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Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks TAM newsletter packed full of VMware and industry related news. This week we are closing in on the VMUG Virtual Event 6 which happens on June 8th. This is a fantastic event that I want to make sure you are all aware of. Here are all of the details:
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017 Time: 9 AM – 5 PM Central Standard Time
With easy admission from your desk or home office, VMUG Virtual Event 6.0 will provide you with keynote and breakout sessions, a virtual trade show floor, and opportunities to engage with other attendees at the click of a button. Not to mention access to webcasts, white papers, and case studies available for download. For more information and event details please visit: https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/VirtualEvent
Register today! VMware experts, VMUG leaders, and partners are waiting to educate you.

 

I hope you will take advantage of this event, register and catch all of the goodness that the VMUG Virtual Event brings.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Apply the Latest VMware ESXi Security Patches to OEM Custom Images and Visualize the Differences
VMware vSphere customers often rely on custom VMware ESXi images from server OEM partners, such as Cisco, Dell, and HPE, to ensure support for the specific devices that each of those manufacturers include with their hardware. This arrangement makes initial deployment easier, because all the requi...

 

The VMware Certified Lenovo XClarity Web Client Plug-In Solution
The VMware Certified Lenovo XClarity Solution Capabilities Lenovo recently certified their X Clarity vSphere web client plugin solution. Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a new centralized resource management solution that enables administrators to deploy infrastructure faster and with less effort...

 

New KB articles published for week ending 20th May 2017
VMware Identity Manager VMware Identity Manager – Messaging Connection failure in a clustered environment Date Published: 2017/05/14 VMware ESXi VLAN Tagging issues with Intel X710 network adapters Date Published: 2017/05/18 Minimal amount of Reliable Memory in ESXi Date Published: 2017/05/16 VMw...

 

Progressive Dutch Municipality Protects Citizen Data and Meets Compliance with VMware NSX
Summary: Municipality of Zoetermeer implements Zero-Trust model with VMware NSX-enabled micro-segmentation for advanced security inside data centers. Zoetermeer follows the Dutch BIG ( Baseline Information Security Dutch Municipalities) regulations Zoetermeer is a modern, fast-growing municipalit...

 

Speed, Power, Performance: NSX & Memorial Day Motorsports
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, for me, it’s all about hot dogs, hamburgers, and fast car racing. I am huge Formula 1 fanatic, but Memorial Day is a bonanza of racing from the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, to NASCAR’s Coke 600, and of course the Indianapolis 500 all on the same day! The raw speed an...

 

The 5 Trends Every Cloud Evangelist Has on Their Mind
Even though the future of IT belongs to the cloud, much of the enterprise world is still clinging to legacy systems. In fact, 90 percent of workloads today are completed outside of the public cloud . With this continued resistance to cloud adoption at the enterprise level, today’s “cloud evangeli...

 

Introducing TPCx-HS Version 2 – An Industry Standard Benchmark for Apache Spark and Hadoop clusters deployed on premise or in the cloud
Since its release on August 2014, the TPCx-HS Hadoop benchmark has helped drive competition in the Big Data marketplace, generating 23 publications spanning 5 Hadoop distributions, 3 hardware vendors, 2 OS distributions and 1 virtualization platform. By all measures, it has proven to be a success...

 

PhoenixNAP Outmaneuvers The Competition With vCloud Director
Competition has a way of forcing change in any business. How a business navigates that change can determine who wins and who loses. So when competitive pressure forced cloud infrastructure provider PhoenixNAP to make changes to their product, they turned to VMware’s vCloud Director.   In a new wh...

 

Switching from ACC to VMware IDM Connector made easy!
If you have been integrating VMware IDM with Active Directory using AirWatch Cloud Connector (ACC), and need to switch to IDM connector to take advantage of various features such as MFA integration, Horizon & Citrix desktops/apps integration and others, then we have made it easier to switch witho...

 

Introducing VMware Enterprise Systems Connector
You asked for it, and we delivered. Happy to announce availability of VMware Enterprise Systems Connector (VESC), a unified installer to install both VMware IDM connector and AirWatch Cloud Connector (ACC) on the Windows platform starting with AirWatch 9.1 release. You can download the VESC insta...

