Eye on VMware 09/25/2017

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Did anyone catch the Alabama/Vanderbilt game? This fan became a trending meme. Poor guy. And how about the NFL getting political? I don’t know how I feel about that.

The big news with VMware this week is of course our GA release of VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.0, vRealize Suite 2017 & vCloud Suite 2017, and  VMware Integrated OpenStack 4.0 this past Tuesday. Also trending is an downloadinteresting article on “VMware Cloud on AWS” Vs. “Azure Stack” by Massimo. Thanks to William Lam for posting the Top 20 VMworld Sessions by Views: We can tell our customers’ interests are in vSphere, NSX, VMware Cloud on AWS, Virtualizing Databases and vSAN. Not surprising as vSAN and NSX are our 2 fastest growing products.

Partners, don’t miss this week’s Top Gun Tuesday Sales Training and Top Gun Tech Thursdays Technical Sales Training:

VMware Customer Webcasts

Upcoming VMUG Meetings

Now for a Summary of VMware News Update from this past week.

Sales News:

  • Announcing the VMware Cloud Provider Program formerly known as vCloud Air Network – We are very excited to announce that effective 28th August 2017, our cloud provider partners are operating under a new program name – the VMware Cloud Provider™ Program. Previously referred to as the VMware vCloud Air Network, this elite group of over 4,000 partners provide VMware based cloud services in over 100 countries.
  • Private cloud goes up a level via HCI and public cloud on-ramp download (1)– SiliconANGLE – Private cloud environments are gaining new powers thanks to hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI, and public-cloud compatibility. These infusions are making private clouds easier to manage and giving..
  • vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Simplified Management for Your vRealize Investment – download (2)Are you looking to quickly install and configure a brand new vRealize deployment or upgrade an existing vRealize environment; both with just a few clicks? Do you want to ensure all of your data center environments are running the same vRealize configuration? Do you want get a single pane of glass to view and manage the vRealize suite through its lifecycle? If so read on!
  • VMware AirWatch Day Zero Support for Android Zero Touch Enrollment Capture– Google announced zero-touch enrollment for Android devices. Our VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management team is excited to announce same-day support for Android zero touch enrollment. Earlier in the year, Google added a few alternative ways to provision work managed devices with an identifier (afw#airwatch) and QR code in addition to NFC bump. This latest..
  • It’s Finally Here! VMware AirWatch Supports iOS 11 download (6)– VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management customers can find custom profiles to support new Apple iOS 11 features on myAirWatch. Look out for AirWatch console updates in an upcoming release. New iOS 11 Features Supported by AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management AirWatch supports iOS 11 features and new capabilities, focusing specifically on supervised devices. Enable/Disable Manual VPN creation..
  • Survey: SMBs unprepared for IoT attacks – One in eight SMBs has experienced an IoT-based attack, according to a survey from Arctic Wolf; plus, Goodyear smart tires to power the Tesloop shared-car transportation service.
  • F5 and VMware: VMware Cloud on AWS download (10)– Calvin Rowland, SVP Business Development, F5 Networks shares a partner perspective on VMware Cloud on AWS. Together, F5 and VMware enable customers to make an agile move to the cloud. Learn more about the partnership between F5 and VMware: https://www.vmware.com/partners/global-alliances/f5.html
  • VMware Cloud on AWS pricing versus on-premises vSphere – It’s important to run the numbers before jumping to VMware Cloud on AWS, as on-premises vSphere on similar hardware might be the more cost-effective option.

Technical News: