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VMworld 2015 Recap

Halim Chtourou Halim Chtourou| September 10, 2015

Sometimes technology evolves gradually, other times it takes dramatic leaps that change the landscape of the industry. Examples of recent revolutionary technology leaps would be the Apple iPhone, VMware ESX, YouTube and Facebook. This year at VMworld I believe I saw several technologies that will be game-changing technology leaps. Project Enzo Having attended a roadmap […]

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Signs You're a Prime Candidate for Arraya's Managed Services for Virtualization

Halim Chtourou Halim Chtourou| July 17, 2015

VMware environments don’t always get the same level of attention as, say, their Microsoft counterparts do. Imagine running a Windows Server in your data center that hasn’t been patched or updated since 2012. That kind of prolonged lapse would leave a company incredibly susceptible to security breaches, data loss and more – and it would […]

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VMware Partner Exchange 2015 Recap and NSX Introduction

Halim Chtourou Halim Chtourou| February 11, 2015

After a long week of pre-conference boot camp training, the “Big Game,” and plenty of sessions and meetings, as well as a visit (and escape!) to Alcatraz, I’ve returned from VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) in San Francisco. VMware certainly made some exciting announcements, including the much anticipated introduction of vSphere 6.0. You can learn about […]

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Iaas vs Xaas - What's Behind the Buzzwords

Halim Chtourou Halim Chtourou| October 27, 2014

IaaS and XaaS are more than just industry buzzwords. They’re real concepts that can be implemented with relative ease through solutions like vCloud Automation Center (VCAC). Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) represents the deployment and lifecycle management of server workloads – whether they are a traditional vSphere virtual machine in an organization’s internal private cloud, […]

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VMworld 2014 Recap

Halim Chtourou Halim Chtourou| September 15, 2014

VMworld 2014 can almost be summed up in one word: realization. Among the event’s major talking points was the rebranding of VMware’s Management Suite, vRealize. Essentially, many of the announcements and updates to the product sets and capabilities were just that: a realization (or a promise of realization) of the initial value propositions of the […]

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Update from VMware Partner Exchange

Halim Chtourou Halim Chtourou| February 27, 2013

So far, so good out here in Vegas for VMware’s Partner Exchange. Here is some of the insight I’ve gained thus far… While a lot of the sessions we’ve attended include NDA materials regarding future product releases that we can’t discuss publicly, the training boot camps have given me the ability to add some significant […]

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