Monthly Archives: November 2016

From London to Las Vegas, Gartner and VMware Talk Data Center Modernization

It should come as no surprise that earlier this week at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit in the United Kingdom, a prime topic of conversation was data center modernization. As demands for innovation grows, and digital business evolves, making the public cloud a part of your IT infrastructure has become a […]

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VMware on Reddit

I’m an avid Reddit reader and enjoy it on a daily basis. If you’re not familiar with Reddit it is the self-proclaimed front page of the internet with a huge variety of user submitted content. Reddit is composed of a large number of sub-forums on everything from food to pictures to DIY to new and …
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How to Use and Interpret the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director Business Calculator – Part 1

This post is Part 1 of a 2-part blog series on how to best use and interpret the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director Business Calculator. Part 1 provides a broad overview of the market and VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director. Part 2 takes a deeper dive on how to utilize the Business Calculator. By […]

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Take a Deep Dive Through vCloud Air Security and Management Features in this Webcast Series!

Looking to dig a little deeper into the technical side of VMware vCloud® Air™? Then sign up now for our “Technically Speaking” webcast series this December to gain a thorough understanding of all the security and management features that vCloud Air offers. Unlike cloud offerings that only support new applications and rely on proprietary management […]

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New KB articles published for week ending 11/26/16

Datacenter “A problem occurred while getting data from the source vCenter Server” error when upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (2147895) Date Published: 11/22/2016 VMware App Volumes Writable Volumes are not created on login in a multi vCenter Server environment (2146763) Date Published: 11/21/2016 VMware ESXi VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201611102-SG: Updates esx-ui (2145815) Date […]

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How will VM Encryption in vSphere 6.5 impact performance?

VMware finally introduced native VM-level encryption in vSphere 6.5 which is a welcome addition, but better security always comes with a cost and with encryption that cost is additional resource overhead which could potentially impact performance. Overall I think VMware did a very good job integrating encryption in vSphere, they leveraged Storage Policy Based Management …
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Why Upgrade to VMware vCloud Director 8.10 – Part One

With VMworld Europe just around the corner, there’s no better time to upgrade your data center to vCloud Director 8.10, the latest version of our management solution for multi-tenant cloud environments. Released in May 2016, Version 8.10 of vCloud Director offers an enhanced architecture and new features that provide a more flexible and comprehensive platform […]

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All-Flash HCI is taking over fast…


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Two weeks ago I tweeted about All-Flash HCI taking over fast, maybe I should have said All-Flash vSAN as I am not sure every vendor is seeing the same trend. Reason for it being of course is the price of flash dropping while capacity goes up. At the same time with vSAN 6.5 we introduced “all-flash […]

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How Does A DMZ-Zone for Hybrid Clouds Actually Work?

While the cloud is revolutionary for enterprises, security issues are stalling migration. In our previous blog, we highlighted how vCloud Air Hybrid DMZ resolves those barriers. Essentially, the DMZ is a single connection point and security layer that extends security concepts from on-premises to the cloud. It also brings management consolidation, performance improvements, and cost […]

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Looking for an affordable backup solution for your VMware environment? Check out Nakivo

Nakivo is a relatively new company in the backup solution segment for VMware environments, having been founded in 2012. I’ll be honest I had not heard of them until recently but once I looked into them I was impressed with their solutions and rapid growth rate. Their core product, Nakivo Backup & Replication provides companies …
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