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10 Things Vmware Server Admins Should Know About Self-Service

10 Things VMware Server Admins Should Know About Self-Service Catalogs and Lifecycle Management that I’ll be publishing over the next couple of weeks. 8. The service catalog software can communicate directly with the underlying support systems to orchestrate workflow Once we have created our standard templates, published them in the service catalog with nice pictures […]

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Using a Service Catalog and Lifecycle Management to Increase Capacity or How Many VM Fit Into a Server?

A colleague sent me this CIO article this morning, How Many Virtual Machines Fit on Your Server? And it’s a very interesting read, because the answer seems to be depends on your workload and how well you manage your lifecycle. Here’s the first quote on best practices. But making sure the hardware can support that […]

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Open clouds and the need for a service catalog

I wrote this when, we added newScale to the list of supporters of the Open Cloud Manifesto. I’d like to explain why this manifesto is important to the IT service management community and to us at newScale. In simple terms, when we talk about “cloud-computing” we are speaking of the next generation Data-center-as-a-service. Which is […]

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Paul Maritz, VMware CEO – General Session Keynote Mentions Service Catalog

Paul Maritz presented their view of the Front Office of IT, that includes Service Catalog, Self-service, charge back and service profiles. This is all about Offer a Cloud. In other words, they have adopted newScale’s Front Office vision; which is great. However, based on the Lifecycle Manager lab that I attended last night, their ‘catalog’ […]

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