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...

MasterControl Adds Velocity and Maintains Standards with vSAN

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The mere mention of regulatory compliance brings to mind huge stacks of paper and a baffling series of acronyms for many people. But that’s not the case for the teams at MasterControl, a company in the business of making compliance easier to understand and achieve. Based in Salt Lake City, with offices in the United Read more...

Oakland University Accelerates Technology Growth with vSAN

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At first glance, Oakland University (OU) looks like a relaxed midwestern university with rolling lawns and students lounging under spreading oaks. And while that is indeed part of the university’s charm, a closer look reveals a campus culture that is anything but sleepy. Serving more than 20,500 students, Oakland University in recent years has added Read more...

At DTECH Labs, Tiny, Powerful Technology is Built on vSAN

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DTECH Labs, a CUBIC company, is in the business of making the seemingly impossible possible. The company’s groundbreaking communications technologies support everything from enabling high-quality radio and video connections in mobile missions with fast-moving vehicles to building an explosive-proof server array so small and light that any soldier can carry it. In the field, the Read more...