2 Failure Toleration Requirements within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Recently an account manager reached out and asked. Why are customers required to use a policy that can survive 2 Failures (FTT2) when a cluster has six or more hosts? It comes down to maintaining the highest level of availability for the appropriately sized cloud SDDC.  Let’s look at this in more detail –  To understand Read more...

Changing Storage Policy settings within VMware Cloud

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Policy-based management is the enabling technology behind storage management inside the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. By empowering customers to easily align the availability and performance configuration on a per workload basis. This declarative framework is incredibly powerful, but when making changes that impact a large number of objects, we need to consider transition space. Read more...

Customer Responsibility within VMware Cloud on AWS (Storage)

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One of the primary appeals of the VMware Cloud on AWS service is the ability to focus on value-generating work, leaving the mundane day-to-day to VMware. Delivering on this promise requires a thoughtful segmentation of duties. This pattern is repeated throughout the stack to include one of the more dominant disciplines within the datacenter, storage. Read more...
Elastic vSAN

Elastic vSAN Scale-Up Storage

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The march of progress continues within the VMware Cloud on AWS service. With the 1.8 release introducing the ability to dynamically scale-up storage capacity with any Elastic vSAN SDDCs. This new capability further empowers customers to right-size their SDDC by leaning into the elasticity of the AWS cloud. How does it work? When a cluster Read more...
VMworld 2019 US

Storage and Availability at VMworld

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I would like to draw your attention to a few sessions at VMworld 2019 that will be particularly exciting, by some of the leaders in the Hyperconverged Infrastructure Business Unit. vSAN and the VMware Cloud Foundation are seeing unprecedented adoption, and these sessions by our business leaders help you understand not just how they work, Read more...
A bucket labled "Default Datastore Policy" full of VMs with different requirements

How Storage Policies influence usable capacity in VMware Cloud on AWS

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Usable capacity inside the VMware Cloud on AWS service depends upon the VM storage policy configuration.   This flexibility, while undoubtedly powerful, presents a challenge when answering the otherwise straight forward question of usable capacity. Traditionally the overhead associated with a particular parity scheme or data protection methodology is configured upfront on a container or volume Read more...

#StorageMinute: Data-at-Rest Encryption within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Welcome to the StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will demonstrate how vSAN Data-at-Rest Encryption is used to provide compliance ready encryption within the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. Security has been paramount since the introduction of the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. VMware vSAN fulfills a Read more...
VMware Site Recovery Manager

vROps Management Pack for SRM 8.2 and vSphere Replication 8.2

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Blog authored by Velina Krasteva,  Senior Product Manager, Site Recovery Manager (#SRM) and vSphere Replication at VMware.    You spoke, and we heard you!  Many of our customers told us they would like to have better capabilities for alerting, monitoring and reporting of VMware Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication. Welcome to the improved vRealize Read more...
VMware Site Recovery Manager

Introducing VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2

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When ride sharing apps first became available, they reduced a lot of the complexity involved with getting a ride, such as how the driver and passenger find each other, payment automation, and navigation to the destination. As a result, customers saved money and gained convenience and flexibility. Ride sharing apps also introduced security and safety Read more...
vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 111: Cloud Conversations

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https://media.zencast.fm/virtually-speaking-podcast/111.mp3 Organizations consume cloud in many different ways, whether Platform, Software, Infrastructure or even DR as a Service. This week we welcome back Frank Denneman to discuss cloud mobility, multi-cloud operations, bursting and other cloud solutions available. Frank is currently working for the Office of the CTO in the Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware which Read more...