VCP – Common Questions

VMware have their own FAQ page for their certifications, but I get emails and have conversations with people all the time who ask me questions like the ones below – so I thought I’d share them with you here… 1. Can I self-study for VCP? People often ask me if they can self-study for the exam/certification – ...

vSphere with Operations Management – Raising the Bar for Integrated Cloud Management

This was posted originally on VMWare. With the announcement of vSphere with Operation Management this week, it is truly exciting to not only see the advancements of management being tied so closely to the vSphere platform, but also bring our customers closer to the vision of the Software Defined Data Center.  As we see both the vSphere ...

VMware to take on Splunk in managing log data big and small

photo: Jordan Novet SUMMARY:VMware sees an opportunity to help customers get a hold on unstructured data to understand what’s going on with their infrastructure. Its new Log Insight software will let companies do that. Riding on a successful public offering, Splunk is doing well for itself as it manages logs and other machine data for companies, ...

VMware Launches IaaS with Focus on Virtual Networking, Hybrid Cloud

VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service will focus on the ease of migrating workloads between private data centers and public cloud VMware launched on Tuesday its vCloud Hybrid Service, an infrastructure as a service offering based on VMware vSphere. As Microsoft and Amazon continue to push improvements and updates to their IaaS offerings, VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service will ...

VMware’s Amazon-style compute cloud will go live in four US data centers

VMware finds a way to wring more cash out of virtualization customers. Virtual reality is sorta like virtualization, right? Plus, this picture has clouds. No, we couldn’t come up with a better image for virtualization and cloud computing. Sorry about that. Ruslan Rugoals VMware today unveiled its first public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud product, putting the virtualization ...

OpenNebula 4.0 guns for the vCloud crowd

SUMMARY:With VMware users now accounting for 70 percent of OpenNebula’s customer base, the focus in the new release is very much on making OpenNebula a no-brainer replacement for vCloud. OpenNebula, the increasingly enterprise-focused open-source cloud stack, has hit its fourth major release. Sponsor company C12G has also announced the first OpenNebula conference, which will take place in ...

VMware and EMC promise app building platform for Amazon, other clouds

Pivotal platform-as-a-service tools will enable cross-cloud app building. Pivotal Senior VP Scott Yara discusses building apps across clouds. Pivotal VMware and EMC recently spun out several cloud computing and big data product teams to form a new, jointly owned subsidiary called “Pivotal.” Today, Pivotal said it has begun operations and will deliver a set of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) ...

Security in the Cloud

This was posted originally on Symantec. It’s no secret that information is the prize in today’s war between businesses and cybercriminals. And just when organizations had come to terms with the fortress-style protection needed to keep information safe within the corporate walls, technology evolved to include virtualization and cloud. These advances provide increased business flexibility, ...

Integration with Purpose: Symantec and VMware

This was originally posted on Symantec. With IT budgets that are shrinking or barely holding steady, it’s vital for today’s businesses to make the most of their current infrastructure. Fortunately, however, leveraging virtual infrastructure to enable cloud computing is possible without having to rip and replace the entire infrastructure. Whether an organization is replacing legacy ...

Virtualization for SMBs: A Mystery No More

This was posted originally on Symantec. Today’s small and medium-sized businesses are in a unique position. They can now do business globally thanks to online sales, and they can adopt new technologies once reserved for large enterprises due to cost and simplicity. Virtualization in particular is opening up new opportunities for SMBs. But while virtualization ...