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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 39: Disaster Recovery with GS Khalsa

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This month’s massive outage of Amazon Web Services’ S3 (Simple Storage Service) platform, was if nothing else a reminder to us all that we need to have Disaster Recovery plans we can count on. This week we bring in one of VMware’s Disaster Recovery experts, GS Khalsa to discuss various aspects of Availability and Disaster Read more...
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Cisco UCS Blades Powered by VMware vSAN

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Co-author Bhumik Patel – Partner Architect, VMware   Overview Today, we are pleased to announce the much awaited support for VMware vSAN on Cisco UCS blade as an All-Flash ReadyNode. This enables a new vSAN blade platform on Cisco in addition to a number of vSAN Ready Nodes already supported on the UCS C-Series rackmount Read more...
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Take the plunge into HCI – Run a simple vSAN Assessment!

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Hyper-converged infrastructure has quickly become the hottest topic in the data center modernization journey. However, many customers are still evaluating how to best assess their HCI needs. Fear not! A very simple and quick vSAN Assessment may provide you the answer. The vSAN Assessment was launched in 2015 and has now seen widespread adoption with Read more...
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New Mechanism for Unleashing vSAN Innovation

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A major advantage of vSAN is that it is natively integrated with vSphere—in fact it’s the only vSphere-embedded storage solution available! As a result of this architecture customers benefit from management simplicity, high performance and a natural way to evolve to HCI. But up to now, that tight relationship also meant that vSAN releases were Read more...
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vSAN Got a 2.5x Performance Increase: Thank You Intel Optane!

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Today, March 19th Intel announced the Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X—the first flash device built on the much-anticipated 3D XPoint technology. This is exciting news for vSAN customers, since—as a result of Intel and VMware’s active collaboration—we are pleased to offer day 1 support of vSAN 6.5 and ESXi 6.5 with the Intel® Optane™ SSD Read more...
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Discovery Achieves Global Business Success With vSAN

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In 2015, Discovery was listed 17th out of 51 companies on Fortune Magazine’s inaugural Change the World List – a list which denotes companies that have addressed core social problems as part of their business strategy. As a global insurance company and authorized financial services provider, they offer employers and clients with health, life, and Read more...
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Gain Visibility into Key Data Center Metrics the Right Way

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Accurate interpretation of data center metrics is critical to the operation and optimization of an environment. Virtualized environments that use VMware vSphere have historically enjoyed the benefit of a unified control and management plane that provides visibility into key data center metrics. vSphere environments, powered by vSAN, benefit from this even further.   Because vSAN Read more...
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What You Can (and Cannot) Change in a vSAN ReadyNode™

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Overview vSAN has taken the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) market by storm and more than 7,000 customers have now adopted vSAN with thousands of deployments, confirming its position as the leading product in hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). One of the consumption models of vSAN software is ReadyNodes and today we have more than 200 ReadyNodes listed in Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 38: Storage Performance

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Have you ever stopped to think what if conventional wisdom on the consumption of resources is wrong? This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in one of VMware’s performance experts, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager Peter Koehler to break down some common misconceptions around storage performance and provide a deeper look into how vSAN Read more...