Top Emerging Technology and Trend Sessions to Attend at VMworld USA

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TheEmerging Technologies and Trends is a track you don’t want to miss at this year&#rsquo;s VMworld USA conference, taking place Aug. 27-31 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The focus in this track will be highlighting the emerging technologies driving digital transformation, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) […]

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Top Emerging Technology and Trend Sessions to Attend at VMworld USA

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TheEmerging Technologies and Trends is a track you don’t want to miss at this year&#rsquo;s VMworld USA conference, taking place Aug. 27-31 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The focus in this track will be highlighting the emerging technologies driving digital transformation, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) […]

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Easy as 9.1.1-2-3: VMware AirWatch EMM Feature Pack Review

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Use the VMware AirWatch EMM feature pack review to learn about the added features added and bug fixes in the latest releases of the AirWatch Console.

VMware AirWatch EMM Feature Pack v9.1.3

Check out the latest features in theVMware AirWatch EMM Feature Pack v9.1.3 release!

New!Deploy Custom Bootstrap Packages for macOS

VMware AirWatch EMM Feature Packv9.1.2

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vSAN Performance Diagnostics

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I am excited to announce that launch of vSAN Performance diagnostics. This feature will enable faster performance troubleshooting and when burning in a cluster with performance tests to understand how you can increase the IOPS or lower the storage latency and what is your bottleneck within the host. Performance diagnostics analyzes previously executed benchmarks. It

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Building Better Partnerships at the vCAN Roadshow

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Jul 312017
 

We host the vCloud Air Network Roadshow so our partners can stay abreast of the latest product developments in cloud technology. Recently, we held a series of events across Europe and Asia for our cloud provider partners so they can get hand-on training in our latest software solutions. We also happened to visit some of the most beautiful cities in the world.

At these events, partners meet with our product and vCloud Air Network teams to discuss new releases and customer case studies. Between information sessions and talks we shared meals and took delight in insightful conversations among partners. On the final day of the Roadshow, we convened over drinks and hors d&#rsquo;oeuvres for a giveaway drawing.

The Roadshow gave us the opportunity to visit our partners in the cities where they work and play. Each city — Miami, Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne — has its own unique culture and landscape, but they all have one thing in common: hardworking vCloud Air Network cloud providers!

Here&#rsquo;s a look through at a few of the Roadshow events we have hosted so far:

Amsterdam

VMware Technologist David Hill addresses Dutch service providers on the value of network virtualization.
Partners settling down to enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar after the closing presentation.

Hong Kong

Keynote speaker Dan Gallivan, Senior Director of Global Cloud Practice, smiles for the camera before giving his presentation to our Hong Kong partners.
Cloud partners attending the Roadshow listen to Dan Gallivan discuss cloud solutions.

Sydney

Our partners discuss how they will implement VMware’s new cloud solutions over drinks.

Here&#rsquo;s to developing better cloud technology with our global partners!

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Partenaires : comment survivre à la vague numérique ?

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Par Hervé Renault Sr Director, Partners & Global Commercial SEMEA at VMware

Il faut désormais s&#rsquo;y habituer, les vagues du numérique se succèdent les unes après les autres. La transformation numérique est un processus permanent qui réclame de l&#rsquo;agilité pour en tirer tout le bénéfice et survivre. Nos partenaires n&#rsquo;échappent pas à la règle. Avec la révolution numérique les métiers de nos partenaires changent et leur rôle sera d&#rsquo;autant plus crucial qu&#rsquo;ils auront anticipé les changements et développé une valeur différenciatrice. Une journée leur sera d&#rsquo;ailleurs consacrée durant VMworld en septembre 2017 pour approfondir ces aspects.

Le numérique refaçonne l&#rsquo;écosystème. L&#rsquo;émergence régulière de nouvelles technologies, l&#rsquo;apparition de nouveaux modèles d&#rsquo;affaire, la généralisation du cloud et la cybercriminalité grandissante sont autant de sujets qui redessinent l&#rsquo;écosystème partenaire. La physionomie de nos clients a changé. Les entreprises deviennent des usines applicatives. Ce sont les applications qui dicteront leurs lois aux infrastructures et non le contraire.Les exigences vis-à-vis de ces infrastructures s&#rsquo;intensifient par la même occasion. Le cloisonnement des compétences atteint ses limites. L&#rsquo;époque des silos technologiques qui ont structuré pendant des décennies les Datacenters arrive à sa fin. Développement et production collaborent: les équipes réseaux, serveurs et stockage se rejoignent dans des approches d&#rsquo;hyperconvergence et de Software Defined Datacenter. L&#rsquo;informatique monolithique a vécu, bienvenue dans l&#rsquo;ère de l&#rsquo;hybridation qui met en lumière les partenariats technologiques entre éditeurs de logiciels, constructeurs et fournisseurs de services cloud. Dans un tel contexte chaque partenaire doit repenser son rôle et la manière de s&#rsquo;inscrire dans cet écosystème qui évolue sans cesse.

