Tag: Virtual Machines
Integrating iSCSI Storage with VMware Cloud on AWS Virtual Machines Using Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP
Learn how you can use Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP to provide block storage for virtual machine workloads running on VMware Cloud on AWS via the iSCSI protocol. With Amazon FSx for ONTAP, you can launch, run, and scale fully managed NetApp ONTAP storage file systems on AWS. The solution helps customers address their block storage requirements for workloads running on VMware Cloud on AWS.
Customers running virtual machines on VMware Cloud on AWS have unique storage requirements and require a solution that provides a scalable, high performance, and feature-rich file storage. Learn how you can use Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP as one of your options for providing storage to virtual machines running on VMware Cloud on AWS. We’ll then discuss different connectivity options available for VMs to access these storage volumes.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops secures the delivery of Windows, Linux, Web, or SaaS applications and desktops to any device. Running Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on VMware Cloud on AWS lets you use the same management tools and desktop images as on your on-premises VMware vSphere environment. You can easily extend your Citrix workload to the cloud and take advantage of AWS on-demand delivery, global footprint, elasticity, and scalability to meet your business objectives.
If you’re upgrading from Windows Server 2008 because it’s no longer supported by Microsoft, and you’re thinking about migrating some of your workloads to the cloud, consider doing both at the same time. RiverMeadow migrates your workloads to AWS and upgrades from Windows 2008 to the latest version, or a version in between. Currently, RiverMeadow offers the in-place OS upgrade for Windows 2003 and up, and allows customers to upgrade to 2008, 2016, or 2019 versions of Windows.
One of the costliest aspects of any disaster recovery (DR) implementation is the price associated with keeping resources on-demand at the target end. VMware Cloud on AWS provides the enterprise capabilities of VMware’s SDDC, including compute, storage, and networking, delivered as a service on AWS. Within hours, an SDDC can be ready to start deploying workloads into, and this is where leveraging VMware Cloud on AWS and Veeam Cloud Tier for on-demand disaster recovery is possible.
One advantage of VMware Cloud on AWS is being able to leverage native AWS services and integrating them back into your software defined data center (SDDC). Amazon FSx automates administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, software configuration, patching, and backups. This post describes how you can take advantage of Amazon FSx in your SDDC. We’ll deploy a fully managed, shared Windows file system with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and mount it to virtual machines running in your SDDC.