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3 Steps for a Successful 2-Node Direct Connect VSAN ROBO Cluster Deployment

By Mark Hargreaves |   Nov 01, 2018

VMware vSAN is a leading software defined storage solution on the market today. Simple yet powerful, vSAN offers intelligent hyperconverged storage architecture that facilitates complete utilization of compute and storage resources, delivering them through a virtual common platform. This structural design not only initiates transformational change in how you host data, but also powers the leading hyperconverged infrastructure solutions today that is transforming data centers across the globe.

Deploying Windows 10 Using VMware Horizon View

By Joshua Satrape |   Sep 20, 2018

Mainstream support ended for Windows 7 in 2015 and it will be entirely phased out by 2020. Windows 10 is the new standard for companies seeking to have the most current, up-to-date operating system. Many large organizations looking to upgrade usually either wait until they have a hardware refresh cycle or it winds up being a long process involving Microsoft Model-Based Testing (MDT) or something similar. With Horizon View, it becomes a lot easier to upgrade because you can build out a brand new desktop pool based on Windows 10 and then deploy that pool to all your users overnight or even within minutes instantaneously with insta-clone technology. VMware Horizon view is the go to for deploying Windows 10 in the enterprise.

What is the VMware VCDX Certification and Why is it Critical?

By Kerry Cotter |   Aug 30, 2018

What is the VCDX Certification?

VMware is a leading software and services company focused on cloud computing and virtualization. It also develops and accredits some of the most prestigious certifications in the industry. These certifications are referred to as VCDX certifications. VCDX stands for VMware Certified Design Expert. This is for those that have earned a top tier certification from a VMware panel. For example, Cisco CCIE has always been recognized as a highly coveted certification in the networking discipline and VCDX is the equivalent in the virtualization space. Some people even think of this like getting a Ph.D. in virtualization. There are only 269 VCDXs across the globe. There are not very many VCDXs in the New England region and Mark Gabryjelski, WEI's Virtualization Architect & Ambassador, is the only VCDX in New Hampshire. He is VCDX #23.

Is VMware vSAN a Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution?

By Joshua Satrape |   Aug 16, 2018

If you are considering the idea of a Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution for your enterprise, consider this, VMware debuted as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for HCI in 2018. It’s solution is also the fastest growing HCI solution in the world today. This should all come as no surprise for those familiar with the company behind the industry’s leading virtualization platform. VMware has paired the hypervisor that transformed data centers across the globe with their software defined storage solution, vSAN. Combined with their unified management solution, vCenter, VMware has created an HCI solution that accounted for 33% of HCI market revenue in the first half of 2017, making it the largest software vendor in the market. 

4 Benefits of VMware vSAN For Your Enterprise

By Joshua Satrape |   Aug 07, 2018

By now you’ve heard about VMware vSAN—a software defined storage (SDS) solution that combines direct storage devices across a vSphere cluster to create a shared data area distributed across an enterprise network. With vSAN, the user is able to decide on the storage requirements, performance and availability and makes sure the policies put in place are upheld. These are not the only benefits of using VMware  vSAN. Keep reading to discover four ways your enterprise can benefit from it.

Extending vSphere to the Public cloud

By Mark Gabryjelski |   Aug 02, 2018

VMware’s vSphere, the composition of vCenter and its ESXi hosts used to run workloads and containers, has experienced dominance in the IT landscape. There has been talk for years about extending a vSphere environment into the world of public cloud and not being required to run all of this separately through other means. There are many ways to achieve a cloud strategy, and fortunately, VMware accomplishes all of this with vSphere. This post focuses on one of the ways to achieve this type of public cloud strategy with VMware Cloud, which offers VMware on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is a full SDDC (Software Defined Data Center) offering covering compute, storage, and networking capabilities.

Figuring out Platform Service Controller (PSC) high availability with a Hybrid Approach

By Fred McHugh |   Jun 28, 2018

The WEI engineering team thrives on solving our customer's toughest technology challenges. Often times these challenges are the first of their kind--meaning there are no google searches that will lead to a solution, the forums haven't covered it yet and the vendor/supplier teams are racking their brains to solve the unique challenge.

VMware and Amazon Web Services: A New Hybrid Cloud Partnership

By Michael Thweatt |   Jun 06, 2017

Want to improve your cloud operations and take advantage of robust new technology options? Now you can, as you may have heard the news recently about the new partnership between VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS), called VMware Cloud on AWS. Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), an IT analysis, research, validation, and strategy firm that provides market intelligence and actionable insight to the global IT community, recently published a technology brief announcing the new joint offering; read on for an overview of its structure and benefits.

Top Two Enterprise Virtual Server Appliance (VSA) Solutions

By Joshua Satrape |   Nov 22, 2016

In today’s digital world, every facet of an organization must become elastic and more flexible, especially the IT department. The Virtual Server Appliance (VSA) can be one of the most valuable tools in your technology arsenal. No matter how much money you throw at hardware, it will never be as elastic as software. Instead, your business can employ VSA, where the storage controller runs in a single virtual machine, which manages the storage directly attached to its host. A VSA is not an appliance, rather, it’s software. Read on for a look into this solution.

How vSAN Can Complement Your Storage Infrastructure

By Joshua Satrape |   Nov 15, 2016

Searching for the best way to store your organization’s precious data and informational assets? Your storage infrastructure is incredibly important; in this article we discuss ways software defined storage (SDS) and the Virtual Storage Area Network (vSAN) can complement your strategy. The idea of separating your enterprise’s IT control plane from the data plane and running services over commodity hardware rather than custom proprietary hardware is not new; in fact, it can be quite beneficial.

5 Enterprise Benefits of VMware’s vRealize Suite

By Fred McHugh |   Nov 03, 2016

Have you heard about our technology partner VMware’s vRealize Suite for cloud and data center management? It’s the solution that enables hybrid cloud management and can help enterprises keep up with the growing IT demands of today’s digital business. One of the most valuable tools within the vRealize Suite is Automation, which is so powerful that VMware allows you to purchase it as its own standalone application. [click to tweet] However you choose to use it, it offers the enterprise five fantastic benefits.

Overview of VMware’s vRealize Suite

By Mark Gabryjelski |   Oct 11, 2016

Adoption of hybrid cloud is on the rise. In looking at the results of the 2016 State of the Cloud Survey, there is strong growth in hybrid cloud adoption as public cloud users added private cloud resource pools. 77 percent of respondents are now adopting private cloud up from 63 percent last year. As a result, use of hybrid cloud environments has grown to 71 percent (Cloud Computing Trends: 2016 State of the Cloud Survey). Sure, the research speaks for itself, but given our experience building private clouds and hybrid cloud environments for our customers, we can certainly vouch for the validity of those stats. However, seeing the benefits of hybrid cloud come to fruition relies on the tool your company will use to manage it.

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