Introduction to VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3

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On Dec 5th, 2017, VMware announced the upcoming release of VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3.  This release comes with many new capabilities to help further simplify the tasks of deploying, operating and maintaining a VMware based hybrid cloud.  In this post, I will introduce you to some of the more notable features in this release, to include Read more...

A Reference Architecture for Deploying vSphere Integrated Containers on top of VMware Cloud Foundation

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  VMware Cloud Foundation brings together the building blocks of the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), namely vSphere, vSAN, and NSX, with the advanced automation capabilities of the VMware SDDC Manager.  Combined, these components deliver an engineered integration of the core SDDC software stack.  Whether you’re looking to build an on-premises private cloud, deploy the SDDC stack Read more...

VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 4.1 is Now Generally Available

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As we prepare to head VMworld 2017 in both Las Vegas and Barcelona, we’re excited to announce that today, we’ve released the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 4.1 – continuing our commitment to delivering standardized, proven, and robust data-center level designs for the Software-Defined Data Center. The VMware Validated Designs provide our customers and Read more...
VMware Validated Design for SDDC 4.0 Reference Poster

VMware Validated Design for SDDC 4.0 Architecture Reference Poster

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On March 2nd 2017 we released the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 4.0. A milestone release in our commitment to delivering our customers standardized, proven, and robust data-center level designs for the Software-Defined Data Center. The excitement from our customers and partners for this release has been phenomenal – from the wave of Read more...

General Availability of the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 3.0.2

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We’re happy to announce that on 15 November 2016 we released an update to the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center from version 3.0 to 3.0.2. This release provides an updated Bill of Materials that incorporates new product versions and detailed upgrade procedures from the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center version 3.0 to version 3.0.2. The product versions 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...