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Has VMware De-mystified the Cloud?



We are all airheads now...

 
As a cloud consultant, it’s good to have my head in the clouds. Same is true for IT managers and directors who are responsible for hybrid cloud initiatives.
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Wed, Aug 27, 2014
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Hands-On Testing at EMC World 2014

By Jake Roczniak and Eric Grueter, Senior Consultants

This year at EMC World 2014, EMC had a variety of different technologies available for us to get some hands-on time.  Here are some of our favorites and ones that we think the industry will be seeing more and more of in the future.

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Tue, Jul 01, 2014
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EMC World 2014 – Daymark Takeaways

By Jake Roczniak, Senior Consultant

Daymark attended the 2014 EMC World conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. Not everyone can attend so we like to take some time to share our impressions of the event and to highlight various note-worthy products and announcements.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Redefine.” This continued the large rollout of software defined data center (SDDC) products and solutions started over the past two years at EMC World.

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Mon, Jun 16, 2014
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Impressions from Symantec Vision 2014

By Peter Wright, Senior Consultant

 

Symantec Vision 2014 was recently held in Las Vegas.  This showcase for Symantec customers and partners delivered content through breakout sessions and labs that highlighted new products and features.  One key area of focus surrounded NetBackup's future plans including self-service, dynamic tuning, user experiences, and interfacing with the cloud.  Below are a few noted highlights:

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Fri, May 30, 2014
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NetBackup 7.6.0.1 – Lessons Learned

Symantec has recently released their next version of NetBackup with 7.6.0.1.   Daymark has deployed NetBackup 7.6.0.1 in several customer environments. Our technical consultants have found the product to be stable with a myriad of added features and improvements.  Here are few to note:  

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Mon, Mar 03, 2014
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Why VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is Worth Noting

By Corey Roberts, Director of Technology

Over the past week I have taken a close look at the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service and I am quite impressed with the new offering.  VMware has done a great job bringing the capabilities of vCloud Director to customers in a pay as you go service offering.  This will enable customers to more seriously consider moving workloads to the cloud by leveraging the skills and knowledge they have already acquired internally.  Certainly utilizing the cloud for enterprise workloads creates many challenges and raises concerns for any IT administrator.  However, the ability to address these challenges and mitigate risk by partnering with VMware could certainly facilitate a more widespread adoption of cloud computing.

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Tue, Oct 29, 2013
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VMware's Roadmap for vCloud Director and vCloud Automation Center

As the dust settles from VMworld 2013, more clarity is being provided on VMware’s cloud product strategy regarding vCloud Director and vCloud Automation Center. Here are 2 articles that explain VMware’s roadmap lifecycle for both VMware vCloud Director (vCD) and VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC).

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Mon, Sep 09, 2013
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Impressions from VMworld 2013

By Sean Gilbride, Director of Professional Services and Matthew Trottier, Virtualization Practice Manager

 

After spending 3 fun-filled days out in sunny San Francisco at VMworld 2013, we wanted to take some time to share our impressions of this year’s event and the most note-worthy products and announcements.

 

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Wed, Sep 04, 2013
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Reasons to Consider NetBackup 7.5

By Ned Fairweather, Senior Consultant/Data Protection Practice Lead

Whether you’re already using Symantec NetBackup or you’re considering it as a backup solution, we think NetBackup 7.5 is worth a close look. Daymark has deployed NetBackup 7.5 in several customer environments. Our technical consultants have found the product to be stable with dramatically increased backup speeds, but that’s not all. Here are 7 feature enhancements we think are worth checking out:   

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Tue, Jan 15, 2013
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NetApp Refreshes Entry Level Unified Storage Platform

Author: Sean Gilbride, Director of Professional Services Operations

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Sat, Dec 03, 2011
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