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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 71: Its Career Day

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Trying to explain what I do for a living is always fun. If I say I work in IT the response usually is “Oh can you fix my computer”? If the person is more tech savvy and knows what VMware is, I usually get the response “Oh so you’re a programmer” News Flash: of the Read more...

vSAN Online Health checks: New KBs now available

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The vSAN team recently added the following new kbs to vSAN Online Health Checks vCenter Server up to date check – This health check scans the vCenter Server version to check for compatibility with the managed host. If the host is not compatible, the health will recommend the vCenter version that a user should upgrade Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 70: Why VVols is Pure Genius

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  Virtual Volumes (VVols) was designed to solve a lot of the pain points VMware and/or storage admins face today.  VMware partners with various storage partners to provide the management component of VVols, the VASA Provider. Recently Pure Storage introduced VVols support for their FlashArray All-Flash-Array with its Purity 5.0.0 operating environment. This highly anticipated addition to the Read more...

According to Reason You Should Consider Microsoft SQL Server Database on VMware vSAN—Day 2 Operations and Management (Enabled by vSAN, Veeam and Blue Medora)

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No IT administrator wants to be “that person” who took the time to setup the SQL Server but forgot to prepare for what happens next. Whether your corporate IT system gets hacked,  a machine or network fails, human error deletes the wrong database entries, or mother nature produces a real disaster, you as the IT Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 69: vSAN from a Storage Admin’s Perspective

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As more and more companies look for ways to make their IT infrastructure more agile and efficient, hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) has become a top consideration. Initially it seemed infrastructure vendors were dismissive of this shift toward hyper convergence but now as top industry analysts like Gartner are increasingly recognizing HCI more and more vendors are moving into Read more...
VMware Debuts as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

VMware Debuts as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

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VMware debuted in the Leaders quadrant in the just-published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI). VMware is excited to be one of the software-only vendors in the Magic Quadrant and believes that VMware vSAN continues to disrupt the market. Top industry analysts are increasingly recognizing the critical role software plays in powering HCI solutions. Read more...

The (r)evolution of vSAN

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vSAN is VMware’s software-defined storage solution, built from the ground up for vSphere virtual machines. It abstracts and aggregates locally attached disks in a vSphere cluster to create a storage solution that can be provisioned and managed from vCenter and the vSphere Web Client. This week on the Virtually Speaking podcast we are pleased to Read more...

20% Off Price Promotion for VMware HCI Kits

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When we ask customers the key reason why they choose VMware vSAN over alternatives, most of them say, “because it is so well integrated with vSphere”. When we ask about the key benefits they realize, most customers highlight management simplicity and time savings resulting from vSphere integration. It is no surprise that most customers purchase Read more...