Se transformer pour survivre. Le numérique redistribue les cartes et ne tolère pas l&#rsquo;attentisme. Sans remise en cause de son positionnement et de son modèle, les années à venir risquent d&#rsquo;être difficiles pour un revendeur ou un intégrateur. Pour autant les opportunités sont nombreuses et bien réelles à condition de les avoir anticipées et de s&#rsquo;être restructuré en conséquence. Les compétences représenteront un véritable défi. Il faudra tout à la fois embrasser de multiples savoir-faire et posséder des domaines d&#rsquo;expertises poussées. Le développement de nouveaux usages autour de technologies telles que les objets connectés et l&#rsquo;intelligence artificielle donne naissance à de nouveaux écosystèmes. Difficile pour un partenaire de maitriser à lui seul toute la chaine de valeur, il faut donc apprendre à collaborer avec d&#rsquo;autres ou interagir avec des experts d&#rsquo;écosystèmes complémentaires. Les projets d&#rsquo;infrastructures doivent être pensés en tenant compte des nouveaux usages et des technologies qui les sous-tendent.

La capacité à décliner chez les clients les partenariats technologiques, que nouent les éditeurs de logiciels et les constructeurs entre eux, sera déterminante pour offrir aux clients des solutions complètes et opérationnelles. Quel que soit le positionnement choisi il demeure essentiel que la valeur du partenaire soit tangible pour le client et valorisée dans la durée. Communiquer sur cette valeur s&#rsquo;apparente à un parcours du combattant. Le client a appris à chercher lui-même l&#rsquo;information sur internet. Il faut se distinguer parmi une multitude de contenus qui foisonne sur la toile. Le digital force à une communication plus interactive et plus personnalisée que les organisations marketing des partenaires doivent s&#rsquo;approprier.

Cette mutation touche tout le monde. Nous même nous n&#rsquo;y échappons pas en tant qu&#rsquo;éditeur. Souvenez-vous en 1998 VMware se limitait à la virtualisation des serveurs avec quelques produits. Etre leader sur son marché ne suffit plus pour se construire un avenir. La transformation s&#rsquo;est imposée à nous comme à nos clients. Nous adressons aujourd&#rsquo;hui quatre priorités IT stratégiques pour les entreprises : modernisation des Datacenters, intégration des clouds publics, généralisation de l&#rsquo;espace de travail digital et transformation de la sécurité. Nous nous sommes réorganisés, de nouvelles compétences nous ont rejoints. Rien n&#rsquo;est figé pour autant car notre environnement continue d&#rsquo;évoluer et nous comptons sur l&#rsquo;aide d&#rsquo;un réseau de partenaires dynamiques et modernisés.

Tous les aspects de cette mutation seront largement discutés lors de VMworld. Je compte bien continuer à alimenter la réflexion en développant sur les réseaux sociaux des thèmes comme le rôle du partenaire dans la conduite du changement, sa place au sein du cloud et l&#rsquo;intérêt du marketing digital pour lui.

Reduce IT Friction, Boost Government Workforce Productivity

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Anyone working in government over the past decade knows that mobile devices have transformed agency workflows, cultures and outcomes. According to a FedScoop survey underwritten by VMware and published in July 2017, more than half of federal government personnel rely heavily on mobile devices—including personal devices—to do their work.

Compared to industry, however, more than half of federal workers experience moderate-to-high levels of friction when using a smartphone or tablet—ultimately impeding productivity and efficiency. There are many reasons for this, including an overall distrust in the security of field mobility by some government agencies, IT infrastructure that is unable to support integrated digital workspaces across all applications and devices and poor user experience.


 

The digital workspace is quickly becoming a ubiquitous term for seamless remote access to company data and applications. VMware defines the digital workspace as the IT platform that provides the necessary infrastructure to deliver any app to any device across any location. It&#rsquo;s software-defined; identity-based; and cloud, device and operating system (OS) agnostic.

If you pare down what government workers want in a digital workspace, you&#rsquo;ll find that they&#rsquo;re simply expecting the ability to access the files, apps and data required of their mission regardless of device, network or location. For government IT, this means virtualizing and standardizing infrastructure across mobile and cloud-based environments to deliver anytime, anywhere access to information.

Wherever you may be along your agency&#rsquo;s digital workspace journey, at the minimum recognize that identity-based authentication, single sign-on and a consumer-simple internal app catalog are some of the most steadfast ways to improve user experience and reduce mobile friction.

Same goes for virtualizing the digital workspace environment—including the desktop, applications and network—to better respond to today&#rsquo;s dynamic mission requirements. For example, isolating desktops and applications from the operating system allows for real-time, over-the-air app delivery, management and security, while reproducing the physical network into software means attaching policies to individual workloads to automate networking operations and enable a fundamentally more secure data center.

For more information on how VMware can help your agency securely modernize and mobilize IT infrastructure, visit vmware.com/go/federal.

