The following article written by blogger Eric Langley is a compelling argument for why there is no better time to take that first step on your cloud journey. Following the article see how eGroup can make the BSOD a thing of the past. Read more >>
With the increased growth of server virtualization and the introduction of virtual desktop infrastructures, organizations are now facing challenges associated with risk and how to mitigate those risks. Companies must ensure that virtualization technologies are deployed and used securely. To further complicate these concerns, many governments and industry associations have created regulations and standards such as HIPAA in healthcare, GLBA in financial services, and PCI Compliance in the retail industry.
To address these potential risks and meet compliance requirements, there are several Best Practices companies can adhere to including the following:
• Simplify management framework and maximize visibility
• Utilize Guidelines provided by virtualization vendors to harden both the hypervisor and administrative layer
• Implement proper Network Security and Segmentation
• Maintain proper logs and monitor those logs
• Separate access to administrative control by role/privileges
• Implement processes to manage configuration and change management
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This is your exclusive invitation to experience VMware virtualization solutions first hand! Don’t miss this opportunity to get hands on with VMware solutions in the mobile demo environment and dive deep with on-site VMware experts. Join us for an afternoon to see the power of VMware.
Columbia Northwest Courtyard
11 AM – 3 PM Open House
Register now to join us and learn:
- How VMware desktop solutions can help you simplify and reduce the cost associated with OS and application migrations.
- First-hand how VMware View™ delivers flexibility and a rich user experience to address the widest variety of end-user use cases.
- How VMware vSphere™ is transforming datacenters into a dramatically simplified cloud infrastructure to enable the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services.
- How the VMware vCenter™ family of products, the industry’s most advanced virtualization management platform, can enable efficiency, automation and security while reducing operational costs.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see how VMware solutions can simplify your IT environment while reducing costs and enabling the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services.
SAVE THE DATE – 11/18/2010, 11:00am – 1:30pm
Columbia, SC VMware User Group
(As usual, no cost to attend and lunch & door prizes provided.)
Join us for the upcoming Columbia 4th Quarter VMUG! On November 18th the Columbia VMware User Group will be held in Ellis Hall in the First Baptist Church in downtown Columbia. Come experience the power of the Cisco Unified Computing System first-hand and see VMware View 4.5 in action on Wyse thin clients. Hosted by eGroup, VMware, Cisco and Wyse, this month’s Columbia VMUG event will provide its members with an experience like no other. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices and the latest technology.
10:45 a.m. Check In (Please Pre-Registered for this special event)
11:00 a.m. Welcome – John Davis, Columbia VMUG
11:05 a.m. SCANA Case Study with VMware View
11:20 a.m. Cisco UCS Demo
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. VMware View 4.5 and Hand On Labs
1:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Sponsor Giveaways
There is no cost to attend this event, lunch will be provided, and we will have door prizes! Attendance at this one-of-a-kind event will be limited, so register as soon as you receive the invitation next week. Due to the unique “Hands On” nature of this event, please pre-register. eGroup, Cisco, VMware and Wyse professionals will be on-hand to provide product information and technical guidance, and you’ll be guaranteed some production-quality experiences with some of the most relevant technologies available today in the Data Center infrastructure industry.
First Baptist Church
1306 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(Near the corner of Washington St & Marion St.)
Valid now until December 15, purchase or upgrade your VMware vSphere and receive FREE View Premier Add-On and Capacity IQ licenses depending on the vSphere edition. Any purchases, upgrades, or bundles of vSphere Enterprise Plus will receive (50) Free View Premier 4.5 Add-On licenses including (1) year of Support and Subscription (SnS). Also, any purchases, upgrades, or acceleration kit bundles of vSphere Enterprise Plus, Enterprise, Standard, and Advanced will receive (15) Free CapacityIQ licenses with (1) year of SnS.
If you have not experience the capabilities of VMware View Premier 4.5 or CapacityIQ this will be a great opportunity to take advantage of this limited time only promotion
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