Author Archives: David Hill

VMware vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x Scalability options

For Service Providers within the Cloud Provider Program, having adequate metering and billing capabilities is imperative to the critical operations of the service.  As a consequence of VMware vCloud Usage Meter (UM) being so integral to a service providers capability to report on the usage and consumption of VMware products, certain scalability limits need to

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VMware announces vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0

Today it is with excitement that we announce the next release of VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0.  VMware vCloud Availability is exclusively offered through the VMware Cloud Provider program, and enables Service Providers to build a high scalable Disaster Recovery offering to their existing and future customer base. VMware vCloud Availability uses the

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VMware vCloud Availability Logical Architecture

Originally posted on DavidHill.co VMware recently launched a new version of VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director, with the latest version being 1.0.1. I wanted to talk about the VMware vCloud Availability Logical Architecture, and how a public cloud consumer using a vCloud Availability offering from a vCloud Air Network provider can easily build a

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vTechTalk: Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and the VMware vCloud Air

The VMware vCloud® Air™ Network is a global network of over 4000 service providers in 116 countries. Together, these providers distribute and deploy over 3 million VMs! It’s an unbelievable scale, but what does this mean for users?   It means giving users the cloud solutions they need at the enterprise level from any location

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VMware vSAN and the vCloud Air Network: New Features and Capabilities

Recently VMware announced the general availability of VMware vSAN 6.6.  This release contains several new features and capabilities.  At a high level the new features and capabilities are:   vSAN Encryption – Datastore level encryption in a dedupe/compression efficient way Local Protection for Stretched Clusters Removal of Multicast ESXi Host Client (HTML-5) management and monitoring

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vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Advanced Concepts

A lot of the conversations people have about how to leverage cloud based Disaster Recovery focuses on the workloads that need to be protected. This makes sense as they need to make sure that the specific application will work when being run in a different location. However, sometimes critical infrastructure components are overlooked. One of […]

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