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First Impressions of VMworld from a Service Provider’s Perspective

In addition to the record-setting Vegas heat at VMworld 2017, this was a show chock full of surprises. The ServerCentral Managed Services team was able to sneak away from supporting our amazing customers to attend the show this year. We even found time to play a few slot machines and blackjack. Shh…don’t tell our bosses. Now that we’ve had time to recover from the desert heat and get in some last-minute grilling before Chicago winter hits, let’s recap some of the show’s sights and sounds.



Topics: Events Cloud VMware

451 Research Report: ServerCentral extends to AWS managed services with Turing Group investment

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Topics: Cloud

Why move to the cloud — 3 catalysts and what they mean for your cloud strategy


Why move to the cloud? In truth, most companies don’t stop to answer this question. Cloud migration just sort of happens. Sometimes your cloud strategy kicks off because you need certain cloud technology solutions. Sometimes a single member of your management team pushes the whole business into cloud computing. Sometimes a move to the cloud means simply catching up with your competitors.

Topics: Cloud

From Infrastructure to Workloads. What We're Talking About Today

Three years ago we were asked a relatively simple question 

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure Migration

How Much Cloud Do I Really Need?

We see it all the time: A company with 50 servers moves to the cloud by creating 50 instances, one for each physical server. The thinking goes that if I’m using this much physical infrastructure, I’ll need this much cloud infrastructure. Simply convert servers to instances, and just like that, I’ve moved to the cloud.

Topics: Cloud

What is Next for Your Cloud Project

In my previous post, Is ‘Why?’ the Most Important Cloud Question?Is ‘Why?’ the Most Important Cloud Question?, I discussed the importance of knowing Why you’re moving to the cloud as a critical success factor for your cloud project.

One of the questions I received in response to the post was, “Once you can answer the question why you’re moving to the cloud, what’s next?”

Exactly. What is next.

Topics: Cloud

Is “Why?” the Most Important Cloud Question?

The question today isn't IF you are moving to the cloud.

Everyone is already in the process of moving to the cloud, or will be in very short order. There are strategic, operational and human capital reasons for this transition - and there is no slowing it down.

The real question is WHY are you moving to the cloud?

Topics: Virtualization Cloud

An Introduction to ServerCentral’s Enterprise Cloud

Part I: The Basics

ServerCentral’s enterprise cloud utilizes VMware’s vSphere platform. Powered by vCloud Director, we offer on-demand, self-service Enterprise Cloud services. For those most familiar with VMware private clouds (think ESXi, vCenter, etc.), managing cloud infrastructure from vCloud Director is a fundamentally different way of thinking. No longer do you have to worry about hardware, hypervisors, or maintenance. Our intent is to offer peace of mind that is seldom found in the IT world. 

Our enterprise cloud is architected to offer flexibility, convenience and the much sought-after single pane of glass.

Understanding how our Enterprise Cloud functions is the key to utilizing the platform to its highest potential. In this first part of our Enterprise Cloud series we will discuss how our platform is organized and how to spin up your first virtual machines in the cloud.

Topics: Cloud VMware