Cloud Assembly – The Basics
Cloud Assembly is the fundamental stone of the Cloud Automation Services, CAS, based on a declarative infrastructure as code model…Read More
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VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started as a vSphere Admin
What is VMware Cloud on AWS? If you’re a VMworld regular or follow our announcements you’ve probably heard of VMware Cloud on AWS, but if you haven’t let me summarise. At it’s heart, it is a service (and this is an important point) which allows you to consume VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) running on bare metal The post VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started as a vSphere Admin appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
The vMotion Process Under the Hood
The VMware vSphere vMotion feature is one of the most important capabilities in today’s virtual infrastructures. Since its inception in 2002 and the release in 2003, it allows us to migrate the active state of a virtual machines from one physical ESXi host to another. Today, the ability to seamlessly migrate virtual machines is an integral The post The vMotion Process Under the Hood appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
Avi Networks Now Part of VMware
By Tom Gillis, SVP/GM of Networking and Security BU When we first announced our intent to acquire Avi Networks, the excitement within our customer base, with industry watchers and within our own business was overwhelming. IDC analysts wrote, “In announcing its intent to acquire software ADC vendor Avi Networks, VMware both enters the ADC market The post Avi Networks Now Part of VMware appeared first on Network Virtualization.
Learn helpful tips and tricks on how to navigate the VMworld Content Catalog
Not quite sure how to navigate the VMworld 2019 content catalog? Take a look at our guide to learn some tips and tricks to help you master the art of planning.
Installing NSX-T 2.4 (Part 1) – NSX Manager
VMware NSX has been a driving force for many customers on their network transformation journey over the past few years. Enabling our customers to use a more programmatic approach to the network has put them in a position to no only respond to demand quickly but operate these software-based…Read More
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vCenter Server Converge Tool (vSphere 6.7 Update 2)
This video demonstrates how you can use the vSphere Client to convert a vCenter Server Appliance with an external Platform Services Controller to a vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller.
Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation Platinum
Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation Platinum VMware released the latest edition in the VMware Cloud Foundation family, delivering the industry’s most comprehensive security offering for Hybrid Cloud deployments with Cloud Foundation Platinum. Building directly off the momentum of vSphere Platinum, driven by strong demand for AppDefense which provides enhanced security protection for workloads and the vSphere The post Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation Platinum appeared first on Cloud Foundation.
Download Complimentary IT Automation For Dummies (iPaper)
Agility is top of mind for many IT organizations. Get quick For Dummies tips and see the benefits of using automation to speed the deployment of multi‐tier applications, providing improved productivity and efficiencies for IT and faster time to market for the business.
4 Ways to Save on Training and Certification at VMworld 2019
Registration is now open for VMworld 2019 US in San Francisco, California (August 25-29) and VMworld 2019 Europe in Barcelona, Spain (4-7 November). Add Training & Certification to Your VMworld Registration VMworld is VMware’s premier education and training destination for technology professionals. Take advantage of discounted training and certification offers available through your VMworld registration. The post 4 Ways to Save on Training and Certification at VMworld 2019 appeared first on…Read More
New Release: VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0
Today marks the release of VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0 and this one brings the count up to 732 different cmdlets. The combination of all these cmdlets allow us to manage and automate a majority of the VMware ecosystem! The HCX module receives the bulk of the new cmdlets, however there is also a new cmdlet to […] The post New Release: VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0 appeared first on VMware PowerCLI Blog.
I currently work for VMware in which anyone that works in the IT field is familiar with and has potentially worked with one or more of our solutions during their career. I am going on six years with the company and have worked as a field pre-sales engineer for the last two plus years. Just in these last two years of talking to my customers, I have seen the growth in companies moving some of their workloads to the cloud. Not only that, they aren’t using a single cloud provider, but multiple clouds.
The realistic aspect of moving applications to the cloud is that not all applications are equal. I have found that some applications can be moved to the cloud, but others are better off staying in your private cloud for cost and other reasons. Some customers have the hopes of “getting out of the datacenter business and going 100% to the cloud“. This is not a reality for 99% of companies. I have heard this several times, but in reality, it is typically too costly and in many cases not technically feasible do to the numerous legacy goliath applications that won’t run in the cloud.
More and more I see where most companies have a multi-cloud approach to moving their workloads. If they currently don’t have this strategy, they are definitely looking at it! This is the trend I see every day and all the news articles, blogs, and posts reflect this as well. This is a very smart business move for the fact that each cloud provider offers different features, capabilities and cost benefits. One workload may run better and cheaper in a specific cloud that it would in another. So the approach to putting certain workloads in certain clouds is actually a very smart and beneficial move. However, this can be a little cumbersome for your IT folks since each provider has their own administrative interfaces you have to learn to use. It can create increased cost for training and workload for the learning curve for your IT personnel.
