vSphere 7 U1 Core Storage: vVols and VCF

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In vSphere 7 U1, for core storage, the big announcement along with VCF 4.1 is the support for vVols as principal storage! You may ask, “Why is this such a big deal”? With Cloud Foundation, your management domain requires vSAN, which can easily be managed using policy-based management or SPBM. SPBM allows simplified operational management Read more...

Using vVols with CNS

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Virtual Volumes or vVols enables your existing storage array capabilities to be managed via SPBM policies and applied at a VM or VM disk level, all while existing in a single vVols datastore that correlates to a storage container on the array. The Guest OS file system is the native FS on the vVol itself. Read more...

What’s New in vSphere 7 Core Storage

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vSphere 7 Core Storage With the announcement of vSphere 7, the anticipation of what’s new is over. What has been added or changed in this release? I’m glad you asked! In vSphere 7, there are some exciting new storage features and interoperability. Under core storage, we’ve added external connectivity to NVMe device with NVMeoF, shared 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...
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...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 124: Velero

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VMware recently acquired Heptio for the impact their open source projects have on the cloud native ecosystem. The main projects are Sonobuoy, Contour, Gimbal, and Velero (formerly known as Ark) This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Carlisia Campos to discuss Velero, the cloud native disaster recovery and data migration tool for Kubernetes applications. The Kubernetes community is Read more...
vSAN performance testing

VMware and the Kubernetes Platform

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If there was any question about VMware’s commitment to the Kubernetes framework, the recent acquisition of Heptio is the answer. These two companies share a common mission to advance Kubernetes as an open framework for multi-cloud infrastructure. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Chad Sakac and Myles Gray back to continue round Read more...

vSAN: a great platform for Cloud-Native Apps

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One of the fastest growing classes of applications running on VMware’s HCI offering (vSphere and vSAN) is next-gen applications, also known as cloud-native apps (CNA). These applications are typically containerized, comprise of many micro-services, they are distributed and often implement their own availability and fault-tolerance features. Running containers on top of virtual machines is not Read more...
vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 86: Kubernetes on VMware vSphere

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Containers have changed the way applications are packaged and deployed. Not only are they efficient from an infrastructure utilization perspective, but they also provide strong isolation between processes on the same host.  While registering for VMworld I came across a lot of sessions around Kubernetes (and cloud-native apps in general) so I thought it would make Read more...
Project Hatchway

Pivotal Container Service (PKS) Integration with Project Hatchway: A Technical Overview

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Written by Alka Gupta and Aman Bastora   For vSphere environments, Project Hatchway offers storage infrastructure choices for container platforms such as Pivotal Container Service so customers can take advantage of container technology for running stateful, data-intensive applications such as databases and modern cloud native applications.  The solution enables any storage which can be presented Read more...