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Mobilité internationale : les femmes décident de leur avenir

Chronique par Henri van der Vaeren VP South Europe, Middle East & Africa at VMware

L&#rsquo;époque est aux changements, vivons là comme une opportunité. Nous sommes bousculés dans nos habitudes? Utilisons cela comme une force qui nous pousse vers l&#rsquo;avant. Mobilisons-nous pour participer à cette transformation et bâtir un futur que nous aurons choisi. Le facteur humain est déterminant dans la réussite et la diversité représente un atout pour l&#rsquo;entreprise qui aura su en déceler toute la richesse. La diversité est source d&#rsquo;innovation et de progrès. Capitalisons sur tous les talents, les femmes nous prouvent que le changement peut être une chance!

La mobilité est un accélérateur de talents. De nombreuses femmes chez VMware en font l&#rsquo;expérience en y apportant leur dynamisme et leur créativité.Liz, Mado et Sarah nous le démontrent en changeant de fonction et de pays cet été. Elles partagent le même enthousiasme et la même détermination. Elles vont chercher les opportunités là où elles se trouvent. Ce sont des travailleuses acharnées mais la gaité et la sérénité qu&#rsquo;elles affichent prouvent qu&#rsquo;elles y trouvent un réel plaisir. Elles sont impressionnantes de confiance en elles et aucun risque ne leur semble insurmontable. Chacune avec sa personnalité est une source d&#rsquo;inspiration pour nous tous et je vous propose de les découvrir.

Liz Cane anglaise:«la mobilité m&#rsquo;apporte une grande ouverture d&#rsquo;esprit». La mobilité fait partie de l&#rsquo;ADN de Liz. Depuis 2011, date à laquelle elle a rejoint VMware dans une fonction de management RH, elle a séjourné deux ans au Kenya, deux ans en France et s&#rsquo;apprête en juillet à rejoindre l&#rsquo;Angleterre pour prendre la responsabilité des ressources humaines en Europe. La mobilité est synonyme d&#rsquo;aventure pour Liz. Elle est convaincue qu&#rsquo;il est nécessaire de développer ce gout de l&#rsquo;aventure qu&#rsquo;elle partage avec sa famille. Elle voit dans la mobilité le moyen d&#rsquo;élargir l&#rsquo;horizon culturel et de se confronter à d&#rsquo;autres points de vue qui enrichissent l&#rsquo;expérience. Dans un contexte international on gagne en efficacité quand on s&#rsquo;ouvre aux différences culturelles. Progresser dans sa carrière ne doit rien au hasard. Il faut la prendre en main. La confiance et la reconnaissance se gagnent en s&#rsquo;impliquant dans toutes ses actions. Le souvenir de son dernier poste?Fun.

Magdeleine Bourgoin française: «Il faut se fixer un cap et ne rien lâcher». Arrivée en 2014 chez VMware France comme responsable des équipes avant-vente, elle est devenue rapidement Directrice technique. En juillet c&#rsquo;est un double défi qui l&#rsquo;attend en partant aux Etats Unis en tant que «chief of staff» du patron des ventes mondiales. Ce poste elle est allé le chercher en forçant le destin. Etre confiante dans ses qualités tout en restant authentique était nécessaire mais pas suffisant pour obtenir le poste. Il a fallu se projeter dans la fonction, s&#rsquo;imprégner de la culture de ses interlocuteurs et chercher des soutiens dans l&#rsquo;organisation. L&#rsquo;équilibre entre quotient émotionnel et quotient intellectuel sera sans doute un avantage pour s&#rsquo;adapter à un environnement multiculturel. La mobilité ne s&#rsquo;improvise pas, elle se prépare et la famille doit être impliquée. Inenvisageable de reculer quand l&#rsquo;occasion se présente.Son état d&#rsquo;esprit? Impatiente de commencer!

Sarah Duchêne française:«je ne suis pas en compétition mais en collaboration». Rentrée tôt dans la vie active, Sarah s&#rsquo;est vite sentie attirée par l&#rsquo;international. En 2014 elle postule chez VMware pour un poste de «deal deskanalyst » à Cork (Irlande), deux ans plus tard elle devient «offer manager» à Paris. Cet été elle s&#rsquo;installera à Milan (Italie) pour apporter son expérience aux commerciaux italiens et espagnols. De son expérience Irlandaise elle a appréciée l&#rsquo;ouverture totale aux idées nouvelles et le brassage culturel.Sarah ne vit pas le travail comme une contrainte bien au contraire. Sortir de sa zone de confort est une seconde nature pour Sarah et elle n&#rsquo;hésite pas à aller au-devant des opportunités. Elle remercie les managers exigeants qui la font progresser. Mobilité et développement personnel sont étroitement liés pour Sarah. L&#rsquo;expérience est autant personnelle que professionnelle. Où qu&#rsquo;elle soit Sarah apporte du liant et de la confiance. Son prochain défi? Maîtriser l&#rsquo;italien et l&#rsquo;espagnol.

