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Comparing VMware vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator

One of the questions I occasionally hear is: What is the difference between vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator.  The objective of this blog post is to help you understand the difference in their capabilities and how when used together they complement each other.   Rather than a lengthy blog I thought it would be much easier […]

Capacity Management Using VMware vRealize Operations

In the physical world, we tend to overprovision because experience tells us when you have enough resources, there shouldn’t be problems. If you apply this mindset to a virtualized environment, you’ll negate the benefits of server consolidation. What are some of the key goals of operations management? Delivering high-quality infrastructure, services and applications Operate IT […]

Announcing the Availability of VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Puppet

IT departments use a lot of different approaches to deploying and configuring OS and application software.  Some clone machines with the software pre-installed, Some use Operating system tools like Windows WIM Imaging or Linux Kickstart, and others use configuration management software tools.   If you use Puppet configuration management software, either the open source version or the […]

Introducing Service Enhancements for vCloud Air Disaster Recovery

Today we announced our upcoming release of VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, broadening the scope of our service to serve the DR needs of our end users. We started out with an efficient, easy to use, low cost DR solution that came with broad application and operating system support.  Now we are introducing three new service […]

DevOps for VMware Administrators

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DevOps for VMware® Administrators is the first book focused on using DevOps tools and practices with VMware technologies. The authors introduce high-value tools from third parties and VMware itself, and guide you through using them to improve the performance of all your virtualized systems and applications. You’ll walk through automating and optimizing configuration management, provisioning, […]

VMware vRealize Operations: Beyond the Marketing

I must admit, vRealize Operations (formerly vCOps) is one of my favorite VMware solutions.  However when talking about vRealize Operations, while I was able to speak about the many benefits including capacity planning, root-cause analysis and basic health of your VMware vSphere environment, I always had trouble convincing my customers why they need vRealize Operations. […]

Implementing VMware vRealize Business

VMware vRealize Business is the solution formerly known as IT Business Management.  I had the pleasure of setting up a proof-of-concept (POC) of vRealize Business for a customer last week.  Once you know the implementation process, it’s quick and easy.  However, up until that point, you may run into errors that frustrate you as much […]

Introducing VMware vRealize Business

VMware is unveiling the new VMware vRealize Business (formerly VMware IT Business Management Suite), including vRealize Business 6.0 Standard and vRealize Business 8.2 Advanced/Enterprise. As IT organizations begin to rely more on cloud services – whether internally delivered or externally sourced  –  to deliver IT services that scale to meet business demand, understanding the cost […]

VMware vRealize Operations 6.0

Today at VMworld EU there are going to be a number of announcements and as has become the norm for VMworld Europe, VMware are making a number of announcements around their new management solutions. One of these announcements is vRealize Operations 6.0. If you are wondering what I mean with the vRealize name then below […]

VMware: Cloud Management Platform Solutions Now Available

Today, I am pleased to announce the general availability of several new product suites and updates to existing products that were recently unveiled at VMworld in San Francisco. The products available today include vRealize Suite™, vRealize Operations Insight™, vCloud Automation Center™ 6.1, and IT Business Management Suite™ 1.1/8.1. I want to put this quarter’s product launch in context. In […]

VMware vRealize Suite: Managing Your Hybrid Cloud

At VMworld 2014 today, the Cloud Management team introduced the VMware vRealize Suite , a Cloud Management Platform. The need for a comprehensive Cloud Management Platform (CMP) arose from the convergence of multiple management disciplines employed by new models of developing, deploying, and managing applications. Essentially, CMP enables robust application and infrastructure delivery while managing […]

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