Because of this multi-cloud trend, VMware is investing continuously by acquiring companies that further our multi-cloud solution strategy and portfolio. This is evident in our most recent intent to acquire AVI Networks who is a leader in multi-cloud application delivery services. This is an important step forward in VMware’s networking and cloud strategies as we extend the application services we offer that help customers operate in a multi-cloud world. Another recent acquisition in May of 2019 is Bitnami, which offers a suite of products and projects that accelerate the delivery of applications to multiple clouds including Kubernetes environments. Today, Bitnami delivers and maintains a catalog of 130+ ready-to-run server applications and development environments in partnership with the world’s leading cloud providers. There have been other acquisitions to expand and advance VMware’s multi-cloud strategy, these were just the ones from recent months. Others include the acquisitions of CloudHealth, Wavefront, VeloCloud, etc. Let’s not forget they also continue to partner with the major providers in endeavors such as our Enterprise PKS solution which is a partnership with Google Cloud to provide an enterprise class Kubernetes solution.
For a detailed list of VMware’s acquisitions, refer to here.
As you can see, multi-cloud is not just a passing phase of IT, it is real! So much so that VMware is acquiring multi-cloud focused companies to advance our multi-cloud strategy. We can see this is well with all of our continued partnerships with the major cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Google Cloud Platform. We started out by announcing our partnership with AWS with our VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS) solution. This solution is wonderful because it gives you a true Hybrid Cloud environment. VMC on AWS is running our VMware stack of vSphere, (vSAN) Virtual SAN, and NSX on AWS hardware servers. The three solutions combined are also another offering called VMware Cloud Foundation. It is the three solutions, but also adds the SDDC Manager which manages the bring-up of the Cloud Foundation system, creates and manages workload domains, and performs lifecycle management to ensure the software components remain up-to-to date. SDDC Manager also monitors the logical and physical resources of Cloud Foundation.
This means you are running the same vSphere stack in AWS as you are in your on-premise private cloud. So your virtual administrators using the exact same management tools that they are currently using in their private cloud as they do to manage VMC onAWS resources. The vCenter server in the VMC on AWS instance shows up in your on-premise vCenter Server Web Client as just another vCenter server in enhanced linked mode. There is a huge advantage to this of no new tools, skills, or training that have to be used or learned for administrators saving the company time and money! And best of all, since it is all a vSphere infrastructure, this allows you to do live migrations of (VM) virtual machines to and from your private cloud to the VMC on AWS instance. Now that is impressive, think of the implications of being able to do that for (DR) Disaster Recovery, etc. Because of VMC on AWS running completely on the vSphere stack, it allows us to have a true Hybrid Cloud ability and experience.
VMware has also joined in partnership with the other major cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer, Google Cloud, and have nearly 4,000 VSPP cloud providers. The (VSPP) VMware Solution Provider Program is comprised of VMware software-as-a-service offerings and our global ecosystem of VMware Service Provider Partners. It is the ideal solution for all companies that offer hosted services to third parties, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers, cloud service providers (CSPs), application service providers (ASPs), Internet service providers (ISPs) and platform as a service (PaaS) providers.
So as you see, VMware has made huge bets by acquiring numerous cloud focused companies to advance our cloud strategy. In my humble opinion, the multi-cloud strategy is hear to stay and will only get more interesting as the years go by!
Five steps to migrating applications to the cloud
After years of debate, the consensus is clear: cloud infrastructure, apps and services are here to stay. Enterprises understand that cloud computing is the enabler of digitisation. According to a recent study by the Taneja Group, over 65 percent of enterprises surveyed were at least running some business-critical workloads in a public cloud. It’s no […] The post Five steps to migrating applications to the cloud appeared first on VMware EMEA Blog.
Kubernetes Storage on vSphere 101 – Failure Scenarios
We have looked at quite a few scenarios when Kubernetes is running on vSphere, and what that means for storage. We looked at PVs, PVC, PODs, Storage Classes, Deployments and ReplicaSets, and most recently we looked at StatefulSets. In a few of the posts we looked at some controlled failures, for example, when we deleted […] The post Kubernetes Storage on vSphere 101 – Failure Scenarios appeared first on CormacHogan.com.