Learn more about solutions for government workforce productivity:

  • New @ VMworld: Industry Workshops & Showcase for Financial Services, Healthcare, Government & Retail
  • VMware Workspace ONE Updates: Elegant Experience for Employees & Government-Grade Security for IT
  • Introducing the Government Digital Workspace for Dummies: A Handy Guide to Securely Mobilizing Agency Workforces

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Un rayo de luz en un mundo multi-cloud

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Dentro de nuestras series en el blog de firmas invitados vCAN, John Coulston, Director de Rackspace Alliances en EMEA, habla sobre formar parte de nuestra red de proveedores de cloud VMware y de las oportunidades que ofrecerá el cloud a los clientes de Rackspace

Las empresas ya no se preguntan si necesitan tecnologías en la nube, ahora ya forman parte de la metodología de las TI aceptada por la mayoría de los CIO y los CTO. En un mundo multi-cloud la pregunta es cómo elegir la combinación correcta de cloud que dé respuesta a las necesidades de los clientes y de los empleados, que ayude a que las TI sigan estando a la vanguardia en innovación y que sea competitiva.

El reto técnico de una empresa es integrar la arquitectura local en sus múltiples desarrollos de la nube alineando, a su vez, los planes de crecimiento comercial con la simplificación de las operaciones y el ahorro de costes. Este reto puede desbordar a algunas empresas:

  • ¿Qué aplicaciones y cargas de trabajo se deberían pasar a la nube?
  • ¿Cuál debería ser la secuencia de migración?
  • ¿Cómo se puede lograr sin interrumpir o provocar cortes en la actividad empresarial?

Estas son cuestiones empresariales que requieren respuesta, pero para ello necesitan tener especialistas a mano que aseguren que la respuesta está diseñada específicamente para su organización. Al fin y al cabo ninguna empresa es igual a otra, ni se puede utilizar el mismo enfoque para todas.

Avanzar con los tiempos

Estamos totalmente alineados con la visión Cross-Cloud de VMware ya que creemos que la experiencia en la nube debe ser rápida, sencilla e integral. Tenemos demandas importantes para entornos de gestión híbridos y multi-cloud. Los usuarios cada vez están más interesados en equilibrar la velocidad y el ahorro de la nube pública con la funcionalidad y la seguridad de la nube privada. Tanto es así que, de hecho, estamos abriendo un nuevo centro de datos Rackspace en Alemania utilizando VMware Cloud Foundation.

Hemos ayudado a GoHenry a beneficiarse de las ventajas de la nube privada de VMware. GoHenry es una empresa británica de FinTech que ayuda a los padres a educar a sus hijos en el control financiero utilizando aplicaciones de teléfonos inteligentes y tipos específicos de tarjetas para gestionar mejor su dinero. El equipo de liderazgo GoHenry quiere una tecnología flexible y escalable, pero que preserve la seguridad de sus datos. VMware se encargó de todas su peticiones, pero la compañía no podía dedicar el tiempo necesario para gestionar por sí misma sus propios centros de datos. Ahí es donde intervinimos nosotros con nuestra Managed Private Cloud. Mediante Managed Virtualization de VMware, le proporcionamos a GoHenry todo lo que necesitaba para que pudiese centrarse en su actividad empresarial con la confianza de que su infraestructura trabaja de forma adecuada. Nos ocupamos de todo el funcionamiento de la nube, desde la capacidad hasta requisitos ad hoc, permitiéndoles así concentrarse en su actividad empresarial principal. Rackspace utiliza tecnología VMware para diseñar, modificar y actualizar aplicaciones, por lo que funciona bien y es segura en todo el mundo. GoHenry se migró con Rackspace en sólo un fin de semana, en el plazo previsto, sin salirse del presupuesto y sin interrupciones.

Negocios desarrollados de forma sencilla

Rackspace ayuda a los clientes a pasar de un entorno local a la nube, de VMware local a VMware en la nube, y por tanto, respeta la inversión de capital realizada en tecnologías VMware y además, adopta e integra las nuevas características disponibles en el entorno de la nube VMware. La estrecha colaboración entre VMware y Rackspace nos ayuda a proponer ideas innovadoras a nuestros clientes sin que estos incurran en gastos de reequipamiento, riesgos de desarrollo, plantilla, y además no tienen que preocuparse por la seguridad. Ayudamos a nuestros clientes a obtener beneficios reales por trasladarse a la nube y sin molestias, lo que finalmente se traduce en períodos de migración de proyectos más breves. Después de la migración, los clientes nos piden que sigamos operando sus diferentes nubes debido a nuestra experiencia, lo que les permite a ellos disponer de más tiempo y recursos para centrarse en sus principales áreas estratégicas. Lo mejor de Rackspace es que somos más que equipos de infraestructura disponibles las 24 horas al día, los 7 días a la semana, que maximizan sus nubes, nuestro equipo de consultoría GSS ofrece un análisis de la estrategia futura y planificación para ayudar a las empresas a maximizar su cloud. Nuestros clientes pueden disfrutar de todos los beneficios de la nube sin preocuparse ni del tiempo ni de las molestias de ocuparse de ella. Los clientes disponen de un hardware a medida, además de la opción de nivel de gestión y control.

La función clave que proporciona Rackspace a los clientes es ayudar a reducir la complejidad de sus entornos multi-cloud. Podemos gestionarlos por ellos partiendo de un sistema centralizado, pero no se trata solo de la forma en la que gestionamos esos entornos cloud,y que nos caracteriza, sino también de la capacidad de gestionar las aplicaciones y herramientas complejas que los componen.

