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Integrating AWS Services

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Connecting VMware Cloud on AWS to Amazon EC2
    This post demonstrates the connectivity between VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS and native AWS services. In the example below we will be using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to provision a virtual instance backed by Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) storage. To complete the use case we will install Veeam and use the EC2 instance to backup […]
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AWS Cloud Management

  • Multi-Cloud Management with vRealize Operations
    This post will take a look at how vRealize Operations (vROps) can provide a single monitoring and visibility tool into your on-premises data centre, native public cloud services, and hybrid cloud platforms like VMware Cloud on AWS, or Azure VMware Solution. vRealize Operations provides VMware customers with monitoring and alerting, troubleshooting and remediation, dashboards and […]
  • How CloudHealth Optimises and Secures Your Cloud Assets
    Introduction Over the past 12 months we have seen further growth within the cloud, as many organisations scale or create new digital services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Improved speed and agility has allowed businesses to pivot where traditional siloed infrastructure may have caused them to stall. As the usage of cloud services expands, […]
  • Cloud Disaster Recovery Options for VMware Virtual Machines
    Introduction In my day job I am often asked about the use of cloud for disaster recovery. Some organisations only operate out of a single data centre, or building, while others have a dual-site setup but want to explore a third option in the cloud. Either way, using cloud resources for disaster recovery can be […]
  • 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 […]
Multi-Cloud Management with vRealize Operations

VMware Cloud on AWS Security

  • 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 […]

VMware Cloud on AWS Testing

  • Watch a Failover from Direct Connect to Backup VPN for VMware Cloud on AWS
    This post demonstrates a simulated failure of Amazon Direct Connect, with VMware Cloud (VMC) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this setup, the standby VPN has been configured to provide connectivity in the event of a Direct Connect failure. The environment consists of a 6 host stretched cluster in the eu-west-2 (London) region, across Availability […]
  • Watch VMware vSphere HA Recover Virtual Machines Across AWS Availability Zones
    This post demonstrates a simulated failure of an Availability Zone (AZ), in a VMware Cloud on AWS stretched cluster. The environment consists of a 6 host stretched cluster in the eu-west-2 (London) region, across Availability Zones eu-west-2a and eu-west-2b. The simulation was carried out by the VMware Cloud on AWS back-end support team, to help […]

UK National Health Service

  • Relocating UK Public Sector to the Cloud
    Introduction A recent guidance paper published by The Commission for Smart Government urges the UK Government to take action towards transforming public services into intrinsically digital services. The Commission advises the government to move all services to the cloud by 2023. It is clear from the paper that strong leadership and digital understanding amongst decision […]
  • Bridging the Gap Between NHS and Public Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS
    Following on from How VMware is Accelerating NHS Cloud Adoption, this post dives into more detail around how the UK National Health Service (NHS) can use VMware Cloud on AWS to bridge the gap between existing investments and Public Cloud. Part 1: How VMware is Accelerating NHS Cloud Adoption Part 2: Bridging the Gap Between NHS […]
  • How VMware is Accelerating NHS Cloud Adoption
    This post provides an overview of how the UK National Health Service (NHS) can unlock the benefits of cloud computing with VMware Cloud (VMC) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Part 1: How VMware is Accelerating NHS Cloud Adoption Part 2: Bridging the Gap Between NHS and Public Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS In November […]