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Multi-cloud still front of mind for VMware

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This week at VMworld 2020, VMware announced new innovations to help customers build, run, manage, connect, and protect any app on any cloud. According to the company, over 15 million enterprise workloads run on VMware in the cloud. "VMware has reached a major milestone in its plan to unlock the power of every cloud for every business. We now support customers' application strategies by delivering VMware-based services on every major public cloud provider and hundreds of VMware Cloud Verified partners worldwide," VMware chief operating officer of products and cloud services Raghu Raghuram said. "As we drive our strategy forward, we are expanding our portfolio of cloud infrastructure, operations, and security services to enable faster application migration and modernisation, and better business agility, and resiliency."


VMware's Project Arctic aims to make hybrid cloud the default operating model

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VMware on Tuesday announced Project Arctic, a technology preview of a new architecture for its vSphere virtualization software. Project Arctic effectively makes hybrid cloud the default operating model. It natively integrates cloud connectivity into vSphere, allowing customers to leverage cloud services for any workloads running on vSphere, including on premise ones. Customers will be able to leverage unlimited cloud capacity on demand and access VMware cloud services through vCenter. Project Arctic showcases how VMware is evolving its products to support customers' multi-cloud strategies.


VMworld 2019 - VMware vSphere Blog

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VMworld 2019 US and Europe events feature many opportunities to learn about the latest in VMware vSphere server virtualization technology and operations. This page is a quick reference to the VMworld 2019 sessions and other events where customers are able to engage with VMware experts on a range of topics, as well as network with industry peers. Links to the EU sessions will be added to the coming days. You can also still access the presentations, recordings, and session information from last year here – VMworld 2018 Archive. How PowerCLI Makes vSphere Configuration Management Easy Level 300 – [US: CODE2214U] Configuration management is a key DevOps principle. PowerShell and PowerShell DSC are easy ways to make use of config management in your environment. However, there's one area that's been missing that ability: VMware. PowerCLI has introduced the key to close that gap, and it's open-sourced! The Art of Code That Writes Code Level 300 – [US: CODE2216U] REST APIs are everywhere these days. A majority of those are backed by what's known as OpenAPI (swagger) specifications. Using the vast ecosystem of OpenAPI tooling, we can generate documentation, SDKs, and even PowerShell modules.


VMware updates vSphere, vSAN with more hybrid management features

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With the latest releases of vSphere and vSAN, VMware continues to build up support for customers interested in hybrid cloud options. The updates included in vSphere 6.7, VMware's hypervisor and virtualization management platform, fall into four categories: enhancing performance, providing new security capabilities, accommodating both traditional and new applications and providing a seamless cloud experience. In the category of performance, vSphere admins will get a faster experience using the vCenter Server Appliance -- twice the performance in vCenter operations per second when compared to vSphere 6.5. Additionally, vSphere 6.7 significantly reduces reboot times. A typical patch or upgrade cycle takes two reboots.


Dell EMC, HPE and Lenovo outline next-gen hyperconverged systems on VMware

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Hyper-convergence in the data center is at the center of a series of announcements out of the VMworld conference kicking off in Las Vegas this week. Dell EMC, Lenovo, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveiled systems designed to boost their portfolios aimed at the lucrative converged systems market. Dell EMC, parent company to VMware, has a span of product rollouts that the company says will reduce infrastructure complexity for enterprises. Products include new VMware Ready Systems, expanded features on the Dell EMC's turnkey hybrid cloud platforms, and advancements to VxRail Appliances and VxRack SDDC Systems. Each update is designed to help modernize IT for VMware environments and data centers at any scale, according to Dell EMC.