Apr 302016
 

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts. This subscription includes all the latest videos we release each month, like these two new series covering vRealize Log Insight and vSphere Admission Control.

VMware vRealize Log Insight by Steve Flanders

  • Creating a Log Insight Cluster
  • Constructing and Saving Queries
  • Configuring Log Insight Agents Server-Side
  • Performing a One-Time Configuration
  • Configuring Archiving
  • Configuring Active Directory
  • Planning a Deployment

VMware vSphere Admission Control by Matt Vandenbeld

  • Overview
  • Understanding “Define Failover Capacity by Static Number of Hosts”
  • Understanding “Use Dedicated Failover Hosts”
  • Understanding Percentage-Based Admission Control
  • Understanding Slot Sizes

These videos are available NOW to anyone with an active VMware Learning Zone Standard or Premium subscription.

Want to be the first to know when new videos are released? Follow our #NewintheZone hashtag on Twitter.

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Apr 302016
 

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts. This subscription includes all the latest videos we release each month, like these two new series covering vRealize Log Insight and vSphere Admission Control.

VMware vRealize Log Insight by Steve Flanders

  • Creating a Log Insight Cluster
  • Constructing and Saving Queries
  • Configuring Log Insight Agents Server-Side
  • Performing a One-Time Configuration
  • Configuring Archiving
  • Configuring Active Directory
  • Planning a Deployment

VMware vSphere Admission Control by Matt Vandenbeld

  • Overview
  • Understanding “Define Failover Capacity by Static Number of Hosts”
  • Understanding “Use Dedicated Failover Hosts”
  • Understanding Percentage-Based Admission Control
  • Understanding Slot Sizes

These videos are available NOW to anyone with an active VMware Learning Zone Standard or Premium subscription.

Want to be the first to know when new videos are released? Follow our #NewintheZone hashtag on Twitter.

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Apr 302016
 

VMware Continuent – End of Availability
Effective May 4, 2016, your customers will no longer be able to purchase additional licenses of VMware Continuent. However, existing customers will receive technical support through End of General Support (EOGS), December 31, 2018.

vRealize Air Compliance – End of Availability
On March 1, 2016, we announced the End of Availability of VMware vRealize Air Compliance. Customers are no longer able to purchase this service offering or renew service contracts. We appreciate your support and any opportunities that you may have identified for the service, however please begin working with your customers on an alternative solution.

The post EOA Updates fpr VMware Continuent & vRealize Air Compliance appeared first on Partner News.

Apr 302016
 

Effective this month, the Cross-Sell/Up-Sell (XSUS) qualified leads will route to the Inside Sales Rep team for follow-up. Unqualified leads will continue to be visible in the Renewals Center. Since Crossfire Go-Live on Aug. 7, 2015 we have had several months to track activity against qualified XSUS leads passed to partners via Partner Central. Based upon the data captured we are making this adjustment to improve the workflow for qualified leads.

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Apr 292016
 

Are you attendingEMC World next week in Las Vegas? Join us on Monday, May 2 at 2:00 pm or on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10:00am for a Quick Chat in the Veronesse 2401B conference room.

The State of IT Transformation
with Bill Irvine, Principal Strategist at VMware

Gain strategic insights from our overview of “The State ofIT Transformation” report, which was recently published byEMC and VMware after an analysis of data provided bymore than 660 global firms.

Speaker
Bill Irvine is a Principal Strategist withinthe VMware Accelerate Advisoryservices team. As a pragmatic strategicconsultant and an ITIL® certifiedService Manager, Bill has worked withsome of the top Fortune 1000companies to identify and growbusiness value by developing practicaland “right-sized” solution strategieswith actionable roadmaps.

The post Join us at EMC World for an IT Transformation Quick Chat appeared first on VMware Accelerate Advisory Services.

