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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. Managing complexity in a modern distributed deployment can be a challenge.  Data continues to be increasingly generated and processed at the Edge.  Simultaneously the move to hybrid operations leveraging public cloud resources has become a reality. VMware vSAN helps minimize complexity by 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...

Understanding the vSAN Witness Host

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One of the more frequent questions answered by support shortly upon a customer creating a Stretched Cluster in VMware Cloud on AWS service for the first time is: What is this extra host in my cluster? That is the vSAN Witness Host.  To understand why we need the vSAN Witness Host we need to take Read more...
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SPBM, because not all applications are created equal

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Since taking over Tech Marketing for Storage in VMware Cloud on AWS, I’ve had the privilege to work with many Customers and Partners working within the VMC on AWS service. For the most part, it’s been an invigorating experience. Given the complexity of Hybrid Cloud operations, I went into this expecting the primary challenge to Read more...
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VMware on AWS: 10TB of VMs in a 5TB Cloud

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This week we announced several updates to VMware on AWS.  Over the past year, we have been hard at work getting this groundbreaking service off the ground. The team is eager and has been working on a series of enhancements at a lightning pace. This latest release features a wide range of new capabilities spanning Read more...
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Storage Administration in VMware Cloud on AWS

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VMware Cloud on AWS empowers anyone to quickly spin up or down a VMware vSphere powered SDDC on demand. This kind of dynamic provisioning is relatively straightforward from the network and compute perspectives, but storage administrators are quick to bring up the question of their role in such a managed service. The answer to this Read more...