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...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 55: Automate all the things

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“Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.” -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests this week. With VMworld just over a week away we thought it would be Read more...

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...