Creating Cloud-managed Services: Why even “blue chip” companies pick a partner

While technology grows faster, simpler, less costly, a majority of companies still struggle with IT operations. Systems engineers spend too much time fighting fires or nursing their infrastructures. The average tenure of systems engineers continues to shorten, while software developers grow frustrated and leave without hesitation to greener pastures. The impacts include projects experiencing repeated delays. What are the most forward-looking enterprises doing about it? By peering into a leading edge, high-growth market, light gets shed on how even blue chip companies leverage partners to springboard into newer architectures and processes.

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…

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.

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…

Enforcing UNICODE LANG in RHEL7 for CLM 4.6 Install

If you are attempting to install CLM 4.6 on Red Hat Linux 7, 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 Database Server and…

BMC Releases CLM Feature Pack 4

BMC has shifted releases of updates to CLM (Cloud Lifecycle Management) to be more modular and easier to apply on existing environments. They roll-up previous updates and features, and is now called “Feature Pack”. The latest of their release, Feature Pack 4, offers a slew of new capabilities including infinite possibilities with template based provisioned…

Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 2

In this post, I’ll cover my experiences with deploying the Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 (TP2) that is now available.  Azure Stack provides you the ability to deploy Azure in your internal datacenter for Hybrid Cloud capability. To get started, you can register and download the Azure Stack TP2 download. TP2 differs from TP1…

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