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New VMware KB articles published for week ending 07/02/16

My VMware Introduction to Users & Roles (2145478) Date Published: 6/29/2016 Requesting a quote for a contract consolidation (co-term) (2145896) Date Published: 6/30/2016 Accenture SDI on VMware Validated Design – NFS platform V1.0 (2146022) Date Published: 6/30/2016 VMware ESX Build numbers and versions of VMware ESXi/ESX (2143832) Date Published: 6/28/2016 ESXi 6.0 hosts with VMware […]

Changing VMware ESXi Hostname on an EVO:RAIL Appliance

The other day I did a VSPEX Blue (EMC’s flavor of EVO:RAIL Appliance) install for a customer that couldn’t conform to the hostname standards set forth by the EVO:RAIL Installation Wizard. After a little bit of digging and work I was able to change the hostnames and get everything working like it came from the […]

VMware: UK VMUG User Conference 2015 Videos

December 11, 2015 We recently were invited up to Birmingham by the UK VMUG to attend its 2015 User Conference. It was a fantastic day which extremely well attended by some the UK’s top cloud practitioners. Take a look at this Storify post, featuring highlights of the conference as it happened. We also filmed a […]

VMware: Flexible and Functional EVO:RAIL

Whether you are a new to learning about EVO:RAIL or you have investigated the solution in the past, this article should be an eye-opening adventure into just how flexible and functional EVO:RAIL is for your IT and business. To make this a proper journey, one of expectation and less of woes, we will break down […]

VMware Expands EVO:RAIL Compute, Server, Storage Portfolio

Offering expanded storage and compute options on EVO:RAIL will provide higher-capacity platforms so customers can run greater numbers of virtual machines. VMware is expanding its EVO:RAIL converged compute, server and storage appliance portfolio with new hardware and software options. VMware’s customers can now choose EVO:RAIL appliances that include dual 6-, 8-, 10- or 12-core Intel […]

Introducing the VMware EVO:RAIL vSphere Loyalty Program

Today, we are delighted to announce the launch of the VMware EVO:RAIL vSphere Loyalty Program. We developed the VMware EVO:RAIL vSphere Loyalty Program to allow our VMware vSphere customers to apply their licenses to the purchase of VMware EVO:RAIL appliances from our nine Qualified EVO:RAIL Partners. This program enables our customers to preserve their existing investment in VMware […]

New EVO:RAIL Challenge Hands-on Lab and CloudCred!

Today the Hands-on Lab team is excited to announce a new Hands-on Lab, the EVO:RAIL Challenge lab.  The lab is designed to challenge your ability to configure, deploy and scale EVO:RAIL.  This is the first of many challenge based labs to come.  These labs are not only designed to challenge your skills, but also highlight […]

VMware EVO:RAIL is Simple, Agile and Fast – Find out if it’s Right for Your Business

Last week at VMware’s Partner Exchange 2015, partners just like you showcased their EVO:RAIL solutions, and other were able to hear from solution experts on the latest in hyper-convergence at the VMware EVO:Zone. If you’re customers are still laboring under the limitations and burdens of a legacy, siloed data center, there is no time to […]

HP’s Hyper-Converged Appliance Based on VMware EVO: RAIL Now Available

Another week, another good bit of VMware EVO:RAIL-related news to pass along. Today, we are excited to share that HP’s hyper-converged infrastructure appliance powered by VMware EVO:RAIL is now available for order. You can read more about HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL via the product page and the data sheet. HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL provides customers with modern integrated […]

It’s the thing to do: EMC builds app store into VMware-powered converged appliance

App stores and data center equipment apparently go well together, or at least that’s what some vendors seem to believe. Hewlett-Packard offers an application catalog for its software-denied networking platform and now EMC is jumping on the bandwagon with a new converged infrastructure module that offers– you guessed it – a selection of pre-packaged services […]

NetApp joins the hyper-converged froth

I’m surprised that The Register, with its humorous yet poignant headlines, didn’t run an article titled something along the lines of: NetApp to VMware: “EVO is nice for branch offices and stuff, but leave the heavy lifting to us” Apparently, the whole NetApp EVO:Rail announcement took VMware by surprise.  Duncan Epping, Chief Technologist at the VMware […]

EMC implies that SANs may not be so great for hosting virtual machines after all

The inventor of the storage array, EMC, has indicated that a hardware-designed architecture is perhaps no longer the best solution for hosting a virtualized datacenter. The Register reported today that EMC will utilize ScaleIO as a VMware kernel module. As I pointed out in the introductory post to this site less than two months ago, IDC says that $56B of […]

VMworld 2014 take away: VMware EVO:RAIL

One of the major announcements at VMworld this year was VMware EVO:RAIL. VMware EVO:RAIL is a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that combines compute, networking and storage resources. However, VMware is not entering the hardware market – they have signed up partnership with hardware vendors who build the appliance and sell it to customers. So customers still […]

HP hops aboard VMware’s hyper-converged EVO:RAIL bandwagon

The VMworld roadshow has moved to Europe this week, where VMware Inc. has introduced Hewlett-Packard Company and Hitachi Data Systems Ltd. (HDS) as new hardware partner for its hyper-converged EVO:RAIL appliance. Launched at last month’s VMWorld event in San Francisco, EVO:RAIL was born out of VMware’s Project Mystic, and combines four servers, direct-attached storage, vSphere, […]

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