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VMware: Improving workload performance with DRS and vROps 6.6

vSphere’s Distributed resource scheduler has long been a part of our data centers, keeping an ever vigilant watch over our hosts and their workloads. Distributed resource scheduler, or DRS for short, is responsible for choosing the best host for each of our virtual machines to run on. When you deploy a new VM, DRS is […]

Save 90% on Your Containerized Workloads – #AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Amazon Web Services
Containers lend themselves to flexible and portable application deployments, and when used with the Amazon EC2 Container Service (or other schedulers), provide a simple and effective way to manage fleets of instances and containers at scale. Amazon EC2 Spot instances allow you to utilize spare Amazon EC2 computing capacity for a fraction of the cost. […]

VMware Stretched Cluster

We wanted to share Vladan SEGET‘s article about VMware stretched Clusters. You can find Vladan‘s article and all comments here and please scroll down for some more information. How To Configure VMware High Availability (HA) Cluster. Stretched Cluster is something different as stretched cluster adds an another dimension to the traditional HA cluster – a […]

Fast Virtualized Hadoop And Spark On All-Flash Disks – VMware White Paper

Best Practices for Optimizing Virtualized Big Data Applications on VMware vSphere 6.5 Best practices are described for optimizing Big Data applications running on VMware vSphere®. Hardware, software, and vSphere configuration parameters are documented, as well as tuning parameters for the operating system, Hadoop, and Spark. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers used in […]

Microsoft: Stretched Hyper-V Cluster on Azure using Express Route

Traditionally, in an on-premises environment we setup stretch clusters across regions to protect against region failure. Microsoft came up with Azure Site Recovery to give users the the capability to move their workloads into Azure during a site or workload down situation. In this article, we are going to talk about an alternate approach to […]

Red Hat Enhances Cloud-Native Security, Application Consistency with Latest Version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Red Hat
Enterprise Kubernetes platform adds new container security and compliance features, extends consistent applications and services across multi-cloud deployments Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, the latest version of Red Hat’s enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform. Organizations […]

Google Cloud Platform Blog: Demystifying container vs VM-based security: Security in plaintext

Google Cloud
Modularized applications (monolithic applications vs. microservices) Lower release overhead (convenient packaging format and well defined CI/CD practices) Shorter lifetimes, less risk to have outdated packages (months to years vs. days to hours) Less drift from original state during runtime (less direct access for maintenance, since workload is short-lived and can easily be rebuilt and re-pushed) […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 5th July 2017

VMware vCenter Server 2400 second timeout error during VM deployment while Storage DRS is enabled Date Published: 2017/08/02 EAM fails to complete VIB operation due to failed VIB payload publish Date Published: 2017/07/31 OVF deployment fails after upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 Date Published: 2017/08/01 vpxd service fails with error: duplicate key value […]

VMware and AWS Together – VMware Cloud on AWS – #AWS Video

Amazon Web Services
VMware CloudTM on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center software to Amazon’s public cloud, delivered as an on-demand, elastically scalable, cloud-based VMware sold, operated and supported service for any application and optimized for next-generation, elastic, bare metal AWS infrastructure. This solution enables customers to use a common set of software and tools to […]

Microsoft: Using Microsoft R Server Operationalization on HDInsight

R Server on HDInsight cluster allows R scripts to use Spark and MapReduce to run distributed computations. You can develop a model and operationalize the model to make predictions by configuring Edge Node as One-Box. We have One-Click Deploy ARM Templates using which you can create R Server on HDInsight Cluster with EdgeNode configured as […]

Microsoft: Container monitoring solution in Red Hat OpenShift

Since we announced our partnership with Red Hat, we’ve seen a growing interest in the Red Hat OpenShift portfolio in Azure. This is particularly true regarding rich support and capabilities for container monitoring within OpenShift. Over the last few months, we’ve added support for rich container monitoring for OpenShift across any public or private cloud, […]

Deploy the AWS Cloud Infrastructure for SAS Grid with New Quick Start

Amazon Web Services
This Quick Start is for IT infrastructure architects, administrators, and DevOps professionals who are planning to implement or extend their SAS workloads on the AWS Cloud. SAS Grid is a shared, centrally managed analytics computing environment that features workload balancing and management, high availability, and fast processing. A SAS Grid environment helps you incrementally scale […]

The Next Level of Hyperconverged Secondary Storage

Today we are announcing the release of Cohesity Orion 5.0, the latest version of our Hyperconverged secondary storage platform. This new release is packed with new features, improvements, and capabilities to all layers of the platform. Orion empowers enterprise organizations with a modern data platform with features to enable them to break away from the inefficient […]

VMware vCenter Recoverability Improvements

In vSAN 6.6 vSAN switched from using Multicast to Unicast for new node discovery. This was a huge improvement that improved scalability, simplified deployment and troubleshooting. This drastically simplified layer 3 and stretched cluster deployment as well as reduced configuration times in new clusters being deployed.  While upgrading hosts will operate with Unicast between 6.5 […]

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