Cloud Readiness Flight-Check (Free Assessment Tool)

Do you work at this moment in a Cloud deployment project for your company?

EMC has a new tool that  you can download this free tool that will let you take a quick self-assessment and test your organization’s readiness for the cloud. Identify your cloud strengths and create your personalized Cloud Readiness Flight-Check report. You will also receive a free guide to help you prepare for your Cloud Readiness Flight-Check.

Download Here: http://bit.ly/CloudReadiness

vCAC videos on Youtube

A whole range of interesting videos on vCAC have been posted to Youtube. An overview:

Overview:

Request new Cloud Services:

Manage existing Services:

Creating Business Groups and Users:

Reserving Compute Resources for Groups:

Configuring Single Machine Blueprints:

Configure Multi-Machine Blueprints:

Reporting Capabilities:

Resource Reclamation:

Extensibility Overview:

New pictures page

Now that MobileMe and my picture albums there do not exist anymore, I am posting some images here. I started with my trip to the Lofoten to see the polar lights.

New vCAC information website

Last summer we bought a company called DynamicOps and since then the team has done a great job of integrating their what I call “Manager of Managers” in the VMware cloud offering. vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) is now an essential part of the story, our multi-hypervisor, multi-platform (even hardware !) provisionning tool ! In December a new version 5.1 was launched with new look-and-feel and some much needed connectors for vCO, vCD and so on.

vCAC websiteNow there is a new website by the team that contains some great documentation and info, if you follow there tweets you can even install the product in a few easy steps ! As always to get more info or download a free trial visit the VMware site.

Sliderocket acquired by Clearslide

We had an online tool at VMware called Sliderocket. Yes, I know, it was a well kept secret, but I made some presentations with it. It was handy because you could just call an url to present and send it around to customers. Notably I kept a presentation on vCenter Operations Manager basics and resources here.

I guess my blog will become my central point of information to send around. Certainly I will put all enterprise management resources here.

The announcement is here. Good luck guys and sorry to see you leave the VMware family !