Key Storage and Availability Activities at VMworld 2017

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Hyper-converged Infrastructure is HOT HOT HOT, and we’ve got the only vSphere-native HCI solution available.  Over 8,000 customers have taken the plunge with vSAN, and VMworld is the perfect place to investigate how vSAN can help you too! From the Storage & Availability team at VMware – Welcome to VMworld! It is the perfect time Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 54: vSAN Stretched Cluster

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One of the most distinguishing features of VMware vSAN is the availability of stretched cluster deployment. Stretched clusters allow vSAN customers to configure two geographically located sites, while synchronously replicating data between the two sites. This provides high availability and protection against a single site failure. Not a new concept with traditional storage…. or is Read more...

The Top 10 vSAN Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss at VMworld

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With VMworld 2017 quickly approaching, it’s time to find sessions you want to attend and build your schedule – popular sessions are already filling up. Although you have many vSAN sessions to choose from, (122 to be exact!) we’ve identified 10 sessions you should prioritize during your VMworld experience. These sessions span an array of topics, Read more...

What to expect from HCIBench 1.6.2

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You may have noticed that we just had vSphere 6.5 update 1 released. In this release, VMware has introduced a new feature called vSAN Performance Diagnostics. This feature allows you to customize a certain time range in the past, select a goal from “Max IOPS”, “Max Throughput” and “Min Latency”, and click Show results button, Read more...

vSAN 6.6.1 with VUM Integration

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Clare Booth Luce. This is a timeless idea that could not be more true when it comes to software design.  It’s one of the reasons why so many IT organizations are looking to replace complex infrastructures requiring the expertise of storage, networking and compute professionals with HCI solutions like Read more...

An Essential Guide to vSAN ReadyNodes

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One of the reasons VMware vSAN continues to be such a widely deployed HCI solution is because of its world-class OEM ecosystem of hardware platforms that are tested and validated to support vSAN-powered HCI deployments, available in vSAN ReadyNodes. Learn more about ReadyNodes in the Essential Guide to vSAN ReadyNodes webcast.   vSAN ReadyNode is Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 52: Understanding vSAN Encryption

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For many IT organizations security is top of mind. VMware introduced advanced security for the modern data center with the release of vSphere 6.5, and are now extending security to vSAN with the industry’s first native HCI security solution, vSAN Encryption. So how does this differ from VM encryption in vSphere 6.5? This week Aaron Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 51: vSAN ReadyLabs

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One of the key reasons Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) powered by VMware vSAN is so successful with customers is that it gives them the choice of a wide range of supported hardware platforms and choice of the latest technologies—both of which do not simply happen by chance.  This week we spoke with two key members of Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 50: vSAN Off-Road

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vSAN ReadyNode provides the most flexible hardware options to build Hyper-Converged Infrastructure based on VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software. However, occasionally we get the question about vSAN designs that are slightly outside the standard vSAN ReadyNode configuration. This week we invite VMware SE Manager James LeFort to go off-road with us and share some of the Read more...