We all know that VMware Virtual SAN is the #1 enterprise-class primary storage solution for hyperconverged infrastructure, now with over 5,000 customers.


Cohesity DataPlatform and DataProtect are a web-scale platform to consolidate secondary data, data protection, replication, cloud tiering, and test/dev work ows. It is designed to meet the operational e ciencies, security, scalability requirements of the most demanding data management services in the enterprise. Unlike traditional data management solutions that require external media and management servers in order to backup, archive, and secure data, with Cohesity all the data management functions and services are performed directly on Cohesity DataPlatform.

Recently, VMware and Cohesity published a joint white paper detailing how together, Virtual SAN and Cohesity bring the simplicity of scale-out hyperconverged solutions to both primary and secondary storage.

This week we bring in VMware, Principal Architect in office of the CTO for Storage and Availability  Rawlinson RiveraCohesity VP of engineering, Johnny Chen and Principle Tech Marketing Architect, Drew Mcumisky to discuss this joint solution.

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Cohesity 3.0 Announcement

VSAN and Cohesity DataPlatform WhitePaper

VSAN Cohesity together at VMworld

VMworld US Sessions

If you are planning on attending VMworld 2016, here are a few sessions to consider adding to your calendar.

Virtual Volumes Sessions

Virtual Volumes Technical Deep Dive

Transitioning to VVols: Partner Panel

Virtual Volumes in a NetApp Environment

Virtual Volumes: Why

Deploy Scalable Private Cloud with vSphere Virtual Volumes

VSAN Sessions

Virtual SAN for VMware Service Providers

VSAN Networking Deep Dive and Best Practices

A day in the life of a VSAN I/O

The Rise of Flash: Space Efficiency in Virtual SAN 6.2

Pete and John co-presenting

Snapshots Suck: How VSAN and VVol fix all your operational nightmares

The Virtually Speaking Podcast

The Virtually Speaking Podcast is a weekly technical podcast dedicated to discussing VMware topics related to storage and availability. Each week Pete Flecha (@vPedroArrow) and John Nicholson (@Lost_Signal) bring in various subject matter experts from VMware and within the industry to discuss their respective areas of expertise. If you’re new to the Virtually Speaking Podcast check out all episodes on Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.