Project Pacific – Technical Overview

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Introduction Today we’re introducing Project Pacific as a Technology Preview and we think it’s going to change the way you think about the cloud. Project Pacific is a re-architecture of vSphere with Kubernetes as its control plane. To a developer, Project Pacific looks like a Kubernetes cluster where they can use Kubernetes declarative syntax to Read more...
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vSphere Compliance: Common Criteria, NIST 800-53, and DISA STIG

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Security is a hot topic everywhere in IT, but right behind it is its cousin, compliance. VMware vSphere is a great platform for organizations that have regulatory compliance needs. Hundreds of time-saving, easy-to-use, and flexible features in vSphere align closely with compliance frameworks, and VMware provides guidance on how to configure these features to meet Read more...

Performance Study on PMEM in vSphere

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Persistent Memory (PMEM) is modern technology that provides us with a new storage tier that will be beneficial for Enterprise Applications that need reduced latency and flexible data access. Examples are (in-memory) database platforms for log acceleration by caching, data writes and reduced recovery times. High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads can also greatly benefit from Read more...

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...

Announcing VMware vSphere Support for Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Technology

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VMware is pleased to announce the support for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory technology in “App-Direct” mode as well as “Memory” mode. App-Direct Mode vSphere 6.7 EP10 enables Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory in “App-Direct” mode. Customers are free to take advantage of the large capacity, affordability and persistence benefits offered in this mode and deploy Read more...
vSphere 6.5 PWT launch

Timekeeping within ESXi

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Overview Precise timekeeping is a key attribute for many types of applications. At a high level, it allows these applications to accurately construct the precise sequence of events that have occurred or is occurring in real time. For example, in the financial services industry, it’s important to timestamp transactions with sufficient granularity and accuracy from Read more...

vSphere 6.7: Suspend and Resume of GPU-attached Virtual Machines

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VMware vSphere  is the Universal Application Platform of choice for deployment of all kinds of applications – from end-user virtual desktops to very large databases, machine learning systems and in-memory data management systems. vSphere 6.7  became generally available in April 2018. This article describes a set of use cases and a demonstration for a new feature Read more...
Introducing vSphere 6.7 for Enterprise Applications

Introducing vSphere 6.7 for Enterprise Applications

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vSphere 6.7 introduces new storage and networking features which have a major impact on the performance of enterprise applications – these include support for Persistent Memory (PMEM) and enhanced support for Remote Directory Memory Access (RDMA). Persistent Memory With vSphere Persistent Memory, customers using supported hardware servers, can get the benefits of ultra-high-speed storage at Read more...

Big Data Video – Benefits of Virtualizing Big Data on vSphere

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We often get questions from people who are new to big data about the reasons for virtualizing these newer infrastructures and applications. People are also interested in knowing the benefits you can gain from doing so. This video provides a set of answers to those questions. Summarizing the main points discussed in the video, the Read more...