Approval Policies now available in vRealize Automation Cloud

Providing a self-service catalog can be a great way to allow users in an organization to quickly get applications and services they need and can help IT focus on other tasks outside of just full-filling requests for machines. However when a catalog is presented to an organization it is important that there are some guardrails […]

vExpert Cloud Management January 2020 Blog Digest

Welcome to the first vExpert Cloud Management Blog Digest for 2020! Every month we share a handful of blogs created by our vExpert Cloud Management Community. These blogs are written by industry professionals from around the vCommunity and often feature walkthroughs, feature highlights, and news for vRealize Operations, vRealize Network Insight, and vRealize Log Insight. […]

Introducing Ansible Tower Integration with vRealize Automation

vRealize Automation is now more feature rich than ever with our latest integration with Ansible Tower. We announced our continued support for Ansible Open Source last year and customers have benefited from that integration by combining vRealize Automation’s automation capabilities with Ansible’s robust engine for configuration management.   With the Ansible integration customers have been […]

Introducing New Features for vRealize Log Insight Cloud Dashboards

Today I’m very excited to share with you some of the new features we recently introduced with VMware vRealize Log Insight Cloud dashboards. For the uninitiated, vRealize Log Insight Cloud is VMware’s log aggregation and analytics service. vRealize Log Insight Cloud provides deep analytics capabilities for private and public clouds such as VMware Cloud on […]

vROps 8.0 Troubleshooting Workbench and Blue Medora

Written by Brock Peterson, Blue Medora – Principal Solution Architect In vROps 6.5 HTML5, Based User Interface was the main feature of the release. In vROps 7.0 it was the dashboarding canvas and in vROps 7.5 it was the ServiceNow Plugin for notifications. Each new version of vROps presents a new feature that makes upgrading […]

‘Cloud Is’ – Part Three – Control

Gimme, gimme never gets… except if you’re a developer. Being a CIO is tough. It’s a high pressure job with a complex problem set and typically short tenures. Perhaps unfairly, CIO’s are second to last in job duration among the C-Suite, according to the Korn Ferry Institute.  There are many reasons that average enterprise CIO […]

‘Cloud Is’ – Part Two – Trust

Everyone in operations has received the call. An app owner phones the ops team and says the same thing, again. “My app seems slow, prove to me it’s not your fault.” Responding to what feels like a simple question, from the app owner perspective, is a massive distraction and morale killer in every IT organization. […]

‘Cloud Is’ – Part One – an Operating Model

Happens every time. There’s a planning meeting with twelve people in the room. We’re all there to discuss the new cloud strategy. It’s time to make some decisions about future directions and next steps for the IT organization, and the business. Suddenly, the meeting grinds to halt. Is cloud a tactic or a strategy, an […]

Wanted – Your Troubleshooting Workbench Success Stories

When we launched vRealize Operations 8.0 last year at VMworld US, there was a lot of excitement for the new Troubleshooting Workbench.  This enables faster time to identify and resolve critical issues in your SDDC by using advanced machine learning to collect and correlate evidence related to an alert or any monitored object having performance […]

The Cloud Operating Model

The Cloud Operating Model is a high-level representation of how an organization will deliver on its Cloud Strategy. It is a blueprint for organizing effectively to deliver the capabilities and outcomes required to deliver value through cloud services. Once the Cloud Strategy has been defined, ratified, and communicated, the Cloud Operating Model defines the operational […]