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Register for the vSAN Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.x] – BETA

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VMware Education is excited to offer the VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Workshop on 10/26 – 10/27.  This Live Online two-day course will teach you tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot VMware vSAN™ 6.6 implementations. You will gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on challenge lab exercises. Course Outline 1. Read more...

vSAN Announcements and Highlights from VMworld 2017

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Las Vegas wasn’t the only destination on VMworld’s itinerary this year. The annual conference traveled overseas and made waves in Spain. The record breaking number of attendeeds at each event heard how vSAN surprassed the noteworthy milestone of 10,000 customers. Many of these customers were out in full force sharing their vSAN experiences in sessions, Read more...

Key Storage and Availability Activities at VMworld 2017

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Hyper-converged Infrastructure is HOT HOT HOT, and we’ve got the only vSphere-native HCI solution available.  Over 8,000 customers have taken the plunge with vSAN, and VMworld is the perfect place to investigate how vSAN can help you too! From the Storage & Availability team at VMware – Welcome to VMworld! It is the perfect time Read more...

VMware Tackles HCI Security with Unique Software-Defined Encryption

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Building a Secure Private Cloud with VMware vSAN Hyper Converged Architecture A financial firm recently shared with us that it was fending off 10,000 unauthorized hacking attempts per day.  A hospital shared their need to comply with the latest privacy regulations, and a transportation firm explained how decommissioned hard disk drives needed to be physically Read more...

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...

What You Should Know About Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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With the massive shift to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), we cannot deny that the traditional SAN and NAS markets are declining very quickly. According to Wikibon, traditional storage markets are declining close to 20% annually and they predict that traditional storage will go from being the dominant player today to a niche solution in less than Read more...

Announcing the 2016 VSAN vExperts

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Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert VSAN. Myself and VMware Storage & Availability Business Unit are pleased to announce the list of 2016 vExperts who received the VSAN award. This elite group includes bloggers, book authors, VMUG leaders, speakers, tool builders, community leaders and general enthusiasts. This group of individuals have passion and Read more...

Announcing the New IDC Virtual SAN TCO White Paper

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Reviewing the Current State of Hyperconvergence and Real World Benefits of VMware Virtual SAN Deployments This IDC white paper reviews the trends driving organizations to deploy hyper-converged systems within their data centers. It also provides an overview of VMware Virtual SAN and the results of a recent IDC survey of VMware Virtual SAN customers. The Read more...

Announcing the New VMware Virtual SAN IDC Lab Validation Report

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Hot off the press: VMware Virtual SAN IDC Lab Validation Report With the launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, VMware expanded the capabilities of Virtual SAN as a platform and introduced better data efficiency features by delivering deduplication and compression of data as well as providing RAID-5/RAID-6 support for all flash Virtual SAN environments. This Read more...