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Cloud Foundation, A Look Ahead To 2017

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Last week VMware announced great Q4 quarter results to top off what has been already very positive 2016. Particularly interesting was to hear that both vSAN and NSX doubled their customer base to 7,000+ and 2,400+ customers respectively. Truly remarkable results that speak volumes about the level of maturity of these technologies and the value Read more...
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Strong Customer Momentum for VMware Cloud Foundation

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VMware Cloud Foundation became generally available at VMworld 2016 and we have already started to see significant customer traction across industry verticals, such as healthcare, financial services, and federal sectors, and company sizes in the few months heading into 2017. The early customer adoption has revealed several key reasons as to why customers are choosing Read more...
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VxRack SDDC and VMware Cloud Foundation

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I was just reading the latest Dell EMC pulse blog, and wanted to add a few additional thoughts from a VMware’s perspective. In his blog, Gil talks about the history and parallels of VxRail and VxRack SDDC, the importance of the close collaboration between Dell EMC and VMware, VxRack SDDC as the VMware Cloud Foundation Read more...
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General Availability of the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 3.0.2

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We’re happy to announce that on 15 November 2016 we released an update to the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center from version 3.0 to 3.0.2. This release provides an updated Bill of Materials that incorporates new product versions and detailed upgrade procedures from the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center version 3.0 to version 3.0.2. The product versions Read more...
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VMware Cloud Foundation – Workload Domain Deletion

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VMware Datacenter Administrators can perform several operations on Workload Domains, including: Creation – Rapidly deploy VMware Cloud Foundation components (vSphere, VSAN, and NSX). Expansion – Add Storage, Compute, and Network capacity to an existing Workload Domain quickly. Deletion – Repurpose Workload Domain resources that are no longer being utilized. Lifecycle Management – Keep Workload Domains Read more...
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Getting Started with VMware Cloud Foundation: SDDC Manager’s Dashboard

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VMware Cloud Foundation’s unified SDDC platform together with the new VMware SDDC Manager drastically simplifies the deployment, configuration and on-going operations of a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). A key element of the solution, and its simplified user experience is SDDC Manager – a purpose driven component that provides a centralized management plane for the provisioning, Read more...
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VMware Cloud Foundation Workload Domain Expansion

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Last year, VMware introduced a new design construct known as a Workload Domain (see EVO SDDC Workload Domains).  Workload Domains allow datacenter administrators to deploy capacity for specific workload types using a policy-driven approach on top of modular, standardized hardware.  Workload Domains are an integral part of VMware Cloud Foundation. VMware Cloud Foundation leverages SDDC Manager Read more...