vSpeaking Podcast Episode 67: Resource Management

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Do you design your cluster with memory overcommitment in mind? The benefit of DRS goes way beyond managing overcommitment of resources. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in author of the Host Resources Deep Dive Frank Denneman to explain some of the changes in vSphere 6.5 as it pertains to resource management. Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 66: vSAN Support Insight

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VMware has made several improvements to vSAN 6.6 to improve the experience in working with VMware support. Now powerful phone home capabilities are being delivered to improve both the customer and VMware support’s visibility into vSAN performance and health. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in VMware Global Support Strategy and Escalation Read more...
Powering Your Business-Critical Applications with VMware vSAN

Powering Your Business-Critical Applications with VMware vSAN

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Whenever disruptive technology meets well-established paradigms, it takes time for everyone to “get the memo”.  Many enterprises are simply conservative and don’t like change, while others believe that adopting “1.0” version is asking for trouble. (Hard to argue with that last one!)  Very rarely do you come across a product that is both mature and Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 64: VMUG Confessions

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With over 200 local groups and 100,000 members worldwide, VMUG is one of the best ways to learn, share and network with other members of the IT Community. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast VMUG CEO Brad Tompkins joins Pete and John to share the program’s history and current offerings. Afterwards Duncan joins the discussion and the shares Read more...

Understanding vSAN Rebuilds and Repairs

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Recently a customer shared a story with me about a routine patch upgrade that resulted in several production VMs becoming inaccessible. The only way to bring them back online was to get the host out of maintenance mode. This was very confusing for him because DRS safely migrated the VMs to other hosts so the Read more...

Celebrating 10,000 Businesses Powered by VMware vSAN

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Companies like Uber, AirBnB, Amazon, Alibaba and Facebook have completely changed consumer expectations and created an on-demand economy where goods are purchased at the push of a button. The digital systems powering these major industry shifts must be reliable, secure, and scalable in order to keep up with the new expectations of our digital world. Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 61: Storage Networking Futures

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The benefits of NVME over SSD are pretty compelling. Not only do NVMe drives offer more bandwidth, but the updated interface and protocols improve latency and better handle heavy workloads . Now, as NVMe approaches price parity with SATA SSDs organizations are making the switch, but what about the storage fabric? Are we just shifting Read more...

Global Customers Shift to HCI with vSAN and Hitachi

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We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued vSAN partners, Hitachi Vantara. This post highlights the joint work from our two companies and showcases customers deploying hyper-converged infrastructure powered by vSAN. By: Dinesh Singh, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager, Hitachi Vantara Since last year’s launch of the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 60: Partner Perspectives

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This week we continue the Partner Perspective series with three great VMware Partners. This week we continue the Partner Perspective series with three great VMware Partners. Topics discussed Cohesity’s Rawlinson Rivera shares their solution for the recovery of a datacenter’s management stack. Veeam’s Anthony Spiteri and Michael Cade update us on Veeam Powered Network, and their Read more...

Del Valle ISD Integrates VMware vSAN into its Data Center to Power Student Success

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Del Valle Independent School District is located in southeast Austin, Texas, and has a Texas-sized mission statement: empowering students not only to be engaged leaders and contributors, but also to be world-class visionaries. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Del Valle takes that same engaged, forward-thinking approach when it comes to technology. Del Valle’s IT team Read more...