Drive Customer Impact with Sales Readiness Tools

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Jun 302016
 

 

Winston Churchill once said “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught”. The same can be true for many of us not because we are indifferent or obstinate but simply because we have SO much to juggle in our professional and personal lives.

While we know that staying up to date with current solutions training is the lifeblood of a partner sales organization, it is challenging to make time to do it while chasing quotas.

The VMware Global Field and Partner Readiness Team understands the struggle and is now providing Sales Readiness Briefcases to help Partners drive customer impact more efficiently than ever.

Sales Readiness Briefcases replace mToolbooks and provide:

  • Improved image and text quality
  • Keyword search functionality
  • Screen display customization options
  • The ability to increase partner productivity through value-driven C-level conversations
  • Up-to-date streamline content, relevant to partners

Sale Readiness Briefcases now available are:

  • vRealize Application and Infrastructure Delivery Automation
  • vRealize Streamlined and Automated Data Center Operations –
  • AirWatch
  • HCS and Virtual SAN
  • Site Recovery Manager
  • vSphere and vSOM

Additional Sales Readiness Briefcases for partners will become available between now and Q3. Topics include:

  • Business Critical Applications (BCA)
  • Compliance Solutions (for Regulated Environments)
  • Digital Workspace (formerly Business Mobility)
  • EUC Desktop (Horizon)

Start driving increased customer impact – download Sales Readiness Briefcases today!

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Don’t Miss Chances to Showcase Your vCloud Air Skills for a Free VR Kit

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Jun 302016
 

IT admins sure are excited about the vCloud Air Challenge. Many have participated in the first round, whether motivated by the chance to test their knowledge or take the VR Kit prize. Luckily, if you haven’t heard of it until now, there are still opportunities to join.

The vCloud Air Challenge consists of high level quizzes about hybrid clouds. Ubiquitous in today’s business environments, hybrid clouds often introduce new problems for inexperienced IT teams, and can even baffle experts on occasion. It’s only by having a good grasp of the issues and tools that IT can truly maximize their clouds. Is your knowledge up to par? That’s what the vCloud Air Challenge is all about. For the true experts, we’ll be giving away HTC Vive VR Kits.

It’s easy to participate. Each quiz is only six questions long, and two more rounds are still left. Simply answer questions on hybrid-related topics such as disaster recovery, workload migrations, vSphere integrations, hybrid cloud drivers, and example problems in cloud situations. It only takes five minutes to complete.

The dates for the next two rounds are:

  • Quiz 2: June 30 – July 13
  • Quiz 3: July 14 – 27

Of course, if you want to take home that VR Kit, you might want to study some materials first. And though you can take the quizzes anytime you have a few minutes, make sure to register now to avoid missing out anymore.

At the end of each round, winners will be announced on social media. Follow @vCloud on Twitter or ‘like’ us on Facebook to see if you’ve won.

For more about vCloud Air, visit vcloud.vmware.com, and stay up-to-date with the latest blogs for tips and best practices.

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Which Version of PowerCLI is Right For Me?

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Jun 302016
 

“I have PowerCLI 5.5 installed because I manage a vSphere 5.5 environment. I’ll update to PowerCLI 6.0 when I upgrade my vSphere environment to 6.0.”

Sound familiar? This is one of the most common things we hear during VMUGs, customer meetings, and around the community in general. This also happens to be a HUGE misconception. The current version is PowerCLI 6.3 Release 1 and it is compatible with all the supported vSphere versions!

Don’t take my word for it, check out the compatibility matrix:


As displayed in the compatibility matrix above, significant effort has been made to ensure backward compatibility while still being able to offer all of the latest and greatest updates and feature enhancements.

At this point you’re probably wondering what version of PowerCLI you’re using? Open up your PowerCLI window and have a look at the “Get-PowerCLIVersion” cmdlet:

Conclusion

PowerCLI is extremely backward compatible and we highly recommend upgrading to the latest version: PowerCLI 6.3 Release 1.

