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Patching Made Easy with VMware Cloud Foundation

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A common challenge faced by every IT department is keeping up with the inevitable and never-ending flow of software updates. This becomes even more critical in a modern Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), where compute, network and storage virtualization are interwoven into a unified data center fabric. Special attention is needed to ensure that not only Read more...

VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture Poster 2.3

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VMware is pleased to release the latest VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) architecture poster. VCF is a fully automated, hyper-converged software stack that includes compute, storage, networking and cloud management. Because VCF has so many tightly integrated products, it is important to understand the architecture of these components and how together they create the Software-Defined Data Read more...

HPE Synergy and VMware Cloud Foundation – now certified

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Author Bhumik Patel – Technical Alliances, VMware @bhumikp   Introduction: As customers leverage VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) to provide integrated Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) & cloud management services for running enterprise applications, it becomes critical to rely on an underlying platform that has matching characteristics –automated, software-driven & flexible to meet changing workload demands. Read more...

Cloud Foundation 2.3.1 Reaches General Availability

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VMware is pleased to announce the general availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 2.3.1. We’ve introduced several new features and provided fixes for issues identified in previous releases. I’d like to present a quick overview of the new features in Cloud Foundation 2.3.1 in this article. New hardware compatibility support is a significant feature of Read more...

Introducing VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 4.2

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On Feb 13th VMware released the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center version 4.2.  This latest update to our detailed prescriptive path on how to implement, operate, and maintain a VMware based Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) includes a few minor changes, such as updates to the software bill of materials and some new naming conventions, Read more...

Patching and updates made easy with VMware Cloud Foundation

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Its official, VMware released the latest version of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), 2.3. At the core of VCF is a fully automated, hyper-converged software stack that includes compute, storage and networking. Completing an upgrade of all of the components of an SDDC without VCF would typically take some careful planning and execution. One of the Read more...

Connecting IP-Based (NFS or ISCSI) External Storage To VMware Cloud Foundation

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VMware Cloud Foundation is based on a modern hyper-converged architecture that extensively leverages VMware vSAN – a vSphere-native software-defined storage platform that delivers flash-optimized storage for the software-defined data center (SDDC).  While vSAN is the primary storage platform for Cloud Foundation, that’s not to say it’s your only storage option. There are a number of Read more...

Introduction to VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3

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On Dec 5th, 2017, VMware announced the upcoming release of VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3.  This release comes with many new capabilities to help further simplify the tasks of deploying, operating and maintaining a VMware based hybrid cloud.  In this post, I will introduce you to some of the more notable features in this release, to include Read more...
A conceptual diagram of a VMware Cloud Foundation VDI Workload Domain

Automating Horizon 7 Deployments with VMware Cloud Foundation

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VMware Cloud Foundation simplifies the deployment of private cloud infrastructure, turning lengthy and complex implementations into fully automated workflows. When the workflow is complete, customers have a complete vSphere + vSAN + NSX infrastructure that is ready to run business workloads, including Horizon 7 for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). In Cloud Foundation, business workloads are Read more...