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Designing a Shared Virtualized Infrastructure for Business Critical, Machine Learning and High-Performance Computing Workloads

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The University of Groningen – Center for Information Technology The University of Groningen (UG) is a public research university, located in the north of the Netherlands. The university has over 5000 people on staff and over 30,000 students across its under-graduate and post-graduate populations. The Center for Information Technology (CIT) within UG provides computing resources Read more...
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vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2: What’s New

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Note: vSphere 6.7 Update 2 was recently announced and is generally available as an update and download.   The announcement of vSphere 6.7 Update 2 informed us of many new features like DRS-MM (DRS in Maintenance Mode), CPU scheduler options for vulnerabilities like L1TF, as well as new vSphere ROBO licensing, and updates to vSphere Read more...

Introducing vSphere ROBO Enterprise with DRS-MM

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The vSphere ROBO license model is perfect for organizations that have Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) locations with a few hosts running workloads. Although being feature-rich, the ROBO clusters lacked the ability of automatic virtual machine migration when entering maintenance mode to perform upgrade or update operations. With the announcement of the vSphere 6.7 Update Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS Evaluation Guide

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As we move into a world where businesses expect a dynamic and responsive IT environment, hybrid cloud is increasingly being seen as the answer.  Customers that need consistency, comprehensive visibility and ease of management and operations across their on-premises and public cloud environments are evaluating VMware Cloud on AWS to become part of their Hybrid Read more...

Exploring the GPU Architecture and why we need it.

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A Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) is mostly known for the hardware device used when running applications that weigh heavy on graphics, i.e. 3D modeling software or VDI infrastructures. In the consumer market, a GPU is mostly used to accelerate gaming graphics. Today, GPGPU’s (General Purpose GPU) are the choice of hardware to accelerate computational workloads Read more...

Understanding the vCenter Server Converge Tool

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Announced in November 2018, the External Platform Services Controller (PSC) is being deprecated. Previously, many customers have deployed the External PSC to take advantage of features such as Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) or PSC HA. With the removal of the External PSC, VMware has provided a Converge Tool to be able to migrate from an Read more...