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...

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...

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...

VMware Site Recovery Testing Network Options

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Why should you test your DR plan? I'm regularly surprised at the number of customers I talk to that don't routinely test their recovery plans. Testing a recovery plan goes a long way to reducing the risk of problems, increasing the comfort with and confidence in the recovery plan. For details about how the recovery 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...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 143: A VMC Cloud Migration Story

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VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise-class SDDC software to the AWS Cloud with optimized access to native AWS services. Even with all the benefits of the cloud, transitioning existing infrastructure can seem a bit scary for some. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome cloud migration experts Adam Fisher and Paul Cradduck 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...

Automating SDDC Scale-Out

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Earlier this year, I had the privilege to present VMware Cloud on AWS DRaaS at Cloud Field Day #5. The segment was a full end-to-end product demo of vSphere Site Recovery and featured automating SDDC scale-out on failover.   During the session, one of the Cloud Field Day panelists, Ned Bellavance, asked if the script we used in Read more...

Eager Zeroed Thick Requirement for Multi-Writer Disks is Now Removed for vSAN Datastore

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One of the popular use cases for VMware vSAN is Business-Critical Applications (BCA). BCA have frequently deployed on cluster aware filesystems that use shared virtual disks (vmdk). Some of these clustered filesystems use multi-writer for shared disks. Popular use cases using this feature are Oracle RAC, Redhat Clustering and Veritas Infoscale. The multi-writer option enables Read more...