2016 7:27:27 PM

What You Need to Know about Trident & Pegasus | Mobile Security

On August 25, Citizen Lab and Lookout jointly published their findings on Pegasus, a targeted iOS attack software. Find the technical aspects of this attack here , and read the original Lookout blog here . Citizen Lab did a great job detailing the larger picture that surrounds the exploit, provid...

Sep 6, 2016 5:56:37 PM

Update Your iOS Business Apps Now

As the anticipated release of iOS 10 approaches, IT admins need to do to ensure compatibility with iOS 10. These updates are critical to make sure your users’ apps work when they update to the new operating system (OS). VMware AirWatch updated all its applications to ensure iOS 10 compatibility, ...

Sep 6, 2016 1:00:30 PM

Designing Workflow Apps, the Future of the Enterprise

In my previous post , I talked about the different ways your enterprise could build an app and what the future of mobility holds for the modern app. If we dig a little deeper into this subject and look at the strategy around designing your apps and what they might look like when completed, you wi...

Sep 5, 2016 12:00:12 PM

 

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