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New! Virtual SAN 6.0 All-Flash RA:14 Million TPM and 3 Million NOPMs

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This new reference architecture is focused on Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) workloads on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 All-Flash storage architecture. The reference architecture was developed by SanDisk and Lenovo with the goal of delivering a design and configuration the is ready to meet both application and storage demands with the Read more...

Is VDI Causing You Gray Hairs? Virtual SAN and Horizon Can Help!

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Our 2,000+ Virtual SAN customers are deploying VMware hyper-converged systems for all kinds of solutions—from supporting large Oracle databases to powering remote IT rooms to simplifying test/dev environments—but one specific use case is one the most popular workloads for VSAN: virtual desktops (VDI). The struggle to find both high performance and affordable IT infrastructure, especially Read more...
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Hitachi Data Systems Extends vSphere Virtual Volumes and VMware Data Protection Offerings

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In this guest post Dinesh Singh, Solutions Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems, shares an update on further integration with VMware products and support for our Software-Defined Storage strategy. HDS recently announced new Software-defined storage solutions to help customers run agile and available IT operations. HDS announced support for vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol) on the Read more...
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IBM Storage and the Beauty and Benefits of VVol

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Once more I’m pleased to offer a guest post from another highly valued partner of ours in the VVol space, and another design partner for Virtual Volumes: IBM. Today’s post talks about some of the history of how IBM came to realize the promise of VVol, what problems we are all trying to fix, and Read more...
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Dive Into EVO:RAIL at VMworld!

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One of the advantages VMworld attendees have is to learn the latest tech trends and VMware product updates. This includes learning more about VMware EVO:RAIL. At VMworld, you’ll gain knowledge on the business advantages EVO:RAIL can provide, how EVO:RAIL can transform how you consume, deploy, and manage your software defined data center, plus much more! Read more...
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VMware Compatibility Guide Portal with New Ready Node Branding

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Out with the old and in with the new! In the spirit of simplicity for all things hardware related to Virtual SAN, today VMware released a newly revamped hardware compatibility guide portal. The portal introduces a new and simplified hardware searching capability that is primarily focused around Virtual SAN Ready Nodes instead of the previous Read more...

Two Brand New Customer Case Studies Published!

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Over the past few months I’ve spoken with many customers about Virtual SAN. These conversations usually result in “unofficial” success stories that are published in the form of a blog post. In addition to these informal stories, businesses that successfully implement Virtual SAN are featured in customer case studies. Below are two new customer case Read more...