Dez 202014
 

This week’s question comes from the Software-Defined Data Center video series.

A. As L4-L7 services
B. As an L0 service
C. As L1-L3 services
D. As L8-L9 services


Click through to thecommentsfor the answer.

Follow@VMwareEducationon Instagram to see more #TechTrivia every Friday andvisual updates from the VMware Education and Certification community.
Dez 192014
 

Here’s a visualization we put together to help people understand the various offerings from VMware that can positively affect your levels of availability.

Hope you like it!

VMware-Availability  <click here for pdf>
Dez 192014
 

Chances are shadow IT is happening right now at your company. No longer content waiting for their companies&#rsquo; IT help, today&#rsquo;s employees are taking action into their own hands by finding and using their own technology to solve work challenges as they arise—a trend that likely isn&#rsquo;t fading into the shadows anytime soon.

Dez 192014
 
This is a repost from Talkin’ Cloud. You can find the original post here. By: Melissa Ross According to Gartner, the use of cloud computing is growing. By 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend, and by the end of 2017 nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid […]]> This is a repost from Talkin’ Cloud. You can find the original post here.

By: Melissa Ross

According to Gartner, the use of cloud computing is growing. By 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend, and by the end of 2017 nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments.

The opportunity for you to develop and administer unique business solutions for your customers is now, and chances are you&#rsquo;re evaluating the options in order to decide what the best platform is for your customers. As you look to partner with technology companies to develop your public and hybrid cloud strategy and service offerings, here are five things to look for in a partner program:

1. Technical capability: Build your cloud services on industry-leading technology with products available to help you offer multiple “as a service” offerings, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and mobility solutions such as desktop as a service (DaaS.)

2. Subscription based model with no start-up costs: When adding a recurring revenue model to your portfolio, you want to ensure that your partner program aligns with how you bill your customers. Look for programs with a consumption-based model and no upfront costs so that you can pay as you go and pay as you grow.

3. Technical support: Confirm the support you receive from your partner includes 24×7 coverage, fast response times for critical issues, product updates and upgrades, and online access to documentation and discussion forums.

4. Marketing and sales assistance: Look for program benefits such as a partner portal, partner directory listing, air cover marketing, marketing development funds (MDF), webinars, press release support, demand generation and sales guides.

5. Technical and sales training: You want a top-notch sales team, so check to make sure you&#rsquo;ll have access to online training, product certification and company conferences.

The VMware vCloud Air Network Program (formerly called the VMware Service Provider Program or VSPP) allows companies to build their hosting portfolios on VMware infrastructure with an OpEx friendly model and world-class partner benefits. By offering VMware-based cloud services, VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers can provide public and hybrid cloud services that quickly and seamlessly extend a customer&#rsquo;s private data center into the cloud using the same VMware products and tools used on premise by more than 500,000 customers across the globe.

VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers differentiate their services in a number of ways: geographic data center locations, vertical market expertise (services targeting industries such as financial services, retail and health care), compliance (clouds focused on PCI, ISO, HIPPA, FISMA, FEDRAMP and more) and managed services expertise (such as cloud management, monitoring and migrations).

Visit vcloudproviders.vmware.com to see how customers are finding VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers, and join the program to get your cloud services listed there. It&#rsquo;s just one benefit of the VMware vCloud Air Network Program–which also offers all five things listed above!

Melissa Ross is Senior Marketing Manager, VMware vCloud Air Network Program.

Dez 192014
 
The VMware Technology Alliances Partner (TAP) Program provides many benefits to technology partners that enroll, including product licenses, marketing opportunities, training, roadmap reviews and VMware Ready certification for solutions that undergo the VMware Ready certification process. One valuable benefit to the TAP program is being able to post solutions to our marketplace, VMware Solutions Exchange […]]> The VMware Technology Alliances Partner (TAP) Program provides many benefits to technology partners that enroll, including product licenses, marketing opportunities, training, roadmap reviews and VMware Ready certification for solutions that undergo the VMware Ready certification process. One valuable benefit to the TAP program is being able to post solutions to our marketplace, VMware Solutions Exchange (VSX).

