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vSpeaking Podcast: Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 U4 for VMware

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Today, at their Sales Kickoff event, Veeam is announcing key updates to Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 U4, Veeam Availability for AWS and Veeam Availability Console.  As many VMware customers protect their virtual infrastructure using Veeam, I thought it made sense to bring in the experts to share the details. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 102: ESXi on ARM

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One of the many things at VMworld 2018 that generated a significant buzz was the demonstration of ESXi running on a 64-bit Arm Cortex-A72-powered host. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stressed that this is targeted at edge boxes and gateways. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware ARM Teach Lead, Andrei Warkentin and William Lam to discuss Read more...

vSAN Stretched Cluster for everybody

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I have always been a fan of stretched cluster solutions since VMware introduced the certification program vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) back in 2016. Who doesn’t want the ability to balance VMs synchronously between datacenters for site resilience or even site maintenance?  In my previous life working for a storage vendor, I had many conversations Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 101: vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive

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If you are a VMware administrator or want to be one, there are several books out there that will definitely help you out and should be on your desk. A few that come to mind are vSphere Clustering Deep Dive, vSphere Host Resources Deep Dive, and vSAN Essentials. This month the authors of vSAN Essentials Read more...

#StorageMinute: Intelligent I/O Management

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we’ll go over Intelligent I/O Management.                             The Adaptive Resync capabilities of vSAN maximize the ability for resynchronization traffic to use as much bandwidth as possible while Read more...

VVols Improves VMware Compatibility Guide

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VMware recently made significant changes to the VVols layout on the VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG). This change is based on all the feedback we heard to improve the user experience and provide more information regarding specific feature support. I love talking to customers about vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols). VVols can greatly simplify storage management and provide greater granularity Read more...

#StorageMinute: vSAN Support Insight

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we’ll go over vSAN Support Insight which is a next-generation platform for analytics of health, configuration, and performance telemetry.     It delivers an innovative proactive vSAN support experience that accelerates the troubleshooting process, proactively reduces risk, and radically simplifies the overall customer Read more...
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VMware and the Kubernetes Platform

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If there was any question about VMware’s commitment to the Kubernetes framework, the recent acquisition of Heptio is the answer. These two companies share a common mission to advance Kubernetes as an open framework for multi-cloud infrastructure. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Chad Sakac and Myles Gray back to continue round Read more...

vSAN Failure Scenarios

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vSAN provides both enterprise-class scale and performance suitable for businesses of all types and sizes. When designing a vSAN cluster, there are several things to consider, such as hardware, networking, and vSAN architecture. A good place to start is the vSAN Design and Sizing Guide but it’s important to understand how vSAN responds to the various Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 97: InterSystems on vSAN

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Numerous customers rely on vSAN to power business critical applications (BCAs) today; in fact, it is the top use case, with almost two-thirds of customers running BCAs on vSAN.   For the last three years, VMware and InterSystem have been working together closely, testing InterSystems Cachè and IRIS. This week on the Virtually Speaking podcast we Read more...