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What Can IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Do for Your Business?

As many small businesses know, consumers have preferences when it comes to paying for goods. For example, 40 percent of consumers responding to a TSYS survey say they prefer using their credit cards for purchases. Another 35 percent prefer debit cards. However, there&#rsquo;s a far more important question for small to medium-sized businesses: cash or credit?

 

The answer: it depends. TSYS found that if a bill exceeded a certain dollar amount, consumers would opt to swipe their card instead. The survey also found that if a small business had a &#lsquo;cash only&#rsquo; policy, then customers would likely move onto a business that accepts credit/debit cards.

 

It appears cash only, while desirable to some small business, is bad for business.

 

But establishing a card payment system doesn&#rsquo;t have to be difficult. Dream Payments, powered by IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions, can set a small business up with a safe and secure payment system in as little as 15 minutes. All that&#rsquo;s needed is a card reader, software and Bluetooth technology. This ease of setting up and launching a new payment processing system is possible thanks to Dream Payment&#rsquo;s decision to move its infrastructure to the IBM Cloud.

 

It&#rsquo;s a small, transportable payments system that — thanks to IBM and VMware — can scale with a business as it grows.

 

Christian Ali, Chief Marketing Officer of Dream Payments explains, &#rsquo;[businesses] need a secure, cloud-based infrastructure to [process payments] quickly and effectively and in a manner that&#rsquo;s cost-effective.&#rdquo; Business owners can offer their customers payment options using this secure, encrypted point of sale technology.

 

If you&#rsquo;re ready to find a service provider, visit us at vCloudProviders.Vmware.com.

 

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Have You Signed Up for Your VMworld Cloud Provider Sessions?”

VMworld hits Las Vegas in just a few days and we are anticipating an information-packed week. We&#rsquo;re here to help you narrow down your schedule so you get the best of the best and can participate in sessions that will fuel your success in the cloud. Here are a few sessions we suggest for you to learn more about what VMware and our Cloud Provider Partners have to offer:

 

For Partners: Cloud Provider Focused Sessions at Partner Exchange

 

At VMworld Partner Exchange, you&#rsquo;ll meet with cloud experts in the field and get an inside look at how VMware is enhancing our cloud technology to support our partners.

 

PAR4361BU—Architecting vCloud Technology

 

PAR4360BU—Cloud Service Provider Platform: Evolution and Future

 

PAR4359BU—Leverage Workspace ONE and Other MSP Offerings to Grow Your Service Provider Business

 

PAR4358BU—How to Build a Hybrid Cloud Using NSC and vCloud Director-A Service Provider Perspective

 

 

Don&#rsquo;t forget to add a Partner Exchange pass to your VMworld registration!

 

For Our Customers, VMware and our Cloud Provider Partners Are Ready to Help You!

 

Our VMware experts and partners are hosting cloud focused breakout sessions that will help you advance your cloud computing strategy. Check out the sessions below and reserve your spot!

 

LHC1539BU—Paving the Way to the Hybrid Cloud with vCloud Air Network Service Providers and vCloud Availability

 

LHC1661BU—Getting Started with vCloud Air Network (Technical Tips and Tricks)

 

LHC1716BU—On-Ramp to the Cloud: Migration Tools and Strategies

 

LHC1746BU—Automating Disaster Recovery with vCloud Availability for vCloud Director and vRealize Orchestrator

 

LHC1753BU—Case Study: How VMware NSX Is Empowering a Service Provider to Help Customers Achieve and Maintain Industry Compliance

 

LHC1809BU—Use NSX to Deploy a Secure Virtual Network Bridging Multiple Locations for a True Hybrid Cloud

 

LHC1951BU—Automated Cloud Recovery for When You are Nuked from Orbit

 

LHC2424BU—200 to 40,000 VMs in 24 Months: Building Highly Scalable SDDC on Hybrid Cloud: Real-World Example

 

LHC2573BU—Achieving Hybrid Cloud Data Agility Securely with VMware NSX

 

LHC1739GU—Disaster Recovery to the Cloud: What Has Changed in the Past Year?

