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About Abid Saeed

Abid Saeed has over 15 years of experience in Storage, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Business Critical Applications. He is currently working for VMware as a Staff Engineer / Architect and works with various industry data storage, critical applications and server partners, such as DELL-EMC, Lenovo, HPE, Seagate, Western Digital/SanDisk, Network Appliance, Broadcom/Avago, IBM, Thales and many more.. Before VMware, he held senior engineering positions at Brocade and Adaptec, workings with storage industry partners on ground breaking technologies of its time.

VMware Cloud Certification Services – A journey to SaaS transformation


NOTE: This article has moved to the new VMware {code} blog. Please visit https://blogs.vmware.com/code/2017/11/18/vmware-cloud-certification-services-journey-saas-transformation/ to read the article.

All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI with Brocade vTM

We are pleased to announce we’ve published an update to the All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI reference architecture to highlight optimization of this solution with Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager (vTM), an application delivery controller designed for any virtual or cloud environment.


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New Reference Architecture: All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI

Last week, we hinted at the release of a new reference architecture detailing an all-flash virtual SAN for VDI environments. Today we’re pleased to announce the reference architecture has been published and is ready for you to download here:


The Power of Partnership: All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI

VMware Virtual SAN™ is a software-defined storage platform that aggregates locally attached disks of hosts to create distributed shared storage solution, and the new Virtual SAN 6.0 gives you the power to design and deploy solutions with 100 percent flash-based storage. To demonstrate the technology and integration points, VMware and our ecosystem partners—Avago, Brocade, Dell, and SanDisk—recently created a reference architecture for implementing Virtual SAN in a VDI environment with all SSDs instead of traditional hybrid configuration.


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