Apr 292016
 

“Software-Define Your Future” with VMware atEMC World 2016
If you will be attending EMC World 2016 in Las Vegas (May 2-5), join us for a value-packed agenda ofVMwarekeynotes, sessions, demos and labs forSDDC, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud and Cloud-Native Apps.

Visitour VMware booth(Solutions Expo) for theater presentations every 20 minutes andmeet our technicalstaff in person at any of the booth pods for product demos andQ&A. The VMware booth team will beoffering fantasticraffle prizes for attendingbooth demos and instant prizes for participants in other activities.

VMware Keynotes (General Session Theater):
Tuesday, May 3rd, 10am – Ray O’Farrell – VMware Management& Orchestration
Wednesday, May 4th, 10am – Kit Colbert – VMware Cloud Native Apps

VMware Breakout Sessions &Booth Theater Presentations:
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Click the thumbnail (below) toopen the social media stream in a new browser.Engage directly with Twitter and Facebook posts in the streamwith a Reply, Retweet, Favorite or Like.

Follow VMware and EMC World Twitter updates:
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Watch LIVEand recorded video coverage online:
theCUBE video(interviews, highlights)
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EMC World 2016 Mobile App:
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Questions about VMware products or solutions?
Ask our teamonsite at the VMware Booth orinsessions
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Hope to seeyou in Las Vegas for EMC World 2016!

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Apr 292016
 

Over the last several weeks we’ve detailed how VMware vCloud Air can help you enhance your data center investments. We’ve covered everything from data center replacement to data center extension, disaster recovery and more. We’ll continue to add more customer stories and examples of how these customers are leveraging hybrid cloud to solve their IT challenges.

If you missed the series, or need a quick refresher, consider this your one-stop-shop for discovering vCloud Air use cases, technical insights and more. Let’s take a look:

VMware vCloud Air is the Nine Iron of Public Clouds — Why VMware vCloud Air? Because you need to position your application, workloads and company for success and vCloud Air is just the tool to set you up for it. With a specialized focus on key capabilities, vCloud Air solves networking and migration challenges common to IT.

Data Center Replacement:

Replacing Your Data Center is Simple with vCloud Air – With vCloud Air, replacing an existing data center is a (relative) cinch. That’s because vCloud Air offers a fully-compatible public cloud for replacing your data center without the need for re-architecture or redesign. It’s a cost-effective migration that brings your application’s networking and security policies wherever it goes.

vTech Talk: On-Premises Data Center Replacement With vCloud Air — Mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs and more happen. When they do, IT is often tasked with bringing, spinning off or otherwise modifying the current infrastructure. In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vCloud Air, Jim Armstrong, Group Manager for vCloud Air Product Marketing, explains how some customers are replacing their on-premises data centers.

Data Center Extension:

Extending the Reach of Your Data Center – Reach out and extend your data center with Hybrid Cloud Manager. Simplifying virtual machine migration is our innovative solution allowing you to untether workloads from physical hosts, storage arrays and physical data centers altogether. Now you can use vCloud Air as a supplement to your own data center. That’s right: you can extend applications to the cloud with the same polices and settings you have on premises for as long, or as short, as you need.

vTech Talk: Extending Data Center Resources With vCloud Air — We all have ups and downs — especially our infrastructures. Beat the fluctuations in IT requirements with vCloud Air. In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vCloud Air, Jim Armstrong, Group Manager for vCloud Air Product Marketing, gives you an overview of the vCloud Air services allowing you to seamlessly extend your on-premises IT infrastructure.

Disaster Recovery & Backup:

Protecting Your Data Center and Improving IT Resiliency — vCloud Air is a public cloud for IT. That’s because vCloud Air enables companies to extend and replace data centers while also protecting data centers from disaster. With vCloud Air, enterprises can build resiliency to downtime and disaster through a variety of cloud services. It’s a simple way to safeguard on-premises virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructure while keeping your IT operations running at full steam.

vTech Talk: Disaster Recovery With vCloud Air – Will your organization be prepared when disaster strikes? It can be with vCloud Air. In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vCloud Air, John Day, vCloud Air Product Marketing Manager for Disaster Recovery, explains which vCloud Air services can help you to preserve your virtual machines and infrastructure.