 

LHC3179GU—Choosing the Ideal Cloud Provider Partner

 

LHC3180GU—Effective DR Strategies

 

LHC1566PU—Ask the vCloud Air Network Cloud Experts

 

LHC3139SU— Achieving Success in a Multi-Cloud World

 

LHC2626BU—Build VMware Powered Hybrid Clouds: See How vCloud Director and NSX work together to build true Hybrid Clouds

 

In addition, be sure to register for a special session hosted by IBM:

 

LHC2802BU—The Future, with Dr.MichioKaku, on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm!

 

Visit VMware and our Partners:

 

Between sessions, stop by the VMware booth and partner booths for solution demonstrations and discussions to see how our Cloud Provider partners can help your business grow with the cloud.

 

Our Cloud Provider Partners in Solutions Exchange:

CenturyLink

OVH

Faction

phoenixNAP

Fujitsu

Rackspace

IBM

SkyTap

iland

SwissCom

Navisite

Virtustream

 

Don&#rsquo;t Forget the Networking!

 

As much as VMworld is about learning how to harness cloud technology, it&#rsquo;s also about getting to know your peers. So, take time to network and meet those around you!

 

We can&#rsquo;t wait to see you at VMworld!

 

Click here to start the registration process and reserve your spot at VMworld.

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CenturyLink SAP Solutions Powered by VMware

CenturyLink, founded in the 1930s, has long been a leader in the telecommunications industry. Today, CenturyLink is helping customers manage SAP business applications, essential digital tools in managing business operations. But running these applications can be time consuming when they&#rsquo;re not on a compatible platform. CenturyLink uses a VMware-based cloud platform to make data migration more efficient and economical for businesses scaling their infrastructure.

 

How CenturyLink Scales SAP Applications

CenturyLink helps IT professionals transfer their SAP business applications from legacy systems to virtualized environments in the cloud with VMware technology. This cloud technology advancement provides tailored private cloud for SAP applications in less than 28 days. By using infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) powered by VMware, CenturyLink can deliver stable SAP capabilities to their customers.

 

How Does IaaS Help?

An IaaS solution powered by a certified host like VMware helps CenturyLink customers in the following ways:

  • Installs applications in minutes
  • Reduces OPEx and CAPEx costs
  • High conversion fault tolerance
  • Migrates data in real-time without downtime experience

CenturyLink&#rsquo;s IaaS solution contains data security, storage, networking and computer resources. Using VMware&#rsquo;s IaaS solution, CenturyLink can power its SAP solutions, including SAP HANA, and help their customers convert applications to the cloud.

 

How Does VMware Power SAP HANA?

CenturyLink is a strategic VMware cloud provider partner with a global footprint. Because CenturyLink works on a VMware SAP-certified infrastructure, the company is able to manage a multitude of SAP applications, including SAP HANA.

 

CenturyLink&#rsquo;s SAP HANA is a database management system that helps users to store, save and recover data. This type of application would normally require four specially designed 10Gb separate networks. With VMware-powered SAP HANA, applications can enjoy up to 4TB of memory straight from the hypervisor, with 6TB storage in the works. VMware&#rsquo;s hypervisor is the only hypervisor able to support SAP HANA.

 

SAP HANA offers CenturyLink customers a way to store, manage and deploy company data in real-time on a reliable infrastructure. &#rsquo;Speed is never an issue with a VMware virtualized SAP HANA system,&#rdquo; says Marshal Whatley, a Senior Director of Product Management at CenturyLink.

 

Working in the cloud simplifies business operations. CenturyLink works to help their customers accomplish this through VMware technology.

 

Remember to sign up for the SAP Virtualization Experts Panel (VIRT3014PU) taking place at VMworld August 30th from 2:30pm-3:30pm!

 

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How to Calculate and Assess Your OpEx

Written by Guy Bartram,Director, Product Marketing Competitive Intelligence, VMware. This is Part 2 of a two-part series on understanding and calculating your operational cost.

Operational cost improvements can be very hard to measure if you consider your operational cost as a &#lsquo;sunk&#rsquo; investment (X Full Time Employees (FTE) per year at $Y cost). How can you measure the improvement in automation of a particular service and then pass those benefits onto your customer? As a competitive analyst, I can see a trend occurring where the lack of investment in understanding operational cost per unit is starting to affect many cloud providers maintain competitive pricing. To negate the cost impact, they wrap more and more &#lsquo;managed services&#rsquo; around the problem which does not eventually help. This will over time compound the situation; where there are more services across multiple clouds, the margin is lower, there is increased risk that operations are not able to cope, they will eat into these margins when mistakes are made. In fact, the irony of this is that it is one of the reasons customers go to cloud providers in the first place; to take the inefficiencies off their hands so they can focus on the business. When the inefficiencies become the focus this creates a problem.

