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vCloud Tech Talk: Object Storage Integration for vCloud Air

If you put workloads and applications on the cloud, you’ll need to work with Object Storage. But Object Storage can be confusing for those new to it. Thankfully, VMware vCloud Air has a few simple solutions to help you manage storage during your cloud journey.

In this episode of vCloud Tech Talk, our vCloud Air Community series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all thing vCloud Air, David Hill, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at VMware, discusses what you can do to manage Object Storage on VMware, and a few additional tips.

For example, attaching a file system to vCloud Air Object Storage is simple with third-party gateway solutions like EMC Cloud Array and Panzura. But each solution has different advantages you should consider. Watch this episode of vCloud Tech Talk to learn more.

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vCloud: The Past Week in Review


Busy week? Catch up on all the topics you might have missed on the vCloud blog this week! Here’s the past week in review:

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: CenturyLink

For this month’s vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight, we featured CenturyLink, a Managed Services Provider whose services include rapid provisioning of interconnected IT environments including cloud, collocation and managed hosting environments. Learn how

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Leveraging the Public Cloud for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

By: Angelos Kottas, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Services, VMware

Disaster recovery and business continuity are all about the trade-off between risk and cost.

Traditional disaster recovery options have been expensive and complicated to manage. With VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, customers leverage a simple, cost-effective, turn-key disaster recovery solution for virtualized applications, with replication to the cloud and access to warm stand-by resources. With the broad application and operating system compatibility of VMware vCloud Air, cost and reliability of protecting existing applications are improved without reinventing the wheel.

As we announced at VMworld 2015, VMware is delivering a broad vision and technologies that give customers a unified cloud and on-premises DR approach with Site Recovery Manager Air (SRM as a SaaS service), as well as on-demand DR pricing. VMware customers love SRM, and now we’re making that available as a cloud service, fully integrated with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery.

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Tech Preview: vCloud Air Object Storage

By Mathew Lodge

VMware made some significant announcements today around vCloud Air (previously vCloud Hybrid Service) at VMworld San Francisco 2014. One of the announcements was on a new storage service – vCloud Air Object Storage.

VMware vCloud Air today has two block storage tiers, Standard and SSD-Accelerated, which look to a virtual machine like a block volume. Object Storage acts as low-speed, long-term storage for buckets of unstructured data and isn’t associated with any specific virtual machine.

VMware vCloud Air Object Storage is a highly scalable, cost-effective, and dependable storage solution that can easily scale up to petabytes, and you only pay for the storage in use. Based on EMC’s ViPR technology, it offers the popular S3 API, including lifecycle management and versioning features to simplify and reduce management overhead. Data durability is 11 nines per object, and data can be accessed via HTTP and HTTPS.

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