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Video series: The top 3 virtualization issues – and the one tool to solve them

Servers, Storage and Networking | Posted on December 17, 2015

I filmed this short video series to talk about some issues IT organizations are facing, some tools from VMware that’ll help address those issues, and an assessment, led by our VMware specialists at Softchoice that will help organizations gain valuable insight into their virtualization environment.

Virtualization is impactful, but comes with complexity
As one of the most impactful technologies to hit the IT market, virtualization has reduced hardware expenditures by making better use of the underlying technology. However, provisioning and managing virtual machines, although affordable, brings a new set of complexities. In the video series below, I address these issues, introduce a VMware tool to solve them, and suggest an assessment service from Softchoice that provides the visibility organizations need to make impactful changes to their environment.

Watch all three videos below:

As you can see, virtualization is complex to manage, but at Softchoice, we have service offerings and tools that make it much easier to assess your environment today, and plan for capacity tomorrow.

How to get started today
We developed our IBR assessment because our clients regularly ask us for help understanding their VMware virtualization environment. Perhaps you deployed VMware on a project basis and over time your VMware entitlements grew. When was the last time you looked at this holistically? Do you know if your production environment is fully supported? Are you paying support for licenses that are no longer in use? Is there an opportunity to streamline your renewal cycle?

A free Installed Base Report (IBR) is the master list of all licenses your company purchased regardless of where the licenses were procured (VAR, OEM, VMware Direct etc). IBR’s provide visibility into all purchased licenses, end dates of support contracts and promotional products you may not be aware you own. This is the first step to getting full visibility assessment of your virtual environment.

Request an IBR report now

Additionally, I’m happy to answer any questions you have about these videos, and concerns you have around your own virtualization challenges, simply leave a comment below, or email me directly at

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