 

Is cheaper licensing the right approach? Everyone wants something for &#lsquo;free&#rsquo; or as cheap as possible, but nothing really is, in this context the cost is pushed into operations when using &#lsquo;good enough&#rsquo; products, that 99% of the time are running over capacity in any case. My advice is to conduct an operational assessment of these products and see how they match your existing investment capability, many lack features or integration that impact operations, however, the gap is constantly closing. All vendors are building support for multiple clouds, increasing automation and orchestration to provide customers a more compelling service. Foundations are important, whilst many strive to do &#lsquo;everything&#rsquo; there is strength in focus and building on solid, stable, industry proven solutions.

 

What is the real cost? In a third-party run assessment (internal), a relatively simple task such as patching a hypervisor took double the time with a competitor&#rsquo;s hypervisor and given the 3x patch cadence equated to a grand operational bill of $345,000 vs $64,400 with VMware (100 hosts used in assessment). That is 5x more expensive per year than the VMware solution. So why is the competitor&#rsquo;s hypervisor used? Simple – in the bid, the raw license cost of the hypervisor is less than the VMware cost and the sales team do not focus on the long-term unit cost, only the contract value of the deal. If the true TCO was known and built into the deal, it would never get past the paper it was written on. I have spoken to multiple cloud providers who indicate that the amount of time assigned to management of competitor hypervisors is 3-5 times more than a VMware hypervisor, yet this behaviour persists and will mean over time the provider will struggle to maintain competitive pricing as margins are eroded and affect long term growth metrics like cash flow CAGR.

 

The opportunity for cloud providers is to leverage &#lsquo;best of breed&#rsquo; to drive agility and automation, that comes close to the economics of hyperscale clouds. You can afford more expensive on the infrastructure and still win by providing a complete solution – the bulk of the cost is in the operations of the Application/OS/Middleware on top. Cloud Providers can provide better SLA&#rsquo;s, high touch support and a competitive total solution value, even if their infrastructure cost is higher. A multi-tenant cloud solution, with self-service powered by a Cloud Management Platform solution like vCloud Director will enable providers to offer competitive cloud economics without having the same scale as mega clouds.

 

So, if you want to remain competitive with your own infrastructure services or in the growing hyper scale cloud managed services trend, I would recommend you start by better understanding your operational cost as a part of your commercial solution design. This should start with a technical assessment to provide the breakdown per unit so you can see how improvements could increase competitive pricing and keep your customers happy. Otherwise continual adoption of platforms that offer cheaper licenses, but lower efficiency will actually drive up the cost of I&O. Eventually, you will be uncompetitive and lose business or worse….

 

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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.

 

For more updates on the vCloud Air Network at VMworld, follow us @VMwareSP on Twitter and &#lsquo;like&#rsquo; us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VMwareSP.

 

 

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Reserve Your Seat Today to Learn How vCloud Air Network Partners Can Accelerate Your Success in the Cloud

 

VMworld is a time for meeting and learning, and that means spending quality time learning about new cloud solutions delivered by our partner ecosystem that will help your business grow. Throughout the conference, our subject matter experts and partners are ready to meet with you through breakout sessions, hands-on labs, quick talks and more to provide you with the latest information you need to take advantage of the cloud solutions available for your business.

VMworld is less than a month away, so it&#rsquo;s time to plan your agenda!

vCloud Air Network Breakout Sessions

Our VMware cloud experts and partners are leading breakout sessions that address cloud opportunities and best practices. Be sure and reserve your spot for these sessions now:

LHC1539BU—Paving the Way to the Hybrid Cloud with vCloud Air Network Service Providers and vCloud Availability

LHC1661BU—Getting Started with vCloud Air Network (Technical Tips and Tricks)

LHC1716BU—On-Ramp to the Cloud: Migration Tools and Strategies

LHC1746BU—Automating Disaster Recovery with vCloud Availability for vCloud Director and vRealize Orchestrator

LHC1753BU—Case Study: How VMware NSX Is Empowering a Service Provider to Help Customers Achieve and Maintain Industry Compliance

LHC1809BU—Use NSX to Deploy a Secure Virtual Network Bridging Multiple Locations for a True Hybrid Cloud

LHC1951BU—Automated Cloud Recovery for When You are Nuked from Orbit

LHC2424BU—200 to 40,000 VMs in 24 Months: Building Highly Scalable SDDC on Hybrid Cloud: Real-World Example

LHC2573BU—Achieving Hybrid Cloud Data Agility Securely with VMware NSX

LHC1739GU—Disaster Recovery to the Cloud: What Has Changed in the Past Year?