Take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Get-VM cmdlet optimizations
    Saying Get-VM is faster is just an understatement, some of the numbers we’ve received from the community are amazing!
  • Get-View cmdlet improvements
    Get-View now allows for tab completion of the -ViewType parameter
  • Added Content Library functionality
    The new Get-ContentLibraryItem cmdlet retrieves Content Library items as well as the ability to specify a Content Library item while using the New-VM cmdlet.
  • Get-ESXCLI improvements
    Major upgrade to the Get-ESXCLI cmdlet to now allow the passing of arguments by name instead of position simply by adding the -V2 parameter
  • Added PowerShell v5 and Windows 10 support
  • Added support for the following VMware products: vCloud Director 8.0 and vRealize Operations Manager 6.2

A couple notable resolved issues:

  • Get-VM
    If you try to run Get-VM without specifying any parameters, you might receive an error message of type Value cannot be null.
  • Export-EsxImageProfile
    If you try to export an image profile, you receive an error message of type Cannot instantiate ‘certified’ policy: VibSign module missing.
  • New-DeployRule
    If you try to create a new deploy rule by passing absolute values of host profle, cluster, datacenter, or folder instead of passing the objects, you receive an error message of type Cannot process argument transformation on parameter ‘Item’. Unsupported version URI urn:rbd1/3.0.

For more information on changes made in vSphere PowerCLI 6.3 Release 1, including improvements, security enhancements, and deprecated features, see the vSphere PowerCLI Change Log. For more information on specific product features, see the VMware vSphere PowerCLI 6.3 Release 1 User’s Guide. For more information on specific cmdlets, see the VMware vSphere PowerCLI 6.3 Release 1 Cmdlet Reference.

Upgrade by heading over to the vSphere PowerCLI page and downloading it today!

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New Training Videos on vRealize, NSX, and vSphere

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Jun 302016
 

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get a year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including all our new releases, like these from the past month:

  • VMware vRealize Log Insight: The Benefits of VMware vSphere Integration
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight: Reference Architectures
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight: Using Event Trends
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight: Viewing Events in Context
  • VMware vSphere 6 Virtual Volumes: Part 2 – Demonstration
  • VMware NSX Backup and Restore: Overview
  • VMware NSX Backup and Restore: Components

These videos are available right 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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[Infographic] Curing Weak Patient Engagement with mHealth Apps

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Jun 302016
 
To improve care experiences and cure weak patient engagement, providers are deploying mobile health (mHealth) apps to tablets for patient engagement and education.But how can healthcare IT diagnose with certainty which mHealth apps among thousands are compliant, secure and user-friendly? Explore our new infographic to learn about mobile app trends in healthcare. mHealth Apps Gain […]]> To improve care experiences and cure weak patient engagement, providers are deploying mobile health (mHealth) apps to tablets for patient engagement and education.But how can healthcare IT diagnose with certainty which mHealth apps among thousands are compliant, secure and user-friendly?

Explore our new infographic to learn about mobile app trends in healthcare.

mHealth Apps Gain Popularity

With demands rising, mHealth app downloads have increased significantly throughout the years:

  • From 1.7 billion in 2013,
  • To 2.3 billion in 2014,
  • To 3 billion in 2015.

Hundreds of thousands of usersdownload top mHealth apps, like:

  • Calorie Counter (4.6 rating, 1 million downloads)
  • GoodRX (4.6 rating, 750,000 downloads)
  • iTriage (4.5 rating, 1 million downloads)
  • ZocDoc (4.5 rating, 300,000 downloads)
  • Dosecast (4.5 rating, 300,000 downloads)
  • WebMD (4.1 rating, 1 million downloads)
  • Healow (3.8 rating, 300,000 downloads)

In contrast, mobile apps developed by top healthcare providers are only downloaded 7,000 times, on average, and only reach 2 percent of patients, according to Accenture. Hospitals save money and see better usage with third-party apps like these from popular app stores.