Riverbed has been a longtime VMware partner that utilizes TAP and VSX to promote joint solutions and provide details describing how Riverbed products integrate with VMware. Currently, Riverbed has posted 8 different solutions to VSX and in December 2014 published a vCO Plug-in for workflow automation with vCenter and Riverbed&#rsquo;s SteelApp Traffic Manager.

The Riverbed SteelApp™ Traffic Manager inspects and processes application traffic, with full payload inspection and streaming. It applies a range of optimization techniques to ensure that incoming requests are presented in the most appropriate manner to the web and application servers. SteelApp also includes a web-based management administration interface for real-time analysis and historical context, while using SOAP APIs, RESTful API&#rsquo;s or SNMP for remote management and monitoring.

The VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) plug-ins, now called vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in, uses common API&#rsquo;s to stretch workflows to 3rd party partners and automate those processes needed for the defined workflow. The 3rd party partners can create packaged workflows that automate specific features of the 3rd party, or enable a scripting capability so that the user can create custom workflows. You can see that the workflows, whether packaged or custom, are specific to those 3rd parties that create the vCO plug-in, providing a high degree of workflow integration.

It&#rsquo;s more clear to use an example, so let&#rsquo;s circle back to Riverbed&#rsquo;s recent solution development. The SteelApp plugin uses the SOAP API&#rsquo;s to make available the core load balancing functions of the Riverbed Traffic Manager to the vCenter environment in the form of workflows and actions. The plugin, in addition to automating the configuration aspects of load balancing, will enable the enforcement of standard processes around the configuration of the Traffic Manager and reduce configuration errors and service failures. Specifically, Riverbed created 22 unique workflows that are focused on inventory management or CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations. For instance, through the vCO Management UI, you can add a new SteelHead Traffic Manager (STM) to inventory, you can add an STM node to a defined Pool of resources, again through the vCO UI, and finally, you can delete an STM node from inventory as desired.

You can find more detail at the Riverbed VSX vCO Plug-in landing page or go directly to the deployment guide.

Please note the product name change during fall 2014:
* vCenter Orchestrator is now called vRealize Orchestrator
* The vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in is now called the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in

Dez 192014
 

VMware and HP are working together to provide businesses with simple, scalable virtualization solutions. Check out these videos to find out how our joint virtualization solutions can make it easier for businesses to streamline their IT operations and reduce their IT operating costs.

Dez 192014
 

Vuoi realizzare un business case per l&#rsquo;adozione del cloud ibrido? Se la risposta è si, allora dai un&#rsquo;occhiata al nostro Google Hangout. Con gli interventi di Richard Munro, Chief Technologist VMware for Cloud Air in EMEA, e di due clienti vCloud Air (The Hut Group e Cloud Business) che discutono su tutto ciò che è ibrido, e con la partecipazione dei blogger Julian Wood e Ed Grigson.

I partecipanti hanno discusso dei benefici portati da soluzioni di cloud ibrido &#lsquo;reale&#rsquo; (come VMware vCloud Air), e su come costruire un progetto per l&#rsquo;adozione di un ambiente di cloud ibrido. I due blogger hanno anche avuto l&#rsquo;opportunità di intervistare Richard e i clienti.

Puoi rivedere gli highlight dell&#rsquo;Hangout nel video qui sopra, oppure andare ai link sotto per rivedere le sezioni a cui sei più interessato (in inglese):

Come funziona il cloud ibrido che VMware definisce &#lsquo;reale&#rsquo;?
I consigli di Matthew Garrett, Cloud Business, su vCloud Air
I consigli di Schalk van der Merwe, The Hult Group, su vCloud Air
Blogger Q&A: Julian Wood, WoodTWork.com:

    • Il cloud ibrido può essere il primo passo per un puro ambiente cloud pubblico?
    • In che modo vCloud Air lavora con altri cloud pubblici e ibridi?

    Blogger Q&A: Ed Grigson, vExperienced.co.uk ,WoodITWork.com:

    • Le soluzioni cloud diventano sempre più specializzate?
    • Come si realizza un business case per il cloud ibrido?

    Se gli interventi ti hanno incuriosito e vuoi saperne di più su VMware vCloud Air, dai un&#rsquo;occhiata a questi post. Abbiamo in programma altri imperdibili Google Hangout nel 2015, quindi assicurati di non perderne neanche uno!

