The Gorilla Guide To…® Moving Forward in a Work-from-Anywhere World, Trail Map Edition

This book is your guide to understanding how to create an infrastructure that’s ready, willing, and able to handle the demands that employees make in today’s widely distributed work situations. It also explores what’s needed to keep an organization productive and profitable; stakeholders happy; and data secure, protected, and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and good governance. That’s a gnarly trail for sure, but one that Dell Technologies and VMware can help your organization traverse with minimal muss and fuss through this Guide.

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Modernizing Backup Operations

Follow the map to learn what role virtual tape libraries (VTLs) have to play in a modern backup infrastructure, and what it takes to build for speed, compatibility, and reliability.

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AMD + Nutanix: Better Together Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure for Your Applications Trail Map

When time really is money, you need a way to kickstart your infrastructure replacement journey. The Gorilla Guide To…® AMD and Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Express Edition provides a complete map to help you quickly understand the key decisions you need to make and how Nutanix and AMD together can help your organization fly above competitors in the increasingly complex IT jungle.

Highlights include:

  • The need for hybrid cloud infrastructure to run your applications
  • How Nutanix + AMD helps infrastructure soar to new heights
  • Customer examples that demonstrate effective opportunities

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K8s in the Enterprise

The virtual machine (VM) revolution turned into a revelation—that hypervisors and multiple full-blown operating systems running on a single machine is… a massive footprint, expensive, complicated, and delivers a serious performance hit to your hardware.

Aside from that, and that VMs are nearly 20 years old, they’re great!

But Kubernetes and containers are the next revolution that started 6+ years ago and EXPLODED into a cloud scale revelation.

Follow the trail through from VMs to containers and K8s—and then, get started in your real world journey!

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Comprehensive Office 365 Backup

Cloud everything is now the new normal for work, and the cloud revolution isn’t limited to servers, it’s everywhere—from laptops to desktops to smartphones, anywhere software runs.

As much as the cloud helps IT, the risks don’t disappear. Backup matters more than ever, particularly when you have no direct access to the hardware, and huge volumes of data in the cloud. Is your Office 365 Backup strategy covering all of your risks? If you’re using it purely “out of the box,” the shocking answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT.

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Predictive VM Management

Virtual machines (VMs) created a revolution in infrastructure, and the result? VMs everywhere!

With a scale of hundreds or thousands of VMs in datacenters, it’s time to take advantage of predictive AI to herd the VMs spread across your environments, from on-prem to the edge!

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Infrastructure as Code

Infrastructure as Code? (IaC) How can that be? All hardware has code under the hood, but isn’t code for coders?

In 2011, Marc Andreessen (Internet and VC legend) wrote an essay, “Why Software Is Eating The World.” The ability of software to disrupt just about every aspect of running a business was his call to arms. Fast-forward to now, and “there’s an app for that” or “there’s an X-as-a-Service for that” is nearly a guarantee.

As impossible as it seems on the surface, orchestrating infrastructure just like any other piece of code will blow your old ideas about infrastructure into millions of tiny pieces.

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Key Waypoints to Machine Learning Information Infrastructure

Rumor has it that machine learning and artificial intelligence will
save us all… But it’s not that simple. The data science world has been brewing for 60 years – is your information infrastructure up to the task?

Don’t believe the hype – data insights are ripe for the taking, but you need a plan, skills, and an infrastructure that won’t crumble under your ambitions.

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Managing Clouds and Containers

You’ve made the initial journey into the Cloud. Now what? The promise was that it would be cheap and easy (compared to legacy on-prem), but… you’ve probably stepped on some traps you didn’t spot until it was too late.

You can go from “Did we make a mistake to go cloud?” to “Superhero of the Cloud” if you take a look at the dangers of cloud laziness AND the opportunities of embracing the most modern cloud practices.

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Deploying Production-Grade Kubernetes

You can build Kubernetes clusters out of $50 Raspberry Pis to learn how to manage clusters (and your geek street cred is ++ as a result)…

But really, nothing like managing real-world containers in production to realize the challenges of unmanaged containers or Kubernetes at prod- Grade scale. And you don’t know what you don’t know… until you follow this map through the confusing forest of containers and K8s.

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Key Waypoints to Achieving IT Asset Management Success

Do you feel torn between maintaining the IT assets you already have vs. pursuing the next big project? Use ITAM to clean up your asset mess, clawback money wasted on old and duplicated solutions, and leap into the new world of digital transformation with full control and transparency.

Consider these five important concepts to get you headed down the right trail!

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