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VMware acquires Datrium for DRaaS

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The ink is still drying, but VMware has officially acquired Datrium to expand the current VMware Site Recovery disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering with Datrium’s world-class cost-optimized DRaaS solution. This is a significant move forward to help customers build hybrid clouds by combining the consistent infrastructure and operations of VMware Cloud with Datrium Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 162: Google Cloud VMware Engine

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This week Google announced Google Cloud VMware Engine is now generally available Google Cloud VMware Engine provides everything you need to run your VMware environment natively in Google Cloud. The service delivers a fully managed VMware Cloud Foundation hybrid cloud platform, including VMware technologies vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, and HCX—in a dedicated environment on Google Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 161: Dynamic Memory Management

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VMware vSphere is designed to efficiently manage hardware resources including CPU, memory, storage, and network, but VMkernel memory management is one of those topics that is rarely understood by most. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Frank Denneman to break down the dynamic memory mangement and reclamation tequniques. Links Mentioned frankdenneman.dl vSphere Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 159: vSphere Lifecycle Manager

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vSphere and vSAN 7 introduced an entirely new solution for unified software and firmware management that is native to vSphere. vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) is the next-generation replacement to vSphere Update Manager (VUM), and is built off of a desired-state, or declarative model that provides lifecycle management for the hypervisor and the full stack of Read more...

Hardware Compatibility Checks in vLCM

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vSphere/vSAN 7 introduced a few new enhancements to hardware compatibility for VMware customers, vSAN VCG Notification Services, and integrated hardware compatibility checks with vSphere Lifecycle Manager vLCM. Pete Koehler recently wrote an article discussing the new vSAN VCG Notification Services. This article will discuss the integrated vSAN hardware compatibility checks in vSphere Lifecycle Manager vLCM. Read more...
vLCM on HPE

vSphere Lifecycle Manager on HPE

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One of the more exciting new features from vSphere/vSAN 7 is vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM). vLCM is a powerful new approach to simplified consistent lifecycle management for the hypervisor and the full stack of drivers and firmware for the servers powering your datacenter. I recently had the opportunity to deploy and test vLCM on HPE Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 158: vSAN File Services

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Recently VMware has made several announcements pertaining to vSphere 7, vSAN 7, VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and of course the Tanzu portfolio. The majority of these announcements tie in very deeply with the overall VMware company vision which is any application on any cloud on any device. You may have noticed that VMware has placed Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 157: Augmented and Virtual Reality on VMware vSphere

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Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) can deliver real productivity improvements across a number of enterprise use cases such as Immersive Training, Augmented Workflows, Design Visualization and much more. Given that AR/VR are emerging technologies within the enterprise, there are a wealth of challenges that IT and line of business face when trying to Read more...

Mac in the data center

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With the rise of iOS, Fortune 500 companies need more Macs to test their apps. Some organizations may choose to just throw a Mac Mini in the corner and call it a day, but others are turning to Mac infrastructure service providors. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome William Lam and Preston Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 155: vSphere 7 Core Storage

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The release of vSphere 7 introduces several enhancements to core storage including external connectivity to NVMe devices with NVMeoF, shared VMDKs for Microsoft WSFC, and in VMFS, optimized first writes for thin-provisioned disks. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Jason Massae to discuss what's new in vSphere 7 Core Storage. Links Mentioned Read more...