VMworld 2020 Content Catalog is live!
We’re creating a new kind of VMworld – more flexible and customizable than ever before. Register for a complimentary pass or select a premier pass for enhanced access to VMware experts and live, instructor-led workshops. No matter the pass you choose, our new online format means you’ll be able to create a customized VMworld journey, all at your own pace. Learn from leading VMware experts – discover what’s new with the latest product releases, dive deep into rich tips and tricks, and hear how other customers are transforming their business with VMware solutions.
VMware Cloud on AWS: Unveiling the Next-gen host type and a low-cost starter option
VMware announces A new bare-metal instance type for VMware Cloud on AWS clusters is designed to optimize data-intensive workloads requiring high random I/O access. Lower cost of entry with smaller configuration options. And many more new capabilities!
Making Time To Fail In Order To Learn: John Paice on the Journey from vSphere pro to DevOps pro
“Taking a course on Kubernetes is helpful, but it’s also really helpful to just fail at it.” Failing at anything feels uncomfortable. But, as John Paice (@johnny_platform), a platform reliability engineer at DICK’s Sporting Goods points notes, failing at something can be the best way to learn it.
In this episode, Dormain talks to John about his journey from a HyperV and vSphere expert to one of the founding members of the DICK’s Sporting Goods platform engineering team. Along the way, he’s had to learn new scripting languages, get familiar with the differences between cloud providers, and strengthen his Linux know-how.
Tanzu Mission Control Adds Data Protection for Kubernetes
VMware Tanzu Mission Control recently introduced a new data protection feature. Now, with Tanzu Mission Control, cluster administrators can centrally manage data protection on their clusters across multiple environments with just a few clicks of a mouse, easily backing up and restoring their Kubernetes clusters and namespaces.
vSphere Bitfusion Now Generally Available!
vSphere Bitfusion software is now generally available to VMware customers and partners. Bitfusion uses a client/server model to enable the remote sharing of hardware accelerators such as Graphical Processing Units (GPUs). This type of capability is well suited for users running PyTorch and/or TensorFlow applications.
VMware Cloud Services: Understanding your Monthly Costs
To take away the pain of working out your cloud costs, VMware Cloud Services includes a monthly Activity Statement that breaks down your charges and gives you the detail you need to make better decisions about cloud spend. Learn more here!
Deep-dive: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Horizon 7
Do you need to have your remote workforce up and running quickly, or ensure seamless support for employees working from home? Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS is here for you.
This session covers:
- An overview of Horizon 7 virtual desktop and application platform.
- How it can be deployed on VMware Cloud on AWS.
- How to leverage the same Horizon 7 platform and tools both on-premises and on VMware Cloud on AWS.
- How to easily build your own hybrid VDI cloud for extending your existing on-premises VDI deployment or providing business continuity and disaster recovery.
vRealize Automation Cloud and VMware Cloud on AWS
vRealize Automation Cloud and VMware Cloud on AWS deliver scalability, speed, flexibility and reliability through DevOps-for-infrastructure capabilities. Automation has become increasingly important for simplifying the management of hybrid cloud infrastructure.
As such, organizations are looking for an infrastructure automation solution that spans across the hybrid cloud environment and addresses the automation needs of their current infrastructure and applications. VMware vRealize Automation Cloud, a software-as-a-service offering for VMware Cloud on AWS, helps customers on this journey.
New features for RDS on VMware going live in August
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) on VMware lets you deploy managed databases in on-premises VMware environments. Reserved Instances and SQL Server-Always- features for this product are going live in August! Reserved instances offer the flexibility of purchasing a one- or three-year reservation for an overall lower effective hourly usage rate, for steady, consistent workloads.
Always-On availability groups feature is a high-availability and disaster-recovery solution that provides an enterprise-level alternative to database mirroring for MS SQL Server DB engines. Any customer interested in testing this feature can now do so before GA. For more details, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tanzu Observability Tips for Understanding Your Spring Boot Applications
Watch the webinar on tips for understanding Spring Boot applications. Interchanging between coding and talking luminary Spring developer advocate Josh Long and Tanzu Observability by Wavefront engineering lead Sushant Dewan are sharing their insights about how to get the deep understanding of application with application maps, metrics, distributed traces, histograms, and span logs analytics.
Also, learn how to improve the impact of your code and troubleshoot faster with autoconfigured observability for Spring Boot Starter.
New Courses launched on KubeAcademy
The Building Images course is designed for developers, devops engineers, and architects, this intermediate-level course covers different approaches for building images. Completing it will give you the skills and understanding needed to easily start building images and maintain them over time.
If you make architectural decisions, manage infrastructure day-to-day or deploy apps to Kubernetes, The Kubernetes Machine course will teach you how Kubernetes works. The advanced course dives into the Kubernetes machine and its design principles and components. You’ll learn what makes Kubernetes so effective as a container orchestration system.
What the Education Services Team has in Store for You at VMworld 2020
The Education Services Team is looking forward to “seeing” you at VMworld 2020 in September. We are so excited about all the informative sessions and valuable offers the team has planned for our customers this year. Learn more here.
