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3 Key Reasons Customers Move to Virtual Volumes


With all the buzz around the new Virtual Volumes features announced in VMworld Barcelona, and the huge interest in Virtual Volumes breakout sessions in both Las Vegas and Barcelona (standing room only!) now is a good time to reflect on why customers are moving to Virtual Volumes. @vPedroArrow session.#madness #peopleplasteredonwall — Frank Denneman (@FrankDenneman) August 31, 2016 Read more...

Is Storage DRS Still Needed With Virtual Volumes?


A question that has been coming up frequently in conversations I have had with customers is why Storage DRS is not supported with Virtual Volumes or Virtual SAN? In fact this question came up again in a customer call on Thursday morning with one of our customers who wanted to understand more about the benefits of Virtual Read more...

EMC Unity With Native Virtual Volumes Support


One of the major announcements at EMC World this year was the release of Unity, a new midrange All-flash storage array from EMC. I was particularly pleased to see this release as a key design goal for Unity was to deliver native support for vSphere Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management. The certification for EMC Read more...

Virtual Volumes Compatibility Guide Gets a Refresh


Over the last year the number of Virtual Volumes implementations has increased significantly. From a handful of key VVol partners in early 2015 we now have over 150 array models certified for VVols from 15+ partners with more on the way. Given this rapid growth in support for VVols we have heard from customers that the Read more...

Virtual Volumes Concepts and Architecture Videos


In this post I wanted to share a few short videos from the VMware Technical Communications team. The videos cover the concepts and architecture of Virtual Volumes and provide a good overview of the building blocks for a VVol deployment. Virtual Volumes Part 1: Concepts This first video provides an overview of some key Virtual Volumes concepts, including the relationship Read more...