Hi everyone, we have so much news and information for you this week so lets get right into it. Firstly I would like to provide information on a number of upcoming webinars that I think you will find interesting to register for and attend. You will find all of the information you need to register for these sessions below.

  • May 2019 SDDC Best Practices: Why Use VMware Validated Designs (VVD) and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)
  • Data Center Evacuation with VMware Cloud on AWS: Best Practices from VMware Professional Services
  • VMware Cloud on AWS
  • The True Tale of How VMware IT Live-Migrated 4000+ VMs

In addition I would like to provide you our latest VMware Security Advisory (VMSA)  for reference. Please take the time to check this for any action you might need to take and discuss with your VMware TAM or account team.

Intel has disclosed details on speculative-execution vulnerabilities known collectively as “Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS)" that can occur on Intel microarchitecture prior to 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly known as Cascade Lake). These issues may allow a malicious user who can locally execute code on a system to infer data otherwise protected by architectural mechanisms.

There are four uniquely identifiable vulnerabilities associated with MDS:
·         CVE-2018-12126 - Microarchitectural Store Buffer Data Sampling (MSBDS) - CVSSv3 = 6.5
·         CVE-2018-12130 - Microarchitectural Fill Buffer Data Sampling (MFBDS) - CVSSv3 = 6.5
·         CVE-2018-12127 - Microarchitectural Load Port Data Sampling (MLPDS) - CVSSv3 = 6.5
·         CVE-2019-11091 - Microarchitectural Data Sampling Uncacheable Memory (MDSUM) - CVSSv3 = 3.8

I wish you all a successful week ahead and look forward to sending you more news and other items of interest in the next newsletter.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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May 2019 – SDDC Best Practices: Why Use VMware Validated Designs (VVD) and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)
Date: Thursday, May 16th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour
VMware Validated Designs represent best practices and provide a comprehensive, extensively-tested set of blueprints for building and operating an SDDC. VMware Cloud Foundation offers an integrated platform approach to the creation of an SDDC-based cloud. The speaker for this session will be Eddie Dinel, Senior Director of Product Management for VMware's Integrated Systems Business Unit (ISBU). In this session, Eddie will discuss how the best practices of VVD combined with the capabilities of VCF provide a standardized, scalable private cloud architecture.
Guest speaker:
Eddie Dinel – Senior Director of Product Management (ISBU)

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Data Center Evacuation with VMware Cloud on AWS: Best Practices from VMware Professional Services
When: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT  /  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Two principal architects from VMware Professional Services will share what they learned by moving 1,000 workloads in an on-premises data center to VMware Cloud on AWS in 8 weeks. With deep, hands-on experience in creating and executing successful migration plans, they will deliver practical advice on how to get out of a data center quickly, including:

  • How to build a solid strategy and execution team
  • How to accelerate your project timeline and quickly enable network extensibility
  • How to do wave planning and migration execution at scale

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VMware Cloud on AWS
Friday, May 24, 1pm ET
Expert speakers from VMware and Faction will cover high-level business topics, such as dominant use cases, economics and pricing, and purchasing vehicles.
In addition to these topics, our speakers will provide insights into technical concepts, including:

  • VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Software Defined Data Centers
  • Hybrid Networking
  • How you can easily extend your environment with native AWS Services

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The True Tale of How VMware IT Live-Migrated 4000+ VMs

When: Jun 11, 2019 9:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)
VMware IT just completed moving its most critical production workloads to an entirely different physical data center, with a mere four hours of downtime. We will showcase this fascinating story of data center lifecycle including challenges and lessons learned. We will share the critical roles that planning and prioritization play, and our key strategies on moving the related infrastructure and services along with the workload. We will also review how we prepared our network to facilitate this migration, and how we leveraged a minimum of downtime to unravel the complexity.

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