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Containers as a Service using VMware Admiral and Photon OS

Richard Stinton

 VMware has recently launched a lightweight container management platform called, Admiral.

Admiral provides the capability to model, provision and manage containerized applications via a user interface, YAML-based template or Docker Compose file.

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Topics: VMware

iland presents at the first London VMUG of 2017

Richard Stinton

January 19th marked the date of the first London VMware User Group (VMUG) meeting of 2017. The day was not only a good opportunity to gain insight around the latest industry trends, but it was also a great chance to catch-up with some familiar faces in the VMware world.

This was the first time iland has spoken at a VMUG event in the UK, so the team was really excited to demonstrate our capabilities first-hand.

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Topics: DRaaS, VMware, Compliance

Automating the iland Cloud with Microsoft Powershell – Part Two, Automatic Shutdown and Startup

Richard Stinton

In Part One of this series, we looked at using Powershell to report on aspects of the iland cloud, and to create new vApps and VMs using simple GET-, NEW- and SET- commands.

One of the great things about cloud computing environments is the ability to shutdown workloads when they are not needed, and therefore not pay for the resources (except storage).  Dev/Test is an excellent example of this, where whole development environments can be shutdown at night or at weekends, and then started up again just in time for the developers to use them.

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Topics: VMware, IaaS, test and dev, ECS-AS, automation, cloud, API

Picking Between Too Many Clouds to Count

Lilac Schoenbeck

This week at VMworld, Pat Gelsinger issued a tweet:

We know there are almost too many clouds to count. At , we're looking at bridging the gaps between them.

Ok. Any cursory glance at an analyst report will show a litany of cloud options, starting with the "Big Box" clouds and moving to smaller, regional and specialized players. But, is this "too many clouds," per Mr. Gelsinger?

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Topics: VMware, IaaS, cloud

The Continuity Tools Explained: VM Snapshots

Brandon Cottrell

One of the trickier parts of getting started in a new cloud environment is getting used to all of the jargon that is immediately thrown your way. One of the things that seems to be a big source of confusion in the virtual world, especially in DRaaS, is the following set of three important concepts: Snapshots, Backups, and Replication (not to mention the words that tend to quickly follow like failover test or live failover). We know we want to use them, but we don't know exactly which one we need and at what time. 

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Topics: DRaaS, VMware

The Magic of the Cloud and the Muggles of Compliance

Lilac Schoenbeck

This post originally appeared on the VMware vCloud Air Blog.

It has been well over a decade since VMware introduced the magical thing called a hypervisor. Not unlike some fictional charm, it deluded servers, floated them across clusters, and left everyone – myself included – in awe at the delicate dance they performed. Since then, great strides have been made in optimizing virtual environments – and even shipping them elsewhere, to the so-called cloud.

The cloud is even more magical. All the same outcomes, but without seeing a spec of the work involved. Like IT house elves in the ether, cloud delivers applications and half (or more) of its users are barely aware it exists.

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Topics: VMware

Into Thin Air: vCloud Air

Lilac Schoenbeck

The news hit the wire last week that VMware was dropping investment in vCloud Air, as a platform. This isn’t shocking, after the prior EMC acquisition of Virtustream. Under pressure from activist investors, all sorts of interesting decisions are made. When I put on my “CEO of market-leading enterprise computing company” hat on, I can see how this might be the right strategy. Two clouds certainly is not. 

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Topics: VMware, hybrid cloud, management

iland at VMworld 2015

Farhan Chughtai

The iland team is off to beautiful San Francisco for VMworld 2015 from Sunday August 30th through Thursday September 3rd, 2015. We are excited to be a part of one of the most important annual technology gatherings. Make sure you come by our booth #345 - along with all of the reasons below, you'll get a chance to win a Parrot Drone Quadcopter! VMworld brings together industry leaders, and IT professionals to immerse themselves in the latest in virtualization and cloud technology. It is an exciting time to be a part a core group of companies that are leading the way in revolutionizing the future of cloud computing in IaaS and DRaaS.

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Topics: DRaaS, VMware, IaaS, iland Enterprise Cloud Services

Let’s Meet Up at VMware’s Partner Exchange

Jennifer Brenner

Our bags are packed and we at iland will be heading out to San Francisco, February 3-5, 2015 for VMware’s annual Partner Exchange meeting. PEX, as the meeting is often called, is a global event for virtualization and cloud partners that brings thousands of members together from the VMware partner ecosystem to discuss the future of the industry.

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Topics: VMware

CEO’s View: Guiding Your Company Through Major Market Changes

Scott Sparvero

A profitable business is an evolving business. One has only to watch a couple of episodes of “Mad Men” before marveling at how dramatically the pace of modern business has changed over the last 50 years.

That companies routinely rise and fall on the waves of these market changes is a given; but surviving and thriving amidst them is often the difference between success and failure.

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Topics: VMware, cloud hosting

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