For more information on optimizing your data center, read

Keep tuning in for more insights into vCloud Air or try it out yourself through our Hands-on Labs.

The post Blog Recap: Rediscovering How VMware vCloud Air Delivers on the Cloud Promise appeared first on VMware vCloud Air Blog.

Apr 292016
 

Over the last several weeks we’ve detailed how VMware vCloud Air can help you enhance your data center investments. We’ve covered everything from data center replacement to data center extension, disaster recovery and more. We’ll continue to add more customer stories and examples of how these customers are leveraging hybrid cloud to solve their IT challenges.

If you missed the series, or need a quick refresher, consider this your one-stop-shop for discovering vCloud Air use cases, technical insights and more. Let’s take a look:

VMware vCloud Air is the Nine Iron of Public Clouds — Why VMware vCloud Air? Because you need to position your application, workloads and company for success and vCloud Air is just the tool to set you up for it. With a specialized focus on key capabilities, vCloud Air solves networking and migration challenges common to IT.

Data Center Replacement:

Replacing Your Data Center is Simple with vCloud Air – With vCloud Air, replacing an existing data center is a (relative) cinch. That’s because vCloud Air offers a fully-compatible public cloud for replacing your data center without the need for re-architecture or redesign. It’s a cost-effective migration that brings your application’s networking and security policies wherever it goes.

vTech Talk: On-Premises Data Center Replacement With vCloud Air — Mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs and more happen. When they do, IT is often tasked with bringing, spinning off or otherwise modifying the current infrastructure. In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vCloud Air, Jim Armstrong, Group Manager for vCloud Air Product Marketing, explains how some customers are replacing their on-premises data centers.

Data Center Extension:

Extending the Reach of Your Data Center – Reach out and extend your data center with Hybrid Cloud Manager. Simplifying virtual machine migration is our innovative solution allowing you to untether workloads from physical hosts, storage arrays and physical data centers altogether. Now you can use vCloud Air as a supplement to your own data center. That’s right: you can extend applications to the cloud with the same polices and settings you have on premises for as long, or as short, as you need.

vTech Talk: Extending Data Center Resources With vCloud Air — We all have ups and downs — especially our infrastructures. Beat the fluctuations in IT requirements with vCloud Air. In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vCloud Air, Jim Armstrong, Group Manager for vCloud Air Product Marketing, gives you an overview of the vCloud Air services allowing you to seamlessly extend your on-premises IT infrastructure.

Disaster Recovery & Backup:

Protecting Your Data Center and Improving IT Resiliency — vCloud Air is a public cloud for IT. That’s because vCloud Air enables companies to extend and replace data centers while also protecting data centers from disaster. With vCloud Air, enterprises can build resiliency to downtime and disaster through a variety of cloud services. It’s a simple way to safeguard on-premises virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructure while keeping your IT operations running at full steam.

vTech Talk: Disaster Recovery With vCloud Air – Will your organization be prepared when disaster strikes? It can be with vCloud Air. In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vCloud Air, John Day, vCloud Air Product Marketing Manager for Disaster Recovery, explains which vCloud Air services can help you to preserve your virtual machines and infrastructure.

For more information on optimizing your data center, read

Keep tuning in for more insights into vCloud Air or try it out yourself through our Hands-on Labs.

The post Blog Recap: Rediscovering How VMware vCloud Air Delivers on the Cloud Promise appeared first on VMware vCloud Air Blog.

Apr 292016
 
Security alert! Don’t let this new ransomware hold up your Android end users. Here’s what you need to know about Dogspectus from our security expert John Britton. Microsoft got you a 1-year anniversary present (and it’s better than paper). If you haven’t already upgraded to Windows 10, you’re probably weighing the pros and cons (and […]]> Security alert!