Bravo à Liz, Mado et Sarah, l&#rsquo;avenir vous appartient. Souhaitons que votre exemple fasse des émules. Gardez cette passion qui vous anime et continuez à la transmettre aux autres comme vous savez si bien le faire. Rien ne vous arrête, vous nous prouvez chaque jour qu&#rsquo;il n&#rsquo;y a de limites que celles que l&#rsquo;on s&#rsquo;impose.

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Sesiones indispensables para colaboradores SISO en el VMworld 2017 Europe

Firma invitada: Seb Fitzjohn, director de integradores de sistemas en VMware EMEA. Más información siguiéndole en Twitter: @sfitz100.

Colaboradores, amigos y socios con experiencia digital… durante cuatro días de pura innovación, del 11 al 14 de septiembre, se unirán a nosotros en el VMworld 2017 Europe de Barcelona cientos de colaboradores y clientes punteros de VMware. Nos encantarí­a que os unieseis a nosotros y a muchos de nuestros colaboradores de nuestro programa SISO (System Integrators & System Outsourcers).

IBM Cloud y Pivotal son dos ejemplos perfectos de cómo VMware puede ayudar a desarrollar soluciones que permitan transformaciones digitales de éxito en todo el mundo y esperamos daros la bienvenida en Barcelona, así­ como a todos nuestros socios, a partir del lunes 11 de septiembre con el Partner Exchange.

VMworld 2017 Europe va a ser genial, al ofrecer la oportunidad de escuchar nuestras últimas innovaciones sobre infraestructura cloud y del espacio de trabajo digital. Año tras año, no solo reflejamos el valor y lo importantes que son nuestros colaboradores mundiales SISO a la hora de innovar, sino que también hablamos del futuro y sobre nuestro punto de vista respecto a soluciones y potenciales productos colaborativos.

Para saber qué charlas y sesiones se celebrarán durante esos días, puedes consultar el catálogo de contenido. Pero, ¿qué ofrece el VMworld 2017 Europe en concreto a los colaboradores SISO que quieran dar a conocer nuestras últimas innovaciones a sus usuarios, y a aquellos que quieren saber más sobre las colaboraciones de VMware con los SISO?

A continuación podéis ver las principales charlas y sesiones SISO que considero de asistencia indispensable:

VMWare + SISO: transformaciones digitales más rápidas con la colaboración GTM

Lunes 11 de septiembre, 16.00-17.00

David Parsons, Global SISO VP, destacará los éxitos recientes y las mejores prácticas de los colaboradores SISO utilizando tecnologí­a VMware como activador de crecimiento, y hablará sobre las actualizaciones SISO GTM y los programas de formación, incluyendo noticias sobre las colaboraciones VMware con AWS, IBM Cloud y Pivotal. Chris Wolf, VMware CTO, Global Field and Industry, también abordará las inversiones tecnológicas y los cambios del mercado que crearán nuevas oportunidades para nuestros colaboradores SISO en los próximos años.

Series de crecimiento empresarial: conversaciones de colaboradores cloud

Lunes, 11 de septiembre, 11.30

Espacio en el que escuchar a expertos del sector hablando sobre cómo navegar fácilmente por el mundo de la multinube.

También habrá una sesión privada con Joe Baguley (VP, Chief Technology Officer - EMEA) para que nuestros líderes técnicos de colaboración SISO puedan hablar abiertamente sobre nuestros anuncios. Es una gran oportunidad para que puedan profundizar en ellos y que nuestros colaboradores SISO, cuando se vayan del VMworld, tengan un conocimiento más amplio sobre cómo ayudar a los clientes.

Durante estos días también se celebrarán mesas redondas técnicas con nuestros directores de producto, lo que favorecerá debates especí­ficos sobre SISO con nuestros expertos.

Esperamos verte en el VMworld 2017 Europe.

Regí­strate aquí­ para el VMworld 2017 Europe. Ten en cuenta que algunas sesiones de este blog son para colaboradores que hayan adquirido el pase Partner Exchange: VMworld 2017

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vExpert 2017 Second Half Announcement

Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert. I&#rsquo;m pleased to announce the list of 2017 Second Half vExperts. Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are many public speakers, book authors, script writers, VMUG leaders, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.

