Federated hybrid cloud with vCloud director 1.5

Posted on September 2nd, 2011 in Announcement, Data Center, Hardware, Industry News, vCloud, Virtualization, vSphere | No Comments »

VMworld 2011 had focused a lot on private and hybrid cloud computing environment which address the concerns from enterprise over the public cloud offering in the market today. One of the key highlight during the event was the new capability over vCloud director version 1.5.

With vCD 1.5, you can now manage both private and public as a hybrid mode from the administration with secure federated. It allow you to subscribe, manage, relocate and provision anywhere you prefer, could be internal infrastructure or public cloud provider you choosen and manage in same console. I went through the hands on lab session for this topic and found the setup was great.
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Virtual firewall and security solution offload is the trend of future

Posted on August 30th, 2011 in Announcement, Industry News, Virtualization | No Comments »

I was just attended the session this morning talk about the virtual layer security after consolidation, virtualization and cloud computing environment. As many of the users previously adopted to virtualizaton, most of the time the security consideration were minimal due to the technology limitation of that time. But today, vmware and their solution partner had produced large number of solutions available in the market which can help the users to further strengthen the security readiness after virtualization. Example will be vmware vshield edge, application, cisco nexus 1000v, cisco vsg, check point and etc. All these products was focusing on similar thing which try to off load the necessary work load from the current virtual machines to the hypervisor or virtual switch level. This will able to prevent antivirus scanning storm, performance issues and etc.

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VMworld 2011 – Finally I am HERE

Posted on August 29th, 2011 in Announcement | 1 Comment »

It was a long journey for myself to reach vegas 10 hours ago, which took me more than 17 hours flight in total to reach my hotel . I am very excited to join this event which allow myself to explore many opportunities around the globe surrounding the Cloud and Virtualization. I will try my best to perform necessary blogging during the event, but this may need to check out the internet connectivity in the conference as I do not have the 3G coverage with my Roaming due to incredible expensive rate.

Again, finally I am here and I hope this will not be the first and my last trip to the VMworld event. I always wish there are more to come.

I would like to thank you my bosses who fully support my trip to Vegas and my friend from VMware who encourage me to attend this event.

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VMware vSphere 5 GA available to be downloaded now

Posted on August 26th, 2011 in Announcement, Virtualization | No Comments »

The new VMware vSphere 5 GA are available to be downloaded now from VMware.

You can direct access the official link here to download the necessary software for the GA.

New license offer from VMware vSphere 5 on 3rd party VDI solution

Posted on August 12th, 2011 in Announcement, vSphere | No Comments »

VMware vSphere 5 had been revised to provide better business case to the users who willing to maintain VMware as the hypervisor and run 3rd party VDI solution beside VMware view. The pre-requisite to do this, you must 1st ensure the ESX host cluster are separated from the existing Server cluster which are not running VDI in place. This could be good news to all of us which think to maintain the VMWare as the hypervisor and utilize 3rd party VDI solution in the same organization.

There will be no VRAM limit for this case, but it may be capped around 100 VDI per ESX host. I still yet to go in to details to really find out this. With the new revise, it seems had pleased some of the users who complained about the vTAX issue in vsphere 5, but there are still many users who are complained the SNS entitlement who had purchased upfront for 36 months which end up require to top up their license now.

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