     

    Dez 192014
     
    By: Paco Gomez, vCloud Air‎Senior Solutions Architect This is a repostfrom Paco’s personal blog. As a cloud provider,VMware vCloud Airhas a rich set of functionality available to users through thePortaland theAPI. With the release of thevCloud Air Command Line Interface(vca-cli), users now have another method to access the service and leverage the benefits of scripting […]]> By: Paco Gomez, vCloud Air‎Senior Solutions Architect

    This is a repostfrom Paco’s personal blog.

    As a cloud provider,VMware vCloud Airhas a rich set of functionality available to users through thePortaland theAPI. With the release of thevCloud Air Command Line Interface(vca-cli), users now have another method to access the service and leverage the benefits of scripting for automation and documentation purposes.

    Thevca-cliis a cross-platform tool that exposes the rich vCloud Air API with a command line interface. The following entry is an introduction on how to install and usevca-cli.

    vca-clirequiresPythonandpip. Make sure these two components are properly installed on your system. After that, simply installvca-cliwith:

    $ pip install vca-cli

    You will also need a vCloud Air account, of course. Log in to vCloud Air with your credentials:

    $ vca login myname@mycomp.comPassword: ********Login successful with profile 'default'

    Alternatively:

    $ vca login myname@mycomp.com --password my_secret_passwordLogin successful with profile 'default'

    Upon successful login, list theservicesandvirtual datacentersthat you have access to:

    $ vca services    Available services for 'default' profile:| ID              | Type                   | Region          ||-----------------+------------------------+-----------------|| 85-719          | compute:dedicatedcloud | US - Nevada     || 20-162          | compute:vpc            | US - Nevada     || M536557417-4609 | compute:dr2c           | US - California || M869414061-4607 | compute:dr2c           | US - Nevada     || M409710659-4610 | compute:dr2c           | US - Texas      || M371661272-4608 | compute:dr2c           | US - Virginia   |    $ vca datacenters --service 85-719Available datacenters in service '85-719' for 'default' profile:| Virtual Data Center   | Status   | Service ID   | Service Type           | Region      ||-----------------------+----------+--------------+------------------------+-------------|| Marketing             | Active   | 85-719       | compute:dedicatedcloud | US - Nevada || RnD                   | Active   | 85-719       | compute:dedicatedcloud | US - Nevada || Production            | Active   | 85-719       | compute:dedicatedcloud | US - Nevada || DevOps                | Active   | 85-719       | compute:dedicatedcloud | US - Nevada || AppServices           | Active   | 85-719       | compute:dedicatedcloud | US - Nevada |    

    Once you have identified yourdatacenter, list thegateway. Usually thegatewayhas the same name as thedatacenter.

    $ vca gateways --service 85-719 --datacenter AppServicesAvailable gateways in datacenter 'AppServices' in service '85-719' for 'default' profile:| Datacenter   | Gateway     ||--------------+-------------|| AppServices  | AppServices |

    For convenience you can configure the default values forservice,datacenterandgateway. These values are stored in the default profile:

    $ vca profiles --service 85-719 --datacenter AppServices --gateway AppServices setProfile-default    host=https://vchs.vmware.com    user=myname@mycomp.com    service=85-719    gateway=AppServices    datacenter=AppServices    token=d188143a5d4642745d9c46c696...

    At any given time, you can check the status of thevca-cliand the session with the service:

    $ vca statusprofile:    defaulthost:       https://vchs.vmware.comuser:       myname@mycomp.comservice:    85-719datacenter: AppServicesgateway:    AppServicessession:    active    

    vca-clican list thevApps,VMsandtemplatesin thedatacenter:

