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vSphere Bitfusion Now Generally Available!

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This post was written and prepared by Jim Brogan. VMware acquired Bitfusion in 2019 with intention of incorporating the Bitfusion software into VMware vSphere 7 as a feature. The vSphere Bitfusion feature was announced on June 2, 2020 during the Dell Technologies Cloud AI/ML event. The Dell Technologies Cloud Crowd Chat AI/ML event and the Read more...
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The Importance of Isolation for Security

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I have wanted to write about the importance of isolation & segmentation in IT infrastructure for a while now, but with everything going on this year it felt like it would be redundant. However, over the last few months there have been several high-severity, high-profile CVEs (some ours, some others, and some in hardware, too) Read more...
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vSphere 7 – APIs, Code Capture, and Developer Center

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VMware vSphere 7 has been extremely popular since its release, bringing many new enhancements and features to virtual infrastructure (we’ve highlighted many of the updates on this blog!). There are some enhancements to the vSphere APIs, Code Capture, and the vSphere Developer Center features that make those easy-to-use tools even more powerful for people interested Read more...
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vSphere Releases 7.0b and 7.0bs

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Last week we released two new update versions for vSphere 7.0. When examining the vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) image repository, you’ll notice that two new ESXi base images are automatically downloaded, reflecting the downloads that are available on my.vmware.com. There could be some confusion to why we released two versions. With vSphere 7 updates, we’ll Read more...
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vSphere 7 with Kubernetes – Shared Infrastructure Services

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(By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware)   The early adoption of Kubernetes generally involved patterns of relatively few large clusters deployed to bare metal infrastructure.  While applications running on the clusters tended to be ephemeral, the clusters themselves were not.  What we are seeing today is a shift toward many smaller clusters, aligned with Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Storage vMotion Improvements

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The vMotion feature is heavily updated in vSphere 7, resulting in faster live-migrations while drastically lowering the guest performance impact during the vMotion process together with a far more efficient way of switching over the virtual machine (VM) between the source and destination ESXi host. vSphere 7 also introduces improvements for the Fast Suspend and Read more...
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Announcing the vSphere 7 Hands-on Labs

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Update 29 June 2020 – Added newly released vSphere 7 with Kubernetes lab to the list. VMware Hands-on Labs are hosted lab environments where anyone can try VMware products with no installation or experience required. Each lab is accompanied by a lab manual which guides the user through a set of exercises used to demonstrate Read more...

vSphere 7 with Kubernetes Network Service Part 2: Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster

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(By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware) vSphere 7 with Kubernetes enables operations teams to deliver both infrastructure and application services as part of the core platform.  The Network service provides automation of software defined networking to both the Kubernetes clusters embedded in vSphere and Tanzu Kubernetes clusters deployed through the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service Read more...
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Announcing Extension of vSphere 6.7 General Support Period

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By — Paul Turner, VP Product Management, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware   VMware is committed to bringing great products to market that meet our customers’ short and long term needs. This means listening to our customers when designing compelling new products and when we provide world class support throughout the product lifecycle.   In Read more...