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Enabling Remote and Branch Office (ROBO) and Edge Use Cases with VMware vSAN & Cisco UCS E-Series

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Co-author Bhumik Patel – Technical Alliances, VMware Over the years we have seen how virtualization has transformed ROBO (Remote Office Branch Office) computing by fulfilling unique requirements of the branch offices such as providing performance and business continuity, consolidation, energy-savings and meeting compliance mandates. This results in having lower infrastructure and operating costs,  less application Read more...

Cisco UCS Blades Powered by VMware vSAN

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Co-author Bhumik Patel – Partner Architect, VMware   Overview Today, we are pleased to announce the much awaited support for VMware vSAN on Cisco UCS blade as an All-Flash ReadyNode. This enables a new vSAN blade platform on Cisco in addition to a number of vSAN Ready Nodes already supported on the UCS C-Series rackmount Read more...

Virtual SAN Considerations When Booting from a Flash Device

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Overview We have several Virtual SAN customers who are interested in using a flash device not only for ESXi boot but also for persisting logs, traces and core dumps. Virtual SAN provides a number of flash options that can be used for boot. viz. USB, SD card, SATADOM and SSD.  Each of these devices has its own pros and cons. In this blog, Read more...

Virtual SAN 6.2 Certification & Compatibility Guide Update

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The Virtual SAN product team is pleased to announce a number of changes to Virtual SAN Compatibility Guide (VCG) with the release of Virtual SAN 6.2. Following is the summary of changes: Virtual SAN Ready Nodes: Virtual SAN Ready Nodes and components (I/O controller, PCIe/NVMe, SSD, HDD) that are listed on Virtual SAN VMware Compatibility Guide and Read more...

Evolution of HCI Part 2: Future of All Flash Virtual SAN

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Overview In his last blog post, Vijay Ramachandran described Virtual SAN’s biggest and most awaited edition till date – Virtual SAN 6.2.   He also discussed the rationale behind why we invested in developing space efficiency features on All Flash only.  Coincidentally, there was also a very good blog post from Howard Marks where he discussed the economics Read more...