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VMware Workloads transition to the Cloud

cbrA specially-convened CBR Dining Club event which took place in early February at the Dorchester Hotel, London, Lucas Wager, UKI Cloud Platform VMware Leader at IBM, talked about complementary benefits of virtualisation and cloud computing.



In his words, and in his experience, he highlighted that 80% of business critical workloads remain on premise, not in the cloud. Reasons are mainly two. The first is “compliance“: because of regulatory increase like GDPR, FSA and other industry based, this prevents customer to move to the cloud some critical aplications and data. The second reason is about performances: they don’t feel the cloud performing as well as their on-premises infrastructures.
The key to persuade them to move to the cloud is the reliability and availability of more than one datacenter, interconnected with very low latencies. This means not only availability but also scalability, and performances are proven throught statistics exported publicly. Comparison with clients’ premises makes the work itself.



Usually lift and shift (aka “extension”) isn’t the best choice on its own. Most of the time it comes with a digital transformation. And usually lift and shift is the premise to drive to a complete and final digital transformation and consolidation.

The first method is simple, it’s just a matter of relocation of workload from premises to the cloud that makes the client less nervous, also because he knows that in any case, in any time, in any condition he can just take back that workload to his premises with no modifications.
At a later stage, when he becomes confident, the consolidation is a natural evolution of what seemed complex and risky before. So, nomore an extension, but a digital transformation in its literal meaning.



The first challenge that AA had was not being able to serve its clients quickly enough because its existing infrastructure was going end-of-life. So the plan was moving progressively the workload, but not using the extension method: since part of the workload was staying on premises, the part that moved to the cloud was a consolidation of the current processes in a hybrid cloud configuration, so AA could keep its existing investments. Having VMware on premises, and a wide number of Cloud Providers using the same technology, it was relatively simple to realize a hybrid approach.

Complete interview here


Join us at Tech Field Day 18

Join us at Tech Field Day 18

Join us at Tech Field Day 18

On February 7th VMware subject matter experts will join the Tech Field Day team at Tech Field Day 18 in Austin, TX! The brain child of GestaltIT, Tech Field Day is an independent IT influencer event that allows vendors to discuss products and/or features with industry leading bloggers, speakers, and podcasters. Taken from the About Tech Field The post Join us at Tech Field Day 18 appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.

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Another “South Edition” of Tech Field Day #18

Here we are again with a new TFD coming, “Winter South Edition” in Austin.
I’m grateful to Stephen and his crew to host me once more, I feel part of their great family by now.

In this 18th edition we’ll have the opportunity to attend vendors like Datera (first time for me), NetApp, Solarwinds (going to be an “aficionado” with them) and, last but not least, VMware.
Furthermore, I’ll meet new delegates, more than previous TFDs:

Chris Grundemann
Darrel Clute
Ed Horley
Glenn Dekhayser
Jeffrey Powers
Jody Lemoine
Justin Warren
Keiran Shelden
Marina Ferreira

and good old friends:
Karen Lopez
Nate Avery

What do I expect from this TFD? Everytime is exciting to be a delegate because I feel lucky to receive previews and ask questions about them in a sort of one-to-one presentation.
In particular, and in order, I’ll be curious about:

I’m completely unaware of this company so I’ll be interested to know what is exactly their position and what they have to present that distinguish their business from others in the market

last time they presented their HCI solution, quite unusual for a company well known on storage market, and it was impressive. What will be their technology development?

so many products, most of them cloud-oriented. My focus is on cloud so my expectations are very high on their tools

well… should I have to say anything? This is my “mother ship”, I’m certified and the business of my company is focused on their products only. I’ll be all ears, whichever product they will illustrate.

Packing my stuff for the trip, but even if you can’t be personally there, remember that all sessions are live here and all of us will report any question should you have using the hashtag #TFD18 on twitter: we will be glad to ask for you.

My flights, accommodation and other expenses will be paid by Gestalt IT for my Tech Field Day. There is no requirement for me to blog about any of the content presented and I am not compensated in any way for my time at the event. Some materials presented will be discussed under NDA and won’t form part of my future blog posts, but could influence future discussions.

The VCP 2019 Certifications Are Here!

The new VCP 2019 Certifications available

The VCP 2019 Certifications Are Here!

A couple of weeks ago I shared insight into our 2019 certification plans and timing. You can read that blog here. I’m happy to announce the new VCP 2019 certifications are now live! You can start earning them by passing any of the applicable exams, including the new DCV exam based on vSphere 6.7, The post The VCP 2019 Certifications Are Here! appeared first on VMware Education Services.

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VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined…

Version 5.0 of VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center (VVD for SDDC) is ou!

VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined…

On January 22nd, 2019, VMware released the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) version 5.0. This latest update provides several significant upgrades to the bill of materials along with some minor tweaks to the architecture and offers a vastly improved deployment experience. New Documentation Map The VMware Validated Design consist of a set The post VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center (VVD for SDDC) 5.0 appeared first on Cloud Foundation.

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All in one vCloud Director Appliance for your lab.

All in one vCloud Director Appliance for your lab.

All in one vCloud Director Appliance for your lab.

If you’re like me, you need to build or rebuild your vCD environment fairly often for various POCs. This blog will guide you to a quick and easy single VM vCD build that has PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ and vCD. I am going to use CentOS 7 for the platform as it has all the bits it…Read More

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