I want to personally thank everyone who applied and point out that a &#rsquo;vExpert&#rdquo; is not a technical certification or even a general measure of VMware expertise. The judges selected people who were particularly engaged with their community and who had developed a substantial personal platform of influence in those communities. If you feel like you were not selected in error, that&#rsquo;s entirely possible.

The judges may have overlooked or misinterpreted what you wrote in your application. Email us at and we can discuss your situation. We looked at all of the 2015 and some of 2016 activities to determine the voting results.

If you were selected as a vExpert 2017 Second Half, we will be conducting on-boarding this week. You should now have the welcome email in your inbox which will explain the entire program and what you need to do to be enrolled in our private vExpert community as well as listed in the vExpert directory. We will use the email address provided in your vExpert application. We will extend the vExpert Reception invite to you for both VMworld US in Las Vegas as well as VMworld Europe in Barcelona. Congratulations to all the vExperts, new and returning.

We&#rsquo;re looking forward to working with you. Command + F away and find your name if you can&#rsquo;t wait for the welcome email.

Corey Romero, and the VMware Social Media & Community Team

 

First Name Last Name Twitter
Max Abelardo @mabelard
Charles Adams @whitehattechs
belal adel
Hammad Alam @vcdx248
Muhammed Ali muhammedali275
FERNANDO ALVAREZ MARTINEZ @bolooo
Mehmet AYDIN diaboliksword
Adrian Begg @AdrianBegg
Preben Berg @poulpreben
Julien BERTON Julien BERTON
Rob Bishop @rob_a_b
Christiaan Brinkhoff @Brinkhoff_C
Gilad Broun @giladbrown
Douglas Brown @douglasabrown
Brian Bunke @brianbunke
Saurabh Chandratre SC_vNextGen
Luis Chanu @LuisChanu
Saadallah Chebaro @s_chebaro
Jack Cherkas @jackcherkas
Chris Colotti @CColotti
Celia Cristaldo Cantero @celiacri
Rhian Cross @rhiancohen
David Davis @DavidMDavis
Ivan de Mes @ivandemes
Mike Dent @mikedent13
Dillon Doxey VCDX229
Pawel Drazkowski @_Drazkowski
Hamza El Fajjaj
Jad El-Zein @virtualjad
Peter Flecha @vPedroArrow
Mike Gelhar @mikegelhar
Andrew Gerrie aegerrie
Matthieu GIOIA @notmg
Joao Grade @j_grade
William Grismore @grizzamore
Brett Guarino @Brett_Guarino
John Hague @jhague10
Jeremy Hall VMjhall
Rhys Hammond @HammondRhys
Faisal Hasan @FaisalHasan80
Derek Hennessy @derekhennessy
Jorge Luis Hernandez @swatcat666
Jose Manuel Hernandez Benitez jos3mhb
Todd Horne @RVAVMWARE
Joseph Houghes @jhoughes
Kevin Howell @kevhowla
Alton Ingram
Yohei Ishihara
Darshana Jayathilake @darshanajayathi
QIYAN JIANG
Britton Johnson vcixnv
Spas Kaloferov @SpasKaloferov
Byounghee Kim
Arron King @cybersylum
Nick Korte @NetworkNerd_
Deepak koshal @deepakkoshal
Veli Kadir KOZAN @velikadirkozan
John Kozej @vcdx245
Vijay Kumar @jaysheezzy
Rajeev Kumar @rajeevc64867759
Michael Leahy @mikeleahy1234Ba
Ariel Liguori aliguo
Naresh Madiraju
Dukagjin Maloku DugiDM
HEURTIN Manuel @manul63
Wesley Martins Silva @wesmrt
Ángel Muñoz Guerrero @AngelMGTech
Ken Nalbone @KenNalbone
Michael Noone Yinzvirtual
Paul Parmentier
Mark Plettenberg @MarkPlettenberg
Alexandro Prado https://twitter.com/alexandroprado
John Putnam @putnajoe
James Rankin 0
Martez Reed greenreedtech
Joerg Roesch oergman
Rodrigo Rovere @blogciscoredes
Hussam Sawaged @HussamSawaqed
Michael Schroeder @Microlytix
Romain Serre @RomSerre
Ryan Shellenberger
Herman Silva bighermWPB
Harjit Singh @pmlogs
jitendra singh @jitendra12singh
Jitendra Singh @Jitendr87037334
Gerard Slotboom @slotboom
Dennis Smith @DennisMSmith
Iakov Sovluk
Christian Stankowic @stankowic_devel
John Statt @john.statt
Andy Syrewicze @asyrewicze
Dusan Tekeljak @mavatko
Aidan Thomson @thebigbluebin
Aung Zaw Zaw Tun
Paul Twomey
Colin Westwater @cwestwater
Gary Williams @garyw_
Geoff Wilmington Geoff Wilmington
Bram Wolfs @bramwolfs
Paul Wynne @vdiallstar
Tayfun Yaban @tayfunyaban
Chip Zoller @chipzoller
Mischa Buijs BeVirtualnet
Christopher Frenz
Akira Koda

