VMware, in collaboration with Google Cloud and Pivotal, has announced the VMware Pivotal Container Service. This is an exciting collaboration that will help fill the current gaps in the container ecosystem.
Eric Wright and myself worked together on producing the first in this series, the Turbonomic Automation Platform with VMware vSphere Reference Architecture. Click on the link to download. Any feedback or questions you may have are welcomed.
This is the fourth major release of VSAN functionality. VMware is definitely taking this product seriously and trying to evolve VSAN to a true enterprise-grade SDS stack.
If you are a customer that has an extensive investment in the VMware eco-system from a people, process and technology perspective, then VSAN could be a good choice if you are dipping your toes into the HCI space for a small part of your infrastructure. Use-cases such as Management, DMZ, PCI, Dev/Test and EUC Clusters are a great fit, in my opinion. If you are selecting an enterprise-wide solution for mission/business critical applications, then a more mature SDS vendor would be worth considering to minimise risk.
- VMware Workspace ONE (new)
- VMware Horizon 7
- VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode
This post provides a Tech101 breakdown of VMware NSX. If you have heard the buzz-word “NSX” or “Network Virtualisation” and want to learn more about it, this post is for you. Continue reading
When VMware acquired Nicira and developed the first version of NSX (4.x), they were very cagey about which customers would be allowed to evaluate it in a “Proof of Concept” (with very specific success criteria). I fully understand the strategy, they wanted to manage expectations and minimise bad press by controlling it very carefully.