• Helping Public Sector Organisations Define Cloud Strategy
    Introduction Cloud computing services have grown exponentially in recent years. In many cases they are the driving force behind industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, enabling Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), or the Internet of Things (IoT) powering smart homes and smart cities. High speed networks are enabling secure data sharing over […]
  • The Evolution of vSphere: Project Pacific Graduates and Project Monterey is Launched
    Project Pacific Introduction Earlier this year VMware announced the next generation of vSphere; vSphere 7.0 with Kubernetes; an end product released directly from the Project Pacific vision. To transform vSphere into a platform for modern applications it was rearchitected from the ground up. Initially the Kubernetes functionality was only available through VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) […]
  • Migrate to Microsoft Azure with Azure VMware Solution
    Introduction Azure VMware Solution (AVS) is a private cloud VMware-as-a-service solution, allowing customers to retain VMware related investments, tools, and skills, whilst taking advantage of the scale and performance of Microsoft Azure. Microsoft announced the latest evolution of Azure VMware Solution in May 2020, with the major news that AVS is now a Microsoft first […]
  • Google Cloud VMware Engine Explained
    Originally posted on esxsi.com:
    Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE) is a fully managed VMware-as-a-Service solution provided and managed by Google, or a third-party VMware Cloud Provider, that can be deployed in as little as 30 minutes. VMware Engine runs VMware Cloud Foundation on dedicated Google Cloud bare metal servers, with native cloud integrations including…
  • VMware vCenter Server 7.0 Install Guide
    This post provides a walkthrough for installing the latest iteration of vCenter Server 7.0; bringing cloud-native workloads to the data centre with embedded Kubernetes and Tanzu on VMware Cloud Foundation. The vCenter Server installation bundle comes as an ISO file mountable on a Windows, Linux, or Mac device. The installer must be run from a […]
  • Google Cloud VMware Engine Explained
    Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE) is a fully managed VMware-as-a-Service solution provided and managed by Google, or a third-party VMware Cloud Provider, that can be deployed in as little as 30 minutes. VMware Engine runs VMware Cloud Foundation on dedicated Google Cloud bare metal servers, with native cloud integrations including Google’s innovative big data and […]
  • AWS FSx File Server Storage for VMware Cloud on AWS
    Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is an excellent example of quick and easy native AWS service integration with VMware Cloud on AWS. Hosting a Windows file share is a common setup in on-premises data centres, it might be across Windows Servers or dedicated file-based storage presenting Server Message Block (SMB) / Common Internet File […]
  • How to Deploy VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure
    VMware and Azure sessions available free at VMworld 2020 29 Sept – 1 Oct Breakout Session: Run VMware natively on Azure with the latest from Azure VMware Solution Breakout Session: Enable Secure Remote Work: Windows Virtual Desktop & Horizon Cloud on Azure On-Demand: Deep Dive on the Latest Updates from Azure VMware Solution On-Demand: Optimize […]
  • Alexa, Add 2 Hosts to my SDDC
    Recently I was doing labs for the AWS Developer Associate exam when it occurred to me that some time ago, I read a VMware blog about using Amazon Alexa to invoke VMware Cloud Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The post was Amazon Alexa and VMware Cloud on AWS by Gilles Chekroun, and I decided to give […]
  • Building AWS Environments for VMware Cloud Customers
    This post will walk through the example design below; building out the Amazon Web Services (AWS) framework enabling VMware Cloud on AWS customers to start using AWS at scale, alongside VMware workloads. The key focus will be around the control of multiple accounts, using AWS Organizations and Service Control Policies, and cross-account connectivity, with Transit […]
  • vSphere 7 with Kubernetes and Tanzu on VMware Cloud Foundation
    vSphere 7 Cloud Infrastructure for Modern Applications Part 1 vSphere 7 Cloud Infrastructure for Modern Applications Part 2: VMware Cloud Foundation 4 VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 4 delivers vSphere with Kubernetes at cloud scale, bringing together developers and IT operations by providing a full-stack Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) for Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers. By utilising […]
  • vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 Headline New Features
    vSphere 7 Cloud Infrastructure for Modern Applications Part 1: vSphere 7 Cloud Infrastructure for Modern Applications Part 2 vSphere 7 with Kubernetes Now and over the next 5 years, we will see a shift in how applications are built and run. In 2019 Line of Business (LOB) IT, or shadow IT, spend exceeded Infrastructure and […]
  • AWS Native Services Integration With VMware Cloud on AWS
    This post lists some of the available options for connecting VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) with native AWS services for hybrid cloud deployments. Read more about multi-account and VPC management at Building AWS Environments for VMware Cloud Customers. The most common way of consuming AWS services with VMware Cloud on AWS is to […]
  • VMware Cloud on AWS Security One Stop Shop
    Kicking off 2020 with the theme of the year – security. To keep this content accurate, the bulk of it has been quoted from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) self-assessment. The CSA defines best practises for secure cloud computing environments. The full assessment can be found here under […]
  • The Importance of VMware Cloud on AWS Storage Policies
    This post talks about the importance of using Storage Policies with VMware Cloud on AWS to ensure the most efficient consumption of the available vSAN capacity. As a VMware Cloud on AWS customer, this is something we initially overlooked, allowing the default policy to remain in place for some time. The end result was burning […]