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Forrester Report: The Rise of the New Cloud Admin

Nearly half of all enterprise IT shops claim to be prioritizing private cloud investments in 2013, but both in the largest enterprises and those firms that are most aggressively investing in public cloud platforms and services, it's not central IT that will lead these efforts. There is a new administrator rising from within the business units who doesn't see private clouds as a linear progression from server virtualization but instead as an extension of the public cloud. And the type of cloud he is building is very different than your current virtualized infrastructure. Who is this new administrator? How are his plans for cloud different from yours? And what the heck does he think he's doing? You'll meet three of them in this report.

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Delivering IT as a Service With Software-Defined Data Center

The pace of IT change is increasing remarkably. Mobility, cloud computing, social media, consumerization, big data and analytics have all become deeply interwoven within today's enterprise. The result is a paradigm shift in the way organizations use and consume IT resources. Today, new and dynamic service delivery models promise to revolutionize business and transform IT.

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How IT Organizations Can Achieve Relevance in the Age of Cloud

Realizing that they need to improve IT service delivery speed and efficiency, savvy IT organizations have looked to private, public and/or hybrid clouds to enhance service delivery. But the benefits promised are not alwaysrealized. IT service delivery is not as rapid as it should be,and users continue to provision their own services through external providers.
To optimize their cloud infrastructure and elevate IT within the business, IT organizations must implement cloud automation throughout the entire IT service provisioning lifecycle. VMware's cloud automation solution brings the agility that business needs, along with the controls IT requires, through a flexible platform for automating the delivery of IT services. Download this whitepaper to learn more.

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Cloud Economics: The impact of Cloud Computing on Enterprise Competitiveness, Jobs and Growth

The cloud factors heavily into most businesses' future plans and already affect the way many operate today. Here, we examine the details of the cloud economy: How many businesses are already connected, the types of clouds they most commonly use, and the percentage of IT systems that will become cloud-based in the future.

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Top 10 Considerations for Getting Started with Virtualization

Moving your workloads from physical servers to a virtualized environment can help your business drive down costs, increase IT efficiencies and improve application availability but it's important to carefully plan the transition to virtualization in order to avoid any complications. Read these considerations as you plan your move to virtualization to ensure a smooth transition and a successful project.

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Virtualization Journey: Don't get stuck on your Virtualization Journey

A typical virtualization journey consists of three distinct phases that starts with virtualization and ends with the shift to an ITaaS model based on a cloud infrastructure. Many businesses get stuck somewhere along the way. The best practices in this guide demonstrate how to reap all the advantages of the ITaaS phase based on research from businesses who are realizing higher operational, financial, and business benefits of cloud-based ITaaS.

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The Top Virtualization Myths -- Debunked

Over the past decade, many companies worldwide have embraced virtualization. Yet despite overwhelming evidence that moving workloads from physical servers to a virtualized environment drives down costs, increases IT efficiencies,and improves application availability, skeptics remain. Some say implementing virtualization poses too much risk to service-level agreements (SLAs). Others claim it is too costly and time-consuming. The following information brief explores some of the most commonly expressed concerns about virtualization - to help you distinguish fact from fiction.

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Wish you could get to hybrid cloud-fast? You're closer than you think.

The cloud is packed with benefits. This infographic discusses 10 of the most critical benefits of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, such as:
-Keeping costs and risks low
-Confidence in security and compliance
-Giving your business room to innovate

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VMware Hybrid Cloud: Accelerate Your Time to Value

Hybrid cloud computing can maximize the value and balance the use of internal assets and external services (e.g., deploying services internally that could also be deployed to public cloud services when the internal capacity is available) while enabling better scalability. Businesses are looking for a more flexible IT framework that can adapt to today's rapidly changing and global environment. Business teams striving to move quickly into new markets-and launch new products and services-are demanding more from IT organizations that have traditionally focused on avoiding downtime, ensuring security and compliance, and holding down costs. The need for faster, more cost-effective access to IT resources has created a healthy tension between business teams and IT, driving both to look for new and better solutions.

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Top 5 Use Cases for Moving to Hybrid Cloud Solution

Cloud computing offers compelling benefits for IT and the business to gain on-demand access to IT resources for new application development as well as for running existing applications. VMware® vCloud® Hybrid Service™ is a secure, dedicated infrastructure as-a-service hybrid cloud owned and hosted by VMware, built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®.
The service supports existing applications and new application development, giving you a common platform for seamlessly extending your existing data center to the cloud while leveraging the same tools and processes you use today.

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Moving to Hybrid Cloud: Top 5 Considerations

Businesses are embracing public cloud because it promises increased agility and scalability. But it can also introduce complexity, interoperability, and security concerns. Hybrid cloud is emerging as a way to mitigate those concerns by providing the right combination of internal controls with the ability to securely scale to meet business demand for IT resources.
As you contemplate moving various pre-production and production workloads-and your mission-critical and sensitive data-to the cloud, be sure to develop a strategic approach based on your business and IT objectives.
Here are the top five considerations to keep in mind as you begin evaluating hybrid cloud for your workloads.

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Tech Tips: Getting Started with VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

Straight from our experts at VMware®, follow these technical tips to learn what you need to know to get started with VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™. From choosing the right service offering to migrating your workloads and administering resources, reference these tips as you extend your data center to the cloud.

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VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ is a secure, dedicated hybrid cloud service operated by VMware, built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®. The service supports existing workloads and third-party applications as well as new application development, giving IT a common platform for seamlessly extending its data center to the cloud. vCloud Hybrid Service is available in two service types-Dedicated Cloud and Virtual Private Cloud-and includes five primary service components:
* Compute (vCPU and vRAM)
* Storage
* Internet bandwidth
* Public IP addresses
* Production support

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Ebook: A Guide to Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud allows you to augment your internal data center resources, providing a flexible and cost-effective solution for a variety of use cases, including:
* On-premise capacity limitations
* Limited IT staff and budget
* Lack of in-house IT cloud experience
* Seasonal or unpredictable usage patterns
* Rapid new application development requirements
This eBook presents an inside-out approach for extending your data center to the cloud.

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