    $ vca vapps --vmslist of vApps| Service   | Datacenter   | vApp   | VMs     | Status     | Owner            | Date Created        ||-----------+--------------+--------+---------+------------+------------------+---------------------|| 85-719    | AppServices  | ub     | ['ub']  | Powered on | myname@mycomp.com | 12/11/2014 05:41:17 || 85-719    | AppServices  | cts    | ['cts'] | Powered on | myname@mycomp.com | 12/11/2014 02:58:13 |    $ vca templateslist of templates| Catalog        | Template                                 | Status   | Owner             |   # VMs |   # CPU |   Memory(GB) |   Storage(GB) | Storage Profile   ||----------------+------------------------------------------+----------+-------------------+---------+---------+--------------+---------------+-------------------|| blueprints     | cts_6_4_64bit                            | RESOLVED | myname@mycomp.com |       1 |       1 |            2 |            20 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | W2K8-STD-R2-64BIT-SQL2K8-STD-R2-SP2      | RESOLVED | catalog_admin     |       1 |       1 |            4 |            41 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | W2K12-STD-64BIT-SQL2K12-STD-SP1          | RESOLVED | catalog_admin     |       1 |       1 |            4 |            41 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | CentOS64-32Bit                           | RESOLVED | system            |       1 |       1 |            1 |            20 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | W2K12-STD-64BIT-SQL2K12-WEB-SP1          | RESOLVED | catalog_admin     |       1 |       1 |            4 |            41 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | W2K12-STD-R2-64BIT                       | RESOLVED | system            |       1 |       1 |            4 |            41 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | W2K12-STD-R2-SQL2K14-WEB                 | RESOLVED | system            |       1 |       1 |            4 |            41 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | CentOS64-64Bit                           | RESOLVED | system            |       1 |       1 |            1 |            20 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | W2K8-STD-R2-64BIT-SQL2K8-WEB-R2-SP2      | RESOLVED | catalog_admin     |       1 |       1 |            4 |            41 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (i386 20140927)  | RESOLVED | system            |       1 |       1 |            1 |            10 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (amd64 20140927) | RESOLVED | system            |       1 |       1 |            1 |            10 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | CentOS63-64Bit                           | RESOLVED | system            |       1 |       1 |            1 |            20 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | W2K8-STD-R2-64BIT                        | RESOLVED | system            |       1 |       1 |            2 |            41 | SSD-Accelerated   || blueprints     | ubuntu_1204_64bit                        | RESOLVED | myname@mycomp.com |       1 |       2 |            4 |            67 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | W2K12-STD-64BIT                          | RESOLVED | catalog_admin     |       1 |       1 |            4 |            41 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | CentOS63-32Bit                           | RESOLVED | system            |       1 |       1 |            1 |            20 | SSD-Accelerated   || Public Catalog | W2K12-STD-R2-SQL2K14-STD                 | RESOLVED | system            |       1 |       1 |            4 |            41 | SSD-Accelerated   |    

    One of the most useful features is the ability to work with thedatacenter edge gateway. Thenatsubcommand lists the NAT rules currently defined in theedge gateway:

    $ vca natlist of nat rules|   Rule ID | Enabled   | Type   | Original IP      | Original Port   | Translated IP   | Translated Port   | Protocol   | Applied On   ||-----------+-----------+--------+------------------+-----------------+-----------------+-------------------+------------+--------------||     65538 | True      | SNAT   | 192.168.109.0/24 | any             | 192.240.158.81  | any               | any        | d0p1-ext     ||     65537 | True      | DNAT   | 192.240.158.81   | 22              | 192.168.109.2   | 22                | tcp        | d0p1-ext     ||     65540 | True      | DNAT   | 192.240.158.81   | 8080            | 192.168.109.4   | 8080              | tcp        | d0p1-ext     |

    It is possible to add a NAT rule (DNAT or SNAT):

    $ vca nat add DNAT 192.240.158.81 80 192.168.109.2 80 tcpadding nat rule+-------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+| @startTime  | 2014-12-18T02:58:24.777Z                                                                      |+-------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+| @status     | running                                                                                       |+-------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+| @href       | https://p1v21-vcd.vchs.vmware.com/api/task/1e449f40-c25f-4037-8475-ff783dca5eef               |+-------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+| task:cancel | https://p1v21-vcd.vchs.vmware.com/api/task/1e449f40-c25f-4037-8475-ff783dca5eef/action/cancel |+-------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+|   Rule ID | Enabled   | Type   | Original IP      | Original Port   | Translated IP   | Translated Port   | Protocol   | Applied On   ||-----------+-----------+--------+------------------+-----------------+-----------------+-------------------+------------+--------------||     65538 | True      | SNAT   | 192.168.109.0/24 | any             | 192.240.158.81  | any               | any        | d0p1-ext     ||     65537 | True      | DNAT   | 192.240.158.81   | 22              | 192.168.109.2   | 22                | tcp        | d0p1-ext     ||     65540 | True      | DNAT   | 192.240.158.81   | 8080            | 192.168.109.4   | 8080              | tcp        | d0p1-ext     ||     65541 | True      | DNAT   | 192.240.158.81   | 23              | 192.168.109.2   | 22                | tcp        | d0p1-ext     ||     65542 | True      | DNAT   | 192.240.158.81   | 80              | 192.168.109.2   | 80                | tcp        | d0p1-ext     |

