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SRM Multi-Site Options

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Most of the time, SRM is deployed as a single site to single site solution. This is something SRM has done well since the first version. What isn’t as widely known is all the different ways that SRM works in multi-site configurations. Deploying SRM in multi-site topologies provides flexibility to support a wide variety of use cases and Read more...

VSAN Management API Cookbook for Python

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Virtual SAN 6.2 has been out for a few months now. More and more customers are adopting Virtual SAN in many use cases including Tier 1 and business critical applications. Virtual SAN leverages Storage Policy Based Management to individually tailor a virtual machine’s protection and performance profile. This lessens the burden of storage provisioning operations on administrators. Deploying Virtual Read more...
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Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 20 – VSAN and Cohesity DataPlatform

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We all know that VMware Virtual SAN is the #1 enterprise-class primary storage solution for hyperconverged infrastructure, now with over 5,000 customers. Cohesity DataPlatform and DataProtect are a web-scale platform to consolidate secondary data, data protection, replication, cloud tiering, and test/dev work ows. It is designed to meet the operational e ciencies, security, scalability requirements Read more...
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New Virtual SAN Solution Overview Paper: Mixed Workloads in HCI

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A new Solution Overview paper discusses how Virtual SAN provides a resolution to the complexities originally plaguing dedicated infrastructure hardware. The white paper can be obtained here, but a summary of the piece can be found below.   VMware Hyper-Converged Software Premier Solution for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Decoding the complexity of multiple infrastructure silos can Read more...
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Announcing the New VMware Virtual SAN IDC Lab Validation Report

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Hot off the press: VMware Virtual SAN IDC Lab Validation Report With the launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, VMware expanded the capabilities of Virtual SAN as a platform and introduced better data efficiency features by delivering deduplication and compression of data as well as providing RAID-5/RAID-6 support for all flash Virtual SAN environments. This Read more...
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Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 19 – EMC Unity

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EMC Unity made a big splash at EMC World last month.  In case you missed it, it’s the new midrange storage platform to delight EMC current and prospective customers in the mid-markets with emphasis on simplicity, flexibility, modern data services, and affordability. This week we bring in EMC Technical Marketing Manager for Unity, Daniel Chiu Read more...