Los usuarios eligen VMware como plataforma preferida, ya sea pública o privada, ya que la evolución de su tecnología les permite utilizar la nube de una forma sencilla y avanzar de forma realmente dinámica, ya sea para una capacidad de energía extra o como entorno DevOps.

Alianzas para el Éxito

Dentro de VMware&#rsquo;s global vCloud Air Network (vCAN), Racksapce es un socio estratégico mundial de VCAN –un rayo de luz en la Cross-Cloud de VMware- para que todas las empresas puedan utilizar aplicaciones de nubes y dispositivos en un entorno operativo común. vCAN es la forma ideal de desarrollar, potenciar y comercializar servicios de alojamiento tales como servicios de infraestructuras (IaaS), servicios de escritorio (DaaS), servicios de recuperación ante desastres (DRaaS), servicios de copia de seguridad y duplicado, servicios de almacenamiento y otros servicios en la nube.

VMware ha sido siempre líder en el sector en términos de inversión en I+D en tecnología de la nube, seguridad e innovación digital. Rackspace lleva proporcionado una nube gestionada VMware a escala mundial durante más de una década, a lo que se suma nuestra pasión por prestar un apoyo y una experiencia de usuario final integral excepcional, lo que ha tenido una gran repercusión en los clientes, y ha hecho que hayamos crecido muy rápido.

Queremos estar preparados para cuando las empresas estén listas para dar el siguiente paso en su viaje por la nube, y eso significa una alianza fuerte entre Rackspace y VMware. Toda Cross-Cloud necesita que alguien la lleve a buen término, y ahí es donde aparece el rayo de luz que representa VMware.

Notas al Pie del Blog:

Rackspace estará en el VMworld Europe para presentar su experiencia con la nube VMware mediante una combinación de presentaciones, talleres de inicio y citas individuales..

VMworld Europe que se celebrará en Barcelona en septiembre es una oportunidad única para que las empresas y las organizaciones conozcan a los ejecutivos senior, CIOs y expertos técnicos de VMware y sepan cuáles son sus puntos de vista sobre cuatro aspectos empresariales clave: modernización del centro de datos, integración de la nubes públicas, empoderamiento del lugar de trabajo digital y transformación de la seguridad.

Para visiones generales sobre nuestro ecosistema de socios VMware y leer las últimas entradas del blog, consulte las series aquí, o visite el sitio Web de VMware Partner Network .

Graham Crich spiega il vCAN partner network e i cloud service in un mondo multi-cloud

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in un mondo multi-cloud

Il mese scorso, i cloud service provider di tutta l&#rsquo;area EMEA si sono incontrati all&#rsquo;evento VMware vCAN LIVE per discutere come stanno aiutando le organizzazioni di tutta la Region a trasformare le proprie attività con servizi multi-cloud. In questo testo, Graham Crich, EMEA Director, Cloud and Service Provider Partner, parla del ruolo e del valore del network e di come stiamo lavorando con i partner per aiutare le organizzazioni in tutta l’area EMEA a trasformare le loro attività.

Cominciando dall&#rsquo;inizio: cos&#rsquo;è vCAN?

vCAN – vCloud Air Network– è un ecosistema globale di cloud provider che fornisce servizi cloud basati su tecnologia VMware alle organizzazioni di tutte le dimensioni e in tutti i settori. La rete è costituita da un ampio numero di società partner che hanno una caratteristica comune: sono in gran parte provider che vengono dai managed service e che forniscono cloud esterni ai clienti dai propri data center.

Abbiamo lavorato con i partner cloud negli ultimi 10 anni, inizialmente distribuendo vSphere e vCenter per fornire infrastrutture dedicate ai propri clienti. Ci hanno seguito in questo percorso, motivo per cui il loro approccio ora è più cloud-based. Molti hanno adottato vCloud Director quando è stato lanciato, per dare accesso alle persone ai propri cloud e successivamente abbiamo dato loro gli strumenti per accedere al mega cloud di terze parti rendendo l&#rsquo;approccio ibrido. Da quel momento, abbiamo visto aumentare l&#rsquo;adozione di reti e storage virtualizzati in NSX e vSAN, in quanto entrambi offrono la possibilità di integrare più clienti, offrendo grande agilità senza compromettere la sicurezza.

Il network stesso è considerevole. Abbiamo più di 4500 partner nella rete globale, di cui 2500 solo in EMEA.

Qual è il problema principale che vCAN aiuta a superare?

La grande sfida per le organizzazioni è trovare il modo per essere più veloci per continuare a essere competitive. E la spinta per l&#rsquo;agilità generalmente porta alla digital transformation, che è essa stessa una sfida per i team IT.

Per molti, quella trasformazione arriva sotto forma di creazione di un ambiente cloud flessibile – dall&#rsquo; infrastruttura attraverso la gestione di ciascun dispositivo endpoint – dando la libertà di innovare e accrescere la recettività alle condizioni di mercato, con una maggiore velocità nel lanciare prodotti e servizi. E per rendere quel cloud pienamente flessibile? Deve essere basato su un&#rsquo;infrastruttura ibrida multi-cloud, e deve aiutare a supportare le specifiche sfide di ogni organizzazione dello specifico settore.

