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Posted by Men & Mice on 8/29/19 10:13 AM

Men & Mice @ VMworld 2019

The VMworld contingent of the Men & Mice team has arrived in San Francisco. We’ve met “Karl”, and taken the Moscone Center by storm, where, together with tens of thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors from over 5,000 companies (and 86 countries!), our team is ready to see, show, and tell what’s in store for the future of networks. 

So what’s in store you might ask? From our vantage point in San Fran, it’s abundantly clear:  clouds. Loads of them.

Clouds. Clouds everywhere.

We expected the City of Fog (that has a name; it’s Karl) to be all about clouds, and it didn’t disappoint.

Everybody’s doing cloud. Or, rather, everybody’s doing hybrid and multicloud. We’ve expected as much, and our experience here at VMworld has confirmed it.

The interesting part is talking to people who haven’t yet started using cloud, or those that have already started entertaining the possibility of a multicloud strategy. As exhibitors strut their clouds and visitors contemplate the best options for their businesses, we’ve offered a gentle reminder: cloud adoption is not an either-or proposition - every future-ready network strategy should be having a serious look at it.  

And, not to blow our own horn too loudly, but it’s more apparent than ever - and more important than ever - to consider how an API-first network solution can help your network bridge the gaps between  different platforms, in a variety of clouds that offer a diverse selection of functionality and benefits.

On this note, we are pretty pleased to announce that Men & Mice was chosen as a finalist in TechTarget's 'Best of VMworld' networking category! More on that in our next post.

Stay tuned

paul_terrillOur post-VMworld report is coming in a few days - full of  details on what’s been happening at the event, what and how we think the future will be shaped from the things we’ve learned while meeting people at our booth, or attending and presenting talks (or being chosen as finalists for awards!).
As an additional treat, we’ll be posting a video from the talk our North American Director of Sales Operations, Paul Terrill, held on Monday, where he went into detail on what
’s the what in implementing best practices for future-ready network management.

In the meantime, spend a moment to be wonderstruck by our handsome booth babes. :-)



Topics: VMware, hybrid cloud, vmworld, multicloud, vrealize

Men & Mice @ VMWorld US 2019

Posted by Men & Mice on 8/23/19 9:31 AM

San Francisco: the Men & Mice contingent will be at booth 2033

Come meet us for all your DNS, DHCP, and IPAM needs. (Also the swag. We have good ones.) We'll be happy to chat, and also conducting lightning interviews for our DNS and networking podcast. (Speaking of which: check out the latest episode below.)

While at VMWorld, our North American Director of Sales Operations, Paul Terril, will also be giving a talk on network best practices. Paul has over a decade of experience in assisting enterprises to transition from local to global network operations, and scale accordingly, as well as developing the resilience necessary for secure and efficient  network management on a global scale.   

Changing the way you see your networks

The challenges organizations face are multi-faceted. It's a (multi)cloud-native world, and businesses need solutions that transform their networks into a future-ready state - and quickly.

In his talk, Paul will highlight pain points faced by managers who are getting their networks ready for tomorrow, today. These include:

  • the potential loss of access control assignments,
  • vendor compatibility hurdles
  • lost time and efficiencies 
  • low visibility across platforms
  • boosting security and control
  • optimising service-native features (both on-prem and cloud)
  • automating and workflows
  • unifying management with overlays

(v)Realize the power of your networks

We understand the importance of visibility, control, automation, and security — and also how challenging those can be in complex, hybrid IP infrastructures. Men & Mice provides API-driven DNS, DHCP, and IPAM software solutions to global enterprise, education, and government organizations.

Men & Mice also recognizes the importance of VMWare in enterprise networks. (Why else would we go to VMWorld? Other than the weather in San Francisco, that is ;-) .)

With Men & Mice, users aren't tied to a single DNS and DHCP platform. The Men & Mice Suite comes with built-in vRealize integration, and the ability to, amongst other things, rapidly allocate IPs and manage DNS entries via either the management console, the web interface, or a best-in-class API.

Questions?

Paul will describe in detail the advantage of overlay solutions over other methodologies, as well as where most hybrid and multicloud migration strategies go off the rails. For instance,  IT decision-makers need not fear APIs, but embrace them, especially for network-specific customisation and automation. Homegrown solutions are no longer acceptable.

Come and listen to Paul’s talk, ask the questions you need to know and visit us at booth 2033 throughout the event for an on-the-spot demo (and some super swag!). 

If you can’t make it to San Fran, worry not: we’ll be bringing you daily coverage here and on our social channels.



Topics: VMware, vmworld, resolv.pod, Paul Terrill, vrealize

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