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Architecting from the Edge to Core to Cloud: Register Today!

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  Hybrid cloud deployment can speed the delivery of new services and provide IT with flexibility and choice in building and running applications. But developing a clear strategy for hybrid cloud use is an essential step for successful deployment. Register today for our two-part webcast, Architecting from the Edge to Core to Cloud, Aug. 21 Read more...
Pivotal Container Service

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 86: Kubernetes on VMware vSphere

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Containers have changed the way applications are packaged and deployed. Not only are they efficient from an infrastructure utilization perspective, but they also provide strong isolation between processes on the same host.  While registering for VMworld I came across a lot of sessions around Kubernetes (and cloud-native apps in general) so I thought it would make Read more...

5 Must-Attend VMware Cloud Foundation Sessions at VMworld!

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The VMworld 2018 Content Catalog is now live! If you have new cloud infrastructure projects kicking off in the second half of 2018 or in the coming year, looking to deploy the latest applications on cost-efficient infrastructure, or just wanting to hear what’s new from industry experts at VMware, we’ve got the sessions for you! There will be Read more...
Project Hatchway

Pivotal Container Service (PKS) Integration with Project Hatchway: A Technical Overview

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Written by Alka Gupta and Aman Bastora   For vSphere environments, Project Hatchway offers storage infrastructure choices for container platforms such as Pivotal Container Service so customers can take advantage of container technology for running stateful, data-intensive applications such as databases and modern cloud native applications.  The solution enables any storage which can be presented Read more...
Rubrik CDM

Rubrik and vSAN – Better Together

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Written by: Ben Meadowcroft, Principal Product Manager at Rubrik   As enterprises undergo digital transformation, it’s clear that IT solutions must transform with them to keep up with the demands of modern businesses. This change has led IT teams to reevaluate their technology choices, as traditional IT silos and legacy approaches are adding more and more complexity Read more...
vSAN Encryption

Understanding vSAN Encryption – KMS Profile Addressing

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When using vSAN Encryption, one of the vSAN Health Check tests will show the health of the connection between the vSAN Hosts and the KMS Cluster as well as vCenter and the KMS Cluster. One scenario came up a few weeks ago where the vSAN Health Check indicated that the vSAN Hosts could properly communicate Read more...
Encrypted VMs

Backing Up And Replicating Encrypted VMs

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Introduction I got a question from a customer a while back about backing up and replicating encrypted VMs – it’s a fair question, “if they’re encrypted, how can I backup and restore”? This was particularly pertinent as the customer in question was a service provider – so it wasn’t as clean cut and straightforward as Read more...
InterSystems Caché

VMware Announces InterSystems Caché and IRIS Support of vSAN

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VMware further extends the market for HCI to a broader set of mission-critical applications by announcing vSAN support of InterSystems Caché and IRIS® Data Platform, key database platforms used extensively in healthcare and financial services by customers like Quest, Labcorp, Credit Suisse and others. VMware’s leading, software-first approach to HCI provides the availability, agility and Read more...

Top 10 Sessions at VMworld

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The VMworld 2018 Content Catalog is now live! We’re not biased, but the HCI and vSAN sessions are going to be some of the hottest seats of the week, and space is filling up fast. If you’re sitting on the fence about hyper-converged infrastructure, looking to deploy the latest applications on cost-efficient infrastructure, or wanting Read more...
traditional datastores

Understanding vSAN – Can it be used with Traditional or VVol Storage?

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On a call today this question came up: “Can vSAN be used with other storage?” This is a very common question, covered in the vSAN FAQ on storagehub.vmware.com, as well in other publicly facing VMware.com documentation. The answer is an absolute YES! A vSAN Cluster can also use traditional datastores and/or use VVols. Why wouldn’t this be supported? Read more...