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Performance of RDMA and HPC Applications in VMs using FDR InfiniBand on VMware vSphere

Customers often ask whether InfiniBand (IB) can be used with vSphere. The short answer is, yes. VM Direct Path I/O (passthrough) allows InfiniBand cards to be made directly visible within a virtual machine so the guest operating system can directly access the device. With this approach, no ESX-specific driver is required — just the hardware […]

Virtualized HPC at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) has deployed a virtualized HPC solution on vSphere to run Monte Carlo simulations for the US Air Force. The idea was conceived and implemented by Edmond DeMattia at JHUAPL, and has been presented by Edmond and his colleague Michael Chinn at two VMworld conferences. We now have a white […]

Flings Gets a Facelift

We are excited to announce a new Flings site. While the previous site had the base features we needed, we wanted to improve the functionality and the look. We didn’t want to change the site too drastically, as that can be frustrating. So, you’ll see a front page you are used to but with a […]

Building Infrastructure For Third Platform Apps– Top Down Or Bottom Up Approach?

World enterprises are struggling these days with a big question: how should they move forward to next generation third platform applications? In some of these organizations the transition stems from a business need; in others, the development teams are pushing for the change. While many development departments within today’s organizations are already starting to adopt new third platform development tools, their IT departments find […]

Why vCloud Air

It is no longer a question of: Should I consider Public Cloud to be part of my IT Strategy? But more of: Which cloud provider shall I use? The greater elasticity, economies of scale, and efficiency that the public cloud brings to the table when used in the right context are undeniable.  On the other […]

The One-Size-Fits-One Phenomenon

In the past, enterprise storage and data management were driven by the aspiration to be “one-size-fits-all.” These systems were designed to cater to a wide range of workloads and access patterns, in addition to providing interoperability across platforms by complying to standards such as POSIX. Then came Web 2.0, an era of specialized solutions built […]

vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Options

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is becoming an industry trend as it offers tremendous cost savings for customers. Establishing a second and/or third datacenter for disaster recovery, maintaining them, and the operational cost of extra sites are all expenses associated with traditional Disaster Recovery. DRaaS solutions such as vCloud Air Disaster Recovery eliminate and/or […]

Flings On A Roll in 2016

So far this year we have already had seven Fling updates and three new Flings released. The feedback we get from you helps in a big way so we can fix bugs and add new features to Flings! We kicked off the year with important updates that included bug fixes and new features. Be sure […]

The CAP Aftermath: Return of the Silos!

Enterprises today employ a variety of specialized NoSQL/NewSQL data platforms for managing documents, key-values, graphs, sparse tables, etc. Developers love the specialized APIs as they increase agility and velocity when delivering their applications. Ops is on the receiving side of this equation, being required to manage developer-defined software stacks in production, and being accountable for […]

Fling Developer Spotlight- Ryan Klumph

Introducing Fling Developer Ryan Klumph. Ryan is a Technical Accounts Manager, and has been with VMware for five years. He launched his first Fling in 2015: Horizon Collector for Mac automates the collection and archiving of Horizon View Client logs, eliminating the need to manually identify and gather relevant log files. Horizon Collector also simplifies […]