Sep 222014
 

皆様こんにちは。VMwareの秋山と申します。
本稿では、Breakout セッション以外のVMworldの見所として、VMworld Partyについてご紹介してまいります。

■ VMworld Party
水曜日の夜は、VMworld Partyということで、モスコーンセンターのすぐ近くにあるイェルバ・ブエナ ガーデンズというモスコーンセンターのWESTと同じくらいの大きさの講演でPM7:00から開催されました。会場内では、筋肉系のエンターテイメントが実施されたり、かつらをかぶって記念撮影が出来たり、大きな画面でいろいろな映像を流したりしながら、ビールやワイン等のアルコールといろいろな軽食が取れるようになっています。

こちらでは、楽しみながらエンドユーザ様やパートナー様等の参加者様同士のコミュニケーションをとってもらうためのネットワーキングイベントとしての位置づけされています。アメリカのお客様同士でのコミュニケーションが主になるかと思いますが、ざっと1万人近いお客様が参加されているようには感じました。

また、弊社CEOのPat GelsingerがEMCのCEOであるJoe Tucciからの指名によりアイス・バケツ・チャレンジも実施されました。こちらは、ご存知の方も多いかと思いますが、筋萎縮性側索硬化症(ALS)協会への寄付を募る活動で、氷水を頭からかぶるものになります。実施後弊社CEOが次に指名したかは残念ながら聞き取れませんでした。。。


また、8時半からはモスコーンセンターのNorthでコンサートが開催されました。コンサートは、BlackKeysというUSで今年Breakしているグループのようですが、私は、疎く知らなかったです。。。(有名なようなみんなスマフォで写真とってました)

最終日の前日になりますが、まさに参加者様を交えた打ち上げといった雰囲気のイベントであったかと思います。

■ ご注意
VMworld 2014速報ブログシリーズでは、USで開催されているVMworld 2014について現地から速報でお届けしています。発表時点での予定情報であり、本ブログに記載されている製品仕様やロードマップは将来予告無く変更になる可能性があります。

Sep 212014
 
Hosts Eric Nielsen, VMware @ericni25 Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests Brian Graf, VMware @vTagion Alan Renouf, VMware @alanrenouf News VMware Announces General Availability of New Solutions for Building, Managing and Protecting Software-Defined Data Centers Have you seen the VMware site – Tribal Knowledge VMware Ranks #1 Compared with Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco and RedHat, Analysts […]]> Hosts

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Guests

Brian Graf, VMware @vTagion

Alan Renouf, VMware @alanrenouf

News

VMware Announces General Availability of New Solutions for Building, Managing and Protecting Software-Defined Data Centers

Have you seen the VMware site – Tribal Knowledge

VMware Ranks #1 Compared with Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco and RedHat, Analysts Say

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vBrownbag Podcast

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Virtualization Security Roundtable

vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters

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Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

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The Cloudcast Podcast

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PowerCLI 5.8 R1 w/Alan Renouf & Brian Graf

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Sep 212014
 
When you think about cloud management and automation solution, what are some of key asks come to your mind? I bet, there are many – provisioning, policies, lifecycle management to name a few. Today we are going to talk more in detail about asks around OS / middleware configuration, application services management, and drift remediation. […]]> http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2014/09/puppet.html/feed 0 Webcast – IT Automation for the Cloud http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2014/09/webcast-it-automation-for-the-cloud.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=webcast-it-automation-for-the-cloud http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2014/09/webcast-it-automation-for-the-cloud.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:56:17 +0000
Sep 192014
 
Mobile technology is changing by the minute; sometimes you just can&#rsquo;t catch it all. Here&#rsquo;s what you might have missed this week: Missed AirWatch Connect Atlanta? Don’t fret, the AirWatch blog team was on the scene and kept up with all the latest insights and innovations at the event. The day has come: The iPhone […]]> http://blogs.air-watch.com/2014/09/enterprise-mobility-news-recap-sept-15-19/feed/ 0 Info-Tech Research: AirWatch Secure Content Locker &#rsquo;should definitely be on your shortlist&#rdquo; for cloud file sharing solutions http://blogs.air-watch.com/2014/09/info-tech-research-airwatch-secure-content-locker-definitely-shortlist-cloud-file-sharing-solutions/ http://blogs.air-watch.com/2014/09/info-tech-research-airwatch-secure-content-locker-definitely-shortlist-cloud-file-sharing-solutions/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:03:43 +0000
Sep 192014
 

This infographic distills data behind what’s driving the demand for IT professionals with cloud-related skills and why the hunt is on for top talent. Scroll through the entire image for a final section of lucrative careers and top companies hiring.

