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StorageHub – New portal for storage and availability product info!

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I’m very pleased to announce the launch of a new VMware web portal offering technical information about our storage and availability products. Storagehub.vmware.com offers a powerful way to peruse publications, product information and operations information for Virtual SAN, Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Replication and Virtual Volumes. Core functionality includes: Easy to navigate online documents, e.g. operations guidesand FAQs Read more...

NEC Storage Products Released Featuring Virtual Volumes

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This post was written by Tomohiro Igakura, Lead Engineer, IT Platform Division at NEC Corporation. The VMware Virtual Volumes (VVol) storage framework is becoming recognized as a landmark technology that solves the challenges virtual environments continue to face. Officially released on February 3, 2015, VVol is a new feature of VMware vSphere® 6.0 and is Read more...

EMC VMAX3 in a VVol World

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Today I have the pleasure of publishing a blog written by one of my colleagues at EMC, Drew Tonnesen.  Drew works as a Senior Consultant Systems Engineer in EMC VMAX Engineering focusing on VMware and other virtualization technologies. He has been employed by EMC since 2006. When he isn’t guest blogging, he maintains his own Read more...

Virtual Volumes with Fujitsu ETERNUS Storage

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In another of the series of Virtual Volume information from our partners, today I am pleased to offer a post by Manuel Lange, product manager for the ETERNUS storage systems at Fujitsu.  Thank you Manuel for the material, our customers always appreciate the details on how things work in real implementations! Read more...

EMC Storage and Virtual Volumes

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In another guest post, Daniel Chiu, a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at EMC will offer us an insight into using Virtual Volumes with their newly announced VVol initiatives, particularly in the VNX platform. Really appreciate the technical details in this post! —– Curious how the EMC storage systems will integrate with VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols)?  Well, the Read more...

Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster and Health Check Plugin Guides

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One of the key new features of Virtual SAN 6.1 is the ability to provide stretched clustering.  Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster is a specific configuration implemented in environments where disaster and downtime avoidance is a key requirement. Cormac Hogan has provided an excellent document in the form of a design guide for stretched clustering, in Read more...

ClearSky and VVol Storage: The Ultimate in vSphere-Integrated Storage – Delivered as a Service

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Emergence of new technology often brings with it new solutions that take advantage of the capabilities in interesting ways to solve problems for businesses.  I’ve recently been speaking with ClearSky and Xtium about an emerging model for storage they are bringing to the market. With Virtual Volumes as a fundamental building block of their solution, Read more...

IBM Storage and the Beauty and Benefits of VVol

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Once more I’m pleased to offer a guest post from another highly valued partner of ours in the VVol space, and another design partner for Virtual Volumes: IBM. Today’s post talks about some of the history of how IBM came to realize the promise of VVol, what problems we are all trying to fix, and Read more...