LHC3179GU—Choosing the Ideal Cloud Provider Partner

LHC3180GU—Effective DR Strategies

LHC1566PU—Ask the vCloud Air Network Cloud Experts

LHC3139SU— Achieving Success in a Multi-Cloud World

LHC2626BU—Build VMware Powered Hybrid Clouds: See How vCloud Director and NSX work together to build true Hybrid Clouds

For our cloud partners attending Partner Exchange (PEX), here is a list of sessions we recommend you attend at this year&#rsquo;s VMworld.

vCloud Air Network Sessions at PEX:

PAR4361BU—Architecting vCloud Availability

PAR4360BU—Cloud Service Provider Platform: Evolution and Future

PAR4359BU—Leverage Workspace ONE and Other MSP Offerings to Grow Your Service Provider Business

PAR4358BU—How to Build a Hybrid Cloud Using NSX and vCloud Director-A Service Provider Perspective

We&#rsquo;re excited to showcase all of the latest developments in cloud computing at VMworld 2017. Register now to join us for a week of industry learning and engagement!

For more updates on the vCloud Air Network at VMworld, follow us @VMwareSP on Twitter and &#lsquo;like&#rsquo; us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VMwareSP.

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Tieto Earns 2016 Regional VMware Partner Innovation Award

Our annual Partner Leadership Summit serves three purposes. First, it introduces VMware executives and industry peers. Second, it provides a forum on cloud solutions technology and integration between industry peers. Third and finally, The Summit also provides us with an opportunity to give thanks to the vCloud Air Network partners who are transforming the cloud provider industry.

&#rsquo;The VMware Partner Network consistently delivers value and performance to a dynamic set of businesses globally,&#rdquo; Ross Brown, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Partners and Alliances at VMware said, &#rsquo;and together, we enable organizations to harness the power and their digital transformation, and help them thrive in today&#rsquo;s competitive business environment.&#rdquo;

At this year&#rsquo;s Summit, we honored our Nordic software and services partner, Tieto. Tieto earned the 2016 Regional VMware Partner Innovation Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in the cloud provider category.

&#rsquo;Tieto is very proud of being recognised with the award for all the unique values and benefits that we bring to our customers through our work with VMware, including leveraging VMware technology for our Tieto OneCloud solution,&#rdquo; Erwin DebBont, Vice President of Infrastructure and Platform Services at Tieto said.

Tieto stands out as one of our leading global partners because they have built cloud and data computing tools that help business owners perform tasks in real-time through the use of hybrid and multi-cloud environments. To make could technology more efficient, Tieto uses VMware cloud products in their software solution, the Tieto OneCloud. The Tieto OneCloud helps customers manage a diversified set of cloud services all on one platform. This technological achievement gives business owners the support they need to conduct new business and advance their services.

Tieto&#rsquo;s mission is simple: &#rsquo;help customers renew their businesses by capturing the opportunities of modernization, digitalization and innovation and to foster new opportunities based on openness, co-innovation and ecosystems.&#rdquo;

Tieto has, and continues to, support IT and implement cloud solutions. We are proud to call Tieto a VMware Service Provider.

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Building Better Partnerships at the vCAN Roadshow

We host the vCloud Air Network Roadshow so our partners can stay abreast of the latest product developments in cloud technology. Recently, we held a series of events across Europe and Asia for our cloud provider partners so they can get hand-on training in our latest software solutions. We also happened to visit some of the most beautiful cities in the world.

At these events, partners meet with our product and vCloud Air Network teams to discuss new releases and customer case studies. Between information sessions and talks we shared meals and took delight in insightful conversations among partners. On the final day of the Roadshow, we convened over drinks and hors d&#rsquo;oeuvres for a giveaway drawing.

The Roadshow gave us the opportunity to visit our partners in the cities where they work and play. Each city — Miami, Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne — has its own unique culture and landscape, but they all have one thing in common: hardworking vCloud Air Network cloud providers!

