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VMware Cloud on AWS: SDDC Design Considerations

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Gilles Chekroun
Lead VMware Cloud on AWS Specialist
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With the recent August 2019 release of VMware Cloud on AWS 1.8, a few interesting improvements are now available concerning the vSAN and Elastic vSAN storage capabilities.
The goal of this blog article is to recap the different options around SDDC design and specifically about stretched and non-stretched clusters.
AWS EC2 Bare metal InstancesAs of now, the VMware Cloud on AWS Service is available with two types of EC2 bare metal instances from AWS:
i3.metalR5.metalThe AWS i3.metal specs are:               The AWS R5.metal specs are: - Intel Xeon E5-2686 v4 processors- Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8000 Series (Skylake-SP)- 36 cores- 48 cores- 2.3 GHz- 2.5 GHz- 512 GiB RAM- 768 GiB RAM- 15TB NVMe flash- EBS Storage only (15-35 TB)- 25 Gbps Networking- 14 Gbps EBS Bandwidth- 25 Gbps Networking
Other instances in specific areas like GPU or high memory will come later.
Elastic vSANElastic vSAN, with R5.metal hosts, is a VMware Cloud on AWS cl…

VMware Cloud on AWS: NSX networking and Security eBook

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Gilles Chekroun
Lead VMware Cloud on AWS Specialist
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It's off the press and ready to download.
It was a great pleasure to write this book together with my colleagues Humair Ahmed and Nico Vibert

Download the e-book