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

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By: Nick Marshall One of the new features in the 3.9.1 release of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is use of Application Virtual Networks (AVNs) to completely abstract the hardware and realize the true value from a software-defined cloud computing model. As an introduction, AVNs are software-defined overlay networks that serve as specialized purpose in the Read more...

Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.1

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By: Lavanya Shastri On January 14th 2020, VMware achieved general availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 3.9.1, introducing support for Application Virtual Networks, API support for multiple physical NICs and vSphere Distributed switches, and improvements to Cloud Builder and Developer Center.  The following post provides an overview of the release content and links to additional Read more...

VMware Cloud Foundation Keeps Good Company

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We are pleased to announce that VMware Cloud Foundation has been recognized as a Finalist in CRN’s 2019 Products of the Year in the Hybrid Cloud category.  This recognition shows the building momentum behind Cloud Foundation and a growing preference for a hybrid cloud strategy among IT leaders.  But recognition for being a finalist in Read more...

Workload Migration Strategies with Cloud Foundation – Whitepaper

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I am pleased to announce the availability of a whitepaper co-authored with John Nicholson,  Workload Migration Strategies with VMware Cloud Foundation.  This whitepaper provides guidance on how to move existing application workloads, running on your legacy vSphere infrastructure, into your VMware Cloud Foundation based private cloud.  It covers two common migration approaches and includes live migration options Read more...

Get the Facts about VMware Cloud Foundation – Part 3

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Welcome to part three of our #VCFacts series, where we’re addressing frequently asked questions and misnomers about Cloud Foundation with hard data points and clarifying examples. In part one, we explained why Cloud Foundation is cost-effective, why its components rank at the top of their respective categories and deep-dived into its endless automation capabilities. Last Read more...

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Delivering Global Scale, Management and Visibility with VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9

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As customers continue to expand their VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) footprint at global scale, there is a growing set of real-world deployment requirements that is driving further innovation to the product. These requirements surface through customer interactions and help the VCF product team to prioritize and address these requirements as rapidly as possible. Today VMware Read more...

Managing Large Scale Deployments with VCF Multi-Instance Management

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By: Lavanya Shastri, Product Line Manager, VMware Cloud Foundation Managing Large Scale Deployments with VCF Multi-Instance Management With the GA of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9, customers now have the ability to view the health of all workloads running across all VCF instances globally enabling them to treat their data centers as a single resource pool Read more...

Single SSO Domain with Multiple Cloud Foundation Instances

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So, you have adopted VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), or maybe you have spent some time reviewing the VMware Validated Design (VVD) and found that you would like to deploy a Single SSO domain.  In VVD architecture they propose having two regions with a Single SSO Domain, but natively the VCF deployment process expects a greenfield Read more...

Get the Facts about VMware Cloud Foundation – Part 2

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Market leaders are using Cloud Foundation to transition to hybrid cloud, leveraging an integrated cloud infrastructure that provides a consistent operational model. IT staffers understand the importance of following VMware’s lead to a simple, secure, and agile path to a hybrid cloud. Although IT decision-makers are familiar with the benefits of Cloud Foundation, they still Read more...