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VMware Cloud Foundation™, the Unified SDDC Platform For The Hybrid Cloud, Is Here!

It’s been an exciting first day keynote today at VMworld 2016 with several very important announcements. It was great to hear from Pat Gelsinger on how VMware plans to extend our hybrid cloud strategy with the new Cross-Cloud Architecture while continuing to deliver innovative solutions that our customers can use today. In this respect, I […]

Making It Easy To Build The Cloud

New innovations promise to make your life better. You find this in your private life in examples ranging from dishwashers to smartphones. Who would want to live without a smartphone today? But sometimes new technologies come at a cost. There are adoption hurdles from initial high prices to change of usage patterns.   The adoption […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Manage Your vSphere Infrastructure From Your Mobile Device

Eiad Al-Aqqad is a Consulting Architect within the SDDC Professional Services practice. He has been an active consultant using VMware technologies since 2006. He is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX#89), as well as an expert in VMware vCloud, vSphere, and SRM. In addition, he serves as a CTO Ambassador. Read more from Eiad at […]

One Platform, Any Application – and Getting There with Cloud-Native

Today’s an exciting day for VMware as we hold our biggest launch ever for a plethora of new products. While Pat and Ben are unveiling all the new features, I wanted to give the Cloud-Native Apps perspective.  As you guys know, our focus is on helping customers develop next-gen applications and operate them in production. […]

EVALExperience – Yet Another Reason To Be A VMUG Advantage Subscriber

One of the things that excited me most when I joined VMware was how passionate and knowledgeable our user community is. After I joined, I remember getting on a plane once. I was wearing VMware apparel (aka ‘schwag’) and carrying a VMware laptop bag (aka more schwag, and yup I am all in on wearing/touting […]

Running HPC Applications on vSphere using InfiniBand RDMA

Looking back on 2014, this was the year in which we made significant strides in assessing and addressing High Performance Computing (HPC) performance on vSphere. We’ve shown that throughput or task-parallel applications can be run  with only small or negligible performance degradations (usually well under 5%) when virtualized — a fact that the HPC community […]