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Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management for Databases

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By Sudhir Balasubramanian (Senior Solutions Architect – Data Platforms) and Mohan Potheri (Senior Solutions Architect) In the first part of this series, we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series, we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes Read more...

Crash Consistent Backups and Database Cloning with Virtual Volumes

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By Sudhir Balasubramanian (Senior Solutions Architect – Data Platforms) and Mohan Potheri (Senior Solutions Architect) In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes Read more...

Virtual Volumes for Database Backup and Recovery

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By Sudhir Balasubramanian (Senior Solutions Architect – Data Platforms) and Mohan Potheri (Senior Solutions Architect) In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In this post, we will examine in more detail how Virtual Volumes can improve the Read more...

Virtual Volumes: A Game Changer for Operations of Virtualized Business Critical Databases

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This is first of a series of posts on deploying vSphere Virtual Volumes for Tier 1 Business Critical Databases by Sudhir Balasubramanian (Senior Solutions Architect – Data Platforms) and Mohan Potheri (Senior Solutions Architect). Although this article is written with a focus on Oracle databases, much of this discussion holds good for any mission-critical application. Read more...

Simplifying VM Storage Operations with Hitachi Solutions for VMware Cloud Automation

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In this guest post Dinesh Singh, Solutions Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), shares how the recently launched/upgraded range of management packs from HDS enhance the functionality of VMware cloud management and automation products.   vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) Hitachi storage content pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight delivers real-time log management to administrators Read more...

NexGen and Virtual Volumes

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In this guest blog Mike Koponen, Sr. Director of Business Development at NexGen, shares more details on the Virtual Volumes implementation with NexGen Storage. Mike has more than twenty years of experience in the storage industry and has participated in all but the very first VMworld. Storage QoS – A Must Have for VMware Environments         Read more...

Data Services with PrimaryIO

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Guest blog by Murali Nagaraj, CTO of PrimaryIO PrimaryIO APA for VMware is a storage optimisation software designed using VMware’s VAIO framework. Applications like Databases, File Servers and VDI can benefit from PrimaryIO APA for VMware. These applications running on SAN/NAS environments will see vastly improved performance levels due to the effects of IO optimisation. Read more...

What’s New: 3rd Party Software Data Services with vSphere APIs for IO Filtering

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VMware’s Software-Defined Storage (SDS) partner ecosystem plays an instrumental role in delivering unique and integrated solutions to our customers. Today, VMware is strengthening the SDS ecosystem by enabling our partners to provide software data services through the new vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO). VMware’s SDS vision is to deliver a new, efficient data center Read more...

Hitachi Data Systems Extends vSphere Virtual Volumes and VMware Data Protection Offerings

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In this guest post Dinesh Singh, Solutions Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems, shares an update on further integration with VMware products and support for our Software-Defined Storage strategy. HDS recently announced new Software-defined storage solutions to help customers run agile and available IT operations. HDS announced support for vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol) on the Read more...