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New White Paper: Fast Virtualized Hadoop and Spark on All-Flash Disks – Best Practices for Optimizing Virtualized Big Data Applications on VMware vSphere 6.5

A new white paper is available showing how to best deploy and configure vSphere 6.5 for Big Data applications such as Hadoop and Spark running on a cluster with fast processors, large memory, and all-flash storage (Non-Volatile Memory Express storage and solid state disks). Hardware, software, and vSphere configuration parameters are documented, as well as tuning parameters for the operating system, Hadoop, and Spark.

The best practices were tested on a 13-server cluster, with Hadoop installed on vSphere as well as on bare metal. Workloads for both Hadoop (TeraSort and TestDFSIO) and Spark Machine Learning Library routines (K-means clustering, Logistic Regression classification, and Random Forest decision trees) were run on the cluster. Configurations with 1, 2, and 4 VMs per host were tested as well as bare metal. Among the 4 virtualized configurations, 4 VMs per host ran fastest due to the best utilization of storage as well as the highest percentage of data transfer within a server. The 4 VMs per host configuration also ran faster than bare metal on all Hadoop and Spark tests but one.

Here are the results for the TeraSort suite:

And for Spark Random Forest decision trees:

Here are the best practices cited in this paper:

  • Reserve about 5-6% of total server memory for ESXi; use the remainder for the virtual machines.
  • Do not overcommit physical memory on any host server that is hosting Big Data workloads.
  • Create one or more virtual machines per NUMA node.
  • Limit the number of disks per DataNode to maximize the utilization of each disk: 4 to 6 is a good starting point.
  • Use eager-zeroed thick VMDKs along with the ext4 or xfs filesystem inside the guest.
  • Use the VMware Paravirtual SCSI (pvscsi) adapter for disk controllers; use all 4 virtual SCSI controllers available in vSphere 6.5.
  • Use the vmxnet3 network driver; configure virtual switches with MTU=9000 for jumbo frames.
  • Configure the guest operating system for Hadoop performance including enabling jumbo IP frames, reducing swappiness, and disabling transparent hugepage compaction.
  • Place Hadoop master roles, ZooKeeper, and journal nodes on three virtual machines for optimum performance and to enable high availability.
  • Dedicate the worker nodes to run only the HDFS DataNode, YARN NodeManager, and Spark Executor roles.
  • Run the Hive Metastore in a separate MySQL database.
  • Set the YARN cluster container memory and vcores to slightly overcommit both resources
  • Adjust the task memory and vcore requirement to optimize the number of maps and reduces for each application.

All details are in the paper.

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Apocalypse Now : Le monde numérique en panne

Chronique de Sylvain Cazard, Vice-Président de VMware en France

Le digital rentre dans une ère d&#rsquo;industrialisation où la réalité ne lui fera aucun cadeau. Pour tenir ses promesses l&#rsquo;économie numérique doit donc pouvoir compter plus que jamais sur des infrastructures techniques modernisées dans un contexte où le déploiement d&#rsquo;objets connectés et les enjeux de sécurité s&#rsquo;amplifient.

L’apocalypse numérique ressemblerait à un monde sans application! C&#rsquo;est ainsi qu&#rsquo;Apple a ouvert en Juin à San José sa Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 à l&#rsquo;aide d&#rsquo;une vidéo très parlante. Un nouveau venu quelque peu distrait débranche malencontreusement un centre informatique et le cauchemar commence… Toutes les applications disparaissent.

Si Apple veut nous montrer que nous sommes devenus addicts aux Apps, c&#rsquo;est réussi. Par la même occasion il souligne le rôle critique des infrastructures IT hébergées dans les datacenters et dans le cloud. Pas besoin de beaucoup d&#rsquo;imagination pour entrevoir le pire. Le 27 mai 2017 British Airways a été paralysée, ses avions cloués au sol et 75.000 passagers bloqués dans 170 aéroports dans le monde pour une panne électrique. Le ransomware Wannacry nous a donné un avant-gout d&#rsquo;un scénario catastrophe en touchant Renault, Telefonica mais aussi des hôpitaux et des universités.

