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VMware Cloud Foundation Resources, 2020 Edition

With another year in the books and a new one quickly gaining momentum, we decided to take a look back at some of our most-read blog posts of 2020 to compile a comprehensive list of VMware Cloud Foundation and vSAN resources for our readers. Whether you’re reading these posts for the first time or re-familiarizing yourself with our best-of 2020 content, be sure to bookmark this page for future reference!

Looking for information on our monumental 2020 releases of VMware Cloud Foundation 4, vSAN 7, and vSphere 7? Check out our summer and fall reading lists for all the details.

VMware Cloud Foundation Resources

Deep Dive into VMware Cloud Foundation – Building and Deploying a Nested Lab (Part 1 & Part 2)

In this two-part technical deep dive, you’re encouraged to follow along with your own working lab environment. You’ll become familiar with an internally-developed tool called VMware Cloud Foundation Lab Constructor (VLC) that will assist you in the processes.

VMware Cloud Foundation Provides Seamless Operations for a Flexible Future

Business continuity, remote work, and flexibility were the key themes of 2020. Brush up on how VMware Cloud Foundation helps organizations address the needs of their remote workforces and enables business resilience in one of the most popular posts in our #FlexibleFuture series.

Enable Business Continuity with VMware Cloud Foundation and VDI

Another trending topic in 2020? Virtual desktop infrastructure! Learn how VMware Cloud Foundation with Horizon 7 empowers business continuity by providing security, configuration, and application distribution for a remote workforce.

Future Ready with VMware Cloud Foundation

Learn about the phases of business continuity all business and IT leaders are facing so you can put yourself and your team one step ahead, to be future-ready for what’s next.

Announcing VMware vSphere with Kubernetes Support on the VMware Cloud Foundation Management Domain

In 2020, VMware certified vSphere with Kubernetes on the management domain. Get more details and a handy whitepaper in this blog post.

Application Virtual Networks – Enabling Stronger Mobility and Flexibility with VMware Cloud Foundation

VMware Cloud Foundation allows for the use of Application Virtual Networks (AVNs) to completely abstract the hardware and realize the true value from a software-defined cloud computing model. Learn why AVN will serve as a core component of the management domain in VMware Cloud Foundation deployments. 

Running vSphere? Five Reasons Why You Need Cloud Foundation

VMware Cloud Foundation provides what we love about the cloud, together with all of the familiar benefits of running a vSphere-based on-premises solution – but that’s just the beginning! Check out this post for five reasons why vSphere alone is not enough, and why you need Cloud Foundation.

VMware vSAN Resources

Breaking: VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Datrium to Provide Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service for Hybrid Cloud Environments

2020 not only brought us the launch of vSAN 7, but it also brought the acquisition of Datrium. Learn how this helped VMware expand its disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering.

vSphere 7 with VMware’s Storage Partners

VMware works closely with storage partners when developing new features, enhancements and products. Check out our storage partners’ content for the release of vSphere 7.

vSphere Lifecycle Manager on HPE

One of the exciting new features from vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 releases was vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM). vLCM is a powerful new approach to simplified consistent lifecycle management for the hypervisor and the full stack of drivers and firmware for the servers powering your data center. Follow along as Pete Flecha describes his experience deploying and testing vLCM on HPE servers.

Monitoring vSAN Performance

vSAN is now being used for the most performant applications (databases, SAP HANA, Epic). As a result, it’s becoming more important to monitor performance. Get guidance in this post.

vSAN Global Partner Appliances – A Simplified Approach to VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

Global Partner Appliances is a category of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployment options to simplify procurement, deployment and maintenance of HCI systems. At announcement in 2020, Fujitsu was the first OEM to have an offer in the category. Check out the post for more details.

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 144: Home Labs Powered by vSAN

How do you make the ever-popular vSpeaking Podcast even better? By dedicating a whole episode to home labs powered by vSAN. You can listen to the episode right from this post and get access to a bunch of home lab resources.

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