Get your vSphere questions answered at VMworld Europe 2017

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After an action packed week at VMworld US in Las Vegas, the Cloud Platform Business unit is assembling again in Barcelona for VMworld Europe 2017. We’re excited to talk to our European friends about the products our group supports: vSphere (and especially vSphere 6.5), and now VMware Cloud on AWS. This post is an attempt to pull all of the activities our group has planned for the Barcelona show into one place. We’ll see you soon! Sessions The master list of our sessions, broken up by Read more [...]

Thinking of Big Data or HPC? vSphere Scale-Out Can Help.

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Today, VMware is excited to introduce vSphere Scale-Out, a new addition to the vSphere product line.  vSphere Scale-Out is a solution that packages all the core vSphere features required for Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads at an attractive price point. vSphere Scale-Out will be licensed specially for Big Data and HPC workloads and sold in packs of 8 CPUs.  Key features included in the vSphere Scale-Out edition include ESXi Hypervisor, vMotion, Storage vMotion, Host Read more [...]

Get answers to your vSphere questions at VMworld US 2017

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The Cloud Platform Business Unit is making our final preparations for VMworld US 2017, and we are coming to Vegas with so much to share with you. We’re especially excited to talk with you about the importance of upgrading to vSphere 6.5, and the technical possibilities that are opened up with this version of vSphere. This post is an attempt to pull together information about all the activities we have planned for VMworld US into one location. We’ll see you soon! Sessions at VMworld US Read more [...]

VMware plans to deprecate vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem

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VMware plans to deprecate the vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem with the next numbered release (not an update release) of VMware vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vmkLinux APIs and its associated driver ecosystem will be available. VMware vSphere leverages a vast vSphere driver ecosystem to run various I/O stacks like networking and storage on server platforms.  This ecosystem is built out with technologies from many I/O partners. To Read more [...]

Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!

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VMware plans to deprecate the Flash-based vSphere Web Client with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vSphere Web Client will be available. The vSphere GUIs, including the vSphere Web Client and HTML5-based vSphere Client, are tools that are used every day by IT to manage the operation of their virtual data center.  VMware is constantly striving to make these tools performant and easy to use.  Read more [...]

Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows

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VMware plans to deprecate vCenter Server for Windows with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vCenter Server for Windows will be available. Why Is VMware deprecating vCenter Server for Windows? VMware is consistently striving to simplify data center administration and lifecycle management for IT.  One way to achieve this goal is by simplifying the deployment of vCenter Server, the centralized management Read more [...]

The VMware Certified Big Cloud Fabric Plug-in for vSphere Web Client / HTML5 Client Plug-in Solution by Big Switch

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Big Cloud Fabric plug-in for vSphere Web Client and vSphere HTML5 Client is an important part of the Big Cloud Fabric integrated solution with VMware vSphere, that adds additional benefits for provisioning and visibility specifically for vSphere VM administrators. This plug-in is the industry’s first SDN fabric solution to be certified under the VMware-Ready SDDC Management and Orchestration program. The plug-in provides a unified view of Big Cloud Fabric configuration corresponding to Read more [...]

Do you remember your #v1stTime?

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This year I attended several events, and I wanted to know one thing: do you remember the first time you ever saw or used VMware – your #v1stTime? When I asked people to tell me about their #v1stTime, there were a couple of common scenarios that everyone remembered. They lit up remembering the first time they created a virtual machine with GSX (remember that?) to run applications without needing a server. Many other people vividly remember when they saw vMotion for the first time – it Read more [...]

Win a HTC Vive at VMworld US session – Simplifying and Accelerating Your Multi-Cloud Strategy

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This year at VMworld Raghu Raghuram, Mark Lohmeyer, and Guido Appenzeller are excited to be presenting a session on Simplifying and Accelerating Your Multi-Cloud Strategy. We are living in a multi-cloud world and your cloud strategy should enable you to choose the right clouds, for the right workloads, at the right time. In this session, we’ll showcase how VMware’s rapidly expanding Cloud Services portfolio is helping customers optimize their cloud strategy by matching application requirements Read more [...]

Beyond Virtualization with vSphere 6.5 Update 1

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A pioneer in server virtualization, vSphere 6.5 is the most advanced hypervisor and virtualization management platform in the industry. In our August 23rd webcast, Kim Jahnz, VMware Principal Technical Account Manager and Julie Roman, VMware Staff Technical Account Manager, will take a close look at the enhancements delivered by vSphere 6.5 Update 1 and explore the reasons why vSphere is a key to infrastructure modernization. Register here for the webcast. With the release of vSphere 6.5, we delivered Read more [...]