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In Case You Missed It: A Recap of VMworld 2021

Arraya Insights| October 14, 2021

Last week’s VMworld 2021 kicked off virtually for the second year in a row.   Channel partners, IT professionals, industry leaders, and more logged in remotely to hear about VMware’s latest updates, strategies, products, and plans for the future.   In case you missed it, Arraya’s Data Center team compiled the announcements that should be on your radar:  Dell Technologies Apex Cloud Service with VMware […]

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6 Important Updates and Changes to Expect in VMware Cloud Foundation 4.3

Arraya Insights| October 13, 2021

Transitioning to hybrid cloud has numerous benefits, including data protection, reliability, optimized workflows and resources, and scalability. However, the transition to hybrid cloud can feel overwhelming. With the right solutions, it doesn’t have to be.  VMware Cloud Foundation provides the “simplest path to hybrid cloud through an integrated software platform that is the foundation for both private and public cloud environments. […]

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Transitioning to the Public Cloud with Skytap: What It Does & Why It’s Different

Arraya Insights| September 28, 2021

Following the recent announcement of our partnership with Skytap, we’re excited to introduce this new and transformative tech to our customers to further enhance their experience in cloud computing.   What is Skytap?  Skytap functions like a software-defined data center (SDDC) and provides the ability to run IBM and x86 workloads in the public cloud, whether Microsoft Azure or IBM cloud.   There’s no doubt that migrating to the cloud provides […]

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Cisco’s UCS X-Series: What’s New, What’s Different, and Why It’s Considered “Future-Ready”

Arraya Insights| August 27, 2021

According to the IDC’s Futurescape: Worldwide IT Industry 2020 Predictions report, there will be an “industry app explosion.” They predict that by 2023 over 500 million digital applications and services will be developed and deployed using cloud-native approaches. Further, by 2024 800% more apps will run in edge locations.   While these constant changes in technology bring innovation, more efficient processes, and safer environments, these consistent advancements also pose a challenge […]

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Interoperability at the Forefront: 4 Key Microsoft Ignite Announcements

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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VMware Horizon 8: 6 Significant Additions (and 2 Subtractions)

Arraya Insights| October 23, 2020

Last month, VMware released Horizon 8, the newest iteration of its application and desktop virtualization platform. As updates do, this one brought plenty of changes, adding new features and capabilities for admins to deploy and subtracting others that, while familiar, have grown replaceable. Horizon, by its nature, is an almost essential tool for the remote-first, […]

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

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| 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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Microsoft Reveals the Future of Exchange Server as 2 End of Support Dates Near

Arraya Insights| October 5, 2020

With support set to run out on a pair of Exchange Server solutions in the coming weeks, Microsoft spent part of its annual Ignite conference shedding some light on the future of the platform. As it turns out, that future may end up looking a lot like the present. Those organizations planning to continue leveraging […]

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3 Operational Challenges Solved by Cisco ACI Anywhere

Arraya Insights| September 16, 2020

Your data is no longer hemmed in by four walls, so, why should those physical boundaries continue to define your data center? Cisco’s belief (one which Arraya shares) is that they shouldn’t and its ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) Anywhere solution is one way to begin deleting those legacy barriers. This software-defined network offering represents a […]

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