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Managing AZ Locality within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Stretched Clusters are a force multiplier within the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. The ability to resolve AWS Availability with an infrastructure level solution enables mission-critical workloads to move into the AWS cloud without rearchitecting site availability. In a strange turn of events, this capability introduces new challenges while solving for availability. Mainly, what if Read more...

Storage Units within VMware Cloud on AWS

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The VMware Cloud on AWS service is a bridge between two worlds in more ways than one. The Service connects traditional on-premises infrastructure to modern cloud environments. For the most part, VMware Cloud has obfuscated any differences successfully. One place where there are visible exceptions is storage capacity reporting. What changed? While vCenter Server continues Read more...
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Availability within VMware Cloud on AWS

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One of the more common questions we receive regarding the Service is around data availability; specifically, how does VMware Cloud on AWS protect from failure and deliver its stated guarantee. The answer is relatively simple; the Service assumes loss and plans accordingly. All of the minutiae that goes into running a production-grade environment within the Read more...

Improved Storage Policy Capacity Management

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Hidden within the 1.12 update is a significant change in the vSAN object layout that will reduce capacity consumption when changing the Storage Policy configuration.  While this change is entirely transparent for most of our customers, we’d still like to discuss what’s happening and why it matters. Background vSAN has a series of interlocking systems Read more...
i3en Compression Only vSAN 7 U1

i3en.metal Compression Only

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With the VMConAWS 1.12 rollout came a significant enhancement to the already impressive i3en.metal host. With this latest update, we have increased the usable capacity for any i3en clusters by enabling Compression-Only within vSAN. Existing customers will see improvements in real-time as SRE upgrades existing deployments. New Clusters will have the feature enabled by default. With Read more...

2-node vSAN within VMware Cloud on AWS

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The release of 2-node cluster support within VMware Cloud on AWS lowered the entry point for the service, allowing customers to stand up a production-ready presence within the AWS cloud using a pair of vSphere hosts. While 2-node vSAN has been available on-premises for a few years, the VMC on AWS implementation builds upon that Read more...

i3en.metal – Enhanced Capacity Uncompromising Performance

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The release of the i3en.metal instance contained a small but significant shift in the storage architecture used within VMware Cloud on AWS. With the launch of this new instance we have added NVMe Namespaces support exclusively to VMware Cloud on AWS. NVMe Namespaces For the uninitiated, the NVMe interface and protocol were built from the Read more...
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Introducing Managed Storage Policy Profiles

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The VMware Cloud on AWS service continues to simplify operations, allowing customers to focus on value-generating work. Enthused by the service’s ability to deliver a production-ready vSphere environment, we’ve had some customers challenging us to do even more. They are demanding that VMware simplify the stack further so that teams can continue to shift into Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS Stretched Clusters SLA Update

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We recently updated the SLA requirements for Stretched Clusters in VMware Cloud on AWS as part of our more substantial optimizations that began with the previously announced price reduction. After monitoring the deployed fleet, observed failure rates and our time to recovery are well within tolerances. Therefore, we have decided to remove the 2 Failure Read more...

CNS for vSphere Inside VMware Cloud on AWS

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Kubernetes and the version.next(“cloud-native”) application space is rapidly evolving. Nowhere do we see these lines blurred more than within VMware Cloud on AWS. This is because the service realizes the promise of a real Hybrid cloud. It is enabling customers to achieve solutions that utilize a combination of traditional Enterprise Software (VMs) with Next-generation Cloud Read more...