3 Benefits of Offering an SD-WAN Solution as a Network Service Provider
With rising bandwidth demands and low operations budgets, network service providers must adapt and stay competitive by utilizing new technologies. As networks become more complex and compute is pushed to the edge, more organizations are turning to software defined wide area networks (SD-WAN). SD-WAN solutions enable flexible deployment and usage-based options, allowing for optimization of The post 3 Benefits of Offering an SD-WAN Solution as a Network Service Provider appeared first on…Read More
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New hardware support & enhancements to USB Network Native Driver for ESXi
Since releasing the USB Network Native Driver for ESXi Fling back in February, the feedback and support for this Fling has simply been amazing. I especially enjoy hearing from customers, almost on a weekly basis, on how they are taking advantage of this solution in their vSphere/vSAN/NSX home lab and enabling for more complex networking […]
VMware Ranked #1 EMM 2018 Market Share, Per IDC Report
Last week VMware was named the market share leader in Enterprise Mobility Management in the new IDC report, “Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Shares, 2018: A Market Transitioning to Unified Endpoint Management.” VMware Workspace ONE, which provides an integrated platform to manage any application on any device, continues to outpace the growth of the […] The post VMware Ranked #1 EMM 2018 Market Share, Per IDC Report appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog.
Breaking: VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Avi Networks
By Tom Gillis, SVP/GM of Networking and Security BU Today I’m excited to announce that VMware has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Avi Networks, a leader of software-defined application delivery services for the multicloud era. Our vision at VMware is to deliver the “public cloud experience” to developers regardless of what underlying infrastructure they The post VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Avi Networks to Deliver Software-Defined ADC for the Multi-Cloud Era appeared first on…Read More
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Introducing the Network Insight Virtual Machine Search Poster
Using the search engine inside VMware vRealize Network Insight can be a revealing experience. It has every single bit of data you ever wanted to see about anything in your infrastructure and it’s available at your fingertips. Because of the vast amount of available data, the search engine is extremely versatile and there are many The post Introducing the Network Insight Virtual Machine Search Poster appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.
Instructor-led Free Trial & Demo of VMware Cloud on AWS- June 13
Try VMware Cloud on AWS in the upcoming virtual lab for free, from your very own desk! Join the instructor-led, Hands-On Lab, LIVE demo and Q&A session. RSVP for June 13!
Kubernetes and VMware Enterprise PKS Networking & Security Operations with NSX-T Data CenterKubernetes and VMware Enterprise PKS Networking & Security Operations with NSX-T…
The focus of this blog is VMware Enterprise PKS and Kubernetes Operations with NSX-T Data Center. For the sake of completion, I will start with a high level NSX-T deployment steps without going too much into the details. This blog does not focus on NSX-T Architecture and Deployment in Kubernetes or Enterprise PKS environments, The post Kubernetes and VMware Enterprise PKS Networking & Security Operations with NSX-T Data Center appeared first on Network Virtualization.
New VMware vSAN 6.7 Specialist Exam
HCI powered by vSAN forms the cornerstone for today’s modern data center on-premises and in the cloud. As with any structure, building a solid foundation is key to the integrity of a structure. Therefore, it is important to ensure those individuals designing and building the foundation get it right. Those with the right skills The post New VMware vSAN 6.7 Specialist Exam appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
vExpert 2019 Second Half Applications are Now Open!
The wait is over and the second time to apply for vExpert 2019 is here! Applications will stay open from June 18th and will close on July 31st for a August 9th announcement. June 7th – Applications Open July 12th – Applications Close July 26th to August 9th – Award Results How to apply for The post vExpert 2019 Second Half Applications are Now Open! appeared first on VMware vExpert Blog.
Inside Look at the Hands-on Lab Environment
By Kevin Moats, Network and Security Technical Account Manager (NS TAM) Ever have the need to test a specific VMware product feature or configuration quickly? The VMware Hands-on Lab (HOL) is a fantastic learning tool to do just that. As a regular HOL captain at VMworld over the years, and as a Network and Security The post Inside Look at the Hands-on Lab Environment appeared first on VMware Professional Services.
New whitepaper: Containers and Container Networking
This document is targeted toward virtualization and network architects interested in deploying VMware NSX® network virtualization solutions in conjunction with containers and solutions that are part of the container ecosystem (ex. PaaS and CaaS platforms).
Veterans@VMware POD Wreath Laying Ceremony
On January 9, 2019, VMware employees and members of the Veterans@VMware POD, an employee-driven group that is enhancing VMware’s inclusive culture and harnessing the power of human difference, joined together to lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Virginia. Learn more about life at VMware: https://careers.vmware.com/ http://facebook.com/vmwarecareers http://twitter.com/vmwarecareers http://instagram.com/vmwarecareers http://www.linkedin.com/groups/VMware…Read More
Allocation Model for Capacity Management in vRealize Operations 7.5
Capacity management is a critical aspect of managing vSphere clusters. Capacity management goals can vary depending on the type of VMs running in the cluster or based on business requirements. Failure to manage capacity based on business goals can lead to capacity shortfalls or performance problems. In vRealize Operations 6.7 and 7.0, there was only The post Allocation Model for Capacity Management in vRealize Operations 7.5 appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.
VMware Cloud on AWS with NSX-T networking basics
VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) is the natural extension of your on-premises vSphere based datacenter. Because VMC is running vSphere as well, a conversion of your VMs is not required. You can just run a…Read More