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Everything You Need to Know about VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 31, 2021

Released earlier this year, VMware Cloud Foundation version 4.2 sports a deep bench of new features and integrations. Among the stated goals of these additions? Deliver enhancements in terms of scalability, security and support for developers. We reached out to our data management team to learn more about the ways in which this latest iteration […]

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Interoperability at the Forefront: 4 Key Microsoft Ignite Announcements

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 18, 2021

Microsoft generated plenty of headlines during its Ignite conference earlier this month, however, it wasn’t the only tech giant to do so. Dell Technologies and VMware also got in on the action, unveiling several headline-worthy items of their own during this year’s all-virtual event. Created in collaboration with Microsoft, these new solutions are set to […]

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3 Questions Every Organization Should Ask Their Cloud Provider (and Themselves)

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 17, 2021

An IT nightmare scenario came to life last week after a fire tore through a data center complex in Strasbourg, France operated by European cloud giant OVH. All told, the disaster took more than 3.5 million websites offline, including those of banks, government agencies, and beyond. Luckily, no one was injured in the blaze, which […]

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Microsoft Debuts New Features (and Ways to Save) on Windows Virtual Desktop

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 25, 2021

Microsoft kicked off 2021 with a master class session on a topic that has grown near and dear to many IT pros’ hearts over the last twelve months or so: Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). Primarily a chance for admins to learn how to better deploy and manage virtual desktops and apps directly from Microsoft’s experts, […]

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6 Things Stopping Organizations from Maximizing Their Public Cloud ROI

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 15, 2021

Last year changed a lot of things, including the way many organizations view the public cloud. Once seen as an interesting alternative to onsite technologies, 2020, specifically the coronavirus, made the cloud mission critical. However, the public cloud’s value isn’t tied strictly to the pandemic, whose days are mercifully numbered. There’s long-term, fundamental value to […]

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Microsoft’s Software Assurance Program Revamp: Where Things Stand and What’s Next

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 18, 2021

Back in the fall of 2019, Microsoft laid out its timeline for overhauling its Software Assurance program. While that may feel like eons ago, only some of those changes have come to fruition. Others will go into effect this year and even beyond it. Organizations will need to make sure they’re ready to pivot accordingly […]

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Cloud Migration Checklist: 8 Things to Do Before Your First Project

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 26, 2020

So your organization has decided to move to the cloud – but the question remains: what now? There’s still quite a lot to do even after the destination has been chosen. Mapping out the finer points of how the journey should unfold often falls to IT. There’s plenty riding on nailing that itinerary. Missteps early […]

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This VMC on AWS News Could Make You Rethink Your Approach to Backups

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 22, 2020

Back in the summer, VMware announced the general availability of 2-node cluster support within VMware Cloud on AWS. With this news came the ability for organizations to deploy a production-ready presence inside VMC on AWS using only a pair of vSphere hosts. Previously, VMC on AWS support was limited to 3+ node clusters (as well […]

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VMworld 2020 Recap: 9 Announcements You Need to Know

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 7, 2020

In a lot of ways, VMworld 2020 couldn’t have been more different than previous iterations of VMware’s annual solution showcase. This year’s event – like so many others in the industry – was all-virtual due to COVID-19. All you had to do to attend was sit down in front of your computer and log in. […]

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4 Things Organizations Get Wrong About Office 365 Licensing

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 3, 2020

The more the merrier can be said of a lot of things, but Office 365 licenses aren’t necessarily one of them. Yet, that’s exactly how many organizations, intentionally or not, seem to be approaching the subject. The result of this is a license portfolio that is frequently, radically out of step with organizational need as […]

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