 

 

Sep 192014
 
By Laurent Finck, VMware Advisory Services Lead, South EMEA As the software defined enterprise becomes an inevitability, rather than a possibility, how can CIOs move their departments from the Industrial Age of IT to the Digital Age of IT? In preparation for the upcoming VMware EMEA CIO Summit in October 2014, we spoke to eight […]]> By Laurent Finck, VMware Advisory Services Lead, South EMEA

As the software defined enterprise becomes an inevitability, rather than a possibility, how can CIOs move their departments from the Industrial Age of IT to the Digital Age of IT?

Download the full report

In preparation for the upcoming VMware EMEA CIO Summit in October 2014, we spoke to eight CIOs about their top priorities in managing the changing expectations for their role in light of business digitalization. Business digitalization is both an opportunity and a risk for companies – successful digitalization could increase revenue, while failed digitalization could mean a loss of momentum and market share. As a result, CEOs are turning their attention toward IT departments, and the work of the CIO.

Given this increased level of exposure, we asked these CIOs for their perspectives on the highest priority changes that need to occur within IT departments to keep up with the delivery and operational changes required to support business digitalization. They offered their insights on the importance of data management, refreshing IT governance, and adjusting their strategy to pivot toward service brokerage.

The future of IT requires more agility, scalability and service quality. To meet these demands, the CIOs delved into how the software defined enterprise frees up internal resources that once supported infrastructure to refocus on cloud, application and enterprise architecture. Shifts in culture and operations will be required to stay aligned with the needs of the business and the priorities of other departments that will require a high level of responsiveness and flexibility.

Download the full report for more CIO insights into the changing state of IT and the challenges and opportunities ahead.


Laurent Finck leads the VMware Advisory Services team in Southern Europe, a team of strategy consultants who help CIOs and IT organizations understand how VMware solutions can help them better serve their business needs. Prior to VMware, Laurent has been an IT strategy consultant at Accenture and Gartner, where he focused on IT organizations and IT transformation efforts, and then leveraged this experience to design and deploy go-to-market strategies for large IT vendors, on an international basis.

Sep 192014
 

This week&#rsquo;s question comes from the VCP5- Data Center Virtualizationpractice exam.

 

A) Round Robin
B) Fixed
C) Most recently Used
D) This cannot be determined


Click through to thecommentsfor the answer and learn morehere.

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Sep 192014
 

The ‘Demand Center’ is your new destination for VMware integrated marketing campaigns and more. Visit the Demand Center to start generating leads today.

Sep 192014
 

Support for OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks has been introduced for product:

  • ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 5.5 Update 1.

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

Sep 192014
 
See how VMware vRealize Automation (formerly vCloud Automation Center) and Avnet Services&#rsquo; BMC Remedy ITSM and Atrium CMDB Plug-ins accelerate the delivery of Enterprise IT services. A cloud management platform for the hybrid cloud, VMware vRealize Automation empowers IT to accelerate the delivery of personalized, business-relevant IT services, while maintaining IT control. When used with […]]> http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2014/09/webcast-it-automation-for-the-cloud.html/feed 0 Stock Analysis in vCenter Operations http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2014/09/stock-analysis-in-vcenter-operations.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stock-analysis-in-vcenter-operations http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2014/09/stock-analysis-in-vcenter-operations.html#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:43 +0000
Sep 192014
 
Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) no longer debate whether virtualized infrastructures are worth the investment – it&#rsquo;s now the industry standard, as virtualization gives SMBs greater IT efficiency, simplified IT operations and increased uptime at a moderate cost. But there&#rsquo;s a problem: SMBs often lack the staff, budget and skills necessary to optimize performance in […]]> Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) no longer debate whether virtualized infrastructures are worth the investment – it&#rsquo;s now the industry standard, as virtualization gives SMBs greater IT efficiency, simplified IT operations and increased uptime at a moderate cost. But there&#rsquo;s a problem: SMBs often lack the staff, budget and skills necessary to optimize performance in their virtual environment and reap all of the benefits possible from virtualization.

