Monthly Archives: March 2014

VMware Horizon DaaS Launched !!

We all know last year November Amazon Launched DaaS (desktop as a service) for the users, still the amazon DaaS is in the Limited Preview or we can say it as Beta. Now VMware also launched the DaaS for the public, yesterday VMware announced it as GA version.

VMware Horizon DaaS

VMware Horizon DaaS is built on the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, a platform that enables customers to extend the same applications, networking, management, operations and tools across both on-premise and off-premise environments.

VMware Horizon™ DaaS® is sold in two service options. Standard is designed for knowledge workers and Advanced is designed for power users.

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VMware VSAN Officially Launched !!

After a long period in beta phase it’s ready now. Announced during a web conference hosted by chief executive Pat Gelsinger on March 6 , VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) is aimed at creating virtual pools of storage using resources available to physical server nodes. This includes direct-attached hard drives, plus existing SAN and NAS arrays. VSAN 1.0 will be available in the week of March 10.

http://www.vmware.com/now

http://www.vmware.com/products/virtual-san/

VMware announced two ways that customers can build and deploy a Virtual SAN™ node:

1) Select Ready Node or Ready Block

  • Ready Node is a single tested pre-configured server and Ready-Block is a tested pre-configured set of servers for use with Virtual SAN.
  • VMware is working with Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, IBM, and Supermicro in rolling out multiple Ready Nodes and Ready Blocks over the next 30 days.

2) Select individual components using the Virtual SAN Compatibility Guide:

  • Any server on vSphere Hardware Compatibility List
  • Multi-level cell SSD (or better) or PCIe SSD
  • SAS/NL-SAS HDD, Select SATA HDDs
  • 6Gb enterprise-grade HBA/RAID controller

Product Highlights

Virtual SAN Delivers Enterprise-Grade Scale

You can download the in depth details from the below links

VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide

What’s New in VMware Virtual SAN

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Now Generally Available in Europe

After a long time in beta phase finally vmware launched its GA version of their public cloud offering. Last year I was able to do an evaluation of this service, it was pretty good. In less than a year since launch, vCloud Hybrid Service has made substantial ground in the compliance space. To date, VMware has successfully attained ISO 27001 certification, completed examinations for HIPAA / HITECH, SOC 2 Type 1, SOC 1 (SSAE 16 / ISAE 3402) Type 2, and SOC 2 Type 2 on vCloud Hybrid Service.

http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/2014/02/vmware-vcloud-hybrid-service-now-generally-available-europe.html

Choose between a Dedicated Cloud or a Virtual Private Cloud

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VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is available in two service options, giving you the flexibility and scalability you need to meet your organization’s requirements. A dedicated cloud provides you with a physically isolated infrastructure, giving you your own private cloud instance and the most control over your resources. A virtual private cloud provides you with logically isolated infrastructure, with fully private networking and resource pools. Below is the spec of the two service offerings Both the Dedicated Cloud and Virtual Private Cloud begin with a core subscription model. What is included in a “Core” package?

vCloud Hybrid Service Core packages include all the service components required to provision your service, but the capacities are different for Dedicated Cloud and Virtual Private Cloud. The capacities for each are as follows:

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When I need more capacity than what is included in a Core or how do I add it? For that we need to add the resource as a UNIT, an UNIT is a predefined capacity like the below

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VMware vCloud Hybrid Service — Data Protection is a simple yet secure policy-based backup and recovery solution for virtual-machine data and content that is hosted exclusively on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.

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Key Highlights:

24-hour recovery point objective (RPO)

Image-level restore granularity objective (RGO) per virtual machine

Fixed 30-day retention (onsite)

Industry standard AES-256 image-level encryption

Off-peak backup schedule (0000-0600 UTC-8)

No artificial limits on the number or size of registered virtual machines

Unlimited restore-operation requests

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