Come fanno le diverse aziende a fare tutto questo? Bene, molti non hanno il tempo o le risorse dedicate a farlo internamente – sia da una prospettiva CapEx, OpEx e di management. Questo è dove i partner vCAN intervengono.

Quindi come aiutano i partner vCAN?

Il range di servizi offerti dai partner del vCAN – e i diversi modi in cui loro possono aiutare i clienti – è vasto. In base alla necessità, il vCAN offre infrastruttura hosted, desktop-as-a-service, disaster recovery e managed service.

Certamente l&#rsquo;approccio per il raggiungimento del set-up ideale del cloud differirà sulla base del cliente, delle dimensioni e della sua industria.

I nostri partner forniscono le risposte a diversi tipi di organizzazioni – da quelle che richiedono una serie di risorse aggiuntive per gestire i periodi di picco a quelle che necessitano di un&#rsquo;infrastruttura ibrida di grandi dimensioni, completamente flessibile, multi-cloud, tutto l&#rsquo;anno.

Stiamo vedendo sempre più quest&#rsquo;ultimo caso, con organizzazioni che vogliono il meglio di entrambi i mondi. Questo può voler dire un approccio ibrido con risorse on-premise per la sicurezza e cloud pubblico e off-premise per la scalabilità – e in modo orizzontale diversi mega cloud, in modo che il personale possa costruire e spostare le applicazioni nel modo più adatto alle proprie esigenze.

I nostri partner lavorano a stretto contatto con i clienti per creare soluzioni di multi-cloud complete, specificatamente su misura per le loro necessità, costruendo e gestendo servizi basati sulle esperienze per mercati verticali e per vicinanza con il cliente e con le sue sfide di business. Per esempio, un&#rsquo;organizzazione di servizi finanziari potrebbe necessitare di un&#rsquo;infrastruttura agile per aiutarla a muoversi rapidamente sulla base dei cambiamenti di mercato, ma per questo occorre lavorare con partner che possano garantire che il suo ambiente soddisfi le severe norme di conformità PCI DSS e le leggi del settore senza fallire.

E dove entra in gioco VMware?

I nostri partner vCAN offrono soluzioni ai loro clienti. Queste soluzioni attivano la delivery rapida e conveniente di servizi di cloud ibrido che le organizzazioni necessitano per far fronte alle sfide di cui sopra. Che si tratti di infrastructure-as-a-service, disaster recovery o desktop-as-a-service, è tutto basato sulla tecnologia VMware. I service provider possono beneficiare dalla diminuzione del time to market, degli investimenti di capitale ridotti e dei più bassi costi di sviluppo, pur continuando a offrire servizi competitivi nel mercato del cloud computing.

Abbiamo lanciato la nostra architettura di Cross–Cloud alla fine dello scorso anno per aiutare i nostri partner cloud a supportare il multi-cloud. L&#rsquo;architettura fornisce un&#rsquo;integrazione senza interruzioni tra cloud, con un modo semplice di eseguire, gestire, connettere e proteggere applicazioni su diversi dispositivi ma in un ambiente operativo comune. Il Cross-Cloud nasce attraverso la VMware Cloud Foundation, uno stack integrato che fornisce infrastrutture di cloud ibrido enterprise-ready alle organizzazioni di ogni dimensione.

vCAN in azione

Prendete Rackspace, uno dei nostri principali partner globali e uno dei più grossi managed cloud provider dell&#rsquo;area EMEA. Rackspace è in grado di comprendere che le organizzazioni vogliono solo un&#rsquo;infrastruttura sottostante che li aiuterà a essere il più agili possibile, rimanendo però al sicuro – e che non si interessano particolarmente di quale approccio cloud li porti a quel risultato. Per questa ragione, l&#rsquo;azienda offre competenze relative ai principali cloud del mondo – VMware, AWS, Microsoft (Azure and Hyper-V), OpenStack e Google.

Mentre offre accesso a questa vastità di mega cloud, è attraverso le tecnologie della VMware Cloud Foundation quali NSX, vSAN e vRealize Suite che Rackspace gestirà l&#rsquo;utilizzo di queste da parte dei suoi clienti. Questo può avvenire attraverso un cloud pubblico, un cloud privato o tramite un approccio ibrido. Rackspace provvederà a trovare la migliore soluzione alle richieste dei propri business, dando loro completa agilità ma senza che affrontino la spesa e la complessità del dover fare tutto per conto proprio.

In che modo VMware aiuta i suoi partner vCAN?

Vogliamo far integrare le nostre tecnologie negli stack dei nostri partner il più facilmente possibile per loro. Così, oltre al fatto che i nostri partner possono contattarci in qualsiasi momento, abbiamo anche creato un vCloud Architecture Toolkit dedicato ai Service Provider. Il toolkit include un numero di documenti self-service, tutti creati per soluzioni, per facilitare l&#rsquo;integrazione con gli stack esistenti. Sono disponibili in più lingue e contengono molte informazioni per aiutare i partner durante il loro percorso con noi.

Che cosa significa l&#rsquo;acquisizione di OVH per vCAN?

