How to Select the Right Cloud Applications to Start Your Journey


When it comes to the cloud, IT leaders need to be very careful about choosing which workloads to migrate first. This means starting with the right applications to drive value and build the momentum to do more.

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VMware doubles-down on hybrid cloud (VMworld 2017 – Las Vegas Round Up)

Hybrid cloud for VMware World image of buildings and clouds

A few days before VMworld kicked off in Las Vegas, the world’s most celebrated boxer gave his fans the fight they always wanted.

Floyd “Money” Mayweather — criticized for his lackluster performances past — changed tact with Conor McGregor, pushed forward and brought “the sizzle.”

And while VMworld had nothing to do with sport’s most hyped event, ever, we’re tempted to make the comparison. VMware, virtualization’s most decorated champion, ever, gave its followers what they really wanted, in a crowded Las Vegas amphitheater.

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Cisco’s Smart Net Total Care can be a life saver — but it’ll take work

Cisco's Smart Net Total Care can be a life saver -- but it'll take work

Editors note: Due to popular demand, this blog post has been refreshed with an additional webinar event titled 3 Actions to Consider from Cisco Support Contract Changes on June 14th, 2016. Click here to register.

You might have heard about Cisco’s newly branded Smart Net Total Care service — a merger of its existing SMARTnet support and a suite of “smart” tools, designed to maximize self-service control, insight and security of all your network devices.

But what you probably haven’t heard is just how challenging it can be for organizations to take advantage of these new smart services, even if they are are already entitled to it as previous SMARTnet subscribers.

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