Browsing Posts tagged SDDC

Reading Time: 4 minutes Managing the lifecycle of a complete software stack it’s something potentially complex because to the interdependence between the different layers, the order of the update or upgrade and the multiple software piecies (but also potentially some firmware/driver updates). For VMware vSphere there is VUM that can simplify ESXi lifecycle, but for example cannot manage the vCenter/PSC upgrade/update process. For VMware vSAN, VUM has been improved to consider the proper flow of the update process.

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the (few) new products announce during the VMworld US 2016 was the VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) 3.0 release. OpenStack is an framework for providing developers with cloud-style APIs and tools on top of a choice of virtual infrastructure technologies. OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure.

Reading Time: 2 minutes EVO:RAIL is scalable and modular architecture housed in a small form factor (2U/4N Form factor including compute, storage, network and management resources), with flexible hardware configuration (with 8 Global Qualified EVO:RAIL Partners), able to scale out up to 16 appliances (64 nodes). In only one year of history it has grow more and more in capabilities and also in adoption. But also in version 1.2 was still based of vSphere 5.5 and VSAN 1.0, until now!

Reading Time: 6 minutes As written in the previous post, there are different approaches for implement a SDDC and EVO:RAIL represent the VMware’s way for implement fast and in a simple way an Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. EVO represents an entire new family of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure offerings from VMware, and EVO:RAIL represents the first product in this family. It was announced in this VMworld 2014 (with a first list of EVO partners) and will be available during the second half of 2014. Note that this product will be available only through qualified EVO partners (similar in the concept on how vSphere could […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes During the VMware NOW – Live Launch Event with Pat Gelsinger (VMware CEO) and other executives there where several news also with new products. The VMware vision announced (or confirmed if you prefer) during the last Partner Exchange was all around three main points: Software Defined Datacenter, Hybrid Cloud and End User Computing. Most news (or the most important) are around the first point, considering that the several previous announces have already covered the Hybrid Cloud strategy and that the EUC will be probably covered better during the European VMworld edition.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some month ago (on May 21st) VMware has launched its vCloud Hybrid Service, that is a customized version of a vCloud based IaaS solution targeted for hybrid cloud scenarios. Some days ago vCloud Hybrid Service achieves ISO 27001 certification for its information security management system supporting this kind of service. ISO/IEC 27001 certification is a globally recognized standard for the establishment and certification of an information security management system (ISMS). The standard maintains the requirements for implementing an ISMS, which include a detailed risk assessment, internal audit, and continuous monitoring of the controls supporting the […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute DatacenterDynamics Converged recognises the need for cross-disciplinary cooperation in the data centre. From site selection and construction to outsourcing strategy and regulation through to how best to deliver the infrastructure for your mission-critical infrastructure – DatacenterDynamics Converged reflects the interaction of the following three elements for optimum data centre operation and management. The DatacentreDynamics census revealed an industry second-to-none in terms of development. The high level of sophistication and maturity in the market has shifted the emphasis from facility and investment expenditure to concerns of efficiency; data centre monitoring, IT optimisation and the increased adoption […]

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