Examine the role of VMware in the HCI market

searchvmware | July 23, 2019

As HCI gained traction among large organizations, VMware became a leading supplier. Now, the HCI market is shifting toward newer technologies, such as the public cloud, edge computing and various co-microprocessors. VMware must adjust to remain on its perch. Hyper-converged infrastructure gained popularity because it provides agility and flexibility. HCI systems bundle server, storage, network and virtualization features into one device, which eases deployment and simplifies scalability. Public cloud has received a lot of attention because of the simplicity in getting these services up and running," said Christian Perry, a research manager at 451 Research, based out of Boston.

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Cloud computing offers your business many benefits. It allows you to set up what is essentially a virtual office to give you the flexibility of connecting to your business anywhere, any time. With the growing number of web-enabled devices used in today's business environment (e.g. smartphones, tablets), access to your data is even easier. There are many benefits to moving your business to the cloud.

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Cloud computing offers your business many benefits. It allows you to set up what is essentially a virtual office to give you the flexibility of connecting to your business anywhere, any time. With the growing number of web-enabled devices used in today's business environment (e.g. smartphones, tablets), access to your data is even easier. There are many benefits to moving your business to the cloud.

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Cohesity | August 24, 2022

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Cohesity’s presence at the event includes: Sessions at VMware Explore: Session 1: Do You Trust your Data Recovery Strategy: WHO: Jon Hildebrand and Mike Nelson, Principal Technologists, Cohesity WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 30 3:15 - 3:45 p.m. PT WHERE: Moscone South, Lower Level, The Expo Theater 1 ABOUT: Enterprise data protection is more important than ever due to the changing cybersecurity landscape and the need to ensure recoverability. Our Cohesity experts will discuss top mistakes to avoid when protecting your data as well as the best practices for data management success for VMware Cloud. Learn how to get ahead by turning your data into an asset instead of a liability using comprehensive data management services to extract more value for security, compliance, and more. Session 2: Reduce Ransomware Anxiety - Practical Advice to Safeguard Your VMware Data: WHO: Brian Spanswick, CISO, Cohesity Theresa Miller, Director, Technology Advocacy Group, Cohesity Victor Camacho, Principal Technologist, Cohesity Robert Shields, Director of Data Security (PMM) WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 31 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT WHERE: Moscone South, Esplanade, Room 151 ABOUT: Did you know that the average downtime from a ransomware attack is 22 days? And that even the most ready IT operations teams will need 1 to 2 weeks to be back online? There is an overwhelming amount of information - including CISA’s “Shields Up” guidance - on how to best prepare for these events. Hear from our expert panel on the best practices for optimizing your organization's cyber resiliency strategy with backup and recovery that will quickly restore your mission-critical data when disaster strikes. Session 3: Back to Basics: Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery WHO: Theresa Miller, Director, Technology Advocacy Group, Cohesity WHEN: Thursday, Sep 1 10:45 - 11:00 a.m. PT WHERE: Moscone West, Level 2, VMware Communities and {code}, Community Theater ABOUT: Yes, business continuity and disaster recovery are different. So why can this topic be so confusing? Join me for 12 minutes to uncover the difference between the two and some best practices surrounding adoption of both as business recovery strategies. Session 4: Become a Security Genius in 12 Minutes WHO: Theresa Miller, Director, Technology Advocacy Group, Cohesity WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 30 12:15 - 12:30 p.m. PT WHERE: Moscone West, Level 2, VMware Communities and {code}, Community Theater ABOUT: You manage your organization’s infrastructure, so why in the world would you care about security? Let’s first talk about why you could care about security. 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DNSFilter Provides a Better Secure Web Gateway with Guardian

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