It’s Not Too Late to Get the Scoop on vSphere 6.5

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Just before the new year, the VMware Community Roundtable podcast covered key insights to vSphere 6.5 in a live episode. In case you missed it, moderator Eric Nielsen discussed reasons to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 with the “dynamic duo” of vSphere: featured guests Himanshu Singh and Martin Yip. Singh is group manager of product marketing, Read more...

Everything You Need to Know About vSphere 6.5, from the Experts

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Get the latest on VMware vSphere 6.5 in the next VMware Community Roundtable live podcast with moderator Eric Nielsen on December 13th. Nielsen, VMware’s senior director of social media and communities, will host featured guests Martin Yip and Himanshu Singh, who have a combined 10 years of experience at VMware and cowrote the Next-Gen Virtualization Read more...

Learn about vSphere 6.5 at VMworld

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Ever since VMware released vSphere 6.5 late last year, the response from customers has been overwhelming positive.  Customers have been especially excited by features such as enterprise-grade vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), built-in encryption features, and a modern API set.  Now that people have learned about these new capabilities, we decided for this year’s VMworld to 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...

vSphere 6.5 with RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) and Certification Suite

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With vSphere 6.5, we introduced RDMA over Converged Ethernet  (RoCE). RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) is a network protocol that allows remote direct memory access (RDMA) over an Ethernet network. RoCE dramatically accelerates communication between two network endpoints leveraging DMA over converged Ethernet infrastructure. For more information, please refer to vSphere documentation. RoCE is supported in two modes RoCE Read more...

New Features Coming to vSphere with Operations Management

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This has been a big month for releases, especially for vSphere with Operations Management! Earlier this month, both vRealize Operations (vR Ops) and vRealize Log Insight released updates. Then, just this week, vSphere 6.5.0b was released. Important item of note, vSphere 6.5.0b contains the first update to the vSphere Client (HTML5)! vRealize Operations 6.5 Updates Read more...

Big Data and HPC section added to VMware BCA Homepage

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The Business Critical Applications (BCA) Homepage now has 8 sections each focused on a specific area of applications and relational database management systems discipline. The newest section to be added to the broader BCA space is “Big Data and High Performance Computing Solutions”.  Although both Big Data and HPC have long occupied important and unique focus Read more...

Big Data Performance and Best Practices: New Spark Application Measurements

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The Performance Engineering team at VMware has produced another highly useful report and blog on best practice/performance work they have done in the Big Data area. This new report contains test result data from benchmark tests conducted using Spark-based as well as MapReduce applications. The report also gives you specific advice on best practice implementations. Spark was originally Read more...