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Fred McHugh

Fred McHugh designs and deploys virtualization and cloud solutions for WEI clients. As WEI’s Virtualization, Cloud, and Automation Practice Manager, Fred is one of our subject matter experts on vSphere, vRealize Automation suite, and NSX software defined networking. Fred’s certification include VCAP5-DCA (VMware advanced professional), VCP6-Cloud management and Automation, VCP6-Network Virtualization, Microsoft certified Solution expert-Server infrastructure 2012. Fred also holds a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.
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Posts by Fred McHugh

Leverage Comprehensive Cloud Expertise For Your Cloud-Native Journey

By Fred McHugh |   Jun 03, 2024

Modern IT demands agility and scalability. They are common buzzwords in IT, but it’s true that enterprises are increasingly seeking hybrid cloud strategies that blend the stability of virtualized environments with the flexibility of containerized applications. vSphere with Tanzu presents a compelling solution, but its implementation requires careful planning and expertise – something WEI is ready and willing to assist with.

Master Hybrid Workplace Security: 4 Effective Components To Consider

By Fred McHugh |   Jun 06, 2023

The workplace environment continues its rapid evolution, as many businesses have begun mandating a partial return to the office, thus elevating the hybrid approach as the primary workplace model. However, establishing secure and robust networks that connect dispersed workforces is still proving to be a significant challenge with many enterprises not realizing loads of unlocked potential in both security and performance. 

Four Reasons Why Your Organization Needs To Adopt DDI Automation

By Fred McHugh |   May 09, 2023

Enterprises face significant challenges when it comes to managing routine activities such as DDI (DNS, DHCP, IPAM), network reporting, and auditing efficiently and cost-effectively. Additionally, reliance on a handful of individuals with expertise in DDI management forces organizations to monopolize the valuable time of these experts, leaving less time for strategic projects.

Why Modernized Applications Also Require Modernized IT Operations

By Fred McHugh |   Mar 16, 2023

Can you name a common promise that never comes to fruition? We have one – technology will eventually get simpler. Take the cloud for instance. At one point, this technology sounded as straightforward as could be. Just lift and shift business-critical applications from a legacy data center to a cloud provider! No more hardware or virtual infrastructure to manage and support! 

Truth is, modernized cloud application environments are highly complex, so much so that internal IT and data center monitoring tools can’t handle it without the right resources. Without these, IT operations teams run blind.

How To Support Efficiency For Hybrid Multi-Cloud Environments

By Fred McHugh |   May 17, 2022

Almost every enterprise across many different industries is using cloud infrastructure to help meet business goals more efficiently. Developing strategies that include multiple clouds can help with reduced IT costs and flexibility. The majority of businesses plan to implement hybrid and multi-cloud solutions to maximize efficiency. In fact, 92 percent of businesses are already moving to a hybrid or multi-cloud strategy. In this article, we discuss hybrid and multi-cloud efficiency and what’s required to implement the transition to this strategy. After all, the days of single cloud use are just about obsolete for mid-size enterprises and up.

7 Cloud Adoption Best Practices to Follow

By Fred McHugh |   Jan 04, 2022

Deciding that cloud adoption is what’s best for your enterprise is a positive first step toward digital transformation; however, transforming to a cloud-based infrastructure requires more than just an understanding of the technology. It’s important that as you proceed, you understand the best practices in cloud adoption and how to overcome the common barriers associated with the process.

How VMware Cloud Solves The Top 5 Desktop Virtualization Challenges in Multi-Cloud Era

By Fred McHugh |   Nov 16, 2021

In today’s multi-cloud era, desktop virtualization is at the top of the list of IT priorities for organizations of all sizes. Business leaders wish to deliver virtual desktops and applications that offer the flexibility to respond to rapidly changing demands without the complexities associated with managing on-premises infrastructure.

4 Things Executives Need To Know About Kubernetes

By Fred McHugh |   Jul 20, 2021

After being popularized and exploding onto the IT scene almost a decade ago, the usage and management of containers is still evolving as new and more efficient organization strategies and tools are developed.

How Observability with Dynatrace Can Improve Business Outcomes, Part 2

By Fred McHugh |   Jun 15, 2021

How much are utilizing the cloud to support your business initiatives? Cloud environments offer immense benefit, especially as hybrid workforces gain traction. However, they also create unique challenges that legacy software, hardware and strategies are ill-equipped to handle.

How Observability with Dynatrace Can Improve Business Outcomes

By Fred McHugh |   Jun 08, 2021

How familiar are you with observability? The concept has gained traction as enterprises digitally transform their IT environments and embrace the cloud. For many companies, observability offers the chance to utilize collected data to improve user experience, reduce downtime, detect other issues that could negatively impact business, and more.

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