VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail Blog Series – part 5: Adding NSX-T   

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Author: RadhaKrishna Dasari, Staff Solutions Architect. In the previous blog, we discussed Lifecycle Management for Cloud Foundation on VxRail. In this part, we will discuss NSX-T.    With the recent release of Cloud Foundation 3.8, customers can deploy Cloud Foundation on VxRail and create workload domains with NSX-T Data Center deployed and pre-configured that comply with the VMware Validated Design (VVD) guidelines. This has been a highly requested feature since

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Compliance Kit

Introducing the Compliance Kit for NIST 800-53

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On August 8th, VMware released the first VMware Validated Design Compliance Kit. This is an exciting first step towards security and compliance automation. Building the kit on existing VMware Validated Designs shortens the time to attain compliance, saves money, and reduces risk. Introduction to Compliance Predecessors of current technology had security features pretty much from

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Announcing the General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8

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It’s my pleasure to announce the generally availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8. This newest release is packed with new capabilities that make Cloud Foundation easier to deploy, manage and automate. Cloud Foundation 3.8 also updates the Bill of Materials (BOM) used to build out a Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) so that customers get access

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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