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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...

Introducing vSAN 6.6.1 and New Operational Savings

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Today, VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1 became generally available. With this update we are excited to announce vSAN 6.6.1, which adds even more new features on top of the major vSAN 6.6 release that launched only a few months back. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN will now benefit from even lower operational costs and accelerated Read more...

Deploy, Manage and Run MongoDB on VMware vSAN

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VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions. HCI, or Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, converges traditional IT infrastructure silos onto industry-standard servers and virtualizes physical infrastructure to help customers easily evolve their infrastructure. Ever since the initial version of vSAN, people are wondering whether some shared-nothing architecture applications could be deployed on vSAN or 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...

A closer look at performance improvements in vSAN 6.6

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VMware maintains the industry’s strongest ecosystem, and as a result, has positioned vSphere and vSAN to take advantage of new hardware technologies as they come to market. This is a big win for our users, especially those with environments powered by vSphere and vSAN. New advancements with RDMA over Converged Ethernet, persistent memory technologies, and 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...

Intel Purley Platform Day 0 Readiness for vSAN

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Intel Purley is launched today and you can read about it in Intel website here. With that, we also include new “vSAN ReadyNode Generation” in our vSAN VCG listing. If you go to vSAN VCG, you will find a new entry “Gen3 – Xeon Scalable” in addition to the previous generation. If you need to 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...