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Announcing the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 2.0

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On behalf of the VMware Validated Design team, we are excited to announce the General Availability of the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 2.0. What are the VMware Validated Designs? A VMware Validated Design is a comprehensive set of documents that provide a prescriptive and extensively-tested blueprint to deploy and operate a Software-Defined Read more...

EVO SDDC Workload Domains

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Among EVO SDDC’s many capabilities are provisioning and lifecycle management. While working through the design of these features, we determined that a new abstraction would be useful in simplifying both the implementation and user workflows. This abstraction has come to be called a Workload Domain. A Workload Domain is a generic abstraction that can be 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...

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VMware EVO SDDC: An Insider’s View

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VMware was the first to paint a vision of the Software-Defined Datacenter as the architecture for hybrid cloud. In an SDDC all infrastructure resources and services (compute, storage and networking) are virtualized and more flexibly provisioned and managed through a policy-based, application centric approach. VMware customers have recognized the value of SDDC and are asking Read more...

EVO SDDC: Back for Barcelona!

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We officially launched EVO SDDC at VMworld in San Francisco just several weeks back and we’ll be in Barcelona next week to continue the momentum. To recap, at VMworld SF, we introduced EVO SDDC as the easiest way to deploy and run your software-defined data center. Working jointly with our hardware partners, we deliver the Read more...

VMware EVO™ SDDC™: Our Journey to a Product Launch

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By Raj Yavatkar, VMware Fellow When I arrived at VMware in early 2014, Converged Infrastructure (CI) solutions that pre-integrated hardware and software for networking, compute, storage, and virtualization were the rage. Designed to provide IT a relatively painless way of standing up the infrastructure, CI products such as VCE Vblock, which integrate vSphere, have been Read more...

Introducing VMware EVO SDDC – The Fastest Path to the Software-Defined Data Center

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By John Gilmartin, vice president and general manager, Integrated Systems Business Unit, VMware Today on main stage at VMworld 2015, we introduced VMware EVO SDDC (codenamed EVO:RACK), a VMware-validated software suite that provides customers the easiest, most effective path to build and operate a cloud based on the software-defined data center (SDDC) architecture. The goal Read more...

EVO:RACK Tech Preview at VMworld 2014

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Today is an exciting day! If you are attending VMworld 2014, you will hear about VMware EVO:RAIL shortly. VMware EVO:RAIL™ is a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that will help customers to streamline the deployment and scale-out of Software-Defined IT infrastructure. It is also the first solution in a family of hyper-converged infrastructure offerings from VMware. EVO:RAIL targets Read more...