Transforming Patient Engagement

IT can transform patient engagement and outcomes just by deploying mHealth apps to tablets for inpatient engagement and education. In five years,healthcare execsbelieve mHealth technology, like iPads and mobile apps, will:

  • Enable proactive patient care participation (50 percent);
  • Reduce the cost of healthcare delivery (50 percent);
  • Improve personal awareness through self-monitoring (29 percent);
  • Improve communication between patients and providers (27 percent);
  • Allow peer-to-peer knowledge sharing (14 percent);
  • Enable patient social support (13 percent); and
  • Educate and better inform patients (11 percent).

U.S. healthcare organizations are already increasingly offering patient portals through mobile apps, from 47 percent in 2014 to 79 percent in 2015, according toHealthcare’s Most Wired Survey.

Shortcuts to Adopting mHealth Apps

But there are an overwhelming number of mobile health apps for IT to navigate. More than 165,000 mobile health apps are available, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.Plus, hospitals must be weary of security vulnerabilities and privacy concerns, as well as app data accuracy for optimal patient outcomes.

Wizard-like, data-driven, intelligent industry templates for healthcare help IT take the guess work out of configuring mobile devices and selecting the best apps for patient engagement. Hospitals can now deploy secure iPads and interactive apps to improve patient communication and satisfaction in one click.

Learn more about industry templates by VMware AirWatch.

 

Sources

Research 2 Guidance, Accenture, The Economist Intelligence Unit,Hospitals & Health Networks, IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics

[Infographic] Curing Weak Patient Engagement with mHealth Apps

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Jun 302016
 
To improve care experiences and cure weak patient engagement, providers are deploying mobile health (mHealth) apps to tablets for patient engagement and education.But how can healthcare IT diagnose with certainty which mHealth apps among thousands are compliant, secure and user-friendly? Explore our new infographic to learn about mobile app trends in healthcare. mHealth Apps Gain […]]> To improve care experiences and cure weak patient engagement, providers are deploying mobile health (mHealth) apps to tablets for patient engagement and education.But how can healthcare IT diagnose with certainty which mHealth apps among thousands are compliant, secure and user-friendly?

Explore our new infographic to learn about mobile app trends in healthcare.

mHealth Apps Gain Popularity

With demands rising, mHealth app downloads have increased significantly throughout the years:

  • From 1.7 billion in 2013,
  • To 2.3 billion in 2014,
  • To 3 billion in 2015.

Hundreds of thousands of usersdownload top mHealth apps, like:

  • Calorie Counter (4.6 rating, 1 million downloads)
  • GoodRX (4.6 rating, 750,000 downloads)
  • iTriage (4.5 rating, 1 million downloads)
  • ZocDoc (4.5 rating, 300,000 downloads)
  • Dosecast (4.5 rating, 300,000 downloads)
  • WebMD (4.1 rating, 1 million downloads)
  • Healow (3.8 rating, 300,000 downloads)

In contrast, mobile apps developed by top healthcare providers are only downloaded 7,000 times, on average, and only reach 2 percent of patients, according to Accenture. Hospitals save money and see better usage with third-party apps like these from popular app stores.

Transforming Patient Engagement

IT can transform patient engagement and outcomes just by deploying mHealth apps to tablets for inpatient engagement and education. In five years,healthcare execsbelieve mHealth technology, like iPads and mobile apps, will:

  • Enable proactive patient care participation (50 percent);
  • Reduce the cost of healthcare delivery (50 percent);
  • Improve personal awareness through self-monitoring (29 percent);
  • Improve communication between patients and providers (27 percent);
  • Allow peer-to-peer knowledge sharing (14 percent);
  • Enable patient social support (13 percent); and
  • Educate and better inform patients (11 percent).

U.S. healthcare organizations are already increasingly offering patient portals through mobile apps, from 47 percent in 2014 to 79 percent in 2015, according toHealthcare’s Most Wired Survey.