Si tratta di &#rsquo;business as usual&#rdquo;. OVH è uno dei più grandi partner globali di vCAN e continuerà a esserlo. Sappiamo che sapranno offrire una grande customer experience a tutte le aziende che ancora utilizzeranno vCloud Air. Tutte le organizzazioni su vCloud Air continueranno ad accedere agli stessi servizi, in modo invariato.

Com&#rsquo;è il futuro di vCAN?

È certamente un futuro luminoso. il mercato è davvero orientato al cloud e al mega cloud, ma i managed service sono molto importanti per realizzare un multi-cloud, e in quanto tali stanno crescendo rapidamente – quasi come le tecnologie cloud. Per questo i nostri partner vCAN sono così importanti. È un mercato imponente, che è cresciuto più del 40% lo scorso anno.

 

 

Sanjay Poonen Wants YOU to Join Him at VMworld 2017

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Jul 282017
 

This VMworld, the digital workspace takes center stage. Join industry leaders like VMware COO Sanjay Poonen and VMware End-User Computing (EUC) leaders Sumit Dhawan, Noah Wasmer, Shankar Iyer, Dave Grant, Courtney Burry, Adam Romanowski, Jeff McGrath, Renu Upahdhay and so many more.

Get your VMworld pass!

  • Be in the front row for the news.
  • Impress your boss with advanced technical sessions and expertise.
  • Meet the movers and shakers in mobility, desktop virtualization, app management and unified endpoint management.
  • Be the expert on bleeding edge of the hottest products in the industry: VMware Workspace ONE, VMware AirWatch, VMware Horizon, VMware Identity Manager, VMware App Volumes, VMware NSX and so many more.

For mobility pros who attended AirWatch Connect in previous years, we can’t stress this enough: You cannot miss VMworld. It will be the biggest, most powerful, most connected mobility event of the year.

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vSAN 6.6.1 with VUM Integration

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Jul 282017
 

&#rsquo;Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.&#rdquo; – Clare Booth Luce. This is a timeless idea that could not be more true when it comes to software design. It&#rsquo;s one of the reasons why so many IT organizations are looking to replace complex infrastructures requiring the expertise of storage, networking and compute professionals with HCI solutions like

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vRBC 7.3 – Whats New Technical Blog

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Jul 282017
 

On June 13, 2017, VMware released an updated version of its vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3 solution.VMwarevRealize Business for Cloudautomates cloud costing analysis, consumption metering, cloud comparison and planning, delivering the cost visibility and business insights you need to run your cloud more efficiently. Below is a summary of what&#rsquo;s new in this release of vRealize Business for Cloud.

Whats New?

 

Private Cloud – vSphere

  • Whitelist or Blacklist machines or clusters from vRBC data collection – You can select a set of virtual machines or clusters to add into vRealize Business for Cloud, instead of adding the complete vCenter Server.
    • To GET a list of current blacklisted clusters in a vCenter: python /usr/ITFM-Cloud/va-tools/bin/partialVC.py GET <vcenter-url>
    • To ADD some clusters which are to be ignored: python /usr/ITFM-Cloud/va-tools/bin/partialVC.py SET <vcenter-url> <cluster-name1> <cluster-name2>

 

Example run of the script as executed on vRBC Appliance.

Public Cloud – Azure & AWS

  • Azure & AWS are now considered a first class citizen in vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3, which provides the detailed costing, pricing mechanism, showback information, and VM Statistics for Non-EA accounts.
  • You can now define pricing policies for Azure virtual machines that are deployed directly on Azure and are deployed by vRealize Automation.
  • vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3 can provide upfront price for Azure blueprint and if a Azure machine is deployed from vRealze Automation, vRealize Business for Cloud can compute cost-to-date.

First Class Citizen – Now on Overview page

More granular detailed view into Azure and AWS machines

 

Procurement Planning Enhancements

  • Simulate specific VM configuration and run a scenario to view capacity and plan procurement
  • Compare single or multiple datacenters
  • Configurable resources from CPU to Memory to Storage

Build your own Scenario breakdown based on VM specs

 

Pricing Methodology Enhancements

  • Global Pricing model based on usage or utilization for CPU, Memory and Storage
  • Service provider administrators can select their pricing preference
  • Define Depreciation Method for Hardware Costing
    • Straight Line
    • Double Declining Balance

Granular depreciation Methods

 

License and Roles

  • Support multiple license keys.You can now enter multiple license keys as part of license administration.
  • Additional access for vRealize Suite Standard license key.
  • The roles now match across all installation

Reporting

  • Schedule a Report.You can now schedule and email a custom report or the out-of-the-box reports to a set of recipients on daily, weekly or monthly basis.
  • Updates to the Daily Price Report.vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3 calculates the virtual machine price accurately based on its CPU, storage and memory resource utilization or allocation and its change within a day.
  • New Reports.Additional reports are added in vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3:
    • Azure Instances
    • Azure Resources
    • Several out-of-the-box reports (that provides operational and cost visibility)
  • Enhanced Public APIs of Reports.You can now use the Public APIs to generate reports in the VMware Identity Manager integrated vRealize Business for Cloud setup.

