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Virtual SAN Availability Features and Capabilities in 20 Minutes

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As a follow-up to the Virtual SAN 6.2 space efficiency features and capabilities presentation, I shared last week from the “Virtual SAN Take 20 Webcast Series”, here is the second episode where I focused on the overall availability and capabilities features of Virtual SAN. Remember that the information covered and demonstrated as part of these webcast Read more...
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Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 13 – IT Community

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Is IT Community really valuable?  Is it just a huge ploy from marketing groups to advertise their products or is there real value for all involved?  I certainly have my opinions on the topic, but this week I was really curious about what you (the collective IT Community) get from community.  This prompted me to send a quick Read more...
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Virtual SAN Space Efficiency Capabilities in 20 Minutes

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Earlier this week I got an opportunity to participate in a Webcast series titled “Virtual SAN Take 20” where I covered some of the new space efficiency and availability capabilities of Virtual SAN 6.2 and provided some useful demonstrations of the features and capabilities. The information I covered and demonstrated is applicable for all Virtual SAN Read more...
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Top 5 Lessons from Public Cloud Providers Reaping the Benefits of VMware Virtual SAN

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Public Cloud companies are constantly looking for ways to not only improve their infrastructure and services, but also increase capacity, simplify operations and ensure continuous up-time: Cloud Carib and Zettagrid are no exception. Cloud Carib is a cloud solution provider in Nassau, Bahamas which specializes in providing government agencies, financial and professional services companies in Read more...
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Why Performance Consistency (and All Flash Virtual SAN) Matters.

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If an application is occasionally timing out, or experiencing inconstant performance shouldn’t we consider it “down or unavailable”?   Years ago I walked into a meeting with a customer and as the CIO walked in he asked his staff what their prime directive was. Not skipping a beat they all in unison stated “To provide a reliable Read more...
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VMware Virtual SAN and SAS Expanders

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I’ve received a number of questions from customers about using SAS expanders for external, or internal storage. I would like to clear up any confusion and discuss what is supported (and more importantly why!) SAS expanders are supported only on VSAN ready nodes. Virtual SAN Ready Node is a validated server configuration in a tested, certified Read more...
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Understanding the Layers of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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We’re almost half way through the year, and it is shaping up to be a “tipping-point” year for hyper-convergence and HCI. Combine faster CPUs, lower cost flash (with exciting technologies on the horizon) and software innovation with the majority of data centers standardizing on server virtualization, now is the time to extend existing infrastructure investments with newer, Read more...