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Chart a Path to Career Success with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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The modern data center is changing fast—and so is its architecture. Legacy infrastructure is unwieldy, cost-prohibitive, and time-consuming to operate and manage, making it an unsustainable solution for the future. As speed and performance become increasingly critical to success, organizations around the world are turning to something new: hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). HCI is transforming data Read more...
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Virtual SAN Enterprise Networking with Brocade White Paper – Update

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It’s time for a quick update on the VMware Virtual SAN routed network deployments with Brocade white paper! I published earlier this year. By request, the section on Multicast considerations has been expanded and clarified about protocol choices. The configuration example now includes commands to implement all Multicast functionality in the spine-leaf routed network. Also, Read more...
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Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 32: VVols 2.0

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The release of vSphere 6.5 introduces enhancements to several of VMware’s storage management capabilities, including enhancements to Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM), Storage IO Control (SIOC), virtual disk management, and of course the highly anticipated 2.0 version of vSphere Virtual Volumes. This week we continue our coverage of vSphere 6.5 and bring in VMware Product Manager Ben Meadowcroft to Read more...

What You Should Know About Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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With the massive shift to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), we cannot deny that the traditional SAN and NAS markets are declining very quickly. According to Wikibon, traditional storage markets are declining close to 20% annually and they predict that traditional storage will go from being the dominant player today to a niche solution in less than Read more...
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Announcing vSphere 6.5 Core Storage white paper

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I’m delighted to announce the availability of a new vSphere 6.5 core storage white paper. The paper covers new features such as VMFS-6 enhancements, policy driven Storage I/O Control, policy driven VM Encryption, NFS and iSCSI improvements and of course new limit increases in vSphere 6.5. There are too many VMware folks to thank for Read more...
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Upcoming Webcast on December 6: Hyper-Converged Infrastructure For Dummies 

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As the data center continues to evolve, it’s time for a more robust infrastructure that can help organizations meet the needs of modern business. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is a radically simple, cost-effective solution designed with the future in mind—from performance to cost to scale.   If you’re interested in learning more about the transformative power Read more...
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What is Better for Your Business – Traditional or Hyper-Converged Infrastructure?

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Hardware-centric infrastructure is stuck in the past—and that’s a big problem in today’s fast-paced business world. Its siloed architecture keeps teams divided, slows provisioning, and limits visibility across organizations. Without the flexibility or speed to keep up with user needs and market demands, your business could fall behind. Virtualization has helped many organizations begin to Read more...
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Planning for HCI and Cloud-Native Applications in the Evolving Data Center

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The rapid pace of change is bringing a sharper focus on the advantages of a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and cloud-native applications. As an IT professional, you need to know how to prepare to embrace these emerging technologies.   On November 29, join Michael Haag, VMware’s Group Manager of Product Marketing, Storage & Availability for a Read more...
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The vSAN Witness Appliance in vCloud Air: Part 4 (Deployment)

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In Part 2, the process of uploading a vSAN Witness Appliance to an organization’s Catalog was detailed. Part 3 covered the process of creating networks for the vSAN Witness Appliance. What’s Next? With the vSAN Witness Appliance OVA converted and uploaded to vCloud Air, and connectivity in place to the networks that will be used, the Read more...