    … and to delete NAT rules:

    $ vca nat del DNAT 192.240.158.81 80 192.168.109.2 80 tcpdeleting nat rule+-------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+| @startTime  | 2014-12-18T02:56:55.677Z                                                                      |+-------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+| @status     | running                                                                                       |+-------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+| @href       | https://p1v21-vcd.vchs.vmware.com/api/task/fe423f3b-3d8d-4fff-ba0a-491f052723db               |+-------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+| task:cancel | https://p1v21-vcd.vchs.vmware.com/api/task/fe423f3b-3d8d-4fff-ba0a-491f052723db/action/cancel |+-------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+|   Rule ID | Enabled   | Type   | Original IP      | Original Port   | Translated IP   | Translated Port   | Protocol   | Applied On   ||-----------+-----------+--------+------------------+-----------------+-----------------+-------------------+------------+--------------||     65538 | True      | SNAT   | 192.168.109.0/24 | any             | 192.240.158.81  | any               | any        | d0p1-ext     ||     65537 | True      | DNAT   | 192.240.158.81   | 22              | 192.168.109.2   | 22                | tcp        | d0p1-ext     ||     65540 | True      | DNAT   | 192.240.158.81   | 8080            | 192.168.109.4   | 8080              | tcp        | d0p1-ext     ||     65541 | True      | DNAT   | 192.240.158.81   | 23              | 192.168.109.2   | 22                | tcp        | d0p1-ext     |

    Thevca-cliproject has been released by the VMware vCloud Air team under the Open Source Apache2 license. It is hosted on the VMware public GitHubrepository. We hope you’ll find it userful and we welcome feedback and contributions. On future posts, I will cover other features ofvca-cli.

    For more information about vCloud Air, visitvcloud.vmware.com.

    Be sure to subscribe to thethe vCloud blogwith your favorite RSS reader, or follow our social channels at@vCloudandFacebook.com/VMwarevCloudfor the latest updates.

    Dez 192014
     
    VMware News This week in VMware news, VMware announced that Apollo Education Group, one of the world’s largest private education providers, has implemented a private cloud based on VMware vCloud Suite and VCE Vblock Systems to power online courses at its open access institutions of higher education. Read the press release to learn more. One […]]> http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/2014/12/vmware-weekly-news-recap-dec-19-2014.html/feed 0 Realizing a Simpler Path to OpenStack http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/2014/12/realizing-simpler-path-openstack.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=realizing-simpler-path-openstack http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/2014/12/realizing-simpler-path-openstack.html#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:50:56 +0000
    Dez 192014
     

    VMware ha partecipato al NetApp Insight di Berlino. Brian Gammage era presente e ha commentato [VIDEO] l&#rsquo;acquisizione di AirWatch da parte di VMware, le nuove funzionalità VMware per l&#rsquo;end-user computing, e, soprattutto, la mobility in azienda.

    Guarda l&#rsquo;intervista con Brian per saperne di più sulla strategia EUC di VMware, le sfide e le opportunità per le aziende che si confrontano con la mobility e sul perché la sicurezza in azienda è un po&#rsquo; come il mondo della medicina.

    Per maggiori video sull’evento, dai un&#rsquo;occhiata al canale You Tube di NetApp, oppure guarda questo bellissimo video sull’apertura dell&#rsquo;evento, girato prima del keynote da VMguru.

    Dez 192014
     

    Vill du ta steget över till hybridmoln men behöver visa upp ett bra case? Om svaret är ja, så måste du ta en titt på vår Google Hangout. VMwares EMEA teknikchef för Cloud Air, Richard Munro och två vCloud Air-kunder (The Hut Group och Cloud Business), diskuterar kring kring hybridmoln tillsammans med bloggarna Julian Wood och Ed Grigson.

