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Aug 25

Announcing Two New Technical Reports Just in Time for VMworld 2013

Are you thinking about deploying vCloud Director or vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) on NetApp’s software defined storage (SDS) in your environment?  Are you looking for a backup and recovery strategy for cloud?  Curious about how to implement an automation and orchestration strategy with VMware and NetApp’s Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC)?  If so, I’d like to announce two new technical reports published today:   TR-4203 – VMware vCloud Director on NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP and TR-4217 – Automating and Orchestrating the Software Defined Data Center with NetApp and VMware to Build Your Cloud.

TR-4203 is a step-by-step guide designed to assist those deploying vCloud Director with implementing their own environment.  Think of this TR as a “how to” guide.

TR-4217 discusses how to automate the SDDC with VMware and NetApp. In this TR we focus on the integration between vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) and vCAC from VMware and NetApp OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA).  vCO and vCAC focus on orchestrating and automating the creation of cloud server objects while WFA focuses on automation NetApp’s software defined storage (SDS).

These two TRs along with NVA-0007 – VMware vCloud Director on NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP create a very solid, easy to follow solution, and covers the “how’s and why’s” for the the SDDC and SDS with NetApp and VMware.

I and the other authors put a lot of time into crafting these technical reports to make your job as implmenters and decision makers easier.  Download them today and provide me your feedback. I’d love to hear from you.

-McCloud

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