Here&#rsquo;s a look through at a few of the Roadshow events we have hosted so far:

Amsterdam

VMware Technologist David Hill addresses Dutch service providers on the value of network virtualization.
Partners settling down to enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar after the closing presentation.

Hong Kong

Keynote speaker Dan Gallivan, Senior Director of Global Cloud Practice, smiles for the camera before giving his presentation to our Hong Kong partners.
Cloud partners attending the Roadshow listen to Dan Gallivan discuss cloud solutions.

Sydney

Our partners discuss how they will implement VMware’s new cloud solutions over drinks.

Here&#rsquo;s to developing better cloud technology with our global partners!

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Graham Crich spiega il vCAN partner network e i cloud service in un mondo multi-cloud

in un mondo multi-cloud

Il mese scorso, i cloud service provider di tutta l&#rsquo;area EMEA si sono incontrati all&#rsquo;evento VMware vCAN LIVE per discutere come stanno aiutando le organizzazioni di tutta la Region a trasformare le proprie attività con servizi multi-cloud. In questo testo, Graham Crich, EMEA Director, Cloud and Service Provider Partner, parla del ruolo e del valore del network e di come stiamo lavorando con i partner per aiutare le organizzazioni in tutta l’area EMEA a trasformare le loro attività.

Cominciando dall&#rsquo;inizio: cos&#rsquo;è vCAN?

vCAN – vCloud Air Network– è un ecosistema globale di cloud provider che fornisce servizi cloud basati su tecnologia VMware alle organizzazioni di tutte le dimensioni e in tutti i settori. La rete è costituita da un ampio numero di società partner che hanno una caratteristica comune: sono in gran parte provider che vengono dai managed service e che forniscono cloud esterni ai clienti dai propri data center.

Abbiamo lavorato con i partner cloud negli ultimi 10 anni, inizialmente distribuendo vSphere e vCenter per fornire infrastrutture dedicate ai propri clienti. Ci hanno seguito in questo percorso, motivo per cui il loro approccio ora è più cloud-based. Molti hanno adottato vCloud Director quando è stato lanciato, per dare accesso alle persone ai propri cloud e successivamente abbiamo dato loro gli strumenti per accedere al mega cloud di terze parti rendendo l&#rsquo;approccio ibrido. Da quel momento, abbiamo visto aumentare l&#rsquo;adozione di reti e storage virtualizzati in NSX e vSAN, in quanto entrambi offrono la possibilità di integrare più clienti, offrendo grande agilità senza compromettere la sicurezza.

Il network stesso è considerevole. Abbiamo più di 4500 partner nella rete globale, di cui 2500 solo in EMEA.

Qual è il problema principale che vCAN aiuta a superare?

La grande sfida per le organizzazioni è trovare il modo per essere più veloci per continuare a essere competitive. E la spinta per l&#rsquo;agilità generalmente porta alla digital transformation, che è essa stessa una sfida per i team IT.

Per molti, quella trasformazione arriva sotto forma di creazione di un ambiente cloud flessibile – dall&#rsquo; infrastruttura attraverso la gestione di ciascun dispositivo endpoint – dando la libertà di innovare e accrescere la recettività alle condizioni di mercato, con una maggiore velocità nel lanciare prodotti e servizi. E per rendere quel cloud pienamente flessibile? Deve essere basato su un&#rsquo;infrastruttura ibrida multi-cloud, e deve aiutare a supportare le specifiche sfide di ogni organizzazione dello specifico settore.

Come fanno le diverse aziende a fare tutto questo? Bene, molti non hanno il tempo o le risorse dedicate a farlo internamente – sia da una prospettiva CapEx, OpEx e di management. Questo è dove i partner vCAN intervengono.

Quindi come aiutano i partner vCAN?

Il range di servizi offerti dai partner del vCAN – e i diversi modi in cui loro possono aiutare i clienti – è vasto. In base alla necessità, il vCAN offre infrastruttura hosted, desktop-as-a-service, disaster recovery e managed service.

Certamente l&#rsquo;approccio per il raggiungimento del set-up ideale del cloud differirà sulla base del cliente, delle dimensioni e della sua industria.

