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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 84: Pivotal Container Service (PKS)

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Last year at VMworld, Pivotal, in collaboration with VMware and Google announced the launch of Pivotal Container Service™ (PKS) A few months back they announced the launch of their initial public offering of 37,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock and recently announced PKS 1.1 is generally available. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we Read more...

Understanding vSAN Encryption – Booting when vCenter is Unavailable

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Since the introduction of vSAN Encryption in vSAN 6.6 some of routine questions that get asked include: Do vSAN hosts get encryption key information from vCenter? What if vCenter is offline, is vSAN encryption impacted? What if vCenter is removed/replaced/not available, is vSAN impacted? The answers to these are pretty straightforward and easy to answer. Read more...

Data Placement Optimizations in vSAN 6.7

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A primary responsibility of storage is to make data requested readily available for access. While this may seem obvious, storage systems go to great lengths to accomplish this clear, but challenging objective. Hyper-converged infrastructures factor in additional considerations for data placement and resilience, as the storage is distributed across hosts. Considerations include, but not limited Read more...
Technical Writing

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 83: Technical Writing

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Technical writing is writing done for the purpose of educating, informing or directing someone on how to do something. You can find information on VMware technology on official sites like StorageHub, VirtualBlocks, or docs.vmware.com, or you can read the 100+ personal blogs. In addition, there are many publications covering the various VMware technologies. This week on Read more...
Performance Service

Changes in the Performance Service for vSAN 6.7

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The new Clarity based HTML5 user interface (UI) that VMware has adopted across its product portfolio has been a big win for new and existing customers. Since the debut of the new vCenter client in vSphere and vSAN 6.7, it has been quite common to hear from users who have made the transition on how Read more...
IDC

IDC Data Shows vSAN Expands Leadership in HCI Software

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The latest market data from IDC continues to show that VMware vSAN is leading the HCI market. IDCs Q1 2018 Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, released on June 26th, 2018, shows that the total value of hyperconverged solutions running VMware vSAN accounted for 37.2% of the Q1 2018 HCI market, making HCI systems powered by Read more...
Modern Backup Strategy

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 82: Modern Backup Strategy

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The digital revolution is upon us. It’s a revolution that impacts every company in every industry. As companies look to begin their digital transformation journey this presents challenges to traditional backup infrastructure. Clearly, there’s a need for new strategies. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome IBM’s Narayan Kumar to discuss what makes up Read more...