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vSAN Maintenance Mode Impact to Object Resilience

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HCI clusters use local storage devices   Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) clusters powered by VMware vSAN consist of multiple hosts with local storage devices in each host contributing to a shared vSAN datastore. This model combines the cost savings of using local storage devices with the benefits of shared storage. However, when a vSAN host is Read more...
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Reduce migration time to vSAN with svMotion / xvMotion and greater parallelization

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Speed up Simple VM Migrations to vSAN A few customers have asked me for recommendations on efficiently migrating their production VMs from traditional datastores to vSAN without disruption and within their maintenance window timeframe.  I enlisted the help of Christian Dickmann, Ravi Soundararajan, Zhelong Pan and Arun Ramanthan.  Arun shared this nugget of valuable information Read more...

VMware Site Recovery VMworld Announcements

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VMware Site Recovery – An Awesome DRaaS Gets Even Better!   Until about seven years ago, in order to protect the files on my personal laptop, I used an external hard drive, which was clunky, heavy, and slow. If you wanted a device with enough capacity, you had to go with a slow spinning disk Read more...

Announcing the First VMware vSAN and Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX Joint Solution for Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program

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We are pleased to announce the first joint solution white paper listing on Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP): “Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN 20,000 User Mailbox Exchange 2016 Mailbox Resiliency Storage Solution”, published together by VMware and Fujitsu. This program is designed to certify third-party storage to pass a series of testing to satisfy the Read more...

HPE and VMware: Innovation for the Customer’s Sake

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By Paul Miller, HPE VP Portfolio Marketing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Tom Herrmann, VP Global Strategic Alliances, VMware   Our 18+ year partnership continues to deliver groundbreaking innovations for our joint customers. Together, we have a proven history of success and we continue to provide the broadest portfolio of HPE and VMware integrated solutions. Our Read more...
Pivotal Container Service

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 95: VMworld Conversations

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The Virtually Speaking Podcast crew is headed to Barcelona to learn, network, inspire and be inspired. If you’ve ever been to VMworld you understand. This is the premier digital infrastructure event of the industry, and is all about paving the way to a better digital future and offering the perfect combination of networking and learning! Read more...

VMworld Europe 2018: Your Guide to Storage and Availability Activities

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The vSAN team is en route to VMworld round two and we can’t wait to meet you! If it’s not obvious, we are hyped about hyperconverged infrastructure, and the same can be said about our 15,000 customers. VMworld is the ideal place to check out VMware’s innovative technologies, including vSAN’s market-leading hyperconverged infrastructure at the Read more...

Datastax, Cassandra and VMware vSAN powered HCI

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This blog was co-authored by Kathryn Erickson, Director of Strategic Partnerships at DataStax Enterprise   Cloud native applications can prove challenging to deploy, as the most efficient means of deployment may require building out a unique silo to handle the specific storage requirements of the platform. While it is true that you can force these Read more...
vR Ops 7.0

Better Visibility with New vSAN Metrics in vR Ops 7.0

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Infrastructure analytics helps to provide meaning and insight in the effort to make smarter decisions in the data center. Yet it can only do so if the right data is measured, from the right location, and in the right way. Infrastructure analytics has historically been difficult in part to these three data collection variables being Read more...