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vSphere 6.0 Hardening Guide – Overview of coming changes

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The vSphere Hardening Guide provides guidance on how to securely deploy VMware vSphere in a production environment. The vSphere Hardening Guide also serves as a foundation upon which regulatory compliance objectives are built. These organizations map compliance guidelines with vSphere Hardening Guide guidelines. Hardening Guides are an industry recognized method of implementing stricter security to Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0

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It is with great pleasure and joy that I like to announce the official launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, one of VMware’s most innovative software-defined storage products and the best hypervisor-converged storage platform for virtual machines. Virtual SAN 6.0 delivers a vast variety of enhancements, new features to the as well as performance and scalability Read more...

vSphere Virtual Volumes

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Today VMware announced the release of vSphere 6.0 and with this announcement comes the official release of vSphere Virtual Volumes. vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) is VMware’s new management & integration framework designed to deliver a more efficient operational model for external storage. vSphere Virtual Volumes implements the core tenants of the VMware SDS vision to Read more...

Announcing vSphere 6: Virtualize Applications with Confidence

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Today, VMware announces vSphere 6, the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization platform, and the first major release of the flagship product in more than three years (read the press release).  vSphere 6 is packed with 650-plus new features and innovations that will empower users to virtualize applications with confidence by delivering increased scale and Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN: File Services with NexentaConnect

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NexentaConnect for Virtual SAN is a software-defined storage solution designed specifically to deliver file service on top of Virtual SAN. This solution complements Virtual SAN by delivering a software-based NAS capabilities that add enterprise-class Windows and UNIX-based file services without the need for any additional hardware purchase to augment the virtual machine storage provided by Read more...

New Release: vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d

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Today VMware released an update to its vCenter Server management solution. vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442329 vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d Installation Package | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442328 vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2d | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442330 Please make sure to review Read more...

Performance Unplugged: vCenter Performance

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Welcome to a new video series I’ve titled “Performance Unplugged” In this video series, I’ll showcase a number of talented performance gurus and cover commonly asked questions and topics. Performance of the Software-Defined Datacenter should no longer be a concern for customers and we’ll explain why. Links to the latest information pertaining to the topic Read more...

Technical Preview of CoreOS on vSphere 5.5

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VMware is focused on bringing the value of containers to our customers and helping them streamline application delivery and portability in their virtualized infrastructure. CoreOS is a new, lightweight Linux distribution that’s designed from the ground up to run containerized applications. We’ve been working with the CoreOS team to enable the new OS to run Read more...

Performance Unplugged: Demanding Applications

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Welcome to a new video series I’ve titled “Performance Unplugged” In this video series, I’ll showcase a number of talented performance gurus and cover commonly asked questions and topics. Performance of the Software-Defined Datacenter should no longer be a concern for customers and we’ll explain why. Links to the latest information pertaining to the topic Read more...