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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 82: Modern Backup Strategy

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The digital revolution is upon us. It’s a revolution that impacts every company in every industry. As companies look to begin their digital transformation journey this presents challenges to traditional backup infrastructure. Clearly, there’s a need for new strategies. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome IBM’s Narayan Kumar to discuss what makes up Read more...

Just-in-Time Capacity Provisioning with VMware vSAN

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A challenge with some traditional storage solutions is the inability to add incremental amounts of capacity. Due to a variety of requirements, policies, and constraints, many organizations will purchase a large quantity of storage capacity once every few years as they attempt to account for current and future demands. Purchasing all of that storage up Read more...

VMworld Deep Thoughts

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  As VMworld season approaches, and the VMworld catalog is live, you may have some questions. You may ask yourself “Where do I start with so much material”? And you may ask yourself “Who’s session should I attend?” And you may wonder “How do I get into that party?” And you may ask yourself “Where Read more...

How Does vSAN-Powered HCI Speed Up Migrations?

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The Problem of Hidden Costs   Years ago I bought a (relatively) fancy car. for a reasonable price. It got great gas mileage and I got it at a great price. I quickly found out though that the car suffered from a few problems. This car required expensive parts when things broke. A lot broke Read more...
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Using Webhooks and vRLI to Integrate vSAN Alerts with Slack

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Introduction   When it comes to system administration and operations, we all know it can sometimes be tricky to get the visibility into your environments at the granularity and verbosity level that you want. No one wants a call at 3am to say a NIC flapped, unless, for example, it’s happening across 10 hosts within Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 81: Digital Transformation

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Seven technology leaders, all in one place. Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and of course VMware.  With a line up like that its no wonder Dell Technologies is among Fortune’s most admired companies. A few weeks back we had the opportunity to sit down with the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies Michael Dell to hear his thoughts Read more...

Celebrating the 2018 Class of vSAN vExperts

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Got expertise? The 2018 slate of vSAN vExperts certainly do! This year’s top-notch lineup of vExperts includes authors, community leaders, bloggers, VMUG leaders, tool builders, speakers and all-around vSAN enthusiasts. Their passion, interest and enthusiasm expand far beyond technology – to be crowned a vExpert, applicants had to demonstrate significant activity, knowledge and fervor around vSAN. The Read more...

Lenovo® Delivers Strong HCI Performance with Intel® Optane™ Technology

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  Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is the fastest growing segment in the storage industry, forecasted by IDC to grow at a 30% CAGR through 2021. Customers initially adopt HCI for single type, non-critical workloads, but over time use HCI to power a variety of workloads, including business-critical applications. In a recent VMware vSAN™ customer survey, almost Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 80: Site Recovery Manager

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VMware’s Disaster Recovery software, Site Recovery Manager recently released its latest version 8.1 and what a release it was. New interface, enhanced features and several long awaited key features.  This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware Disaster Recovery expert GS Khalsa to walk us through whats new with SRM and vSphere Replication. Read more...

The Use of Erasure Coding in VMware vSAN

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vSAN is a scale-out, software-defined storage platform that is the key component of VMware’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) offerings, on premises and on VMware Cloud on AWS. vSAN is an enterprise-grade storage product that offers a number of features to ensure the integrity, security and resilience of data. Since the first generally available version of the Read more...