    De fem deltagarna diskuterade fördelarna med att använda en &#rdquo;riktig&#rdquo; hybridmolnlösning (som till exempel VMware vCloud Air), och hur man bygger ett case för att kunna ta steget över till en hybridmolnmiljö. De två bloggarna fick också möjlighet att ställa ett antal viktiga frågor till Richard och kunderna.

    Du kan titta på de redigerade höjdpunkterna från Hangouten ovan, eller klicka på en av länkarna nedan som tar dig till det relevanta avsnittet i filmen:

    • Hur definierar VMware ett &#rsquo;riktigt&#rdquo; hybridmoln?
    • Tips och råd från Matthew Garrett, Cloud Business, om att använda av vCloud Air
    • Tips och råd från Schalk van der Merwe, The Hut Group, om att använda vCloud Air

    Bloggarnas frågor: Julian Wood, WoodITWork.com:

    • Är hybridmolnet en språngbräda till en helt och hållet publik molnmiljö?
    • Hur fungerar vCloud Air tillsammans med andra publika moln och hybridmoln?

    Bloggarnas frågor: Ed Grigson, vExperienced.co.uk, WoodITWork.com:

    • Blir moln allt mer specialiserade?
    • Hur utvecklar man en affärsplan för ett hybridmoln?

    Om du gillade diskussionen och vill lära dig mer om VMware vCloud Air, så ta en titt på några av dessa blogginlägg. Vi har också fler bra Google Hangouts uppradade inför 2015, så se till att hålla ett öga öppet för dem!

    Dez 192014
     
    &#lsquo;Tis the season for tech-optimized packaging and shipping, new devices and apps and MDM predictions for 2015. This holiday season, Amazon hired its own fleet of elves named Kiva robots. In an effort to meet online ordering demand, Amazon purchased 15,0000 programmed robots to help optimize parcel shipping. For most U.S. states, the shipping deadline […]]> http://blogs.air-watch.com/2014/12/enterprise-mobility-news-recap-dec-15-19/feed/ 0 The top technologies security managers plan to use in 2015 http://blogs.air-watch.com/2014/12/top-technologies-security-managers-plan-use-2015/ http://blogs.air-watch.com/2014/12/top-technologies-security-managers-plan-use-2015/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:59:40 +0000
    Dez 192014
     
    The SDDC (Software Defined Data Center) value proposition is ubiquitously acknowledged and now it&#rsquo;s just a question of when organizations will adopt the SDDC model and not if organizations will adopt it. People have realized the benefits of having the flexibility and agility provided by SDDC. SDDC has just crossed the chasm and we are […]]> http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2014/12/announcing-vrealize-operations-management-pack-nsx-vsphere-nsx-multi-hypervisor.html/feed 0 Open and Extensible: Community Content on VMware Solution Exchange http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2014/12/open-extensible-community-content-vmware-solution-exchange.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=open-extensible-community-content-vmware-solution-exchange http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2014/12/open-extensible-community-content-vmware-solution-exchange.html#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:00:47 +0000
    Dez 192014
     

    Sie möchten einen Business Cloud für die Implementierung der Hybrid Cloud erstellen? Dann sollten Sie einen Blick auf unser Google Hangout werfen. An dem Hangout haben Richard Munro, Chief Technologist for Cloud Air EMEA, VMware sowie zwei vCloud Air Kunden (The Hut Group und Cloud Business) teil genommen. Zusammen mit den Bloggern Julian Wood und Ed Grigson unterhielten sie sich über Themen rund um die Hybrid Cloud.

    Zudem sprachen die fünf Teilnehmer über die Vorteile, die eine Nutzung der Hybrid Cloud Lösung (beispielsweise VMware vCloud Air) mit sich bringt und wie der Business Case für die Übernahme einer Hybrid Cloud Umgebung auszusehen hat. Die beiden Blogger hatten außerdem die Möglichkeit, ihre wichtigsten Fragen von Richard und den VMware-Kunden beantworten zu lassen.