Shortcuts to Adopting mHealth Apps

But there are an overwhelming number of mobile health apps for IT to navigate. More than 165,000 mobile health apps are available, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.Plus, hospitals must be weary of security vulnerabilities and privacy concerns, as well as app data accuracy for optimal patient outcomes.

Wizard-like, data-driven, intelligent industry templates for healthcare help IT take the guess work out of configuring mobile devices and selecting the best apps for patient engagement. Hospitals can now deploy secure iPads and interactive apps to improve patient communication and satisfaction in one click.

Learn more about industry templates by VMware AirWatch.

 

Sources

Research 2 Guidance, Accenture, The Economist Intelligence Unit,Hospitals & Health Networks, IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics

3 Fragen an Christel Horak, Global Account Manager, VMware – #WomenInIT

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Jun 302016
 

Beitrag von Annette Maier, Country Manager Germany

„Die Diplomatie des weiblichen Geschlechts ist durchaus hilfreich“

Frauen in der IT? Gibt´s nicht! Es gibt kein Vorurteil, das sich so hartnäckig hält und doch so falsch ist. Dies belegen auch erfolgreiche Frauen bei VMware Deutschland, die wesentlich zum Unternehmenserfolg beitragen. Grund genug für eine Interviewreihe von Frau zu Frau, an deren Anfang ein Interview mit unserer DACH-Marketing-Direktorin Svenja Habenschaden stand.

Weiter geht es nun mit Christel Horak, die als Global Account Director bei VMware weltweite Großkunden betreut. Sie hat es schon immer vom Dorf in die Stadt – und in die Welt getrieben: Im Münsterland geboren, nennt sie nun seit mittlerweile 15 Jahren Düsseldorf ihr Zuhause.

Annette Maier: Christel, Du hast als studierte Betriebswirtin und Bachelor of Business Administration mehr als 15 Jahre Erfahrung in der IT: Was begeistert dich an der Technologiebranche und was muss man deiner Meinung nach für eine IT-Karriere unbedingt mitbringen?

Christel Horak: In einem Technologieunternehmen zu arbeiten bedeutet, dass kein Tag wie der andere ist. Monotonie ist in der IT ein Fremdwort. Vorherrschend sind Tempo und Flexibilität. Es geht um Innovationen, die Unternehmen zu mehr Erfolg verhelfen und Menschen in ihrem Alltag hilfreiche Unterstützung liefern. Ein schnelllebiges Geschäft, das nie zum Stillstand kommt, verlangt von einem Mitarbeiter, dass er sich kontinuierlich weiterentwickelt und neuen Herausforderungen stellt. Dafür muss man natürlich sicherlich auch eine gewisse Stressresistenz mitbringen – gleichzeitig ist dieses „Niemals Stehenbleiben“ extrem bereichernd und inspirierend.

Annette Maier: Aktuellen Zahlen zufolge fassen nur 15 Prozent aller Frauen nach ihrem Abschluss in einem MINT-Beruf Fuß, während es 31 Prozent ihrer männlichen Kollegen gelingt: Wie bewertest du das Thema Diversity in der IT-Branche aus deiner persönlichen Erfahrung?

Christel Horak: Den Eindruck, den die Zahlen vermitteln, kann ich durch meine persönliche Berufserfahrung bestätigen – leider! Obwohl es mittlerweile auch viele positive Beispiele bei VMware und anderen namhaften IT-Unternehmen gibt, Powerfrauen wie Sabine Bendiek, Meg Whitman oder Sharyl Sandberg etwa, ist die Branche weiterhin sehr männerdominiert. Zwar sehe ich auch bei großen Kunden zunehmend Frauen in führenden IT Positionen. Betrachte ich jedoch meinen Berufsalltag und den Durchschnitt der Kundentermine, so muss man sagen, dass die Frauenquote hier weiterhin gen Null tendiert.

Annette Maier: Bei der politischen Diskussion um eine Frauenquote ging es bisweilen heiß her: Was muss sich deiner Meinung nach ändern, damit es in Zukunft mehr Frauen in Führungspositionen geben kann?

