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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...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 151: Site Recovery Manager 8.3

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This week VMware announced that Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vSphere Replication 8.3 are now generally available. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Cato Grace to walk us through the new features and enhancements of this new release. Links Mentioned SRM and vSPhere Replication are Generally Available What's New in SRM and Read more...

vSphere 7 with VMware’s Storage Partners

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VMware works closely with our storage partners when developing new features, enhancements and products. With vSphere 7 now GA, I want to highlight our storage partners' content for this release. As more partners release content, I will update this blog. Storage Partners Broadcom Delivers First-Ever NVMe over Fibre Channel In-Box Drivers for VMware ESXi 7.0 Read more...
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vSphere 7 – RDM to Shared VMDK Migration

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With the release of vSphere 7, one of the core storage features is Shared VMDKs on VMFS. (See vSphere 7 Cores Storage details here.) Many clustered applications require SCSI-3 persistent reservation (SCSI3-PR) to be able to share disks between nodes in the cluster application. Microsoft’s Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) is the most common example. Read more...

VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3 is Now Available

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We’re excited to announce that VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vSphere Replication 8.3 are now generally available. The new releases were announced on March 10, 2020, in tandem with VMware’s Application Modernization event. This automation software integrates with an underlying replication technology to minimize downtime in case of disasters via automated orchestration of recovery Read more...
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vSAN 7 is Generally Available

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vSAN is the cornerstone for VMware Cloud Foundation that provides the best-in-class platform for running any workload on-premises or in the cloud. vSAN 7 accelerates data center modernization and makes it easy to standardize on a single storage operational model with three new capabilities: simpler lifecycle management, integrated file services, and enhanced cloud-native storage. vSphere Lifecycle Manager Read more...
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#vSANChat Recap: vSAN 7

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Big VMware releases deserve big tweet chats, right?! That’s why, in addition to our vSAN pros, Pete Flecha and John Nicholson, we teamed up with VMware’s vSphere and Cloud Foundation experts for a very special #vSANChat on March 26. We covered all the news about vSAN 7 coming out of the recent VMware Application Modernization Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 150: What’s New in vSphere 7

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This month VMware announced vSphere 7 touting it as the biggest innovation since the launch of ESXi. This is a prettty signifigant release. So far the virtually speaking podcast covered part of the release in two previous episodes (vSphere with Kubernetes and vSphere Lifecycle Manager in the vSAN 7 episode) This week we weclome Niels Read more...
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Top-3 New Features in vSAN 7: #2 – vSAN File Services

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Setting up vSAN File Services vSAN File Services adds a critical service to VMware Cloud Foundation. Layering a distributed protocol access layer on top of vSAN's existing shared nothing distributed object store. Simplify operations and remove complexity by integrating File workloads into the infrastructure itself. For more information on how to use this with Kubernetes Read more...