How vSAN Is Helping the Healthcare Industry Save Lives

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  Concerns over the quality of patient care, rising IT costs, and healthcare reform have healthcare IT teams looking for a better way to deliver services to clinicians and patients. Many industries need a reliable, agile and efficient software-defined data center, but perhaps none more than the healthcare industry that is in the business of Read more...
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Cheyenne Radiology Pictures the Future with VMware vSAN

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Cheyenne Radiology is a medical imaging center that serves patients all over the western U.S., including sites in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. One of the center’s primary services is a Web-based picture archiving and communications system (PACS) that stores scans for remote hospitals, clinics and medical practices. They have eight radiologists on staff who read Read more...

vSAN Online Health checks: New KBs now available

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The vSAN team recently added the following new kbs to vSAN Online Health Checks vCenter Server up to date check – This health check scans the vCenter Server version to check for compatibility with the managed host. If the host is not compatible, the health will recommend the vCenter version that a user should upgrade Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

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 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

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 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

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...