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Western Digital Corporation and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announce an All-flash Hyper-Converged SQL Server

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Yesterday, Western Digital Corporation (WDC) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced an all-flash Hyper-converged SQL Server 2016 solution based on HPE ProLiant DL rack servers and VMware Virtual SAN 6.2. The solution was showcased at HPE Discover 2016 in both the HPE and SanDisk booths (SanDisk was acquired by Western Digital in May 2016). By Read more...
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The Data Locality Discussion (Revisited Part 2)

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This is part 2 of this post. Part one can be found here. As we discussed in the previous blog post, and white papers networking latency is significantly lower than typical flash device latency, however there are some new exception cases that have come up as the Virtual SAN platform has been extended. Client Cache Read more...
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Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 17 – Home Labs

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If you’re in IT chances are you have some form of a home lab, whether it’s a virtual machine on your laptop, an old computer or even a cloud environment. Perhaps you are one those who have taken home labs to a whole new level earning the term Home Datacenter. This week on the Virtually Read more...
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VMware Virtual SAN for Remote Office and Branch Office (ROBO)

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As a global company, VMware has many office locations throughout the world. I myself, being based in Beijing, get to hear from many customers who would love to deploy VMware Virtual SAN at a Remote Office and Branch Office (ROBO) site. However, they have concerns and questions with regards to performance and reliability. Well, question Read more...
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Join us for a #VSANchat on 6/28!

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Back in February, VMware announced its radically simple, enterprise-class storage; Virtual SAN 6.2. This 4th generation offering contained frequently requested features such as dedupe & compression, checksum and more and it has certainly made its mark in the storage and hyper-converged landscape. On June 28th, at 11AM PST, we invite you to join our #VSANchat! Read more...
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VCE VxRail 3.5 Accelerates VMware Powered HCI Appliance Momentum

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VxRail flash configurationCo-authored with Biswa Bhattacharjee Building on strong momentum from the February 2016 launch, VxRail 3.5, with a slew of ‘face-melting’ new features, is now shipping! VCE VxRail is a jointly VMware and EMC developed hyper-converged infrastructure family of appliances built on the foundations of VMware Hyper-Converged Software (Virtual SAN, vSphere and vCenter).  VxRail Read more...