Christel Horak: Das ist eine Frage, die nicht leicht zu beantworten ist. Grundsätzlich bin ich kein Befürworter der Frauenquote, da ich denke, dass die Entscheidung für eine Beförderung oder bestimmte Position im Unternehmen nicht vom Geschlecht abhängen sollte, sondern von der Leistung und Qualifikation. Allerdings ist eine Frauenquote in bestimmten Branchen sicherlich zum Start notwendig, um Frauen die Möglichkeit zu geben, sich in einer führenden Rolle zu beweisen.

Annette Maier: Worin sind „wir Mädels“ den männlichen Kollegen denn so voraus?

Christel Horak: Sicherlich hilft die Diplomatie des weiblichen Geschlechts an der ein oder anderen Stelle, um in schwierigen Verhandlungen und Diskussionen ein wenig Ruhe in die Situation „reinzubringen“…

Sie sind Student, Auszubildender oder Praktikant und haben Ambitionen, in die Welt der IT einzusteigen? Dann sind die folgenden Fragen zum Jobprofil eines Global Account Managers sicherlich hilfreich:

Annette Maier: Was genau macht ein Global Account Manager?

Christel Horak: Ein Global Account Manager verantwortet einen oder mehrere Großkunden auf weltweiter Ebene. Er entwickelt gemeinsam mit seinem Team eine globale Vertriebsstrategie unter Berücksichtigung lokaler Gegebenheiten und steht dem Kunden als direkter Ansprechpartner zur Verfügung.

Annette Maier: Welche Eigenschaft ist in Deinem Job überlebenswichtig?

Christel Horak: An erster Stelle ist dies Durchhaltevermögen. Vertriebszyklen sind oft lang und durch interne, komplexe Prozesse beim Kunden, Testphasen und andere Umstände bestimmt. Anders als beispielsweise im SMB-Geschäft mit kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen fokussiert man sich auf einen einzelnen Kunden und arbeitet daher an wenigen, strategischen Projekten. An zweiter Stelle kommt ganz klar die Teamarbeit: Allein kann man in meinem Bereich wenig erreichen. Enge Teamarbeit, vor allem mit den Global Solution Consultants, ist absolut notwendig.

Und wer noch mehr über Frauen in der IT wissen möchte, kann sich hier eine passende Infografik ansehen (Quelle: coupofy.com).

CrowdChat: klyftan kring cybersäkerheten

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Jun 302016
 

Hur förberedd är du och ditt företag för en cyberattack? Vår undersökning visar att det finns en stor klyfta mellan företagsledare och IT-chefer när det gäller planering och prioritering av säkerhet. Trots att en fjärdedel av de kontorsanställda i Europa tycker att chefen ska ta ansvar för cyberattackerna, håller ofta IT-cheferna cyberattackerna i företaget för sig själva. Denna klyfta, i kombination med komplexiteten i en alltmer digital värld, kräver att företag tänker om kring säkerheten.

Om du vill veta mer om hur man kan överbrygga denna klyfta får du gärna delta i vår live-diskussion via CrowdChat torsdagen 7 juli klockan 12:30. Vi kommer att få sällskap av en panel med talespersoner från VMware, kunder och partners som kommer att diskutera mer om klyftan kring cybersäkerhet mellan företagsledare och IT-chefer.

Upptäck omfattningen av klyftan mellan IT-chefer och företagsledare och få reda på de bästa tipsen om hur man handskas med dessa frågor utan att påverka produktiviteten och en flexibel arbetsstrategi. En illustratör kommer dessutom delta och skissa upp samtalen i realtid, för att få liv i ämnena.

