The Modern Datacenter 3

Change is the only Constant. It applies to every aspect of our lives including the technology we empower and that which empowers us. Evolution of Data Center technologies over the past 10 years has been so fascinating, rapid and very dynamic. We are in the middle of the next Industrial revolution where Digitization is fueling the growth of modern economy. Digitization is driving growth of business by empowering their customers with all the right information at the right time through all the right mediums which empowers them to take the right decisions. And this is what drives the tremendous growth inside the data center. For example, in the compute space we have moved from discrete servers to blade servers to Converged Infrastructure system to Hyper Converged infrastructure systems. The modern storage systems are driven by Flash drives than the traditional hard disks to ensure we deliver more performance with less HDDs and that means greener data centers! We have moved from centralization of data to data being local! What’s right today probably wouldn’t be right tomorrow and that’s the age we are living in. There are a lot of thoughts and guidance on what the pillars of modern data center […]

Have you signed up for Public vSphere BETA yet ?

Couple of days back was excited to see about VMware’s announcement on the launch of the vSphere Beta Program. Unlike previous vSphere beta programs from VMware , no longer is a nomination required to participate and test the World’s most trusted platform for Virtualization ! The vSphere Beta is open to the public to sign up and allows beta participants to help VMware define the direction for vSphere platform. Its great to see everyone get a chance to download , test and play around with exciting new features & capabilities of your vSphere ! Why should you be part of the Beta Program ? Receive early access to the vSphere Beta products Gain early knowledge of and visibility into product roadmap Interact with the vSphere Beta team consisting of Product Managers, Engineers, Technical Support, and Technical Writers Provide direct input on product functionality, configurability, usability, and performance Provide feedback influencing future products, training, documentation, and services Collaborate with other participants, learn about their use cases, and share advice and learning’s. How do you participate ? Sign up & Join the vSphere Beta Program today here Log in with your My VMware account. Once you have an account and are logged in, please accept the Master Software Beta Test Agreement (MSBTA) […]

VMware Compatibility Matrix

In last post we looked at VMware Product Interoperability matrix where the focus was to obtain and verify supportability between various VMware Products and their interactions. In this post we will look at VMware Compatibility matrix which covers supportability of VMware Products with the eco-system around them like Supported Servers , Storage , Host OS , Guest OS among many. VMware Products are tested for compatibility with a variety of major guest operating systems running in virtual machines. Additionally, VMware Products are also tested for compatibility with currently shipping platforms from the major server manufacturers in pre-release testing. VMware goal is to support a variety of storage and network adapters used as standard options for these platforms as they come to market. Again , it is very critical to verify and ensure we run supported version of the ecosystem as well. For Example , we will have to ensure we run supported firmware version on the Servers , run supported Host OS for VMware products. What are the compatibility guides that are available ? How do we verify ? There are two options again where one can choose between Classic Manual Search or a Guided Search which assists through a series […]