L&#rsquo;apparente simplicité du numérique. Le numérique a donné un sentiment de simplicité et le cloud nous a libéré des contraintes matérielles. Les nouveaux usages accessibles sur les smartphones ont tendance à nous faire oublier la complexité technique qui sous-tend notre joli monde numérique. Le numérique est devenu un vaste marché, tout le monde veut en être. Démarrer vite pour faire la course en tête, devancer ses concurrents avec de nouveaux services, innover coûte que coûte en jouant la rupture. Rien à redire si ce n&#rsquo;est qu&#rsquo;à un moment ou un autre se pose la question de l&#rsquo;industrialisation. Il est bien beau de parler à tout bout de champ de l&#rsquo;expérience client mais cela n&#rsquo;a de sens que si les services qui la composent sont fiables et stables dans le temps. Désormais tout le monde a compris qu&#rsquo;il était vital de prendre le virage du digital mais la fête du digital peut vite se transformer en cauchemar si le projet n&#rsquo;a pas été mené avec rigueur et méthode.

L&#rsquo;industrialisation doit succéder à l&#rsquo;expérimentation. C&#rsquo;est en substance ce qu&#rsquo;a rappelé Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Directeur General de BNP Paribas, lors de l’assemblée générale des actionnaires. Il a expliqué très justement «qu&#rsquo;il faut faire évoluer très significativement notre informatique. La plus grande partie des 3 milliards seront consacrés à nos systèmes d’information : il faut investir rapidement et beaucoup, car les systèmes d’information d’avant ne permettent pas le bon niveau de digitalisation.” (lire l&#rsquo;article de La Tribune). L&#rsquo;hyper connexion amplifie la pression sur le système d&#rsquo;information. Semblables aux terminaisons d&#rsquo;un gigantesque système nerveux, des milliards d&#rsquo;objets connectés vont prolonger la digitalisation des entreprises et de notre société dans les moindres recoins. L&#rsquo;automatisation de nombreux processus industriels dépend déjà de l&#rsquo;analyse des données émises par une large variété de capteurs. Les bâtiments, les magasins, les aéroports, les transports, les villes deviennent intelligents à leur tour en adoptant l&#rsquo;internet des objets (IoT). Invisibles pour l&#rsquo;utilisateur les infrastructures IT se rappellent à notre bon ou mauvais souvenir à la moindre défaillance.

Pourquoi tant s&#rsquo;inquiéter des infrastructures aujourd&#rsquo;hui. Le développement des usages numériques et le déploiement des objets connectés accroissent la dépendance vis-à-vis des infrastructures IT. Notre tolérance au moindre dysfonctionnement diminue proportionnellement. Les entreprises doivent aujourd&#rsquo;hui concilier des objectifs antagonistes:Répondre à des exigences élevées (performances, disponibilité, sécurité) alors que le changement est devenu la règle et que la responsabilité se répartit entre founisseurs de clouds et directions informatiques. Cela demande sans aucun doute de nouveaux modes de gouvernances, une gouvernance augmentée, c&#rsquo;est-à-dire une gouvernance qui embarque l&#rsquo;ensemble de l&#rsquo;écosystème. De nombreux partenariats entre éditeurs, constructeurs et fournisseurs de cloud montrent que le mouvement est déjà en marche.

Imaginons les nouveaux usages, recherchons de nouvelles expériences clients mais n&#rsquo;oublions pas que les infrastructures IT et le cloud doivent rester un socle fiable et industriel. Prenons garde de ne pas céder aux sirènes de l&#rsquo;externalisation «low cost» qui hypothéqueraient l&#rsquo;image et le devenir de toute la transformation digitale indispensable de l&#rsquo;entreprise.

Lisez également le précédent billet de Sylvain Cazard “La cybersecurité fait son entrée au Comex“

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Come and Participate in VMworld Design Studio!

Dear vRealize Operations Customers,

 

Would you like to help define the next generation of vRealize Operations? We invite you to participateintheVMware Design StudioatVMworld 2017 US.

 

What Kind of Study Is This?

In the VMware Design Studio, we will show a few key product directions and design prototypes. This is a unique opportunity to get your voice heard and interact in a small group or 1:1 session with the product teams.

 

This year there will be three topics for vROps: 1) vRealize Operations – New and Improved Capacity Management; 2) vRealize Operations – Exploring New Ways for Application Management; 3) vRealize Lifecycle Management. Customers can sign up for one or more sessions based on their time availability or interests.

