Photon OS announces migration to New Package Repository

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Photon OS currently hosts the required packages and other artifacts using public servers on Bintray. As such, when a user issues any tdnf commands, Photon OS looks for the package updates in the Bintray repository.  Going forward, we will be transitioning away from this service to one that is hosted at packages.vmware.com/photon. Over the last few weeks the team has been busy getting things ready, and the new repository is already populated with all the packages and artifacts and is ready to take over to continue serving packages Read more...
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The Fast Lane for Data Transfer – Paravirtual RDMA(PVRDMA) Support for Native Endpoints.

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Overview   Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a revolutionary technology that enables host devices (devices connected over a network) to read and write data present in their main memory without the CPU’s and the operating system’s involvement. In a nutshell, computers connected over a network using a particular type of network card can bypass remote system processors and Read more...
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Better vMotion for Graphics with EVC for GPUs

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Overview Various vendors offer Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) cards with different capabilities for various use cases. GPUs were developed as a specialized tool for processing images mainly for videogames and video rendering and editing software. However, recently they are being used in a growing number of CPU intensive use cases that are not only related to picture processing but also to artificial intelligence and machine learning, thanks to their multi-core architecture  Up through the Read more...
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Announcing the ESXi-Arm Fling

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Today is an exciting day for us at VMware and I expect for many of you reading this post: the ESXi bits that run on Arm are now available for you to download and start playing with!  Specifically, we’re excited to release the ESXi-Arm Fling. So what is ESXi-Arm? And what is a Fling? And Read more...
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Announcing General Availability of vSphere 7 Update 1

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On September 15 we announced the upcoming release of vSphere 7 Update 1. Today, I am excited to share that it is now generally available. If you missed our announcement webcast on September 15, no problem. You can watch a replay of the webcast “Up-Level to Developer-Ready Infrastructure” anytime you’d like. What’s new in vSphere 7 Update 1?   vSphere 7 Update 1 introduces Read more...
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In-Product Evaluation of vSphere with Tanzu

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We are incredibly excited to announce the availability of vSphere 7 Update 1! This is a jam–packed release that introduces vSphere with Tanzu, the fastest way to get started with Kubernetes workloads on your existing vSphere environment (no VCF or NSX needed). For the first time ever, you can try out the capabilities offered by vSphere with Tanzu for 60 days without ever leaving the Read more...