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Introducing Project Pacific

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Today VMware announced Project Pacific, what I believe to be the biggest evolution of vSphere in easily the last decade.  Simply put, we are re-architecting vSphere to deeply integrate and embed Kubernetes. The introduction of Project Pacific anchors the announcement of VMware Tanzu, a portfolio of products and services that transform how the enterprise builds software Read more...

Project Pacific at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2019

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VMware was happy to host Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2019.  We covered lots of great content.  But by far the biggest news of the week for vSphere fans was the announcement of Project Pacific, a Technology Preview of the rearchitecture of vSphere with Kubernetes.  Attendees were eager to learn more about Project Pacific Read more...

Infrastructure self-service with Project Pacific

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With Project Pacific, we have integrated Kubernetes natively into vSphere. This new control plane allows you to manage both VMs and containers side-by-side in the vCenter you know and love. As mentioned in our technical overview post, there are two types of Kubernetes clusters that now run natively in vSphere: a “Supervisor Kubernetes cluster” control Read more...
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Microsoft Windows Server 2019 STIG & VMware vSphere

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Many of our security-conscious readers are familiar with DISA STIGs, the Security Technical Information Guides that the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) publishes. These guides are wonderful in that they bridge the gap between compliance frameworks and infrastructure implementations. Compliance frameworks rarely specify what to do on & to an operating system to be Read more...
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VMworld US 2019 – Day 4 Recap

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Day 4 at VMworld US 2019 is over, and so closes the Solutions Exchange. There was a party, though, with the inimitable Billy Idol and OneRepublic, and a good time was had by all. Notable Announcements & News This week was front-loaded with announcements, and there is amazing coverage of it throughout the tech industry Read more...
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VMworld US 2019 – Day 3 Recap

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Day 3 at VMworld US 2019… half way over! Lots of excitement today as well, following up on the announcements from Monday. There was also excitement at the end of the day in Moscone West when the power went out, providing an opportunity for presenters to demonstrate their LOUD speaking skills! Notable Announcements & News Read more...

Project Pacific – Namespaces on Kubernetes

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Michael West Technical Product Manager, VMware Organizations are rapidly evolving tools and processes to better support DevOps cultures that aim to deliver applications and services at higher velocity.  A byproduct of this evolution for VMware administrators is the need for increased collaboration with development teams and in many cases expansion of responsibility. That responsibility can Read more...

Understanding VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Management Networks

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VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, known as “Project Dimension” before launching earlier this year at Dell Technologies World, is an on-premises SDDC-as-a-Service that is based on the latest VMware Cloud infrastructure software and Dell EMC VxRail hardware. Now that VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is no longer in beta, we can take a closer look Read more...