Schedule your reports to be deliver via email

Integration

  • Tighter integration with vRealize Operations Manager.
  • Compatible with latest versions of VMware solutions.see theVMware Product Interoperability Matrix.
  • Support VMware NSX Manager.

Documentation and Links

  • Download Link:
    • Download Link for vRBC 7.3
  • Release Notes:
    • Release Notes for vRBC 7.3
  • Documentation Link:
    • Documentation for vRBC 7.3

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PCI-DSS & HIPAA compliance with vRealize Operations

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Jul 282017
 

Hardening and Compliance for vSphere

For some time now vRealize Operations has been able to check the vSphere environment against VMware&#rsquo;s vSphere Hardening Guidelines – vRealize Operations vSphere Hardening.

 

More and more organizations have the need to meet certain regulatory requirements, namely PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and others. With the recent release of vRealize Operations 6.6 VMware has also introduced PCI-DSS and HIPAA compliance for vSphere. This is available to clients with vRealize Operations Advanced edition and higher.

 

 

Download and Install the Management Packs for PCI-DSS and HIPAA

Lets start by where you need to go to get this content. Simply go to VMware&#rsquo;s MarketPlace (also known as VMware Solution Exchange) https://marketplace.vmware.com. A simple search on PCI-DSS or HIPAA will get you to the vRealize Operations Management Packs.

 

Install the Management Pack(s) you desire. This is done in the ADMINISTRATION page under SOLUTIONS

 

Enable PCI-DSS and HIPAA compliance for vSphere

Now that the solution management packs are installed simply make sure they are turned on. This is done in the policy by enabling the alerts. Go to step 6 in the policy, and do two searches, the first for PCI DSS and the second for HIPAA

Change the STATE column from &#rsquo;Inherited Blocked&#rdquo; to &#rsquo;Local Enabled&#rdquo; to enable the alerts (essentially enabling the compliance checking)

 

Leveraging the vSphere Hardening Compliance dashboard you will now be able to see any alerts related to PCI DSS and HIPAA in addition to the already available (if turned on) vSphere compliance alerts.

 

 

Object Level View

From here you can also drill into an object check on it’s compliance posture!

 

 

Reports

After installing these solutions Management Packs you will notice that each has installed a compliance report. One for PCI-DSS and the second for HIPAA. This is a great way to check on your compliance posture and make sure that you are trending upwards with time (getting to PCI and HIPAA compliance doesn&#rsquo;t happen over night). Here’s a report snippet below.

 

 

 

vRealize Operations Current Standards Coverage

  • vSphere Hardening Guidelines for 5.5
  • vSphere Hardening Guidelines for 6.0
  • PCI DSS 3.2 for vSphere (as of July 2017 – download the management pack)
  • HIPAA for vSphere (as of July 2017 – download the management pack)
  • vSphere Hardening Guidelines for 6.5 (Management Pack is Planned, but I can’t provide any dates – sorry)

 

 

Summary

Want to harden your vSphere environment? Do you need to adhere to PCI-DSS or HIPAA regulatory requirements for your vSphere environment? Visit the VMware market place today! https://marketplace.vmware.com

 

 

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VMware Integrated OpenStack Glance Image Best Practices

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Jul 282017
 

A production cloud isn&#rsquo;t very efficacious unless users have the ability to run virtual machine images required by their application. A cloud image is a single file that contains a virtual disk that has an operating system. For many organizations, the simplest way to obtain a virtual machine image is to download a prebuilt base cloud image with a pre-packaged version of cloud-init to support user-data injection. Once downloaded, an organization would leverage tools such as Packer to further customize and harden on top of the base image before rolling to production. Most operating system projects and vendors maintain official images for direct download. Openstack.org maintains a list of most commonly used images here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently we received some queries about the proper way to import prebuilt QCOW2 native cloud images into VMware Integrated OpenStack. Images import correctly, but would not successfully boot. Common symptoms are “no Operating System found” messages generated by the virtual machine&#rsquo;s BIOS, the guest OS hanging during the boot cycle, or DHCP failure when trying to acquire an IP address. After further analysis, problems were either caused by older upstream tooling or simple adjustments required in the cloud image to match the vSphere environment. Specifically:

  • Some storage vendors need StreamOptimized image format.
  • Guest Images are attempting to write boot log to ttyS0, but the serial interface is not available on the VM.
  • Defects in earlier versions of the qemu-img tool while creating streamOptimized images.
  • DHCP binding failure caused by Predictive Network Interface Naming.

To overcome these issues, we came up with the following set of best practices to help you simplify the VM import process. I thought it would be a good idea to share our recommendations so others can avoid running into similar issues.

1). VIO 3.x and earlier, serial console output is not enabled. When booting an image that requires serial console support, use libguestfs to edit the grub.cfg and remove all references to &#rsquo;console=ttyS0&#rdquo;. Libguestfs provides a suite of tools for accessing and editing VM disk images. Once installed the &#rsquo;guest mount&#rdquo; command-line tool can be used to mount qcow2 based images. By default, the disk image mounts in read-write mode. More info on Libguestfs here.