 

What&#rsquo;s in it for YOU?

Upon completion of the session, we will offer you very cool &#rsquo;VMware Design Partner&#rdquo; swag!

 

Where and when is Design Studio?

The sessions will be held in in Mandalay Bay Convention Center – 3rd Floor – room Palm H from Monday 8/28 thru Thursday 8/31

 

To schedule a session, contact Ashley . Or go to this link to signup:www.bit.do/vrops2017

 

Plus if you want to learn about other VMware products, please check out other cool sessions here:https://uxresearchers.github.io/lv17-blog/

 

Please act quickly as we will be able to work with just a small set of customers – thank you for your time and your interest in improving VMware products!

 

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Ashley Pan ()

User Experience Researcher @VMware

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Tailored to industry: A sector-based approach

Guest blog by Laurent Allard, Vice-Chairman at OVH. He talks about the company&#rsquo;s partnership with VMware and how being one of our key cloud providers is helping it build dedicated solutions tailored to meet industry compliance and regulations, such as OVH Healthcare.

Customers are living in a multi-cloud world; they&#rsquo;re relying on different types of cloud technologies, as well as their own dedicated servers to ensure they adapt to the growing demands of their business.

Our agenda is very much client driven. We adapt our solution development to the reactions we get from customers. Each customer has a different profile and they all have different starting points on their journeys to the cloud, or what they want to achieve in their business.

How to set us apart from rivals in the cloud space? Well, we have a clear strategic view that &#lsquo;one size fits all&#rsquo; for cloud just doesn&#rsquo;t work. We need hosted, private and public clouds. After all, you can&#rsquo;t paint a painting with a single colour. Our view is to be a cloud service provider for all companies, across industries and of all sizes. We don&#rsquo;t need to be a specialist in a vertical market - we are industry agnostic – but we are fully aligned, knowledgeable and skilled in industry trends and compliance. We adapt to make our services right for a customer. That&#rsquo;s what our expertise is – and it&#rsquo;s leveraged with our partnership with VMware.

We have a joint alignment with VMware, sharing common interests and goals through an outstanding relationship. VMware has been a key driver in us becoming a successful global provider of private cloud solutions since 2010 – and we continue to work with them as a trusted cloud service provider partner.

It&#rsquo;s such a close partnership that, the same day VMware announces a new solution, we&#rsquo;re ready to support it. And it works both ways. We listen to our customers&#rsquo; needs; they want to benefit from VMware&#rsquo;s stack without needing the expertise in-house to exploit it. They&#rsquo;re looking for a very dynamic type of provisioning with almost the same attributes as the public cloud – but from a dedicated, private-hosted VMware environment. They want the security, scalability and agility of a VMware solution but don&#rsquo;t want to focus on the technology – they want to focus on growing their business.

It&#rsquo;s in industrialising our innovative solutions that our partnership with VMware continues to prosper, so we&#rsquo;ve started to find ways in which we can help customers with sector-specific solutions. When you grow by 30% year on year, you can&#rsquo;t stay with the same long-term vision to stay up to date. You need to innovate, to be agile, and be able to react swiftly and stay ahead. And that is possible through VMware.

One of our biggest success stories in that field has been with OVH Healthcare. With OVH Healthcare, we host the information systems of healthcare organisations in an environment that meets even the most demanding industry regulations and compliance laws. We then provide an expert team of data hosting and medical specialists to help the organisation choose the private cloud environment best befitting of their needs. As ever, OVH has worked alongside VMware to create the different environments, but all are based on vCenter, vSphere, NSX and vRealize Operations. Customers can create their VMs from the vSphere interface and can configure access rules to their networks through NSX while using vRealize Operations to control and manage their infrastructure.

We actually developed the solution in line with French start-up Betterise Health Tech. The company was looking for a solution to support its mobile applications for diabetic patients, but when it wanted to extend its product range, offering mobile apps for diabetic patients, for example, it was faced with a legal constraint – it needed a licensed HDS host. It wanted to make use of our private cloud with VMware, so we designed OVH Healthcare and obtained HDS accreditation in November 2016. As French regulations are among the most protective of personal data, they often serve as a model in Europe. This shows just how secure our solution with VMware must be.

This is just one example. We&#rsquo;re looking forward to continuing on our journey with VMware to help support other organisations achieve the flexibility of the cloud with solutions dedicated to meeting the specific requirements of their sectors.

For us, that includes, but isn&#rsquo;t limited to: helping clients to invest in cloud services without worrying about being locked-in, managing sovereignty needs, scaling within private cloud, and managing the mix between legacy and new cloud services. If we can do all that for them, they can focus on innovating and driving the business forward; safe in the knowledge we&#rsquo;re providing the foundation to make it happen.

