• Bringing SDN to Federal Networks: VMware NSX STIG Released

    Scott Hogg  |  September 28, 2016
    When it comes to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions, they are similar to big data in that the volume, variety, and velocity of the SDN solutions are on a high trajectory. However, from the throngs of SDN vendors, VMware NSX just set... Read more
  • Beyond Virtualization: VMware Brings the Cloud to VMworld 2016

    Thomas Maier  |  September 7, 2016
    I had the opportunity to attend VMworld 2016, hosted for the first time since 2011 in Las Vegas (the last four events were in San Francisco). It being my first go-around with VMworld I didn’t quite realize how big and popular the annual... Read more
  • One Key Consideration for Choosing an SDN Solution

    Michael Edwards  |  August 3, 2016
    Software-Defined Networking (SDN) isn’t a one-size-fits-all technology. In fact, depending on your business needs, it may or may not be a good fit at this time. However, if you have determined that SDN is right for your organization, the... Read more
  • Improve Your Virtual Environment with a vSphere Optimization Assessment

    Scott DeMoss  |  December 7, 2015
    Do you know how well your virtual infrastructure is functioning? Many companies don’t have a good understanding of virtual machine utilization, whether or not a machine is overprovisioned, or how to identify bottlenecks. As a result, they... Read more
  • VMworld 2015 Action Review

    Scott Hogg  |  September 4, 2015
    This week was VMworld 2015, VMware’s annual worldwide conference that brings together VMware experts with the customer and partner communities. This year’s U.S.-based conference was held at the Moscone Center convention center in... Read more
  • Intelligent Operations Management with VMware vRealize

    Scott DeMoss  |  June 2, 2015
    Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once famously talked about known unknowns, unknown unknowns, and things we don’t know we don’t know. He was talking about military strategy, but the same conundrum could apply to IT Operations... Read more
  • Transitioning to a Hybrid Cloud Environment with vCloud Air

    Scott DeMoss  |  April 23, 2015
    According to a recent State of the Cloud Survey(1), 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy and more than half of those are already using both public and private cloud.  It’s no secret why. The advantages of a combined on-premises... Read more
  • Four VMware vSphere 6.0 Features That Will Transform Your Virtualized Environment

    Scott DeMoss  |  March 31, 2015
    There are upgrades and then there are upgrades. Version 6.0 of VMware’s vSphere enhances many of the product’s existing capabilities. It also introduces four major industry-first features that will transform your virtualized environment.... Read more
  • Take Control of Your Virtualized Environment: VMware vSphere with Operations Management

    Scott DeMoss  |  July 22, 2014
    Virtualization is more prevalent than ever today with many organizations having now fully adopted a “virtualize first” policy for server deployment. With this shift from physical to virtual, IT admins have discovered new challenges... Read more
  • Big Announcements from EMC World 2014

    Scott Hogg  |  May 9, 2014
    This week (May 5-8, 2014) was EMC’s annual conference, EMC World, held in Las Vegas, NV. During this event, EMC makes many product announcements and reveals their plans for the year ahead. In this post, I will review the most significant... Read more