    Sie können sich entweder die Highlights des Hangouts in dem Video ansehen oder auf die Links weiter unten klicken um zu den entsprechenden Sequenzen in dem Video zu gelangen:

    • Wie definiert VMware eine „wahre&#rsquo; Hybrid Cloud?
    • Ratschlag von Matthew Garrett, Cloud Business, zur Nutzung von vCloud Air
    • Ratschlag von Schalk van der Merwe, The Hut Group, zur Nutzung von vCloud Air

    Blogger Q&A: Julian Wood, WoodITWork.com:

    • Ist die Hybrid Cloud das Sprungbrett zu einerPublic Cloud Umgebung?
    • Wie arbeitet vCloud Air mit anderen Public oder Hybrid Clouds?

    Blogger Q&A: Ed Grigson, vExperienced.co.uk, WoodITWork.com:

    • Werden Clouds zunehmend spezialisierter?
    • Wie erstellen Sie den Business Case für die Hybrid Cloud?

    Wenn Ihnen der Hangout gefallen hat und Sie mehr über VMware vCloud Air erfahren möchten, dann sehen Sie sich diese BlogBeiträge an. 2015 folgen noch mehrere große Google Hangouts, also halten Sie die Augen offen!

    Dez 192014
     
    By Tony Huynh, Product Line Manager, End-User Computing, VMware It has been a great year for the VMware Horizon team, and we are closing out the year strong! You may have seen the recent blog post announcing the Horizon 6.0.2 with View release and the Horizon Client 3.2 release. There were many exciting features announced […]]> By Tony Huynh, Product Line Manager, End-User Computing, VMware

    It has been a great year for the VMware Horizon team, and we are closing out the year strong! You may have seen the recent blog post announcing the Horizon 6.0.2 with View release and the Horizon Client 3.2 release. There were many exciting features announced in these releases, but I want to do a deeper dive on the Windows Media redirection feature, which requires these new agent and client releases.

    IT administrators who need to deliver rich multimedia workloads within their virtual desktops will find that multimedia redirection (MMR) technology helps improve performance. The core idea behind MMR is to use the client endpoint to perform media processing locally instead of on the host server. Because the host server does not perform any processing on the media stream, CPU utilization is reduced. MMR also reduces the bandwidth requirements for multimedia streaming and provides a smooth playback experience.

    Why Is This Important?

    Reduced CPU utilization on the host server allows you to host more virtual desktops on the server infrastructure and therefore makes it more cost-effective. Additionally, reduced bandwidth usage means improved network utilization for you.

    How Does MMR Work?

    On the host server, MMR intercepts the media stream in its native compressed format and redirects the stream to the client endpoint. On the client endpoint, the media stream is recreated, decompressed, and rendered using local resources.

    So What Is Required for MMR to Work?

    The client endpoint must have the codecs to decode and play back the redirected media stream. Windows client endpoints are supported with MMR because they have the multimedia framework, Windows Media Foundation, to reconstruct the original media stream.

    Enhanced Multimedia Redirection

    In earlier versions of VMware Horizon with View, we supported MMR on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 desktops. In this release, we are extending MMR support to the latest operating systems, including Windows 8 and 8.1 virtual machines in the data center and client endpoints. In addition to supporting media playback in Windows Media Player (WMP), Horizon with View now also supports MMR playback in Internet Explorer through the use of a WMP plug-in. Finally, we have expanded the list of supported media formats to include

    • MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 Part 2
    • WMV 7, 8, and 9
    • WMA, AVI, ACE, MP3, and WAV

    To recap, MMR technology improves network utilization and server scalability for administrators running multimedia workloads within their virtual infrastructure. We have received feedback from many administrators who have extolled the benefits of MMR for their virtual desktop deployments.

    Some administrators have even provided data on unexpected benefits. For example, several of our large enterprise customers that deploy wide area network (WAN) optimization for their branch offices have found that they can leverage the deduplication capabilities to further reduce network utilization across their WAN links. Because MMR traffic is sent using a separate TCP channel, the WAN optimization appliances can inspect and cache the stream locally at the branch office. When the WAN optimization appliance detects subsequent requests for the same media stream, the file is served locally and no additional data is sent over the WAN!

    We hope you enjoy our new MMR technology and look forward to hearing back from you!

    Happy holidays!