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Vinnie Lima

Vinnie Lima is the Managing Director for VVL Systems & Consulting, a small business focusing on IT Optimization for Cloud, Infrastructure, and End Users. Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Vinnie Lima has over 21 years in IT Automation, Orchestration, and Cloud. Mr. Lima’s career has been focusing on helping customers drive value from their IT investments through the use of leading edge technologies and approaches, driving innovation in a wide spectrum of industries such as DoD, Federal, Health Care, and Financial.

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Managing Large-scale Cloud Migrations in Government Agencies: 6 Keys to Success

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an extremely large government agency that recently undertook a massive endeavor: moving critical agency services into multi-cloud environments. To make this move, the USDA turned to the team at VVL Systems, who helped provide the strategic and tactical guidance to make this effort a success. In a recent…

Upgrade path to BMC TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.04

If you are a customer of BMC Software and using TrueSight Server Automation, you most likely received the below notification from BMC that you must upgrade to version 8.9.04 by September 30th, 2019: https://communities.bmc.com/events/1337 If you are wondering “How can I do this by September 30th?!”, we are happy to announce a new offering to help you…

Best Practices for Creating a Cloud Migration Strategy

Our Managing Director, Vinnie Lima, spent a few minutes talking to BMC Software’s Allison Cramer to discuss the Best Practices for creating a cloud migration strategy. Topics such as Cloud First vs. Cloud Smart, Cost, Security, and Optimization are discussed from real-world experience with the U.S. Department of Agriculture AgCloud initiative.

Solution Showcase: U.S. Department of Agriculture AgCloud

We are proud to showcase a great example of a public/private partnership to bring to market a leading edge capability. VVL Systems partnered with BMC Software to deliver a true Hybrid Cloud capability for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under the Office of the CIO (OCIO). USDA engaged VVL and BMC looking to enable “The…

Enforcing UNICODE LANG in RHEL6 for CLM 4.6 Install

If you are attempting to install CLM 4.6 on Red Hat Linux 6, you will undoubtedly run into issue where the Install Planner complains: “Database is configured for UNICODE but your LANG is set to <b>null</b>” To save you the time from searching through the internet, here’s what you do: On the AR Server, ensure…

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