Editor’s note: This is the latest post in new blog series where we take a deep dive into resources for our projected top IT trends for 2015.
What is it? VMware is a vendor that provides cloud and virtualization software and services. Virtualization allows businesses of all sizes to streamline, thereby saving time, money, and space. No wonder VMware, an industry leader in virtualization, was one of our top trends for 2015. If you want an overview of what virtualization is and how it might serve your organization, check out our “Virtualization Orientation” NuggetCast.
What can I do with it? Virtualization enables you to use automation to roll-out new servers in minutes, rather than hours, and VMware’s high availability features can help you keep critical systems running 24/7. For more on why VMware trained IT pros are in demand, or how VMware can help your business, Keith Barker, our resident VMware expert, has 5 Reasons to Learn VMware. And our webinar on “Leveraging VMware Horizon” outlines some of the tangible benefits of running virtual desktops with VMware’s latest release.
Where to start? If you’re new to VMware, the VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization certification is a good place to start. As you become more familiar with VMware’s possibilities, you may want to spend some time, looking through VMware’s blogs or on their forum to determine what cert you want to tackle next.
Our training: Thanks to our new easy-to-navigate site design, all our VMware training is collected in this playlist, designed to take you from a VMware novice to a proficient virtual data center administrator.