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Container Ready with vSAN and Photon Platform

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This is an exciting time in the IT world as the fast pace of innovation and new technology seems to be accelerating every day. We’re seeing the rapid emergence of new flash technologies, a shift to a software-defined world with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), new cross-cloud architectures, and a change in how software and applications are Read more...

vSAN Beta – Register Today!

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The momentum around vSAN is accelerating! We just completed an exciting week at VMworld where vSAN was one of the stars of the show. While we want you to focus on the great innovation available today, we believe it’s equally important to understand our vision for HCI and to have a say in the direction Read more...

HCI Fueling VDI Growth: Customer Achieves 7x Performance

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Better security. Simplified management. Improved user experience. Lower-cost client devices. These are just some of the reasons why more organizations are considering virtual desktop and application environments every day. For anyone who has been tracking the evolution of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), then you know that expensive, shared storage has been one of the biggest hurdles Read more...

Understanding the Layers of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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We’re almost half way through the year, and it is shaping up to be a "tipping-point" year for hyper-converged infrastructure. Combine faster CPUs, lower cost flash (with exciting technologies on the horizon) and software innovation with the majority of data centers standardizing on server virtualization, now is the time to extend existing infrastructure investments with newer, modern Read more...

Business Critical Applications: All-Flash or Hybrid Virtual SAN?

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I’m pleased to offer a guest post from one of our highly-valued partners on a number of initiatives, including Virtual SAN and vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO): SanDisk. This post previews additional tests SanDisk has run with Business Critical Applications on Virtual SAN, this time looking at the performance from all-flash configurations and how that compares Read more...

Virtual SAN 6.2 is Now Generally Available

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I am excited to announce the availability of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, the 4th edition of the radically simple, vSphere-embedded storage solution that is powering HCI solutions at over 3,000 customers! Get your hands on it today by downloading an evaluation copy and see for yourself why VMware Hyper-Converged Software—the combination of Virtual SAN, vSphere and Read more...

How to Reduce VDI Storage Costs and Challenges

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For years we’ve watched and waited for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to ‘take off.’ The idea of having instant access to your data and personalized desktop from anywhere and any device at anytime—without today’s security risks—is a very compelling solution. In the IT industry, we find ourselves asking the same question every year: are virtual Read more...

3 Million Reasons Why All-Flash Virtual SAN is Business Critical Ready

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I’m pleased to offer a guest post from one of our highly-valued partners on a number of initiatives, including Virtual SAN and vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO): SanDisk. This post talks about new reference architectures and solutions that SanDisk has built—in collaboration with VMware and other partners—to demonstrate how all-flash Virtual SAN systems are business Read more...

Too Soon? Nah! VSAN Technology Preview

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We are thrilled to finally be sharing all the great features coming in Virtual SAN 6.1 and hope you read all about the updates here; however, we have no plans to stop there. Is it too soon to start exploring some of the technology futures of VSAN? We don’t think so! This week we are excited to Read more...