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  1. Simplifying Management with VMware vRealize Operations Extensibility

    One of the fundamental truths of enterprise IT is that management tool consolidation improves operational efficiency. It’s easier for an IT pro to use a single solution to collectively monitor all of their applications and infrastructure/cloud resources than to take a piecemeal approach to monitoring by using a variety of different tools. Of course, providing comprehensive management capabili… Read More

  2. Monitoring Your Applications with VMware vRealize Operations

    One of most compelling features of VMware vRealize Operations is its ability to monitor both operating systems and applications such as Microsoft Exchange, MySQL, and Oracle WebLogic Server. VMware vRealize Operations uses application metrics to help identify conditions that might eventually lead to a health or performance issue. The real question, however, is what to do when such conditions are d… Read More

  3. Why It’s Time to Consider VMware vRealize Operations Cloud

    vRealize Operations has long been the go-to solution for managing VMware environments, and more recently, far beyond just the VMware estate, as well. In the last year, VMware has begun offering vRealize Operations as a SaaS solution, running in the cloud. The question is, which version of vRealize Operations should you use to manage your own organization? Comparing the Two Solutions When it come… Read More

  4. Using vRealize Operations to Gain Insight into Your Kubernetes Environment

    Not all that long ago, most organizations focused their management efforts on virtual machines (VMs) and the supporting infrastructure. Today, VMs are only half the story. In addition to managing VMs, organizations also need to be able to manage containers. vRealize Operations is an ideal management solution for organizations that leverage a VMware-based infrastructure. In addition to its abili… Read More

  5. Offload Inactive Data to the Cloud and Drive Down Storage Costs

    Most files have a similar lifecycle: They’re created, revised several times, and then seldom used again. Unfortunately, files can rarely just be deleted. They may need to be kept for legal reasons, or an application may require them to exist in order to function. So even though they’re rarely used, old files must be kept and organized. Ideally, files should be moved to inexpensive storage o… Read More

  6. Balancing Load, Capacity, and Throughput Across Your File Storage Environment

    IT departments often have multiple file storage systems, but storage isn’t distributed equally across them. If one filer is full while others sit nearly empty, it’s not an issue of negligence on the part of IT administrators: Capacity-balancing a fleet of filers has traditionally been difficult, and the methods for doing so have been complex and cumbersome. DataCore vFilO software-defined stor… Read More

  7. Streamlining Placement of Scattered Data on File and Object Storage

    Many organizations have data stored in a wide range of locations on a distributed infrastructure. There can be good reasons for this, but it can also cause chaos. Everyone wants high-throughput, low-latency access to the files they need. They want those files to be easy to find, and they want all of their grouped files in the same place, just as they’ve always been. Unfortunately, these desires… Read More

  8. New Gorilla Guide To…® vRealize Operations 8.1 and Cloud

    “Self-driving IT operations.” It sounds like a pipe dream, doesn’t it? After all, with the complexity of today’s distributed, cloud-focused environment, data and applications can (and do!) live anywhere—on-premises, a hybrid cloud, a public cloud, and multiple clouds. How can all that scattered infrastructure be handled with minimal IT oversight? With really advanced software that use… Read More

  9. The Importance of Achieving and Maintaining GDPR Compliance

    In 2016, the European Union (EU) passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This set of regulatory requirements, which went into effect in May 2018, is designed to help citizens of the EU to regain control over how their personal data is used. At the same time, though, the regulation imposes strict data governance and protection requirements, and imposes draconian consequences for non-c… Read More

  10. Software Training Labs in the Modern Enterprise

    Not all that long ago, software training in the enterprise was largely based around the use of informational videos. While video-based training does have its place, it isn’t ideal. Videos sometimes contain knowledge gaps, and there isn’t a way for a student to ask the instructor questions in real time. Perhaps more importantly, the lack of interactivity makes it easy for a student to simply tu… Read More

  11. HPE Wants to SaaSify All the Clouds

    Will you be satisfied if everything is SaaSified?  You’ll eventually be able to find out thanks to HPE’s GreenLake.  HPE GreenLake is a service from HPE that enables a consumption-based model for the services offered under the program.  As time goes on HPE is adding more products and services to the GreenLake portfolio, which also supports helping organizations adopt hybrid cloud solutions… Read More

  12. Robin.io Inks Partnership with Google Cloud to Transform Kubernetes Storage

    If you’re a developer in 2019, you’re aware of containers and if you’re aware of containers, you’re likely either using or considering using Kubernetes, the container orchestration platform that has quickly and handily won the container orchestration wars.  Created by Google, Kubernetes is an open source tool that enables organizations to automate and manage various aspects of their conta… Read More

  13. How to Take the Pain Out of the Private Cloud Lifecycle

    Designing a cloud is, in essence, designing an entire data center. Designing and operating a cloud requires attention to the entire lifecycle of the cloud: since each component can affect adjacent solutions, the impact of every change on the whole must be carefully considered. Layering on some cloud software to boss infrastructure around doesn’t magically solve all the IT problems that organi… Read More

  14. Getting Our Hands Dirty Installing VMware Cloud on AWS

    The new VMware Cloud on AWS allows you to run your vSphere virtual machines in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud, without modification, and access the hundreds of services available from AWS. In this video, Keith Ward, James Green, and David Davis of ActualTech Media are joined by Trevor Pott of eGeek Consulting in our Cloud Party, where we take VMware Cloud on AWS for a spin, for the fir… Read More

  15. Getting Started with Cloud Daddy for AWS Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

    Anyone who is using Amazon Web Services needs a secure backup and disaster recovery solution to protect your mission critical applications and data. Up until this point that's been tough to do with the tools that are included with AWS. Thankfully a new solution was recently released launched! Cloud Daddy provides AWS cloud-native secure backup, restore and disaster recovery for your AWS infrastruc… Read More

  16. Ease of Use is the Goal for Private Cloud

    The decision has been made to move to private cloud. All reasons for or against have been heard, and now it’s time to implement. With this in mind, what options are available for doing so, and how do they affect the design of an organization’s IT? Private clouds come in flavors, and while each vendor will tell you that their specific flavor is very clearly distinct from the next, it’s mor… Read More

  17. VMware + Amazon is Now a Two-Way Street

    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 27, 2018 -- I’ve left the Day 1 General Session at VMworld for the past few years feeling genuinely underwhelmed. But we may have turned a corner. I think I’m more excited about the announcements made at VMworld this year than I have been for the past 3-4 years. My favorite piece of news coming out of VMworld 2018 on Day 1 is the announcement of Amazon RDS on VMware. This se… Read More

  18. Open Source Storage Is Disrupting the Enterprise Market

    What do you get when you combine enterprise storage with open source? A zebra. Open Enterprise Storage! At the center of the open enterprise storage movement is iXsystems. iXsystems is the developer of both TrueNAS and FreeNAS. FreeNAS is the adventurous open-source younger sibling. TrueNAS is the tried, tested, curated, and grown-up enterprise offering. Both have a role to play in making open… Read More

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