The question, then, is how can businesses to get the most out of their virtual environments without breaking the bank.

In a February 2014 Forrester Consulting thought leadership paper commissioned by VMware, Expand Your Infrastructure With Confidence And Control, Forrester evaluates how small and midsize companies manage virtualization today, to uncover where SMBs face challenges with growth in virtualization and how they can overcome these challenges and virtualize with more confidence and control.

After conducting in-depth surveys with 328 IT professionals, Forrester found that many SMBs could benefit from:

  • Higher consolidation ratios;
  • Simplified management tools;
  • And clearer insight and control over capacity and performance

Below, we dive deeper into the survey insights and how SMBs can benefit from using advanced management tools in their IT environment..

SMBs Want More Value From Their Virtualization Investments

The survey found that SMBs are growing more dependent on virtual environments, though adaptation is slow for some. Survey respondents said 53 percent of their applications are virtualized. Thirty-two percent of respondents, however, said they have virtualized less than 40 percent of their application workloads.

Forrester found that, on average, many companies run 16 virtual machines per physical server, but 44 percent of respondents say they run six virtual machines or fewer per server. These companies could likely increase consolidation ratios for higher density, yielding them higher returns on virtualization investments. But higher consolidation ratios can also create performance and capacity management challenges for SMBs, so each SMB must make their own value judgment based on their business SLAs.

The survey also discovered that virtualized infrastructure growth is outpacing IT staff growth. In fact, 71 percent of respondents said they are actively growing their virtual infrastructures, but only 34 percent say they expect to be able to hire more staff.

All this added up to only 45 percent of respondents saying that they were very satisfied with their return on their virtualization investment. The other 55 percent said they were more or less satisfied. To increase satisfaction, and to meet the growing demands of IT, companies need to focus on acquiring more advanced virtualization management tools so employees can better manage environments with the same head count, saving valuable IT staff time and resources.

A Lack of VM Capacity and Performance Visibility is Hindering Optimization

To continue on their virtualization journey, companies need to have the confidence to increase VM capacity while maintaining performance levels. The problem for SMBs, however, is that they often lack the visibility, tools and process maturity to manage virtual environment capacity, identify and resolve issues and meet agreed service levels.

Only 28 percent of respondents said they track virtual infrastructure capacity continuously. The rest, totaling 71 percent, monitor utilization on either a monthly basis, or when dealing with a capacity shortfall.

This could explain why 42 percent of respondents said it is usually a business user who first alerts them to a problem. However, building customer confidence requires the ability to catch issues before they affect consumers, and, when they do pop up in front of consumers, quickly fixing them. This obstacle can be best overcome by establishing an ongoing process for performance monitoring and automated collection of capacity and performance data in a single location accessible by all team members.

Tactics to Help Maintain, Manage and Grow Your Virtualization Solution

While SMB virtual environments are growing and most IT teams may not have the budget to adapt to this increase in virtualization demand, there are a few things SMBs can do now to maintain, manage and grow their virtual environments.

  • Talk with your virtualization provider. Many virtualization platforms include powerful, but simple, management tools with their platforms. For most (78 percent), all the necessary tools are included in their existing solution. But, if an organization needs more, it would benefit them to ask their virtualization provider about possible solutions.
  • Focus on better alerting, faster remediation, and a single source of truth. SMBs today need to be able to quickly address and remediate issues with a lean IT team. That means teams need to be able to access different types of information at the same time. Virtualization management tools should provide teams with a single dashboard that looks across IT systems and can provide details to drill down on a specific performance problem.
  • Above all, look for simple solutions. SMBs need tools that are easy-to-use, install, deploy and update. Forrester suggests organizations use tools that support a range of virtual and physical infrastructure types.

Small and midsize companies have already gained a lot from virtualization: greater IT efficiency, increased uptime and simplified operations. But maintaining these environments can be challenging as demand grows and IT budgets shrink. Through simple but robust management tools, SMBs can maintain and grow their virtual infrastructures without stretching already-thin resources and virtualize more with confidence and control.

 

 

Download the Forrester study today to read more insights and tips from the full survey.

