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George Gerchow
Panama City, Panama
As Director of VMware’s Center for Policy & Compliance, George Gerchow brings 16 years of IT and Systems Management expertise to the application of IT processes and disciplines that impact the security, compliance and operational status of complex, heterogeneous, virtual & cloud computing environments. Mr. Gerchow's practical experience and insight from managing the infrastructures of some of the world’s largest corporate and government institutions makes him a highly regarded speaker and invited panelist on topics including Virtualization, ITSM\ITIL, configuration management, operational and security compliance. Mr.Gerchow holds ITIL, CISSP, Cisco and Microsoft Certifications.
Interests: Snowboarding, Golf, Mountain Biking, Beer
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Hola Amigos, As VMware continues to build Trusted Cloud solutions that help customers migrate tier one applications to our Cloud Infrastructure Suite (CIS), the Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) released VIEW hardening guidelines in vCenter Configuration Manager (vCM), a major component of the vCenter Operations Manager Suite. (vC Ops)... Continue reading
Everyday I get questions about Virtualization, Cloud, Compliance and Trust. The “What is Cloud?” is rarely asked anymore, it seems like we have put that one to rest. But, just in case you need a refresher, here you go: “Cloud computing is an approach to computing that leverages the efficient... Continue reading
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As you are probably aware, back in October we unveiled the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite designed to deliver integrated performance, capacity and configuration management for virtualized and cloud computing environments. What is less well known is that VMware vCenter Configuration Manager is the anchor for the “configuration” management capabilities... Continue reading
For more info, here is a video stream on youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM6ndYZt_2o&list=UUWAJOJJM6yeRNWyyV5_swVw&index=9&feature=plpp_video
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Hi Frank, not yet but stay tuned. We have big plans to get our customers content and tools like this to really help lock down their enviroment in an easy, automated fashion. Thin app is definatly a consideration!
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Hi Frank, not yet but stay tuned. We have big plans to get our customers content and tools like this to really help lock down their enviroment in an easy, automated fashion. Thin app is definatly a consideration!
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Hi Jannie, not yet. All content currently has to be downloaded through vCM. In the future, starting with the vSphere hardening guidelines, we will release content in a way that other can consume & expose it. (.xml or OVAL)
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Mr. Farrow, Great to hear from you, hope all is well. I don't think anybody in the thread said that QSA's approve Compliance of any sort, so I have to believe that you are supporting my comments about not letting a QSA dictate how you validate compliance. As you stated, they only recommend. Your point about mixed mode is great and actually I ran into a customer who is running mixed mode on a physical enviroment yesterday. So the leap of faith to Mixed Mode in a Virtualized Enviroment should be acceptable as long as the right tools are in place.
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Mr. Farrow, Great to hear from you, hope all is well. I don't think anybody in the thread said that QSA's approve Compliance of any sort, so I have to believe that you are supporting my comments about not letting a QSA dictate how you validate compliance. As you stated, they only recommend. Your point about mixed mode is great and actually I ran into a customer who is running mixed mode on a physical enviroment yesterday. So the leap of faith to Mixed Mode in a Virtualized Enviroment should be acceptable as long as the right tools are in place.
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Hi Rob, It takes additional Products like the ones you mentioned. It is really an eco-system for Trusted Cloud.
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Jul 20, 2011