#077 – Introducing Data Services Manager 2.0 featuring Cormac Hogan

In this conversation, Duncan and Cormac Hogan discuss VMware’s Data Services Manager (DSM) and its role in offering data services in a full-stack private cloud. They cover topics such as the use cases for DSM, the integration with Kubernetes, the support for different databases, the automation capabilities, and the licensing model. Cormac highlights the features of DSM, including lifecycle management, backups, scaling, monitoring, and advanced settings. He also mentions the upcoming release of new features and additional data services.

Takeaways

  • Data Services Manager (DSM) is a VMware product that offers data services in a full-stack private cloud.
  • DSM integrates with Kubernetes and allows VI administrators to maintain control of vSphere resources while offering data services.
  • DSM supports databases such as Postgres and MySQL, with support for other data services like AlloyDB in tech preview.
  • DSM provides features such as lifecycle management, backups, scaling, monitoring, and advanced settings.
  • DSM is included in VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and support can be added through the Private AI Foundation add-on.

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