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#StorageMinute: Elastic vSAN

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at Elastic vSAN inside the VMware Cloud on AWS Service.     Elastic vSAN is an innovative new solution in the VMware Cloud on AWS Service that combines Amazons Elastic Block Store offering and Read more...

Native SQL Server Cluster support on vSAN

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In the latest of a seemingly continuous stream of enhancements, we are pleased to share Microsoft SQL Server Cluster support on vSAN.  This support has been added in the latest release of the VMware Cloud on AWS Service (1.6) and adds SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation (SCSI3-PR) support to vSAN. Initially released to the VMware Cloud on Read more...
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Introducing Elastic vSAN

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We have officially entered the next generation of storage in the VMware Cloud on AWS Service, dramatically increasing the size and scale of workload that the service can support, while simultaneously introducing flexibility into the amount of storage assigned to a cluster. We call it Elastic vSAN; a fusion of VMware vSAN and Amazons Elastic Read more...
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VMware Cloud on AWS Compliance ready Data-at-Rest Encryption

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Security has always been a core concern for the VMware Cloud on AWS service. Since its initial availability, every vSphere host deployed has implemented encryption at rest. Initially, this was fulfilled using self-encrypting NVMe devices.  Unfortunately for some customers, this wasn’t enough. For a variety of valid reasons some customers are required to not only Read more...

#StorageMinute: AWS AZ resiliency powered by vSAN Stretched Clusters

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  Welcome to the StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will demonstrate how Stretched Clusters powered by vSAN deliver on-premises levels of availability and resiliency within the AWS cloud.     One of the primary inhibitors to leveraging public cloud as an extension of existing infrastructure is the Read more...
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#StorageMinute: Common UI for Edge-Core-Cloud

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  Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition we will look into Common UI for Edge to Core to Cloud.     Managing complexity in a modern distributed deployment can be a challenge.  Data continues to be increasingly generated and processed at the Edge.  Simultaneously the Read more...
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Measuring Performance in VMware Cloud on AWS

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Up until recently measuring cluster performance inside the VMware Cloud on AWS Service has been a complicated affair. This is primarily due to the distributed nature of vSAN and its ability to scale-out operations. Measuring cluster performance requires several simultaneous workloads to saturate the cluster and measure top end capabilities. HCIBench has been VMware’s go-to Read more...

Deploying the vSAN Witness Appliance within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Shortly after clarifying that VMware Cloud on AWS is a supported hosting environment for the vSAN Witness Appliance, there was a rush of inquiries into what is involved in its’ setup. Deploying a vSAN Witness Appliance in VMware Cloud on AWS is a straightforward process.  Since the Witness Appliance is running as a client workload Read more...
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vSAN Witness Appliance in VMware Cloud on AWS

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  One of the more enticing aspects of VMware Cloud on AWS is the ability for an organization to project an IT presence anywhere in the world independent of their existing operations.  From oil rigs to retail shops, edge compute is a critical component of the modern world.  Managing the costs of those edge deployments Read more...

Single Host vSAN

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VMware recently unveiled a new Single Host VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.  This new SDDC has been engineered to enable customers to use the VMC Service for up to 30 days at a reduced rate before making any long-term commitments.  At the end of the 30 days, the SDDC will be automatically deleted.  There is currently Read more...