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VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail Blog Series – Part 4: Life Cycle Management (Upgrades)

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The previous blog covered details of the Stretched Cluster functionality. In this part, we will discuss the Life Cycle Management (LCM) Process.   LCM is one of most important features of Cloud Foundation on VxRail. Upgrading an environment hosted on different types of hardware with varied firmware levels, running different types of VMware products at various versions while supporting customer Read more...

The First Cloud Foundation Tweet Chat, Recapped!

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On June 27 we hosted our very first Cloud Foundation Tweet Chat, graciously joined by Jason Shaw, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at VMware, and Jason Marques, Senior Consultant Engineer, VxRail Technical Marketing at Dell EMC Corporation. Together, they answered some burning questions on Cloud Foundation and VxRail and the benefits of pairing the two together. Read more...

VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail TM Blog Series – Part 3: Stretched Cluster

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Authors:  Amitrajit Chatterjee, Staff Engineer  Peter Brown, Director R&D  Tony Huynh, Director Product Management  Now that we have talked about the various features, deployment and management procedures in part 2 of this blog series, let’s focus on some of the Disaster Recovery aspects. vSAN Stretched clusters allow stretching of a single data site to two sites for a higher Read more...

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Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation Platinum

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Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation Platinum VMware released the latest edition in the VMware Cloud Foundation family, delivering the industry’s most comprehensive security offering for Hybrid Cloud deployments with Cloud Foundation Platinum.  Building directly off the momentum of vSphere Platinum, driven by strong demand for AppDefense which provides enhanced security protection for workloads and the vSphere Read more...

VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail TM Blog Series – Part 2: Setup

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Authors:  Amitrajit Chatterjee, Staff Engineer Peter Brown, Director R&D  Tony Huynh, Director Product Management  In part 1 of this blog series, we provided you with an overview of Cloud Foundation on VxRail. In part 2 of the blog series, we will discuss how to bring up a Dell EMC VxRail cluster, deploy the various VMware Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) components on top of it and Read more...

VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail Blog Series – part 1: Introduction

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Authors:  Amitrajit Chatterjee, Staff Engineer Peter Brown, Director R&D  Tony Huynh, Director Product Management  Introducing VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail  VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail has been hailed as the easiest and fastest path to a hybrid cloud. Now that Cloud Foundation on VxRail is generally available, we want to provide our customers more information on this new offering. In this multi-part blog series, we’ll provide Read more...

Achieving Data Security and Flexibility with vSAN Stretched Clusters on VMware Cloud Foundation

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For many, vSAN stretched clusters are an attractive option for providing a robust availability solution for their applications.  However, they can be a double-edged sword as they introduce additional requirements which come with added complexity and increased risk.  Did you know that VMware Cloud Foundation can help simplify and de-risk the deployment of vSAN Stretched Clusters? Read more...

VMware HCX and VMware Cloud Foundation: The Simplest Path to Migrating Your Apps to the Hybrid Cloud

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  One of the toughest challenges for any growing organization is how to intelligently expand its aging IT infrastructure while simultaneously modernizing its data center and embracing the cloud.  Legacy solutions are often siloed, highly complex, and difficult to maintain and update.  Supporting these environments places a heavy burden on IT teams and eats away Read more...

Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation 3.7 General Availability

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Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.7 Today, it’s my pleasure to announce the release of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.7.  We’ve introduced a number of new features in this new release, and I’d like to take this opportunity to provide a short overview of some of them. As with every new release of Cloud Read more...