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  • CloudPhysics has partnered with Google to help our customers make the migration to the cloud as quick and easy as possible. The combined per-instance cost model and custom instances provided by Google offer nearly unlimited combinations of deployment models for moving workloads to the cloud. But the end goal still needs consideration and planning. This... Read more » The post Purpose, Process, an...

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  • This past week, VMware announced general availability of VMware Cloud on AWS during VMWorld. The interest was high, and the sessions on the topic were usually delivered to packed rooms. The promise of a VMware vSphere-based cloud that operates on Amazon Web Services has the potential to be a game-changer. But as the world quickly... Read more » The post VMware Cloud on AWS and the Long Road to Hy...

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  • “Cloud is cheaper than on-prem!” You’ve heard that marketing blast from cloud providers constantly this past year. But now the game has changed, with the availability of VMware Cloud on AWS announced this week at VMworld. VMware’s strategic move for partnership with Amazon enables you to cut your consumption costs on AWS by 40% through... Read more » The post Best Cloud Value Today—by 40%! VMware...

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  • Every one of your customers is undergoing a digital transformation to get as close as possible to their customers, and to know them through data—data that enables the delivery of products and services that perfectly meet and anticipate needs. As a channel partner, you must do exactly the same thing. CloudPhysics takes you there. Push... Read more » The post Thy Customer Know… Bold Be appeared fir...

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  • Dilemma: You may know the price of specific cloud instances, services, or solutions from certain providers, but do you really know the actual cost—and how long will that take to calculate? The CIO’s job has never been more dynamic—or more demanding. Business changes as fast as the technology driving it; sometimes faster than we can... Read more » The post A CXO’s Dilemma: What’s the true cost of ...

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  • Register Today for the Upcoming VMworld Webinar – Thursday, August 24th @ 10am PST VMWorld is the pinnacle event for many in the virtualization community to showcase new technologies, release new products, and weigh in on the direction of the industry. This year will be no exception.   With VMware expecting to shed more light on their VMware Cloud... Read more » The post Getting Ready for VMWorld...

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  • Evaluating configured VM sizes in the data center before moving to a public cloud is like trying on new clothes with your spouse. You have some hard questions to answer about size and what you really need. As a married male, the hardest question we often answer is a question asked by our wives on... Read more » The post Does This VM Make My Cloud Look Fat? appeared first on CloudPhysics.

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  • Capacity planning and modeling requires a firm understanding of the resources you are using.  Planning capacity solely on workload-defined resources will often get you in trouble and lead to contention or waste. A good understanding of the processor and your workloads can ensure you maximize your resources.   When helping customers onboard to the new... Read more » The post Sockets, Cores, and Th...

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  • We will be hosting a SADA Systems / CloudPhysics webinar on planning, modeling, pricing, and migrating VMs from private data centers to Google Cloud Platform on Wednesday, July 26th at 11:00am -12:00pm PST.  The topic of the webinar got me thinking, a strategic partner is critical to the success of a new IT strategy.   This... Read more » The post In a terrarium, strategic partners are like our o...

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  • The “WannaCry” ransomware worm made news over last weekend and this week as well, sending IT professionals rushing to apply patches that they should have applied months ago. The lax habit of not keeping patches up-to-date came back to bite many of those who left a hole in data center defenses. Looking into the data... Read more » The post Hidden Threats of Powered Off VMs appeared first on CloudP...

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  • Managing a virtual data center and hundreds of virtual machines (VMs) is a lot like the old children’s tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears: too hot, too cold, too firm, too soft, etc. At some point, you find one that is just right. However, with virtualization, we seem to be on the path of... Read more » The post Maybe Goldilocks was onto something appeared first on CloudPhysics.

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  • This is a story on vSphere License Management within vCenter and the chaos that admins endure on a daily basis. A number of years ago, I worked as a Pre-Sales Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware. We often engaged our strategic customers to review their license usage prior to their renewing an Enterprise License Agreement (ELA).... Read more » The post The pitfalls of treating vSphere Licensing as an “...

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  • VMware has now announced its partnership with AWS to host vCloud workloads on Amazon hardware. That means we are starting to see the dream of a hyper-converged hybrid cloud become reality. This convergence brings the need for a new TCO and ROI calculation that dramatically differs from our previous models—so is consolidation ratio back in... Read more » The post Costing Elastic Scalability with H...

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  • Google Cloud Platform, while the current underdog in the cloud space, has been making ripples in the cloud hosting industry for a while now by offering instances and pricing options that are difficult to ignore. But as with most cloud platform analysis, the effort to match workloads to their appropriate instances amid the multitude of... Read more » The post More Cloud, Less Cost—in the Palm of Y...

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  • Rightsizing workloads correctly in the data center can be a dark art. Most tools available today look at vCPU utilization and vRAM usage over the course of a day, week, month, or longer, as well as measure the peak usage of the workload. However, peak workload usage can be misleading. Looking at a history of... Read more » The post Rightsizing Can Lower Your Costs Like Magic—But You Need to Get i...

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  • Given all the modern concern about sparing resources, living lightly on the planet and so forth, it comes as a rude awakening to learn that data centers are actually wasting compute and storage resources as if they flowed from some infinite source. The CloudPhysics Global IT Data Lake Report; Q4 2016 takes an unflinching look... Read more » The post What’s Lurking in the Data Lake? The “Global IT...

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  • Have you ever visited a data center and seen row after row of servers still in production that should have been retired years ago? I am talking about single-processor, single-core tower servers or behemoth rack-mount servers with four or eight single core CPUs. I still see old servers with vSphere 3.x or 4.x running two... Read more » The post If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It—Replace It! appeared ...

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  • If you have never been to VMworld, especially in Las Vegas, then you need to understand the scope of the event. The user community, partners, and VMware employees provide a unique ecosphere of the totality of IT. Attendees are not here just for the hypervisor anymore. The draw is every major hardware and software vendor... Read more » The post Data Center Management Tools Surveys Results appeared...

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  • All too often, when we start using a new platform, we only scratch the surface of its features. I think about products like Microsoft Excel 2016: the features are so vast, deep, and obscured that I would never know you could merge analysis of pivot tables to find a derived output. Luckily, I found the... Read more » The post You don’t know what you don’t know—but now you can! appeared first on Cl...

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