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vSAN at Dell Technologies World 2018

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  The vSAN team will be Dell Technologies World! Come visit with our team. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about all the exciting capabilities that vSAN can offer. Here’s where you can find us at Dell Technologies World: THE VMWARE BOOTH #1316: We’ll be all hands-on deck with our experts to Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 76: EMPOWER 2018 Partner Event

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EMPOWER is the ultimate technical training event of the year for VMware partners. As the evolution of Partner Exchange at VMworld, it delivers the broadest and most-in-depth VMware technical training available. Coincidentally this event fell on the launch of 6.7 and the Virtually Speaking Podcast was on location to capture key interviews from VMware speakers Read more...

Adaptive Resync in vSAN 6.7

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A key goal of vSAN is to deliver a reliable and consistent computing environment. One challenge to any storage system is making sure that when a device fails that the environment is brought back to full protection levels quickly. vSAN has some unique capabilities in that all free space is treated as “hot spare” capacity Read more...
Bringing the Real-World Benefits of vSAN and HCI to Light

Bringing the Real-World Benefits of vSAN and HCI to Light

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  Recently, VMware sponsored a survey of vSAN customers to document and analyze the real-world value that HCI delivers when deployed within production environments.  We have invited the author of that study, Eric Sheppard, Research VP of Server and Storage Infrastructure at IDC, to present the key findings of that survey in a webcast on May Read more...
vSAN 6.7, and vRealize Operations within vCenter

vSAN 6.7, and vRealize Operations within vCenter

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With the introduction of the new HTLM5 user interface for vCenter and vSAN in vSphere 6.7, VMware has taken a major step forward in improving the operations of an infrastructure to be a more intuitive and productive experience. The HTML 5 interface, built off the Clarity framework, allows VMware to not only take a fresh Read more...

vSAN 6.7 in the HTML5 vSphere Client

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VMware is switching many of its solutions to a new HTML5 UI framework called Clarity Design System. As you might already know, this removes the dependency on Flash and provides a clean, modern look for managing a virtualized infrastructure. The user experience is the same using a modern web browser on most popular operating systems Read more...

vSAN 6.7 – Introducing WSFC support on vSAN!

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Introduction In vSAN 6.5 we introduced the concept of iSCSI targets hosted on a vSAN cluster. This allowed connection of physical hosts to a vSAN datastore to take advantage of SPBM and other vSAN features such as deduplication, compression, encryption and QoS for physical machines external to a virtualized cluster. This extended vSAN’s capabilities from Read more...

What’s new with vSphere 6.7 Core Storage

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  Announced today, vSphere 6.7, and several new features and enhancements to further the advancement of storage functionality are included. Centralized, shared storage remains the most common storage architecture used with VMware installations despite the incredible adoption rate of HCI and vSAN. As such, VMware remains committed to the continued development of core storage and Read more...

What’s New with SRM and vSphere Replication 8.1

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Wow is this an exciting release! The SRM and VR developers went all out and I’m thrilled to share the details of their accomplishments with you. They focused on a number of enhancements that customers have been asking about and did a fantastic job delivering. In this post, I’m going to cover these features at Read more...

Extending Hybrid Cloud Leadership with vSAN 6.7

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  We are continuing the momentum behind the industry-leading hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software, VMware vSAN, with several big announcements today. I’m excited to announce new HCI leadership with the largest hybrid cloud ecosystem, the general availability of VMware vSAN 6.7, and the introduction of vSAN ReadyCare support. As the HCI market continues to rapidly evolve, Read more...