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VMware Horizon Cloud llega a Microsoft Azure

En VMware siempre intentamos ofrecer a nuestros usuarios tantas opciones y flexibilidad como sea posible en su entorno de TI.

Nuestro último compromiso con la causa es VMware Horizon Cloud en Microsoft Azure, que ayuda a nuestros usuarios a crear aplicaciones y escritorios virtuales VMware que incrementan la presencia mundial de Microsoft Azure en la empresa, presente ya en 38 regiones.

Al sumarle a uno de los proveedores de Infraestructura como Servicio (IaaS) que crece más rápido la aplicación líder del sector y la oferta de servicios cloud de escritorio, a nuestros usuarios se les ofrece varias opciones de infraestructura con la flexibilidad necesaria para moverse por diferentes plataformas, lo que supone la base de nuestra estrategia cross-cloud.

Pero, ¿qué significa?

Ahora los usuarios pueden conectar Azure IaaS a Horizon Cloud con el objetivo de generar y gestionar las aplicaciones y los escritorios virtuales Horizon. Es perfecto para empresas suscritas a Azure, pero también para clientes que buscan la flexibilidad que permite poder cambiar las opciones de desarrollo de otros servicios en la nube pública en caso de que cambie su uso, haya cambios en el personal o el entorno económico sea diferente, gracias al plano de control de nube única que permite utilizar Horizon Cloud. La integración de VMware y Microsoft también ayuda a nuestros usuarios a que su adaptación a Windows 10 sea más rápida.

Como siempre, nuestras soluciones ofrecen un abanico de posibilidades a los usuarios. De hecho, sólo Horizon Cloud ofrece esta flexibilidad para aplicaciones y escritorios virtuales. Por ejemplo, puede proporcionar una infraestructura de nube pública gestionada a aquellas empresas que quieren externalizar la gestión de la infraestructura a la nube para una experiencia de desktop as a service, o puede permitir la gestión de su propia infraestructura interna con aplicaciones de infraestructura hiperconvergente a aquellas empresas que quieren un mayor control sobre su infraestructura de escritorio virtual, particularmente para las que requieren una gran seguridad o resultados.

VMware sigue innovando y dando respuesta a las necesidades de nuestros clientes.

Esperamos que VMware Horizon Cloud para Microsoft Azure está en el mercado a partir del segundo semestre de 2017.

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E-Tailer Frank and Oak Explain Why They Use OVH Powered by VMware

In 2010, we partnered with the French cloud computing company OVH. The goal of our partnership was to &#rsquo;build a hybrid cloud-ready Infrastructure as a Service Solution.&#rdquo; Infrastructure as a Service, also known as IaaS, simplifies infrastructure development. This simplification makes it easier for OVH customers to apply OVH cloud solutions, such as with the OVH Private Cloud.

 

The OVH Private Cloud, driven by VMware, has &#rsquo;the power of dedicated hardware [and] the flexibility of the Cloud.&#rdquo; Using the vSphere interface, the OVH Private Cloud enables OVH customers &#rsquo;to use their own dedicated infrastructure.&#rdquo; This infrastructure grants the user full ownership of their private network. The OVH Private Cloud gives clients the flexibility to host &#rsquo;different types of products, including websites, e-commerce, ERP, SaaS solutions and business applications.&#rdquo;

 

By running their own dedicated infrastructure, OVH&#rsquo;s clients are given the freedom to focus on other areas of their business. Frank and Oak, an online retailer and OVH client, learned quickly that to scale their business, they needed better cloud management. By switching to OVH, they did exactly that.

 

Frank and Oak Harness Cloud Power

Using the OVH Private Cloud powered by VMware, Frank and Oak have re-invented the ecommerce experience. The e-tailer&#rsquo;s vision was simple: to help their customer dress well, at an affordable price. Check. Their next task was go global. &#rsquo;You want to make sure that, as you grow, the quality of your experience does not decrease,&#rdquo; said CEO and Co-Founder Ethan Song. To keep up with web traffic and satisfy orders, Frank and Oak needed a cloud computing solution that would support their growing company.

 

By controlling their infrastructure, the e-tailer could meet their work goals. In 2012, Frank and Oak signed up for OVH&#rsquo;s Private Cloud. OVH&#rsquo;s virtualized cloud solutions cut down the time Frank and Oak would have spent developing their infrastructure. This gave the company time to focus on their product. Today, Frank and Oak has expanded their offerings to include men&#rsquo;s and women&#rsquo;s ware. The OVH Private Cloud powered by VMware has given them the tools to expand without sacrificing time, security or finances.

