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vSphere on AWS

VMware and Amazon Web Services Announce Strategic Partnership

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By Mark Lohmeyer, Vice President, Products, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware Today, VMware and AWS are announcing a strategic partnership that brings the two leaders in Enterprise IT together to deliver a vSphere-based cloud service running on AWS. This service will make it easier for customers to run any application, using a set of familiar software and tools, Read more...

The vSphere 6.0 Learning Path at VMworld

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VMworld US is only 3 weeks away, and by now you are probably going through the Content Catalog and using Schedule Builder to create your own personal agenda. Since vSphere is still a very popular topic among our customers, particularly with the release of vSphere 6.0 earlier this year, I decided to provide a list Read more...

vSphere with Operations Management Product Walkthroughs

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If you’ve ever tried to watch a product demo video, or tried to use it to show a product to someone else, often times you find yourself trying to pause the video at the exact right moment, and then having scrub backwards or forwards because you missed the timing.  At VMware we’ve created an alternative Read more...

Tips for a Successful VMware Virtual SAN Evaluation

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One of the biggest advantages of Virtual SAN is that it is so easy to set up and use.  Out of all the evaluation options available to them, many customers have realized that trying it out in their own environment is entirely feasible. We’ve been keeping track of the many Virtual SAN evaluations to date, and Read more...

Learn all about VSAN at VMworld Europe

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For those of you going to VMworld Europe in Barcelona next week, there are plenty of opportunities to learn more about Virtual SAN (VSAN), and to get up close and personal with the people involved in its creation and development.  The following is a list of sessions and other activities that attendees can take advantage Read more...

Virtual SAN Beta now available for download

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The VMware Virtual SAN™ beta is available now for download. To claim your copy, visit the VMware Virtual SAN Community page. Our VMware Virtual SAN Community is for MyVMware members only — to gain access, see steps at bottom of this email.* Webinar: How to Install, Configure and Manage VMware Virtual SAN Save time and gain Read more...

Virtual SAN (VSAN) Beta Community Now Live

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We are pleased to announce the availability of the VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) Beta community website.  The website will be used for ongoing discussion and feedback, and we’ll have our product experts answering your questions.  You’ll also find How-To Videos, Interactive Demos, Product documentation, and FAQs.  Finally, the VSAN team will host many prize contests, Read more...

VSAN and Software-Defined Storage at VMworld 2013

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Here at VMware, we believe the next big area for innovation in the software-defined datacenter is software-defined storage (SDS).  VMworld 2013 is our opportunity to introduce Virtual SAN (VSAN), a new technology that converts direct attached storage into high performance, resilient, and flexible shared storage designed for virtual machines. Using only three servers you can Read more...

vSphere 5.0 Security Hardening Guide Released

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I would like to announce the official release of the vSphere 5.0 Security Hardening Guide. The guide has been posted to the VMware Communities in the "Security and Compliance” area, in the Documents tab. For more information, please see my blog post on the VMware Security and Compliance Blog. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on Read more...