Introducing VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 4.3

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On July 17th VMware released another update to the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center (VVD for SDDC).  This latest release (4.3) continues to build on the momentum established with previous updates by introducing many new features and capabilities that continue to improve the SDDC architecture and make it easier for customers to deploy and operate a VMware Read more...

Introducing VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 4.2

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On Feb 13th VMware released the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center version 4.2.  This latest update to our detailed prescriptive path on how to implement, operate, and maintain a VMware based Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) includes a few minor changes, such as updates to the software bill of materials and some new naming conventions, Read more...

Connecting IP-Based (NFS or ISCSI) External Storage To VMware Cloud Foundation

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VMware Cloud Foundation is based on a modern hyper-converged architecture that extensively leverages VMware vSAN – a vSphere-native software-defined storage platform that delivers flash-optimized storage for the software-defined data center (SDDC).  While vSAN is the primary storage platform for Cloud Foundation, that’s not to say it’s your only storage option. There are a number of Read more...

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...

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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...
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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...