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VMware announces vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0

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Today it is with excitement that we announce the next release of VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0.  VMware vCloud Availability is exclusively offered through the VMware Cloud Provider program, and enables Service Providers to build a high scalable Disaster Recovery offering to their existing and future customer base. VMware vCloud Availability uses the Read more...

VMware vCloud Availability Logical Architecture

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Originally posted on DavidHill.co VMware recently launched a new version of VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director, with the latest version being 1.0.1. I wanted to talk about the VMware vCloud Availability Logical Architecture, and how a public cloud consumer using a vCloud Availability offering from a vCloud Air Network provider can easily build a Read more...

VMware vSAN and the vCloud Air Network: New Features and Capabilities

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By David Hill, Technologist & Evangelist for vCloud Service Provider Business Unit Recently VMware announced the general availability of VMware vSAN 6.6.  This release contains several new features and capabilities.  At a high level the new features and capabilities are:   vSAN Encryption – Datastore level encryption in a dedupe/compression efficient way Local Protection for Read more...

vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Advanced Concepts

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A lot of the conversations people have about how to leverage cloud based Disaster Recovery focuses on the workloads that need to be protected. This makes sense as they need to make sure that the specific application will work when being run in a different location. However, sometimes critical infrastructure components are overlooked. One of Read more...

Considerations for Connecting to Your Recovered Workloads

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While most of the talk around cloud-based disaster recovery is on how you protect your workloads, a number of people are starting to look at this from a different angle. How do you connect to those workloads once they have failed over and are running in the cloud? You have literally moved all your applications Read more...

Advanced Architecture Design for Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

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By: David Hill Recently a new solution brief for VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery was published on VMware.com. This solution brief talks specifically about how to build an end-to-end disaster recovery solution incorporating authentication and lookup. Here is a quick preview of what to expect in this solution brief: Disaster recovery (DR) is a fundamental Read more...

Active Directory and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery

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A number of articles have been written in the past explaining how to setup and configure VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery.  These range from how to deploy the vSphere Replication Appliance, through initiating a full failover test.  However some of the considerations involved in deploying a disaster recovery solution include how to protect your infrastructure Read more...

Where Has My Subscription Cloud Gone?

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By David Hill This is a re-post from David Hill’s Personal Blog site. I received an email today asking “Hey Dave, where has my subscription cloud gone?” I responded with let me Google that for you… Actually I didn’t because I knew why they were asking. Last week, VMware announced a new service offering, VMware Read more...