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HCI Automated Deployment & Configuration: vSphere, vSAN, NSX, VIO The DevOps Way

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  Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to participate in strategic meetings with VMware customers to discuss data center transformation, hyper-converged architectures and the relevance and suitability for large development environments. These were large customers whose business depends on consistent delivery of services. I reviewed the business value, the transformational capabilities provided by the Read more...

vSAN Enterprise Networking with Brocade White Paper – Update

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It’s time for a quick update on the VMware vSAN routed network deployments with Brocade white paper! I published earlier this year. By request, the section on Multicast considerations has been expanded and clarified about protocol choices. The configuration example now includes commands to implement all Multicast functionality in the spine-leaf routed network. Also, we’ve Read more...

vSAN Network Deployments with Brocade VCS Fabrics

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  For those using and evaluating VMware’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN are reaping the benefits of the next-generation enterprise architecture for a software-defined datacenter that is consistently managed across private and hybrid clouds with the simplicity of vCenter. With the announcement of the VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware extends the vSphere concepts of abstracting and pooling together Read more...

New Virtual SAN Enterprise Networking Brocade White Paper – Update

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New and hot of the press white paper just in time for VMworld, New Virtual SAN Enterprise Routed Networking deployments with Brocade. Designing an implementing Virtual SAN across layer 3 networks require adequate planning and understanding of both the scalable capabilities of Virtual SAN and the network infrastructure, in order to be designed and implemented in Read more...

New Virtual SAN 6.2 Performance Record with Intel SSD P3520 Series

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WOW!!! I just learned about an incredible piece of information with regards to Virtual SAN and some record breaking performance. This is something that current  and potential Virtual SAN customers should be able to love and appreciate. Intel continues to push the boundaries of Virtual SAN with their technologies and flash devices. Last year they Read more...

New VMware Virtual SAN and Cohesity DataPlatform White Paper

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Hot off of the press!: New VMware Virtual SAN and Cohesity white paper. I got the opportunity to collaborate with my pals Gaetan Castelein and Sai Mukundan from Cohesity and co-author a white paper based on Virtual SAN and Cohesity DataPlaform. Download it and learn about the undeniable cost effective value hyper-convergence delivers to the modernization of Read more...

vSphere Virtual Volumes: Introducing SolidFire

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  Since the onset of Virtual Volumes the goal has been for storage providers to bring to life capabilities, automation and an evolution of storage consumption. Now it’s time for VVols Done Right. Today during the company’s analyst day event, SolidFire announced their official support for Virtual Volumes with the release of their ElementOS (Version Read more...

Virtual SAN Availability Features and Capabilities in 20 Minutes

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As a follow-up to the Virtual SAN 6.2 space efficiency features and capabilities presentation, I shared last week from the “Virtual SAN Take 20 Webcast Series”, here is the second episode where I focused on the overall availability and capabilities features of Virtual SAN. Remember that the information covered and demonstrated as part of these webcast Read more...