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About Juan Novella

Product Marketing Manager in Storage with focus on Virtual Volumes and other partner ecosystem solutions. Computer Science from The University of Michigan and MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Virtual Volumes Overview Video

Interested in learning about Virtual Volumes in 3 minutes? Check out this new Virtual Volumes overview video:

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Streamlined Storage Operations with Virtual Volumes

In my last post I detailed the importance of VM-centricity with Virtual Volumes and the fundamental problem that it solves for customers. In this post, I will provide more insight on how Virtual Volumes can make your life easier through streamlined operations.

For both the VI Admin and Storage Admin, Virtual Volumes greatly simplifies management over the existing operational model. Virtual Volumes allows separating storage presentation from storage consumption.

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Virtual Volumes: VM-centricity And Why Its Important

One of the key benefits of Virtual Volumes is the ability to control provisioning and data services at a VM-level. Why is VM-centricity so important and how does Virtual Volumes enable VMs to consume resources efficiently?

Essentially, with VM-centricity, Virtual Volumes eliminates a costly tradeoff that our customers have faced with traditional storage for many years. More specifically, as new applications are deployed, many of our customers have been required to either underprovision and fail to meet SLAs or overprovision and waste valuable resources (compute, storage, and network). Obviously, customers would choose to meet SLAs at the expense of overprovisioning and not consuming resources efficiently.

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Virtual Volumes Webcast

Virtual Volumes


Please join us on a webcast on vSphere Virtual Volumes with Teneja Group. This webcast is an excellent opportunity to learn about this new exciting feature in vSphere 6! During this webcast we will cover the key benefits of Virtual Volumes and the fundamental technical components. As an attendee, you will also be able to submit your questions to panelists.

Date: April 30th 2015

Time: 9 am PST

Duration: 1 hr

Registration Link: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/9775/153779