Don’t let this new ransomware hold up your Android end users. Here’s what you need to know about Dogspectus from our security expert John Britton.

Microsoft got you a 1-year anniversary present (and it’s better than paper).

If you haven’t already upgraded to Windows 10, you’re probably weighing the pros and cons (and not just because it could ruin your weather forecast).

According to beta testers, the first Windows 10 Anniversary Update provides tons of minor fixes that fine-tune the already great operating system. Check out Mashable’s preview for more details.

And Microsoft makes good on a promise.

This week at the Xamarin Evolve conference, Microsoft fulfilled their promise to developers. Xamarin software development kits (SDKs), a cross-platform mobile development tool recently acquired by Microsoft, has finally been open sourced. Rejoice, and read more at ZDNet.

Samsung just made a lot of noise in the IoT space.

Connected car technology, chips that bring smart “things” to life, an Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud and security system—Samsung did a lot of wowing this week at their Developer Conference. Read CNET’s roundup of everything Samsung announced.

Syncing is so 2000—and who cares?

Dropbox just announced their next big move at their Open event in London: Project Infinite. It’s a simple, but great idea: you can view every file from any device without having to sync and download them all. Read more at The Next Web.

Move, or get out of the way.

In other words, if you want to keep your job, you better be agile as a CIO nowadays. Our own Bask Iyer, VMware SVP and CIO, told Forbes how he handles the increasing rate of change in IT, the growing enterprise app ecosystem, shadow IT and the shifting CIO role. Read the Q&A here.

AirWatch is winning—the internet says so.

Thanks, CRN and Small Business Computing, for naming AirWatch one of the “10 Coolest Mobile Device Management Vendors” and best mobile device management (MDM) software platforms for small business. Oh, and Tech2 announced that AirWatch has sold over a million licenses in India (brushes shoulders off).

Psst, we saved you a seat!

Many of our most recent webinars are available on demand now. Click here to watch a live demo of our VMware Boxer email app, a presentation on our VMware Mobile Security Alliance, an expert discussion of VMware AirWatch Tunnel and more.

Get the top mobile news in your inbox every Friday.Subscribe at the top right of this (awesome, if we do say so ourselves) blog.

Apr 292016
 
Security alert! Don’t let this new ransomware hold up your Android end users. Here’s what you need to know about Dogspectus from our security expert John Britton. Microsoft got you a 1-year anniversary present (and it’s better than paper). If you haven’t already upgraded to Windows 10, you’re probably weighing the pros and cons (and […]]> Security alert!

Don’t let this new ransomware hold up your Android end users. Here’s what you need to know about Dogspectus from our security expert John Britton.

Microsoft got you a 1-year anniversary present (and it’s better than paper).

If you haven’t already upgraded to Windows 10, you’re probably weighing the pros and cons (and not just because it could ruin your weather forecast).

According to beta testers, the first Windows 10 Anniversary Update provides tons of minor fixes that fine-tune the already great operating system. Check out Mashable’s preview for more details.

And Microsoft makes good on a promise.

This week at the Xamarin Evolve conference, Microsoft fulfilled their promise to developers. Xamarin software development kits (SDKs), a cross-platform mobile development tool recently acquired by Microsoft, has finally been open sourced. Rejoice, and read more at ZDNet.

Samsung just made a lot of noise in the IoT space.

Connected car technology, chips that bring smart “things” to life, an Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud and security system—Samsung did a lot of wowing this week at their Developer Conference. Read CNET’s roundup of everything Samsung announced.

Syncing is so 2000—and who cares?

Dropbox just announced their next big move at their Open event in London: Project Infinite. It’s a simple, but great idea: you can view every file from any device without having to sync and download them all. Read more at The Next Web.

Move, or get out of the way.

In other words, if you want to keep your job, you better be agile as a CIO nowadays. Our own Bask Iyer, VMware SVP and CIO, told Forbes how he handles the increasing rate of change in IT, the growing enterprise app ecosystem, shadow IT and the shifting CIO role. Read the Q&A here.

