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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Why Horizon Suite? How View, Mirage and Workspace work together for VDI [VMware]

Why Horizon Suite? How View, Mirage and Workspace work together for VDI [VMware]

VMware View is an industry leading Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that runs on top of the VMware vSphere hypervisor. Enterprises around the world use VMware View to successfully virtualize thousands of end user desktops, moving them into the datacenter. Recently, VMware has announced the availability of a new suite of tools, that includes VMware View, called the Horizon Suite. What makes up the new VMware Horizon Suite and how do you know if your company actually needs it?

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Sizing your Cloud? Try A Pre-Configured Virtualization Setup [HP]

So you’re tasked with planning you organization’s cloud environment. You have sized your cloud environment and you’re ready to plan your virtualization strategy. Chances are you fit into one of IDC’s five levels of infrastructure convergence maturity:

  • Traditional and compartmentalized (level 1) – The organization has only begun to initiate convergence.
  • Standardized and optimized (levels 2 and 3) – Many best practices in convergence have been implemented but the organization is just beginning to realize benefits such as lower infrastructure costs and IT productivity improvements.
  • Automated and adaptively sourced (levels 4 and 5) – The organization has optimized its IT infrastructure as far as possible given currently available technology. It is now technically capable of offering private cloud services.

No matter what stage you are at, we can all agree that virtualization ain’t easy. Why? Because once you examine your needs, size the environment, look at your applications, begin to virtualize and gauge performance you may run into three common problems where you find:

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