 

 

 

Follow VMware SMB onFacebook,Twitter,SpiceworksandGoogle+for more blog posts, conversation with your peers, and additional insights on IT issues facing small to midmarket businesses.

 

Source: Expand Your Virtual Infrastructure With Confidence And Control (A February 2014 Commissioned Study Conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of VMware): http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/smb/Expand-Your-Virtual-Infrastructure-With-Confidence-And-Control.pdf

Sep 182014
 
A new report from Info-Tech Research, &#rsquo;Vendor Landscape: Cloud File Sharing,&#rdquo; has named AirWatch an &#rsquo;innovator.&#rdquo; The report analyzes 14 vendors in the cloud file sharing (CFS) industry, otherwise known as file sync and share. According to the report, &#rsquo;Innovators have demonstrated innovative product strengths that act as their competitive advantage in appealing to niche […]]> http://blogs.air-watch.com/2014/09/info-tech-research-airwatch-secure-content-locker-definitely-shortlist-cloud-file-sharing-solutions/feed/ 0 Leverage new management features in iOS 8 with AirWatch http://blogs.air-watch.com/2014/09/leverage-new-management-features-ios-8-airwatch/ http://blogs.air-watch.com/2014/09/leverage-new-management-features-ios-8-airwatch/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:17:57 +0000
Sep 182014
 
By Gary Sloane, VMware End-User-Computing Consultant Do you remember the guy from Los Alamos who lost a laptop full of weapon plans? How about that database of veterans’ names and social security numbers accidentally left in an airport? Losses like these could all have been prevented by VDI solutions, such as VMware Horizon with View. […]]> By Gary Sloane, VMware End-User-Computing Consultant

Do you remember the guy from Los Alamos who lost a laptop full of weapon plans? How about that database of veterans’ names and social security numbers accidentally left in an airport? Losses like these could all have been prevented by VDI solutions, such as VMware Horizon with View. Enforcement of policies on taking sensitive material off-premises would have been useful, too, but the use of View desktops instead of physical PCs would have been sufficient.

Ah, the good old days!

Today, the breaches are more numerous, frequent, and complex, with more mobile devices at risk and more serious and sophisticated forms of attack. From Stuxnet to Heartbleed to Backoff to less dramatic incidents—like the theft of a billion usernames and passwords—new threats are emerging all the time.

So, if you are a system or network administrator, or a security officer,the good news is: There are ways to reduce your attack vectors. The bad news is that these suggestions are often ignored.

The new VMware Horizon with View Security Hardening Overview provides a broad discussion of the security issues facing VDI administrators. It includes both general advice about the evolving threat landscape and specific recommendations for hardening Horizon 6 with View and implementing a defense-in-depth strategy.

The advice is good. Do not ignore it.

Sep 182014
 
This is a summary of a post that originally appeared on Chris Colotti&#rsquo;s Blog. You can find the original post here. Having done multiple demonstrations of vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, Chris Colotti, Principal Technical Marketing Architect for vCloud Air, is often asked, &#rsquo;Can we configure multiple machines for replication?&#rdquo; As Chris found out (with the […]]> This is a summary of a post that originally appeared on Chris Colotti&#rsquo;s Blog. You can find the original post here.

Having done multiple demonstrations of vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, Chris Colotti, Principal Technical Marketing Architect for vCloud Air, is often asked, &#rsquo;Can we configure multiple machines for replication?&#rdquo; As Chris found out (with the help of Akeem Jenkins and lab testing) the answer is yes! There are a few conditions that must be met first, but overall, the process of configuring multiple machines for replication is simple. First, admins need to set up the correct vSphere Replication 5.6 Appliance for replication to vCloud Air. Second, they need to have a vCloud Air Disaster Recovery account. Then it&#rsquo;s a simple process of selecting machines with the same operating system type, right-clicking andselecting &#rsquo;Configure Replication.&#rdquo;

That&#rsquo;s it! There are a few additional things to keep in mind if you&#rsquo;d like to group machines based on RPO or OS types — which Chris breaks down here in his original post — but replicating multiple machines can be as simple as highlighting and right-clicking.

For future updates, follow us on Twitter at @vCloud and on Facebook at facebook.com/vmwarevcloud.com. For more information about VMware vCloud Air, please visit vCloud.VMware.com

Sep 182014
 
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