AirWatch is winning—the internet says so.

Thanks, CRN and Small Business Computing, for naming AirWatch one of the “10 Coolest Mobile Device Management Vendors” and best mobile device management (MDM) software platforms for small business. Oh, and Tech2 announced that AirWatch has sold over a million licenses in India (brushes shoulders off).

Psst, we saved you a seat!

Many of our most recent webinars are available on demand now. Click here to watch a live demo of our VMware Boxer email app, a presentation on our VMware Mobile Security Alliance, an expert discussion of VMware AirWatch Tunnel and more.

Get the top mobile news in your inbox every Friday.Subscribe at the top right of this (awesome, if we do say so ourselves) blog.

Apr 292016
 

By Wim Van Balen, managing partner, Raido

About a month ago, we were invited to the VMware Partner Leadership Summit in Arizona. The guests were acknowledged in 17 regional categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2015. When we heard we had won the EMEA (European, Middle East and Africa) Mobility Award, we were of course very proud.

Business Mobility: It’s Now or Never

It is hugely important to invest in your company’s business mobility strategy. The lines between our work lives and our private lives are no longer separate entities and much of this is down to employee demands for flexibility. Investment in mobility is crucial, allowing staff to work on the move. Being able to end your session in the office, travelling home in time to eat dinner with family, and then later in the evening being able to pick up exactly where you left off have helped provide organisations with the best of all worlds. And in order to achieve this culture-shift, VMware’s ‘One cloud, any application, any device’ approach is fundamental.

Our experience has taught us that many companies are not aware of the added value that business mobility can offer. Many are reluctant to invest, believing the strategy will not work for their set up. For example, companies may hesitate if they rely heavily on graphical software or if they feel employees do not leave the office often enough to make it worthwhile.

Perceived cost can also be a turnoff, as businesses assume that it is an unnecessary expense because they ‘have everything under control’ – though this is often not the case. In reality, business mobility strategies can crucial in simplifying and reducing costs on matters related to maintenance. Moreover, adding end-user usability to allow employees to work, regardless of location, can help increase productivity, adding to the bottom line.

Meanwhile, many companies that are willing to invest may lack the required resources or in-house expertise to make a true success of their implementation.

And, last but not least, it contributes to a secure enterprise, a cause Raido believes in very strongly. By moving control to a central data centre, companies can achieve a secure digital workspace.

Worthy Winners

The award means a great deal to our organisation. We have invested heavily in adding to both our understanding of business mobility as well as the specific product stack that can help achieve a business’ desired outcomes. This commitment has been ably demonstrated by the Raido Flight Case Program. Known as Task Flow, we developed a framework designed to help set up the Digital Workplace within our customers’ offices.

With this program, you can test drive the Digital Workplace at your own company at a fraction of the project’s costs. That way, you can make the right decision. After testing this, you can invest with confidence so you can help your business grow.

Staying on Top

We were founded with business mobility at our core. We believe it is the key to staying competitive in any market, elevating organisations above their competitors and allowing them to deliver the highest quality customer engagement.

With VMware, we have extended our expertise – offering the strongest possible portfolio of products and services to bring business mobility to as wide a range of customers as possible across Belgium – including the CHU hospital, NMBS and BNP Paribas.

For more information, visit the Raido website here.

About Raido
Raido (part of the SecureLink Group) specializes in virtualization and is based in Wommelgem, Belgium. We are a trusted advisor for our customers and provide them with innovative virtualization solutions that bring a strategic advantage and cost reduction. As Cloud Constructors, we use building blocks from carefully selected vendors. We offer high-end consultancy project management, implementation, training and technical support.

Apr 292016
 

By Wim Van Balen, managing partner, Raido

About a month ago, we were invited to the VMware Partner Leadership Summit in Arizona. The guests were acknowledged in 17 regional categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2015. When we heard we had won the EMEA (European, Middle East and Africa) Mobility Award, we were of course very proud.

