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VMware EVO SDDC Overview- White Paper

At VMworld 2015, VMware launched a new product called EVO SDDC that is designed to deliver an integrated Software-Defined Data Center (‘SDDC’) solution. It dramatically simplifies how enterprises and service providers procure, build, deploy, and operate software-defined data centers, helping customers rapidly provision applications and services at the data center scale. This white paper is […]

VMware Virtual SAN: The Software-Defined Storage Platform of the Future

This week at VMworld 2015, we announced Virtual SAN 6.1, the third-generation of VMware’s hyper-converged infrastructure for VMs. With this release, we are introducing several major enhancements and new capabilities, including support for the latest generation of storage devices, new availability and disaster recovery features, and advanced management and serviceability tools. These capabilities build on […]

What it Means to Be a CTO Ambassador

About Amanda Blevins: Amanda is a Principal Engineer and the Software-Defined Data Center Lead for the Americas in the Field Office of the CTO. She has helped numerous large organizations in IT transformation. She also leads teams that focus on customer engagements and internal enablement. Amanda is widely respected for her technical knowledge and business […]

Introducing VMware Validated Designs

Mike Brown is a Senior Technical Marketing Architect in the Integrated Systems Business Unit. Mike’s focus is on reference architectures for the VMware vCloud Suite and the Software-Defined Data Center. He has multiple industry certifications, including VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX), VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud, and VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization. Follow […]

Software-Defined Telco – NFV in Production with VMware

Software-Defined Telco – NFV in Production with VMware Bjoern Brundert (blog, twitter) is a Sr. Technical Account Manager in Hamburg, Germany. As part of VMware’s Professional Services Organization he works with large enterprises to support and guide them on their journey to the Software-Defined Enterprise. One of his focus areas since early 2013 has been […]

VMware and Docker – Better Together

Today at VMworld 2014 I have the pleasure of co-presenting with Ben Golub, Docker CEO, on our joint container strategy. Our session, “SDDC3350 – VMware and Docker – Better Together,” will run on Monday from 5:30-6:30 and on Tuesday from 12:30-1:30. For more insight into the work that we are doing with containers, I encourage […]

Debunking Cloud IaaS Mobility Myths

Many things in life appear great on the surface, but wisdom has taught us to never trust a book by its cover or believe in silver bullets. The latest story I frequently hear being pitched in IT circles is that of cloud IaaS Utopia. In this universe, workloads can simply move anywhere (between disparate providers […]

Introducing VMware NSX – The Platform for Network Virtualization

The VMware NSX platform delivers the entire networking and security model in software, decoupled from traditional networking hardware, representing a transformative leap forward in data center networking architecture. Overview:  Today’s data center is largely virtualized from a compute perspective, and has unleashed unprecedented benefits of agility, efficiency and capex/opex savings. What is less known is […]

The Open Software-Defined Data Center Incubator

As I’ve shared before, the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has been engaged for many years in the development of IT infrastructure management standards. In fact, these standards have become the underpinnings of today’s systems management infrastructure and also enable the scalability of current data centers. Beyond this activity, the DMTF also developed standards for […]

Storage Directions for the Software-Defined Datacenter

The demand for services in datacenters is steadily growing as companies recognize the value of setting up or growing a service in seconds or minutes and of able to increase business agility.  Traditional datacenters have made use of a great deal of specialized hardware, requiring a large amount of manual configuration and management, as well […]