I nostri partner forniscono le risposte a diversi tipi di organizzazioni – da quelle che richiedono una serie di risorse aggiuntive per gestire i periodi di picco a quelle che necessitano di un&#rsquo;infrastruttura ibrida di grandi dimensioni, completamente flessibile, multi-cloud, tutto l&#rsquo;anno.

Stiamo vedendo sempre più quest&#rsquo;ultimo caso, con organizzazioni che vogliono il meglio di entrambi i mondi. Questo può voler dire un approccio ibrido con risorse on-premise per la sicurezza e cloud pubblico e off-premise per la scalabilità – e in modo orizzontale diversi mega cloud, in modo che il personale possa costruire e spostare le applicazioni nel modo più adatto alle proprie esigenze.

I nostri partner lavorano a stretto contatto con i clienti per creare soluzioni di multi-cloud complete, specificatamente su misura per le loro necessità, costruendo e gestendo servizi basati sulle esperienze per mercati verticali e per vicinanza con il cliente e con le sue sfide di business. Per esempio, un&#rsquo;organizzazione di servizi finanziari potrebbe necessitare di un&#rsquo;infrastruttura agile per aiutarla a muoversi rapidamente sulla base dei cambiamenti di mercato, ma per questo occorre lavorare con partner che possano garantire che il suo ambiente soddisfi le severe norme di conformità PCI DSS e le leggi del settore senza fallire.

E dove entra in gioco VMware?

I nostri partner vCAN offrono soluzioni ai loro clienti. Queste soluzioni attivano la delivery rapida e conveniente di servizi di cloud ibrido che le organizzazioni necessitano per far fronte alle sfide di cui sopra. Che si tratti di infrastructure-as-a-service, disaster recovery o desktop-as-a-service, è tutto basato sulla tecnologia VMware. I service provider possono beneficiare dalla diminuzione del time to market, degli investimenti di capitale ridotti e dei più bassi costi di sviluppo, pur continuando a offrire servizi competitivi nel mercato del cloud computing.

Abbiamo lanciato la nostra architettura di Cross–Cloud alla fine dello scorso anno per aiutare i nostri partner cloud a supportare il multi-cloud. L&#rsquo;architettura fornisce un&#rsquo;integrazione senza interruzioni tra cloud, con un modo semplice di eseguire, gestire, connettere e proteggere applicazioni su diversi dispositivi ma in un ambiente operativo comune. Il Cross-Cloud nasce attraverso la VMware Cloud Foundation, uno stack integrato che fornisce infrastrutture di cloud ibrido enterprise-ready alle organizzazioni di ogni dimensione.

vCAN in azione

Prendete Rackspace, uno dei nostri principali partner globali e uno dei più grossi managed cloud provider dell&#rsquo;area EMEA. Rackspace è in grado di comprendere che le organizzazioni vogliono solo un&#rsquo;infrastruttura sottostante che li aiuterà a essere il più agili possibile, rimanendo però al sicuro – e che non si interessano particolarmente di quale approccio cloud li porti a quel risultato. Per questa ragione, l&#rsquo;azienda offre competenze relative ai principali cloud del mondo – VMware, AWS, Microsoft (Azure and Hyper-V), OpenStack e Google.

Mentre offre accesso a questa vastità di mega cloud, è attraverso le tecnologie della VMware Cloud Foundation quali NSX, vSAN e vRealize Suite che Rackspace gestirà l&#rsquo;utilizzo di queste da parte dei suoi clienti. Questo può avvenire attraverso un cloud pubblico, un cloud privato o tramite un approccio ibrido. Rackspace provvederà a trovare la migliore soluzione alle richieste dei propri business, dando loro completa agilità ma senza che affrontino la spesa e la complessità del dover fare tutto per conto proprio.

In che modo VMware aiuta i suoi partner vCAN?

Vogliamo far integrare le nostre tecnologie negli stack dei nostri partner il più facilmente possibile per loro. Così, oltre al fatto che i nostri partner possono contattarci in qualsiasi momento, abbiamo anche creato un vCloud Architecture Toolkit dedicato ai Service Provider. Il toolkit include un numero di documenti self-service, tutti creati per soluzioni, per facilitare l&#rsquo;integrazione con gli stack esistenti. Sono disponibili in più lingue e contengono molte informazioni per aiutare i partner durante il loro percorso con noi.

Che cosa significa l&#rsquo;acquisizione di OVH per vCAN?

