VMworld Barcelona: What’s New for Cloud Foundation

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At VMworld US, we introduced VMware Cloud Foundation, a unified SDDC platform that natively integrates vSphere, vSAN and NSX to deliver enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for the hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation provides a consistent multi-cloud IaaS that is simple to deploy, operate, and maintain, and gives applications consistent, scalable and highly available infrastructure services regardless Read more...

VMware Validated Design for SDDC 3.0 Now Generally Available

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In the last year since VMware announced the VMware Validated Designs at VMworld 2015, we’ve delivered on two iterations of the VMware Validated Design for SDDC. The first release, VMware Validated Design for SDDC 1.0, became available as a special offering through VMware Professional services in the spring of 2015. That was then followed by Read more...

VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center Hand-on Lab

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In my last post, I discussed the upcoming release of the VMware Validated Design for SDDC 3.0 that was announced at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. Recall that the design provides a prescriptive and extensively-tested blueprint to deploy and operate an entire Software-Defined Data Center by synthesizing the full stack into a standardized, streamlined and Read more...

VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 3.0 & Reference Poster

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Without a consistent and repeatable approach to building a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), you’ll likely suffer through the pain of combinatorics. Combinatorics, the branch of mathematics that studies the enumeration, combination and permutations of variables, can be applied to the process of designing a data center. The more variables and permutations of those variables you Read more...

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...

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...