A bit late with the update this week. Perhaps I was waiting for the Golden State Warriors to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers. Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins for winning the Stanley Cup as well. Both were just as I predicted.
This week I’m out on the East Coast again working with some Partner Account Reps on VSP Foundation 2017 (VMware Partners Only) Bootcamp and Sales enablement. I also attended the first EVOLVE event in NYC earlier this morning. Chris McCain, Director of Product Management in Network Virtualization who is also a Double VCDX kicked it off. He had a good presentation on Modernizing the Data Center. There are a few EVOLVE events coming to DC, Atlanta and Minneapolis.
Top Gun Tech Thursdays
During my off-hours this week, I have been preparing the final touches to the Top Gun Tech Thursdays presentation on Microsegmentation Firewall Rules. I will speak to vRealize Network Insight (vRNI), NSX (Application Rule Manager, new in NSX 6.3) and vRealize Log Insight. Please join me this Thursday:
Step 1 – REGISTER NOW at: http://www.vmware.com/go/TGTT
Step 2 -- Join the WEEKLY THURSDAY 30-45 Min. Webex Training Starting @8:30AM PST.
Join us for Top Gun Tech Thursdays to receive best in class partner SE training! See a Demo (and learn how to do it yourself), get our most frequently asked questions (and the answers!), and ask an SE any questions you have on the product!
Later this month VMware will have its vForum Online event on June 28. This is the largest online event of the year! Do not miss out on this. Register HERE!
Now for a Summary of VMware News Update from this past week.
- VMware / AirWatch Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management – For the seventh consecutive year, Gartner named VMware a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). [Download the report: 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management]
- Download Free vRealize Suite ROI Report – VMware is pleased to announce the availability of a new vRealize Suite ROI calculator. Download your free report today. Many VMware customers like you are also modernizing data centers and integrating public clouds to address their digital transformation agenda. VMware’s vRealize Suite, the market’s leading enterprise-ready Cloud Management Platform, can help you reach your IT The post Download Free vRealize ROI Report appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .
- Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud – Charles Podesta, CIO at UC Irvine Health, says competition for resources at healthcare organizations has stymied IT investments. But he sees that changing.
- What the Future of the Cloud Means for Local Governments – As local governments find new uses for the cloud, new questions and considerations arise. Sarah Koonts, director of North Carolina’s Division of Archives and Records, encourages CIOs to also look far into the future as they search for answers.
- Agencies in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota Make Strides in Federated ID Management, Single Sign-On – State and local agencies are evaluating federated identity concepts as a way to become more business-friendly and potentially forge a unified citizen document stream.
- VMware: A Significantly Undervalued Cloud And IoT Player – VMware reported Q1 results, beating expectations and showing more than 9% revenue growth YoY. Strangely, the stock responded negatively. The business of VMware..
- Verizon Views SDN and NFV as a Foundation for 5G – Verizon has expressed caution over the maturity of some virtualization platforms, but sees the need for NFV and SDN in support of 5G.
- HCI Management at Scale is Now A Click Away – As customers deploy vSAN on a larger scale, they have asked for native HCI and vSAN support in their existing enterprise grade management solutions. They want unified management that provides rapid health and capacity checks, intelligent troubleshooting, and a holistic view of their software-defined data center—including local and remote resources.
- Windows Server 2016 Performance Tuning Guide – [Free] – ESX Virtualization – Free guide for Windows Server 2016 called Windows Server 2016 Performance Tuning Guide. Hardware, Roles optimization, best tuning guide
- Attack from the Inside – Protecting Against Rogue Admins – In July of 2011, Distribute.IT, a domain registration and web hosting services provider in Australia was was hit with a targeted, malicious attack that resulted in the company going under and their customers left without their hosting or VPS data. The attack was calculated, targeted and vicious in it’s execution… I remember the incident well as I was working for…
- VMware Horizon VDI Now Supports Skype for Business — Redmondmag.com -VMware has integrated its Horizon virtual desktop solution with Microsoft’s Skype for Business communications product.
- VSAN Encryption: What it is, what it does and how to use it – New to vSphere 6.6, vSAN Encryption uses an XTS AES-256 cipher to encrypt all objects in the vSAN data store across both all-flash and hybrid configurations.
- Resources for Getting Started with VMware NSX – VMware’s NSX, their Network Virtualization and Security platform is one of their hottest technology platforms. NSX is all about micro segmentation..