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vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 End of General Support Reminder

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We would like to remind you that the End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of Support and Subscription Services, VMware recommends upgrading to vSphere 6.5. Note that by upgrading to vSphere 6.5 you not only get all the latest capabilities of Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast #67 Resource Management

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Two weeks ago Pete Flecha (a.k.a. Pedro Arrow) and John Nicholson invited me to their always awesome podcast to talk about resource management. During our conversation, we covered both on-prem and the features of VMware Cloud on AWS that help cater the needs of your workload. Being a guest on this podcast is an honour Read more...

It’s Not Too Late to Get the Scoop on vSphere 6.5

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Just before the new year, the VMware Community Roundtable podcast covered key insights to vSphere 6.5 in a live episode. In case you missed it, moderator Eric Nielsen discussed reasons to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 with the “dynamic duo” of vSphere: featured guests Himanshu Singh and Martin Yip. Singh is group manager of product marketing, Read more...

vSphere VM Encryption White Paper now available

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I’d like to announce the availability of a new white paper for VMware vSphere VM Encryption! VM Encryption is a feature that was introduced in vSphere 6.5. The audience for this white paper is the Manager/Director/C-level folks who want to understand how vSphere VM Encryption differs from other virtual machine encryption solutions. It addresses some Read more...

vSphere 6.5 DRS and Memory Balancing in Non-Overcommitted Clusters

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DRS is over a decade old and is still going strong. DRS is aligned with the premise of virtualization, resource sharing and overcommitment of resources. DRS goal is to provide compute resources to the active workload to improve workload consolidation on a minimal compute footprint. However, virtualization surpassed the original principle of workload consolidation to Read more...

Everything You Need to Know About vSphere 6.5, from the Experts

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Get the latest on VMware vSphere 6.5 in the next VMware Community Roundtable live podcast with moderator Eric Nielsen on December 13th. Nielsen, VMware’s senior director of social media and communities, will host featured guests Martin Yip and Himanshu Singh, who have a combined 10 years of experience at VMware and cowrote the Next-Gen Virtualization Read more...

The New vSphere Beta Just Got Refreshed! Join Now

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We are excited to share that the new vSphere beta has just been refreshed. We have added a significant number of new capabilities in this Dec 2017 download beta for vSphere, on top of the features in the Oct 2017 download beta release. As indicated in the recent announcement blog post, this new VMware vSphere Read more...

Hybridity at the Edge: Introducing the AWS Greengrass on vSphere Preview

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At VMworld 2017, we introduced the concept of serverless functions and functions as a service (FaaS) running on VMware vSphere®, noting that our strategy wasn’t just about FaaS, but most importantly focused on enabling organizations to run any application or service – including cloud services – anywhere. Today marks the first major step in that Read more...