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VSAN now with more blinking lights!

The Road to All-Flash VMware Virtual SAN


A quick post here today to talk about why I think 2016 will see all flash VSAN overtake 10K RPM drive based hybrid VSAN as the most popular deployment choice. Remember when predictions were made in that 15K RPM drives would loose their relevance to flash? 10K RPM drives are next up to be displaced. Read more...

VSAN now supporting NVMe devices


  The first NVMe drive is on the VSAN HCL and customers are already adopting it! Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) is a specification for attaching and accessing flash storage devices to the PCI Express (PCIE). Intel has demonstrated that with NVMe VSAN clusters can easily scale into the millions of IOPS. Another Intel blog goes Read more...

Criteria for supported magnetic drives with VSAN


I have been talking with VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) customers who are enjoying great success. Customers have asked questions regarding why specific components are or are not on the hardware compatibility list (HCL) or chosen for ready nodes. I wanted to provide some insight into component selection for customers choosing VSAN hybrid configurations that leverage Read more...