Comparing Tanzu Kubernetes Grid offerings

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) provides a consistent, upstream-compatible implementation of Kubernetes, that is tested, signed, and supported by VMware. Tanzu Kubernetes Grid is central to many of the offerings in VMware’s Tanzu portfolio. As you might have noticed, there are currently five different TKG … [Read more...]

A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS (Part 4): Disaster Recovery

This is my last article in my series of articles on HCX. To learn more, feel free to read my previous posts: Part 1 – A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS: Introduction Part 2 – A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS: Extending networks Part 3 – A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS: […] … [Read more...]

Lightboard session: HCX architecture explained

The HCX story continues! Last week team ITQ published another light board video about HCX. In this video we (Jeffrey Kusters and myself) explain the different components that are included in HCX and how the components work together to offer wan optimizatio, migration, network extension, and disaster recovery … [Read more...]

Lightboard session: HCX Basics

Recently I’ve posted a few articles on HCX (part 1, part 2 and part 3). HCX is an application mobility platform, designed for simplifying application migration, workload rebalancing and optimized disaster recovery across data centers and clouds. HCX was formerly known as Hybrid Cloud eXtension or NSX Hybrid … [Read more...]

A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS (Part 3): Migrating Workloads

In 2019 I’ve started a series of articles around HCX. This is part 3 of my series of posts on HCX on VMConAWS. In part 1 I had a first look at HCX, in part 2 I talked about the L2 Network Extension capability of HCX. In part 3, this article, we will have a closer […] … [Read more...]

A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS (Part 2): Extending networks

In part 1 of this series of post we’ve looked on the basics of HCX, and we’ve discussed the HCX installation process. In part 2 will have a closer look at the network extension capability of HCX. The network extension service of HCX provides a 4-6 Gbps layer 2 extension capability. This capability is … [Read more...]

A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS (Part 1): Introduction

One of the hidden gems that is included in the VMware Cloud on AWS (VMConAWS) service is HCX. HCX is an application mobility platform, designed for simplifying application migration, workload rebalancing and optimized disaster recovery across data centers and clouds. HCX was formerly known as Hybrid Cloud eXtension or … [Read more...]

Update on VMConAWS Stretched Cluster pricing

With VMware Cloud on AWS (VMConAWS) you can consume an SDDC-as-a-service that contains vSphere, vSAN, NSX and HCX. By default VMConAWS provides an SLA of 99,9%, this can be increased to 99,99% by implementing a stretched cluster configuration. Take into account the specific FTT requirements that apply based on the … [Read more...]

VMware Cloud on AWS now available in Frankfurt region

VMware Cloud on AWS is per June 2018 also available in the AWS Frankfurt region. Frankfurt is the fourth worldwide region in which the service is available. Also London (UK),  US East (Northern Virgina) and US West (Oregon) regions offer VMware Cloud on AWS. For those of you not aware what VMware Cloud on AWS is. This … [Read more...]