Si tratta di &#rsquo;business as usual&#rdquo;. OVH è uno dei più grandi partner globali di vCAN e continuerà a esserlo. Sappiamo che sapranno offrire una grande customer experience a tutte le aziende che ancora utilizzeranno vCloud Air. Tutte le organizzazioni su vCloud Air continueranno ad accedere agli stessi servizi, in modo invariato.

Com&#rsquo;è il futuro di vCAN?

È certamente un futuro luminoso. il mercato è davvero orientato al cloud e al mega cloud, ma i managed service sono molto importanti per realizzare un multi-cloud, e in quanto tali stanno crescendo rapidamente - quasi come le tecnologie cloud. Per questo i nostri partner vCAN sono così importanti. È un mercato imponente, che è cresciuto più del 40% lo scorso anno.

 

 

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On-Site Protection: 3 Data Security DRaaS Benefits

In 2013, 1 billion stolen data records were exposed online. Three years later, that figure would reach more than 4.2 billion. The findings, issued by Risk Based SecurityData Breach QuickView Report, also highlighted another remarkable statistic: that the business sector makes up for nearly 81 percent of all confidential data exposed online.

This statistic is stunning, but it could be a lot worse. Inga Goddijn, executive vice president of Risk Based Security, said, in an interview with Dark Reading, that the findings show every organization is at risk for data loss.

&#rsquo;What [RBS&#rsquo;s] data shows is that really, no industry is immune to data loss,&#rdquo; Goddijn said. &#rsquo;Any organization that has sensitive data—which is every organization with employees or confidential information—can be a target.&#rdquo;

When a company&#rsquo;s data center shuts down, be it due to cybercriminal activity or natural disaster, the recovery platform used by IT can drastically affect the success rate of data recovery efforts. Relying too heavily on legacy systems for data recovery depletes resources and cuts into IT&#rsquo;s data repair and retrieval time. IT solutions have evolved with the cloud. With VMware vCloud® Air™ Network, organizations can find a VMware-certified Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) provider that will offer security, resource savings and real-time disaster recovery.

The Cost of Compromised Company Data

According to Invincea&#rsquo;s 2016 Cyberthreat Defense Report, the number of IT decision makers admitting they&#rsquo;ve suffered a successful data breach in 2014 was 62 percent. In 2015, that figure grew to 71 percent. Last year, 76 percent admitted a breach took place within their networks. That figure is growing, and it&#rsquo;ll likely continue to grow as more small to medium-sized businesses and startups further expose themselves online.

And the cost of that exposure is high. The average stolen digital record costs companies $141, but the financial and reputational costs associated with a breach can send a business reeling.

A cloud-based disaster recovery solution can help IT teams better mitigate cybercrime risk and significantly reduce time-to-recovery. VMware DRaaS provides enterprise IT with real-time security results and cuts down on resource bleeding.

The Three Benefits of DRaaS Solution

VMware&#rsquo;s vCloud Air Network DRaaS solution is beneficial for several reasons. On-site cloud data storage is now possible, making DRaaS a viable form of insurance in the event of a cybersecurity attack or natural disaster.

Trusted Security:

VMware vCloud Air Network features more than 4,000 cloud providers in over 100 countries across the globe. Because of its diverse partners, vCAN can better meet service expectations, area certification and comply with even the most complex data sovereignty regulations. This makes VMware one of the most reliable, trusted names in cloud computing.

Virtual Access Equals Resource Savings:

VMware&#rsquo;s DRaaS solution&#rsquo;s flexible infrastructure integrates with multiple platforms. This means no specialized hardware purchases are necessary. This cuts down on operations and capital expenses, giving your organization more opportunities to allocate resources where they&#rsquo;re needed most.

Real-Time Disaster Recovery:

Instead of relying on a company partner&#rsquo;s outside IT to retrieve the enterprise&#rsquo;s lost or corrupted data off-site, In-house IT staff will be able to use a VMware-DRaaS certified provider to recover company data on-site in real-time. DRaaS can strengthen enterprise IT infrastructure and offer IT staff the support necessary to recover compromised or damaged digital records.

It wasn&#rsquo;t long ago that IT members had to travel long distances to off-site locations to examine and update their network security. VMware&#rsquo;s vCloud Air Network DRaaS solution helps companies find certified DRaaS providers in their area, cutting down on resource and time waste.

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