Business Mobility: It’s Now or Never

It is hugely important to invest in your company’s business mobility strategy. The lines between our work lives and our private lives are no longer separate entities and much of this is down to employee demands for flexibility. Investment in mobility is crucial, allowing staff to work on the move. Being able to end your session in the office, travelling home in time to eat dinner with family, and then later in the evening being able to pick up exactly where you left off have helped provide organisations with the best of all worlds. And in order to achieve this culture-shift, VMware’s ‘One cloud, any application, any device’ approach is fundamental.

Our experience has taught us that many companies are not aware of the added value that business mobility can offer. Many are reluctant to invest, believing the strategy will not work for their set up. For example, companies may hesitate if they rely heavily on graphical software or if they feel employees do not leave the office often enough to make it worthwhile.

Perceived cost can also be a turnoff, as businesses assume that it is an unnecessary expense because they ‘have everything under control’ – though this is often not the case. In reality, business mobility strategies can crucial in simplifying and reducing costs on matters related to maintenance. Moreover, adding end-user usability to allow employees to work, regardless of location, can help increase productivity, adding to the bottom line.

Meanwhile, many companies that are willing to invest may lack the required resources or in-house expertise to make a true success of their implementation.

And, last but not least, it contributes to a secure enterprise, a cause Raido believes in very strongly. By moving control to a central data centre, companies can achieve a secure digital workspace.

Worthy Winners

The award means a great deal to our organisation. We have invested heavily in adding to both our understanding of business mobility as well as the specific product stack that can help achieve a business’ desired outcomes. This commitment has been ably demonstrated by the Raido Flight Case Program. Known as Task Flow, we developed a framework designed to help set up the Digital Workplace within our customers’ offices.

With this program, you can test drive the Digital Workplace at your own company at a fraction of the project’s costs. That way, you can make the right decision. After testing this, you can invest with confidence so you can help your business grow.

Staying on Top

We were founded with business mobility at our core. We believe it is the key to staying competitive in any market, elevating organisations above their competitors and allowing them to deliver the highest quality customer engagement.

With VMware, we have extended our expertise – offering the strongest possible portfolio of products and services to bring business mobility to as wide a range of customers as possible across Belgium – including the CHU hospital, NMBS and BNP Paribas.

For more information, visit the Raido website here.

About Raido
Raido (part of the SecureLink Group) specializes in virtualization and is based in Wommelgem, Belgium. We are a trusted advisor for our customers and provide them with innovative virtualization solutions that bring a strategic advantage and cost reduction. As Cloud Constructors, we use building blocks from carefully selected vendors. We offer high-end consultancy project management, implementation, training and technical support.

Apr 292016
 

Over the last year the number of Virtual Volumes implementations has increased significantly. From a handful of key VVol partners in early 2015 we now have over 150 array models certified for VVols from 15+ partners with more on the way. Given this rapid growth in support for VVols we haveheard from customers that the

The post Virtual Volumes Compatiblity Guide Gets a Refresh appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

Apr 292016
 

Over the last year the number of Virtual Volumes implementations has increased significantly. From a handful of key VVol partners in early 2015 we now have over 150 array models certified for VVols from 15+ partners with more on the way. Given this rapid growth in support for VVols we haveheard from customers that the

The post Virtual Volumes Compatiblity Guide Gets a Refresh appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

Apr 292016
 

Hyper-converged solutions continue to rise in the data centers as the architecture of choice and the preferred building block to build a Software-Defined Data Center. VMware’s Hyper-Converged Software (HCS) is making significant progress with the modernization of data centers powered by vSphere. VMware’s Hyper-Converged Software solution delivers a combination of practical and simplified management functionality

The post VMware Hyper-Converged Software: The Ultimate HCI Tactical Solution for the Public Sector appeared first on Virtual Blocks.