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Big Data on All-Flash vSAN? Of Course!

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Blog was Co-Authored by Michael Haag Besides fueling some of the fastest growth and changes in the IT industry over the past few years, Big Data and software-defined storage (like vSAN) have another less obvious similarity. Users of both share a fundamental desire to minimize—or often eliminate—the dependency on costly and complex external storage. Hadoop and Read more...
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Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 36: vSAN Use Cases

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VMware just posted stunning vSAN market adoption rates showing that a torrent of 7,000 customers have now adopted vSAN, confirming its position as the leading product in the hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) market. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we share some vSAN use cases captured at VMware’s World Wide Kick-Off 2017. Show Related Links 7000 Read more...
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vSAN Empowers CINgroup Business Growth

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Meeting the demands of the digital transformation can seem overwhelming, but one company has recently figured out the secret to simple and natural data center modernization. Let’s take a look at how one industry-leading company managed to break out of the traditional infrastructure cycle and modernize their data center while reducing costs and saving resources! Read more...
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SPBM: Configuring VVol Replication

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Now that vSphere 6.5 supports array-based replication (ABR), customers are starting to configure replication in their VM Storage Policies. Before you configure your policies for replication below are a few prerequisites to check. Note: Always check with your storage vendor for specific instructions on configuring your VASA Provider.  While very similar, each vendor I’ve configured is slightly different. Read more...
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How vSAN Enables You to Scale to Tomorrow

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While no technology is ever “future proof,” we all hope that any big technology purchase will last and give us a satisfactory return on our investment. We look for assurance that it can not only take advantage of the newest and flashiest applications and technologies, but also have the agility and extensibility to adopt newer Read more...
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Using vR Ops Management Pack for vSAN to understand cluster performance

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Accurate interpretation of metrics in the data center is critical to the efficient design, operation, and optimization of any environment. The vRealize Operations (vR Ops) Management Pack for vSAN extends the powerful abilities of vR Ops to bring the right information to the eyes of the Administrator running vSAN. This management pack exposes vSAN related Read more...
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vSAN and SRM RPO and RTO

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A question came up recently from a customer that went like this: “I am looking for an active/active configuration for disaster avoidance and disaster recovery with a recovery time objective of 0 minutes and a recovery point objective of 0 minutes. Is this something I can achieve with VMware vSAN and/or Site Recovery Manager (SRM)?” Read more...
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Facebook Live vSAN TechTalk with Jase McCarty

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We are excited to host our first Facebook Live vSAN TechTalk! Please tune into our Facebook page on Friday, February 10th 1:30 P.M. PST to hear Jase McCarty (@JaseMcCarty), Staff Technical Marketing Architect, talk about vSAN 2-Node with Direct Connect. During the 10 minute live stream, Jase will: Do the feature introduction Cover technical requirements Read more...

Getting More Out of vSAN: February Webcasts

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With an all-time high of 7,000 vSAN customers, we want to make sure that your vSAN deployment and operations are seamless and that you’re getting the most benefit from the product. Our ongoing “Getting More Out of vSAN: Deploy and Operate” webcast series,  presented by vSAN experts, is designed to help you succeed in your Read more...