Monthly Archives: October 2016

Centralized Security and Consolidated Networking Make Hybrid DMZ a Sweet Treat

Security concerns and networking complexity often are cited as key challenges to public cloud adoption. Since most public clouds run on proprietary architectures that are often inconsistent with on-premises environments, IT teams are tasked with managing multiple copies of security appliances and physical connections to the cloud. The result is increased cost and complexity – […]

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vSphere 6.5 with VVols 2.0 does not yet support in-band bind

One thing I noticed that was missing from the vSphere 6.5 release which is expected at some point is support for an in-band VVol bind process that a host must perform when a VM is powered on. The current VVol implementation is an out-of-band process which involves the VASA Provider which acts as the control path …
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Work Directly with VMware vCloud Air in an Instructor-Led SociaLab Near You!

Bring the benefits of VMware vCloud Air and Hybrid Cloud to your company. Join an expert-led SociaLab in your town to get hands on experience working with vCloud Air’s powerful features—including workload migration, cloud management, and networking. You’ll discover benefits of vCloud Air such as 2-way application portability to move vSphere workloads between on-premises and […]

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Virtual SAN >> vSAN, and grown to 5500 customers!


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Not that it is a big deal, but as some people are like me they probably prefer to use the right name. As of this week Virtual SAN was renamed to vSAN. I am not sure we will see the change in the product in 6.5 (I doubt it) and even the website changes will […]

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MythBusters: Debunking Three Common Myths Around vCloud Director

For while now, there’s been some speculation that VMware vCloud Director was no longer a priority for VMware – but that couldn’t be further from the truth. With the release of vCloud Director 8.10 this spring, VMware has doubled down on its dedication to enhancing the product, and we’ve even expanded our training program to keep […]

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Join Our VMware vCloud Air Sessions at vForum Online November 3rd!

You can’t miss this – VMware vForum Online is happening on November 3rd! Join our experts at this free, online event to learn more about the cloud, virtualization, and business mobility. At this virtual event, you’ll discover how vCloud Air can seamlessly extend private workloads to the cloud while securely consolidating infrastructure and resources. Sign […]

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Hello from the Other Side of Data Center Modernization

Architecting and rolling out your cloud-based solution can feel like a daunting task, and your plans can quickly be derailed or delayed by misconceptions about cloud types and the trade-offs among them. If you are running a VMware vSphere®-powered data center, then you can modernize your infrastructure with VMware vCloud® Air™, the ready-to-run public cloud […]

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vSphere 6.5 what’s new – Storage IO Control


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There are many enhancements in vSphere 6.5, an overhaul of Storage IO Control is one of them. In vSphere 6.5 Storage IO Control has been reimplemented by leveraging the VAIO framework. For those who don’t know VAIO stands for vSphere APIs for IO Filtering. This is basically a framework that allows you to filter (storage) IO […]

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How VMware and Equinix Interconnect vCloud Air to the Enterprise

Businesses can now deploy high-performance, secure VMware-based hybrid clouds According to Gartner, by 2020 “hybrid will be the most common usage of the cloud” as more enterprises see the benefits of integrating public and private cloud infrastructures. However, enabling the growth of hybrid cloud deployments in the enterprise requires fast and safe interconnection between public […]

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See If You Have Enough vCloud Air Smarts To Win A Smart Watch

Know what time it is? Time to put your thinking cap on for the vCloud Air Challenge. This is your chance to prove you’re a vCloud Air brainiac and take home a new smart watch! We’ve put together a test that only the cleverest of techies would ever attempt, full of questions about things like cloud […]

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