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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...

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...

How Workload Domains Break Down IT Silos

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Enterprise IT is typically divided into functional groups such as server, storage, and networking teams. Although this structure allows staff to focus their expertise in specific areas, it creates IT silos. In order to deploy new applications, decisions must be made across these silos which have a tendency to inhibit communication. IT silos contribute to the following problems: • Read more...

How EVO SDDC Helps VMware Customers Build a Better Private Cloud – Design, Build, and Test Challenges

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Several years ago as a VMware Administrator for a government agency, I was tasked with replacing an aging hardware infrastructure that supported a mission critical e-mail messaging environment for 10,000 users.  The messaging infrastructure was managed internally and was referred as our Private Cloud Messaging Environment. I was responsible for overall architecture of the solution.   Read more...