 

The Latest Mobile News on Apple, Android & Windows 10
You asked. We answered. Readers frequently ask about the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) on the AirWatch Blog. This week, we updated one of our most popular posts to answer the top questions on DEP. Read it here . Concerned about Android app security? During the Google I/O developer festiva...

 

Welcome to VMware: A New Hire’s True Story of Lost Luggage, Bug Registers & Workspace ONE
My first week at VMware was daunting: flying from Ireland to our head office in Palo Alto, losing my luggage and credit cards not working. On my first day, I ran around like a headless chicken trying to meet with my new team with nothing but worn clothes and trainers. In all, it was an absolute n...

 

Building Great Products Starts with Building a Great Team, Part 2
In the first of our two-part interview with Paul Young, VP of Products at Pragmatic Marketing , we discussed the fundamentals of the Pragmatic Marketing Framework™ and some cross-functional challenges that product development and user experience (UX) teams face when it comes to building great pro...

 

[Case Study] Halton Healthcare Modernizes Data Centers & Expands with New Hospital
Award-winning Halton Healthcare operates three community hospitals in the Region of Halton in southern Ontario, Canada. The organization is expanding to meet the needs of the growing area it serves. Old IT systems could not adequately serve a patient population expected to double by 2031. Buildin...

 

Memorial Healthcare Protects Patient Data with a Secure Digital Clinical Workspace
Memorial Healthcare , a top-rated community hospital in Michigan that’s won awards for patient engagement, sees technology as a key to advancing healthcare in its region. Their secure clinical digital workspace allows staff to access the apps and data they need anytime, anywhere. To transform sec...

 

VMware Horizon FIRST Certified VDI Solution with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
We are excited to announce that VMware Horizon 7 is the first certified VDI solution with Dassault Systèmes’ 3D EXPERIENCE Platform R2016x and R2017x. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform leverages Dassault Systèmes’ world-class 3D software applications that transform the way products are designed, produced...

 

VMware AirWatch 101: AirWatch REST APIs
  Do you ever wish the productivity apps your end-users love had more security features? VMware AirWatch REST APIs can help make this idea a reality by integrating AirWatch REST APIs with existing IT infrastructures and third-party applications. AirWatch API integration extends enterprise mobilit...

 

7 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple
This blog was updated on May 22,2017, with the latest information about the Device Enrollment Program from Apple. Join the conversation on Twitter using #iOSinBusiness. What is the Device Enrollment Program from Apple? The Device Enrollment Program provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your ...

 


EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Intro to VMware NSX-T
This video shows an introduction to the VMware NSX-T platform. Additional information can be found here:  Kubernetes and VMware NSX  and  VMware NSX-T Documentation

 

Photon Platform revisited – checking out v1.2
Its been a while since I had a chance to look at our Photon Platform product. Version 1.2 launched last month, with a bunch of new features. You can read about those here . I really just wanted to have a look at what changed from a deployment perspective. I’d heard that the whole process has now ...

 

LONDON VMUG – JUNE 22ND 2017
Well, I’m all registered for my first VMUG in aaaaaages. It will be good opportunity to network and catch-up with all my fellow vMUGGERS as I like to call them! Its literally being a “yonks” since I was active in the community. A yonk being measure of time that starts with a career break, and end...

 

Ensuring peak configuration for vSphere with Runecast
Back in the day when I could spend time working on vCheck (I miss those days!) I always wished there was a programmatic way to look at the data in the VMware KB articles and be able to mine the information for potential issues or be aware of enhancements to the configuration I had made with my sp...

 

A closer look at the Infinio Cache Accelerator I/O Filter
The folks over at Infinio were kind enough to send me their latest Cache Accelerator I/O Filter so I could set it up in my lab. I must say, this seemed to be the most intuitive of the VAIO plugins (vSphere API for I/O Filters) that I have used to date. In this post, I just want to run run through...

 

Oracle Monster Virtual Machine Performance on vSphere 6.5
The ability to run extremely large virtual machines on vSphere 6.5 aligns closely with the needs of large databases in the enterprise today. Specifically, Oracle database instances in some cases require large amounts of RAM, many processors, and high-speed flash-based storage to achieve the perfo...

 

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