 

At VMware, we take pride in building strong partnerships. And like us, our partners take pride in the relationships they build with their customers. OVH is clearly no exception.

 

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New Release: VMware PowerCLI 6.5.2

The past couple releases have introduced some new and exciting modernizations for PowerCLI. We&#rsquo;ve moved from Snapins to Modules, leaving behind registry settings and the need for an installer and making packaging much easier. We then introduced you to PowerCLI installation through the Microsoft PowerShell Gallery, making installation and updates a single command.

All of these lead up to us delivering more frequent releases and more timely features and bugfixes. Only three months ago, we introduced PowerCLI 6.5.1, and today we&#rsquo;re delivering 6.5.2, cutting our release time in half from the past. We still have a lot of work to do on our processes, but we look forward to delivering frequent, high quality releases of the best automation library for VMware!

PowerCLI 6.5.2 has some great improvements. They come in three main areas:

  • Addition of the &#lsquo;InventoryLocation&#rsquo; parameter to the following cmdlets: Move-VM, Import-VApp, New-VApp
  • Ability to mount a Content Library sourced ISO with the New-CDDrive cmdlet
  • Updated Support Around Experimental Features

Let&#rsquo;s take a closer look at each of these.

New Parameter: InventoryLocation

The main purpose of the &#lsquo;InventoryLocation&#rsquo; parameter is to specify a folder the VM or vApp should be placed during their related actions. The expected input for this parameter is a type of &#lsquo;FolderContainer&#rsquo;. Previously, the only option was &#lsquo;Destination&#rsquo; and it accepted a folder, ESXi host, cluster, or resource pool. The issue was only one item could be specified at a time. Therefore, this addition is nice because it reduces the total number of steps needed to either move a VM between vCenter Servers or when deploying a new VM/vApp.

First example, moving a VM between vCenter Servers. By default, the VM would be moved to the root of the Datacenter in the &#lsquo;VMs and Templates&#rsquo; view. Technically, it would be moved to the &#lsquo;vm&#rsquo; folder but that&#rsquo;s hidden from the GUI view. This new parameter allows us to skip the follow-up &#lsquo;Move-VM&#rsquo; command and place the VM in the proper folder at time of the migration.

Second example, creating a new VM by importing a vApp. As with the previous example, this cuts down the steps in deploying this VM and streamlines the process.

Using Content Library Sourced ISOs

The &#lsquo;New-CDDrive&#rsquo; cmdlet has a new parameter by the name of &#lsquo;ContentLibraryIso&#rsquo;. This allows us to mount an ISO which has been presented through vSphere&#rsquo;s Content Library. Here&#rsquo;s an example:

vSphere&#rsquo;s Content Library is a great resource and I&#rsquo;m really happy to be able to take better advantage of it through PowerCLI!

Experimental Feature Updates

If you&#rsquo;ve had the chance to read through our documentation, perhaps you&#rsquo;ve noticed a couple of the features or parameters which were marked as experimental. Several of these have been tested and we have been able to remove the functionality&#rsquo;s &#lsquo;experimental&#rsquo; messaging.

Some Examples:

  • Set-HardDisk -ZeroOut: This parameter can be used to zero out a disk when the PowerCLI session is connected directly to the ESXi host.
  • New-HardDisk -AdvancedSetting: The experimental part of this parameter was centered around the Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (SDRS) rule association.
  • New-VM -AdvancedSetting: The experimental part of this parameter was centered around the SDRS (SDRS) rule association.
  • Install-VMHostPatch: The whole cmdlet was experimental and has been approved for supported usage.

Summary

PowerCLI 6.5.2 is the first of our change to having more frequent releases. While these iterative releases may not be as packed full of new features as all the prior releases, we are able to provide new functionality and resolve any issues faster than prior versions. Some proof of that is the addition of the &#lsquo;InventoryLocation&#rsquo; parameter to several cmdlets, the &#lsquo;ContentLibraryIso&#rsquo; parameter to the New-CDDrive cmdlet, and taking several features and cmdlets from experimental to supported!

Don&#rsquo;t wait, Update-Module today!

For information on the Microsoft PowerShell Gallery update process, see the following blog: Update PowerCLI From the PowerShell Gallery

For more information on changes made in VMware PowerCLI 6.5.2, including improvements, security enhancements, and deprecated features, see the VMware PowerCLI Change Log. For more information on specific cmdlets, see the VMware PowerCLI 6.5.2 Cmdlet Reference.

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