# guestmount -a xxx-cloudimg-amd64.img -m /dev/sda1 /mnt

# vi /mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg

# umount mnt

See below screen Capture:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2). VMware vSAN requires all images to be in streamOptimized format. When converting to VMDK format, use the –o flag to specify the subformat as streamOptimized:

# qemu-img convert -f qcow2 -O vmdk -o subformat=streamOptimized -o adapter_type=lsilogic xxx-server-cloudimg-amd64.img xxx-server-cloudimg-amd64.vmdk ; printf ‘\x03’ | dd conv=notrunc of=xxx-server-cloudimg-amd64.vmdk bs=1 seek=$((0x4))

A few additional items to call out:

  • &#rsquo;lsilogic&#rdquo; is the recommended adapter type. Although it is possible to set the adapter type during image upload into glance, we recommend as a good practice to always set the adapter type as part of the image conversion process.
  • Older versions of the qemu-img tool contain a bug that causes problems with the streamOptimized subformat. The following command can be run after converting an image to correct the problem: printf ‘\x03’ | dd conv=notrunc of=xxx-server-cloudimg-amd64.vmdk bs=1 seek=$((0x4)). It is harmless to execute the printf even if you&#rsquo;re using a version of qemu-tools that has the fix: all the command does is set the VMDK version to &#rsquo;3&#rdquo; which correct version of qemu-img will already have done. If you are not sure what version of qemu-tools you have, apply the printf command.

3). In the case of CentOS, Udev ruleln -s /dev/null /etc/udev/rules.d/80-net-name-slot.rulesas part of the image bundle is ignored during CentOS image boot up and Predictable Network Interface Naming is enabled as a result. Our recommendation is to disable predictive naming using grub. You can find more information on my previous blog.

4). Finally, with Cirros QOCW image, preserve the adapter type as &#lsquo;ide&#rsquo; during the QCOW2 to VMDK conversion process. There&#rsquo;s currently an upstream bug open.

# qemu-img convert –f qcow2 –O vmdk /var/www/images/cirros-0.3.5-x86_64-disk.img /var/www/images/cirros-0.3.5-x86_64-disk.idk.vmdk

qemu-img defaults to IDE if no adapter type is specified.

Once converted, you can look into the image metadata and validate information such as disk and image type before uploading into Glance image repository. Image metadata can be viewed by display the first 20 lines of the VMDK

# catxxx-server-cloudimg-amd64.vmdk | head -20

You can add the newly converted image into glance using OpenStack CLI or Horizon. Set the public flag when ready for end user consumption.

OpenStack CLI:

# openstack image create –disk-format vmdk –public –file ./xxx-server-cloudimg-amd64.vmdk –property vmware_adaptertype=’lsiLogic’ –property vmware_disktype=’streamOptimized’ <Image display name>

Horizon:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your cloud is as useful as the application and virtual machine images you can support. By following above simple best practice guidelines, you will deliver a better user experience to your end users by offering more Virtual machine varieties with significantly reduced lead time.

Visit us at VMworld in Las Vegas; we have a large number of Demo and speaking sessions planned:

MGT2609BU: VMware Integrated OpenStack 4.0: What&#rsquo;s New
MGT1785BU: OpenStack in the Real World: VMware Integrated OpenStack Customer Panel
NET1338BU: VMware Integrated OpenStack and NSX Integration Deep Dive
FUT3076BU: Simplifying Your Open-Source Cloud With VMware
LDT2834BU: Running Hybrid Applications: Mainframes to Containers
SPL182001U: VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) – Getting Started
ELW182001U:VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) – Getting Started
SPL188602U:vCloud Network Functions Virtualization – Advanced Topics
LDT1844BU:Open Source at VMware: A Key Ingredient to Our Success and Yours

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New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0013

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Jul 282017
 

Today VMware has released the following new security advisory:

&#rsquo;VMSA-2017-0013 – VMware vCenter Server and Tools updates resolve multiple security vulnerabilities&#rdquo;

This documents an insecure library loading issue (CVE-2017-4921) and two information disclosure issues (CVE-2017-4922 and CVE-2017-4923) affecting VMware vCenter 6.5 release line. These issues are of moderate severity.

This also documents a moderate severity local privilege escalation issue (CVE-2015-5191) affecting VMware Tools.

CVE-2017-4921 is an insecure library loading issue that occurs due to the use of ‘LD_LIBRARY_PATH’ variable in an unsafe manner. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow unprivileged host users to load a shared library that may lead to privilege escalation.

CVE-2017-4922 is an information disclosure issue that occurs due to the service startup script using world writable directories as temporary storage for critical information. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow unprivileged host users to access certain critical information when the service gets restarted.

CVE-2017-4923 is also an information disclosure vulnerability. Exploiting this issue may allow an attacker to obtain plaintext credentials when using the vCenter Server Appliance file-based backup feature.

CVE-2015-5191 is a local privilege escalation issue that exists because VMware Tools contains multiple file system races in libDeployPkg.

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1 and VMware Tools 10.0.9 and above fix these issues.

We would like to thank Thorsten Tüllmann, researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Joe Womack of Expedia, Florian Weimer and Kurt Seifried of Red Hat Product Security for reporting these issues to us.

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Customers should review the security advisories and direct any questions to VMware Support.

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