Guide to Hybrid Cloud Infographic

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According to IDC, 2020 will be the year when combined IT infrastructure spend on public and private clouds will eclipse spending on traditional data centers. The company predicts that public cloud will account for 32% of IT infrastructure spending, while private cloud will take 20% of the budget, totaling more than half of all infrastructure 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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Meet the Engineer: Priyanka Tembey

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In the first of the “Meet the Engineer” series, we are speaking with Priyanka Tembey, a senior member of the technical staff on VMware Cloud Foundation, with primary responsibility over the SDDC Manager architecture and functionality. Interviewer: What is your role on the VMware Cloud Foundation R&D team? PRIYANKA: Within VMware Cloud Foundation, I look Read more...

Closing Your Automation Gap

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See how VMware Cloud Foundation closes a big gap in data center automation. It steps in as a unique solution and automates steps which almost always are done manually in data centers today, despite the broad range of available tools. In a previous series of blog articles I explored how VMware Cloud Foundation and the VMware Read more...

Top 5 Upcoming VMware Cloud Foundation Events to Attend

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Maybe you’ve heard of VMware Cloud Foundation, but not quite sure what is it? Are you a system administrator feeling a little down because you’re always short on time with a growing list of deliverables that’s weighing you down? Do you spend a lot of your day executing on the same repetitive, time-consuming tasks and Read more...

Cloud Foundation, A Look Ahead To 2017

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Last week VMware announced great Q4 quarter results to top off what has been already very positive 2016. Particularly interesting was to hear that both vSAN and NSX doubled their customer base to 7,000+ and 2,400+ customers respectively. Truly remarkable results that speak volumes about the level of maturity of these technologies and the value Read more...