Vår panel av branschexperter kommer bestå av:

  • Jeremy van Doorn @JCvanDoorn, Director, EMEA SDDC Network & Security Division at VMware
  • Joe Baguley @JoeBaguley, VP & CTO, VMware
  • Charles Barratt @csbarratt, VMware CTO Ambassador
  • Dor Zakai @DorZakai, Director, EU EMEA sales Engineering at VMware AirWatch
  • Greg Robertson @GreggRobertson5, Influencer, Xtravirt
  • TBC, Palo Alto Networks @PaloAltoNtwks, Partner

Glöm inte att vara inloggad på CrowdChat klockan 12:30 den 7 juli för att delta under #SecurityDisconnect diskussionen. Under tiden kan du ta en titt på vårt Twitterflödeför de senaste CrowdChat-nyheterna.

Registrera dig för att delta under CrowdChat-diskussionen

CrowdChat: klyftan kring cybersäkerheten

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Jun 302016
 

Hur förberedd är du och ditt företag för en cyberattack? Vår undersökning visar att det finns en stor klyfta mellan företagsledare och IT-chefer när det gäller planering och prioritering av säkerhet. Trots att en fjärdedel av de kontorsanställda i Europa tycker att chefen ska ta ansvar för cyberattackerna, håller ofta IT-cheferna cyberattackerna i företaget för sig själva. Denna klyfta, i kombination med komplexiteten i en alltmer digital värld, kräver att företag tänker om kring säkerheten.

Om du vill veta mer om hur man kan överbrygga denna klyfta får du gärna delta i vår live-diskussion via CrowdChat torsdagen 7 juli klockan 12:30. Vi kommer att få sällskap av en panel med talespersoner från VMware, kunder och partners som kommer att diskutera mer om klyftan kring cybersäkerhet mellan företagsledare och IT-chefer.

Upptäck omfattningen av klyftan mellan IT-chefer och företagsledare och få reda på de bästa tipsen om hur man handskas med dessa frågor utan att påverka produktiviteten och en flexibel arbetsstrategi. En illustratör kommer dessutom delta och skissa upp samtalen i realtid, för att få liv i ämnena.

Vår panel av branschexperter kommer bestå av:

  • Jeremy van Doorn @JCvanDoorn, Director, EMEA SDDC Network & Security Division at VMware
  • Joe Baguley @JoeBaguley, VP & CTO, VMware
  • Charles Barratt @csbarratt, VMware CTO Ambassador
  • Dor Zakai @DorZakai, Director, EU EMEA sales Engineering at VMware AirWatch
  • Greg Robertson @GreggRobertson5, Influencer, Xtravirt
  • TBC, Palo Alto Networks @PaloAltoNtwks, Partner

Glöm inte att vara inloggad på CrowdChat klockan 12:30 den 7 juli för att delta under #SecurityDisconnect diskussionen. Under tiden kan du ta en titt på vårt Twitterflödeför de senaste CrowdChat-nyheterna.

Registrera dig för att delta under CrowdChat-diskussionen

Node Africa Deploys Greenfield Data Center Infrastructure, Leads Africa to be Cloud First Continent

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Jun 302016
 

Node Africa is a cloud service provider and cloud broker. One of very few hybrid to public cloud providers in Africa, it offers its customers bespoke cloud infrastructure and services including consulting, design, build, and deployment of complex solutions. When the organization launched in Kenya, their challenges included deploying a data center in under two months, and creating a hybrid offering that would reduce bandwidth challenges.

Because of cost constraints, Node Africa chose VMware and the vCloud Air Network program (vCAN) to build its business and data center, so that they would only pay for what they used. Then, using the vCloud Architecture Toolkit—including vSphere, vCloud Director, and NSX—they built a scalable cloud infrastructure in six weeks.

Node Africa CEO Phares Kariuki says, “The amount of money we have saved on networking equipment as a result of using NSX as the basis of our network has been amazing. We saved $10,000 on just our initial network infrastructure investment, that’s big for a green fields start-up.”

Read the complete case study here.

