Get the most out of your VMware cloud data centre

If you’ve recently signed up for a cloud data centre trial with us, and haven’t yet had your walk through with me (just get in touch to arrange that) here’s a series of posts from our archive that should help you to find your way around vCloud Director.

If you find yourself stuck, don’t forget we’re only a phone call (0808 222 2221 – press 3 for support, and you’ll be through to our support team) or email away. And if there’s anything you’d like to see included in a future cloud management post from me, I’d welcome your suggestions.

Tips #1

  • Set up different privileges for your organisations users
  • Subscribe and publish to external catalogs
  • Upload any file type to use in your cloud data centre

Tips #2

  • Deploy from a template item and configure virtual machines hardware settings to speed up deployment
  • Clone running vApps/VMs
  • Add CPU, memory, storage and NICs while a VM is powered on

Tips #3

  • Import and export vApps from your cloud data centre
  • Support for more browsers, including Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

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Archive posts

Any of these IT pains ring a bell with you?

Whether you’re a CIO in name or it’s just one of the numerous roles you somehow manage to find the time to fit into, perhaps you’ll identify with Mati Cohen’s assertion that you spend much of your working life stuck between a rock and a hard place.

For the CIO has the unenviable task of mediating the battle between the strategic demands of a business and the IT teams expected to deliver the tools to achieve them. In his article “The 7 Absolute Worst Pains of the CIO” for ITProPortal.com, Mati highlights some of the key causes for conflict, and the usual culprits of contention all make an appearance.

Come on IT, keep up!

Waiting can be a frustrating and expensive experience, especially if those delays feel (or indeed, likely are) detrimental to the business. As the pace of market demand and competitive activity increases, the lag effect of a hobbled IT infrastructure is only intensified.

We’re doing all we can!

Embattled and under pressure, IT teams are working flat out simply treading water — where, as Mati suggests, 80% of budgets are swallowed up by maintaining existing infrastructures.

Continue reading “Any of these IT pains ring a bell with you?” »

"We needed flexible options, and to have the ability to tailor our infrastructure to our specific requirements" — Cloud case study.

Now that, sounds like a job for cloud. Find out how we worked with Triangle Software to provide them with a cloud data centre that would meet their requirements of a flexible and reliable IT resource, backed with technical support from a team they could rely on.

And of course, thank you very much to the team at Triangle for taking the time to help us put the case study together.