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VMware Virtual SAN: The Technology and Its Future

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As discussed in earlier posts, the latest version of Virtual SAN (v.6.2) announced on February 10, 2016 is the biggest release of the product since its debut in March 2014. The list of new features is impressive and makes Virtual SAN very competitive against the most sophisticated storage platforms in the market today. Indeed, with Read more...

The Use of Erasure Coding in VMware Virtual SAN 6.2

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On February 10 2016, VMware announced the release of Virtual SAN (VSAN) v.6.2. In terms of features, this is the biggest release of the product since the initial release (v.5.5) in March 2014. One of the new features is data protection by means of erasure coding. There are two specific configurations supported in this version: Read more...

The Software-Defined Storage Platform of the Future

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Next week, at VMworld USA 2015, we will be announcing Virtual SAN 6.1, the third-generation of VMware’s hypervisor-converged storage for VMs. With this release we are introducing several major enhancements and new capabilities, including support for the latest generation of storage devices, new availability and disaster recovery features, and advanced management and serviceability tools. These Read more...

VMware and the Future of Storage and Availability

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From the early days of VMware, it became clear that dealing with storage in efficient and scalable ways were key requirements for the success of virtualization in enterprise environments. Indeed, the storage stack of ESXi, including VMFS, played a key role in the proliferation of virtualization in data centers, where data is stored and managed Read more...