Roger

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Node Africa Deploys Greenfield Data Center Infrastructure, Leads Africa to be Cloud First Continent

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Jun 302016
 

Node Africa is a cloud service provider and cloud broker. One of very few hybrid to public cloud providers in Africa, it offers its customers bespoke cloud infrastructure and services including consulting, design, build, and deployment of complex solutions. When the organization launched in Kenya, their challenges included deploying a data center in under two months, and creating a hybrid offering that would reduce bandwidth challenges.

Because of cost constraints, Node Africa chose VMware and the vCloud Air Network program (vCAN) to build its business and data center, so that they would only pay for what they used. Then, using the vCloud Architecture Toolkit—including vSphere, vCloud Director, and NSX—they built a scalable cloud infrastructure in six weeks.

Node Africa CEO Phares Kariuki says, “The amount of money we have saved on networking equipment as a result of using NSX as the basis of our network has been amazing. We saved $10,000 on just our initial network infrastructure investment, that’s big for a green fields start-up.”

Read the complete case study here.

Roger

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DRS Doctor is here to diagnose your DRS clusters

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Jun 302016
 

Mystery revealed, DRS for VMware vSphere is no more a black box! DRS Doctor will tell you all you need to know about your DRS clusters.

Our latest fling, DRS Doctor, will monitor your DRS clusters for virtual machine and host resource usage data, DRS-recommended migrations, and the reason behind each migration. It also monitors all the cluster-related events, tasks, and cluster balance, and logs all this information into a plain text log file that anyone can read.

Read this blog for more information on how DRS Doctor can monitor and diagnose your clusters.

Download DRS Doctor from our flings site.

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DRS Doctor is here to diagnose your DRS clusters

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Jun 302016
 

Mystery revealed, DRS for VMware vSphere is no more a black box! DRS Doctor will tell you all you need to know about your DRS clusters.

Our latest fling, DRS Doctor, will monitor your DRS clusters for virtual machine and host resource usage data, DRS-recommended migrations, and the reason behind each migration. It also monitors all the cluster-related events, tasks, and cluster balance, and logs all this information into a plain text log file that anyone can read.

Read this blog for more information on how DRS Doctor can monitor and diagnose your clusters.

Download DRS Doctor from our flings site.

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Upsell vSphere – Take 5 Minutes to Learn What’s in it for You

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Jun 292016
 

Watch the short video…Rory Choudhuri, our Product Marketing Director for SDDC in EMEA, shares why now is the time for you to upgrade to vSphere and/or vSphere with Operation Management Enterprise Plus edition.

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Jun 292016
 

OneDrive for Business

This month, we are excited to announce our newest integration with OneDrive for Business*. This integration will allow users to attach files from their corporate OneDrive for Business file library to any Socialcast message or comment, while preserving the file permissions settings in OneDrive.

To enable this integration, Admins will need to go to Admin Settings > Integrations > External Applications > OneDrive for Business and follow the configuration steps indicated on the card. Note: You will need to have administrator rights to your Office 365 or Sharepoint Online instance to setup the integration.

Usage and Permissions:

  • Once this integration has been enabled, all members of the community will be able see the option to attach files from OneDrive for Business when drafting a message.

  • Users will be prompted to authenticate to OneDrive using their corporate login or go through corporate single-sign on flow.

  • Users will have access to all the files and folders inside their OneDrive for Business account, and be able to select the desired files to attach to Socialcast. They will also be able to upload new files to the OneDrive repository and set the sharing permissions on a file directly from the pop-up dialog.

  • Sharing: This integration will respect the Sharing permissions set on the OneDrive file. For example, if a file only available to you is uploaded to Socialcast, then you will be the only user who can click to view the file. Other members will see there is an attachment to the post, but will need to request permissions through the standard Microsoft access request prompt. Files shared with ‘Everyone’ will be viewable by all members of the community. User can adjust sharing permissions on each file before attaching

  • Viewing: Images uploaded from OneDrive for Business will load the file from the Microsoft OneDrive viewer. Files, such as PowerPoint or Word documents, will need to be downloaded locally (similar to existing behavior).

*Please note that On-Premise clients will receive these features in a future release.