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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 122: VMworld Preview

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Registration is open, the content catalog is up, and sessions are filling up fast. In just a few weeks 23 thousand of the IT Industry’s finest will be converging in San Francisco for the biggest event of the year, VMworld 2019. This week we welcome Frank Denneman, Ken Werneburg, and Duncan Epping to walk us Read more...
health checks

Working with vSAN Health Checks

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Overview vSAN Health check is a cloud-connected health validation framework. It helps ensure that vSAN is running optimally and configured according to VMware best practices. VMware recommends validating that all health checks are green while deploying production workloads to vSAN. Health checks have varying levels of importance. As an example, a vSAN network partition impacts Read more...
Upgrading Large vSAN Clusters

Upgrading Large vSAN Clusters

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The post, “Multi-Cluster Upgrading Strategies for vSAN” described an approach for upgrading vSAN in a data center comprising of several vSAN clusters. But what about environments running large vSAN clusters? How should an upgrade of a large vSAN cluster be approached? Let’s take a look at this in more detail. Standard vSAN clusters can range Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 121: State of Hybrid

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It seems like just a few short years ago the enterprise data storage market was dominated by HDD-based systems that used flash as persistent storage. Then overnight, flash storage became a high performance cure for the performance ills that affected disk based storage and the hybrid era was born. Organizations have since been balancing performance Read more...
VMware Cloud Foundation

#StorageMinute – How is VMware Cloud Foundation Built on vSAN?

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at how VMware Cloud Foundation is built on vSAN. VMware Cloud Foundation VMware Cloud Foundation is the most comprehensive hybrid cloud architecture. It provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, and cloud Read more...
Clusters

Multi-Cluster Upgrading Strategies for vSAN

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While VMware continues to introduce all new levels of performance, capabilities, robustness, and ease-of-use to vSAN, the respective vSAN clusters must be updated to benefit from these improvements. While the upgrading process continues to be streamlined, environments running multiple clusters of vSAN can benefit from specific practices that will deliver a more efficient upgrade experience. Read more...

SPBM Host-Based Rules: SIOC v2

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SPBM Host-Based Rules: Storage I/O Control via Policy As we wrap up the SPBM series, this episode we will look at the difference between Storage I/O Control version 1 and 2. Unlike SIOC v1, v2 is policy based and allows for storage I/O control at the VM level. A quick overview of SIOC; SIOC v1 is Read more...

#vSANChat: Site Recovery Manager 8.2

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We’re back with our monthly tweet chat! This month we discussed Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 8.2 and recent updates. We were joined by Virtually Speaking host, Pete Flecha, and VMware Availability tech guru, Cato Grace! Catch up on the SRM hour below.     Q1: Can you give a brief description of Site Recovery Manager Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 120: 5G Ready Telco Cloud

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  A key challenge facing CSPs at the dawn of the 5G era is to dynamically deploy and manage the growing number of services and multi-cloud environments. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Bryan Beal and Nick Wilson to discuss how VMware is helping CSPs realize the true potential of distributed multi-cloud Read more...

VMware keeps the #1 spot in Hyperconverged Infrastructure, According to IDC, and Counts Over 20,000 Customers

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In their most recent release, IDC’s Converged Systems Tracker for Q1 2019 showed VMware as the market leader with over 41% market share, based on ownership of HCI software. In addition to the IDC data, in our most recent earnings call, VMware announced that over 20,000 organizations have adopted vSAN to power their hyperconverged infrastructure, Read more...