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VMware and Cisco UCS Enhance the Advantages of vRealize

…s significant efficiencies, improved performance, and a proactive means of managing operations. As the theme of VMworld 2015 claims, this solution can help your organization be “Ready for Any.” Keeping IT Simple VMware vRealize Operations (formerly called vCenter Operations Manager) was built to meet the challenges of managing virtualized and cloud environments. Although you might be running this software on another platform today, you can go fu…


Agile Application Delivery with UCS-Powered VDI

We’re off to another edition of VMworld with some great technology to showcase. Our theme this year is your data center is everywhere, the center of innovation. And talking about innovation we will be demoing some recent work around our desktop virtualization solution with VMware. We will have demo pods showcasing our UCS solutions for Virtual SAN and VDI as well as a demo showing graphic acceleration for VDI with Cisco UCS and NVIDIA GRID on H…


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vBrownBag Cisco ACI Panel Session at VMworld 2015

…ffort and we will be participating in the vBrownBag Tech Talks on Monday evening at 5:30pm in the Hang Space at VMworld. Instead of doing what we normally do, which is one person giving a presentation, we’ve decided to do a panel session with some of the fantastic folks from the Insieme BU including Joe Onisick, Carly Stoughton, Yogesh Kaushik, and me (Lauren Malhoit) as the moderator. I’m excited about this panel session for several reasons. For…


How and Why We Created “Software Defined Networking for Dummies”

…take a different approach for telling the SDN and ACI story when at a trade show last year (as I recall it was VMworld), I got handed a copy of a Dummies book from another data center vendor (Simplivity’s “HyperConverged Infrastructure for Dummies”). I immediately recognized this would be an interesting way to tell our SDN story in a longer, more educational format. I knew of the Dummies brand, and they covered a wide range of topics, but I didn…


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Meaningful IT Automation Is The Goal

Automation was a major theme at VMWorld 2014 in Barcelona this month and it was clear that IT professionals are discovering that they can’t keep pace with business using manual provisioning and de-provisioning processes. The problem is that with the physical boundaries of time and space, there simply isn’t enough staff to meet the need. As a result, there is a renewed interest in automation at all levels of the organization, to utilize automatio…