Xtravirt’s Gavin Jolliffe: Digging Deep into Customer Challenges
Check out the Power of Partnership blog series and hear how Gavin Jolliffe, CEO and Founder of Xtravirt has adapted the company’s focus to help bridge gaps and become an integrated part of their customers’ lifecycle. Learn more here
Everything You Need to Know to Prepare and Execute a New VMware Cloud on AWS Deployment
This new Tech Zone activity path offers a series of short videos that explain all of the critical aspects of setting up a new VMware Cloud on AWS deployment – from preparing the AWS infrastructure to deploying and configuring a new SDDC.
New VMware Cloud Native Master Services Competency Now Available
Partners can accelerate their Kubernetes deep technical skills through achievement of our new Cloud Native Master Services Competency (MSC). Partners will need to complete three Cloud Native Master Specialist Badges and submit one customer reference validating your expertise to achieve the MSC. Get started now so that you are prepared to take advantage of the vSphere 7 with Kubernetes upgrade opportunity. Learn more
New Carbon Black Endpoint Protection Solution Competency Now Available
VMware now offers five new Carbon Black technical courses with live online classes coming later this month. While each course is 1-day in length, we recommend taking 3 – 5 courses together in the same week.
This Solution Competency is comprised of the Endpoint Protection VSP, VTSP, and Post-Sales training. Individuals can earn the badge by completing the course and passing the assessment, and partners who achieve the Solution Competency will be eligible for Solution Rewards on Carbon Black Cloud products.
Customer Success Stories
Part 4: Two More Customers Saving Time and Money with VMware Cloud on AWS
We share the stories of two very different customers – one in entertainment, the other in law – who are using VMware Cloud on AWS to accelerate their journey to cloud. In doing so, they are realizing tangible savings and business benefits.
Swisscom Uses Kubernetes to Extend its Business on Cloud Choice
VMware Enterprise PKS enables Swisscom to take a leadership position in the emerging Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS) market. Explore their success story here.
Intel | VMware NSX – Distributed Architectures for the Digital Future Virtual Event
IT teams had their hands full with digital transformation and modernization initiatives before the world suddenly came to a halt with a pandemic. From cloud, data centers to edge, enterprises are rethinking their networking and security strategies, priorities, technologies, and investment decisions to be better prepared for the unexpected.
Attend this exclusive virtual event sponsored by Intel and VMware NSX to prepare your organization for the digital future. Hear from Intel and VMware experts specializing in software-defined network architecture design Learn to secure remote workforce with identity firewall and native intrusion detection and prevention ELearn the building blocks to support diverse application workloads in multi-cloud environments Understand how to automate your network for business continuity and disaster recovery Simplify connectivity between edge to core to cloud with SD-WAN.
VMware Cloud Marketplace: Master DevSecOps with Zettaset’s K8s encryption on vSphere
In our July 7 webinar, featuring Maksim Yankovskiy (VP Engineering, Zettaset) and Neeharika Palaka (PMM, VMware Cloud Marketplace), we discussed:
- How Zettaset can provide an encryption solution for K8s and container environments running on vSphere.
- How to utilize Zettaset solutions seamlessly to your VMware environments via VMware Cloud Marketplace.
- How to accelerate your transition to a DevSecOps culture.
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VMware Odyssey 2020 Raffle by Hands-on Labs
Play Odyssey Hands-on Labs and Win! Experience the new, exciting way to learn about the VMware portfolio. Challenge your skills and showcase your expertise by ranking on an Odyssey leaderboard.
Take any eligible Odyssey Hands-on Lab, rank on our leaderboard and enter for a chance to win the combo prize of an Apple Watch and AirPods Pro! This contest will run from July 1st – July 31st 2020. The 6 winners will be announced August 7th on the VMware Hands-on Labs Blog.
NTT Data and VMware Distributed Workforce Webinar on August 6
Join VMware COO, Sanjay Poonen, in this upcoming webinar hosted by NTT Data on August 6, 2020 as they discuss distributed workforce strategies and how to adapt workplace operations to optimize customer and employee experience. Register now
Upgrading Kubernetes the Easy Way with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service for vSphere
Lifecycle management is one of the most complicated components of Kubernetes. In a past article, we showed how to modify a cluster to change the type and size of its nodes. In this post, we will explain how to upgrade the Kubernetes version of a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster when there is a new release. And the best part is that it’s all done in just a few easy steps using the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service for vSphere.
IDC: Policy and Automation Address Multicluster Kubernetes Management Challenges
With the rapid, ongoing growth of cloud-native applications reshaping enterprise software portfolios, more and more organizations are deploying distributed multicluster Kubernetes container platforms across many locations, geographies, and clouds.
This IDC Technology Spotlight highlights how policy-driven, multicluster configuration and life-cycle management automation technologies are emerging to better standardize, secure, and control critical container infrastructure across multicloud environments. Download this paper to learn about multicluster distributed Kubernetes, its opportunities and challenges, and how policy and automation would help address them. Learn more here.