Month: October 2017

VMware Unified Access Gateway: Technical Deep Dive

VMware Unified Access Gateway: Technical Deep Dive

This post was originally published on this site —The VMware Unified Access Gateway (formerly called Access Point) is a platform that provides secure edge services and access to defined resources that reside in the internal network. This allows authorized, external users to access internally located resources in a secure manner. This blog and the accompanying videos give an overview of VMware Unified Access Gateway. We also cover deployment requirements, options, and demonstrations of the two deployment methods. Lastly, Read more […]

A Common Approach to Delivering Cloud

A Common Approach to Delivering Cloud

This post was originally published on this site —  Last month we introduced the latest release of our Cloud Management Platform (CMP): VMware vRealize Suite 2017. vRealize Suite delivers a comprehensive cloud management platform that can manage multi-cloud environments across on-premises and public (hybrid) clouds, and supports environments that are a mix of traditional and cloud native applications, across VMs, containers and bare metal. With vRealize Suite customers have a common platform for managing all their cloud environments. While Read more […]

IT Must Adopt DevOps with SDN To Drive Relevance

IT Must Adopt DevOps with SDN To Drive Relevance

This post was originally published on this site —DevOps with SDN – Critical To Agility   This blog, about DevOps with SDN, continues my “Seven Things That IT Must Do…” series (see list of prior blogs at the bottom of this blog).  SDN stands for Software Defined Networking.     When I think about how DevOps with SDN relates to IT Relevance, I’m considering it from two specific vantage points.  The first vantage point is around how SDN supports DevOps by allowing developers, cloud Read more […]

Users Rightsize VMs With vRealize Operations for “Just Right” VM Allocation

Users Rightsize VMs With vRealize Operations for “Just Right” VM Allocation

This post was originally published on this site —If you’re suffering from the pain of an under-resourced IT environment – in staff, in budget, or in tooling – then you can be sure that you’re not alone. This is one of the top business challenges that our customer face. And the challenge presents the proverbial question – how to do more, with less? To get more staff, you can go lobby your manager, but chances are that pushing on this ‘lever’ will take some time. Lobby for more budget? Maybe, but you’ll Read more […]

Performance of SQL Server 2017 for Linux VMs on vSphere 6.5

Performance of SQL Server 2017 for Linux VMs on vSphere 6.5

This post was originally published on this site —Microsoft SQL Server has long been one of the most popular applications for running on vSphere virtual machines.  Last year there was quite a bit of excitement when Microsoft announced they were bringing SQL Server to Linux.  Over the last year Microsoft has had quite a bit of interest in SQL Server for Linux and it was announced at Microsoft Ignite last month that it is now officially launched and generally available. VMware and Microsoft have collaborated to validate and support Read more […]

Managing Microsoft Office 365 in Non-Persistent VDI

Managing Microsoft Office 365 in Non-Persistent VDI

This post was originally published on this site —Customers moving towards a model of non-persistent virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) realize the benefits of this approach over persistent VDI. For one, non-persistent VDI allows IT to easily set up pools of desktops that can revert back to an original state after being used, instead of having to manage each individual persistent desktop throughout its lifecycle. Another benefit with a non-persistent model is the reduction in required storage. This is because unnecessary space is not allocated Read more […]

Platform Services Controller (PSC) 6.x FAQ Now Available

Platform Services Controller (PSC) 6.x FAQ Now Available

This post was originally published on this site —The Platform Services Controller (PSC) was introduced in vSphere 6.0 as a mechanism to simplify and centralize common vSphere infrastructure services. The PSC handles vSphere single sign-on (SSO), licensing, tagging, global permissions, custom roles, and certificate management. Prior to the PSC, most of these services were individually managed such as tagging and licensing while global permissions is a new capability. While the PSC has delivered advantages in centralization of these services through Read more […]

vSphere 6.5 Encryption FAQ now available

vSphere 6.5 Encryption FAQ now available

This post was originally published on this site —I’m really pleased to announce the availability of the vSphere 6.5 VM and vSAN Encryption FAQ! This FAQ is built upon over a year of questions that have come in to me on both VM and vSAN Encryption. We’ve reached critical mass and now it’s time to share! Like most FAQ’s, the intent is that this be updated on a regular basis. The list is sorted by the type of questions. Everything from Administration and algorithm’s to TLS and vMotion is covered. The FAQ goes into nitty-gritty Read more […]

Celebrate our 10th anniversary on the Mac with this one-time-only deal!

Celebrate our 10th anniversary on the Mac with this one-time-only deal!

This post was originally published on this site — This year at VMworld we had a special treat for our attendees with our Fusion 10th Anniversary Collector Box. Outside the box it says Fusion 10 all over, but with the box came a USB card that has you covered on all platforms: Workstation 14 Pro for Windows, Workstation 14 Pro for Linux and Fusion 10 Pro for Mac. Of course this is great if you were lucky enough to attend VMworld, but what if you didn’t? Out of luck, right? Not anymore! We pulled back a curtain in the storage Read more […]

VMware NSX/Kubernetes and F5 – A Cloud Native App Integration

VMware NSX/Kubernetes and F5 – A Cloud Native App Integration

This post was originally published on this site —Introduction When Bob Dylan wrote back in the 60’s “times they are a-changin” it’s very possible he knew how true that would be today.  Last week, we saw a few things announced in the container technology space during the DockerCon event in Copenhagen – but one thing that I believe came as a surprise to many was Docker’s announcement to begin including Kubernetes in Docker Enterprise edition sometime in early 2018.  This doesn’t concede or mark Read more […]