Bitfusion at VMworld 2019 With TFDx

ML and AI workloads are only going to grow more in the enterprise in the coming years. At VMworld 2019, VMware showed how they are going to help meet the infrastructure needs of this shift. Using assets aquired from Bitfusion, VMware is able to virtualize GPUs, effectively doing for ML workloads what VSAN did for storage. Brandon Graves digs into the architecture that he saw at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2019 in this post.


Virtual GPU and FPGA With Bitfusion at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2019

VMware is one of the giants in IT, and it’s always a pleasure to have them at a Field Day event. This time, they joined us from their own party, presenting at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2019. It’s an event that’s packed with important announcements. One of the things they highlighted during their time with the delegates was the addition of virtual GPU and FPGA with Bitfusion, something increasingly important in the world of Ai and ML workloads.


Project Pacific at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2019

Kit Colbert with VMware shared a blog post about the company’s perspective presenting at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2019. They did a deep dive on Project Specific, the company’s rearchitecture of vSphere to integrate Kubernetes. The Tech Field Day Extra delegates got to hear about the architectural decisions VMware made for this project, and learned about a lot of the technical specifics. Be sure to check out the presentation video for all the specifics.


Mission: Project Pacific

At VMworld US 2019, VMware showed off Project Pacific, their integration of Kubernetes into vSphere. Al Rasheed was at the event, and attending VMware’s Tech Field Day Extra presentation there, where they got into a technical deep dive on Project Pacific. Be sure to check out his thoughts on this exciting move by the virtualization giant.


VMware Entering the IT Infrastructure Composability Game

Enrico Signoretti found VMworld US 2019 to be full of fascinating announcements. It showed VMware making serious inroads into composability for virtualized servers, with the ability to now virtualize GPUs over the network. Enrico sees this working similar to how VMware treats NVMe storage resources in vSphere and VSAN. He doesn’t see this completely disrupting the current composable infrastructure market, but its an important step for VMware. Be sure to check out all the video from Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2019 for all the technical deep dives on this!


VMware Project Pacific – First Impressions

VMware announced their plan to integrate container management into vSphere with Project Pacific at VMworld US 2019. Chris Evans got to hear more details about the thought behind the project during VMware’s Tech Field Day Extra presentations at the event. Be sure to check out his blog post with more thoughts on this ambitious effort.


Is VMware Project Pacific ‘Kubernetes Done Right’ for the Enterprise?

Joep Piscaer got details about VMware’s Project Pacific at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2019. This is VMware’s effort to re-architect ESXi and vCenter to natively use the Kubernetes APIs to drive platform operations. After hearing the details Joep is definitely excited for the new solution, as its far more than a simple bolt on to add a Kubernetes checkbox. This is a major recognition on the part of VMware where they were lacking, and shows a clear technical roadmap how they can take the lead in managing Kubernetes like they have with VMs.