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vR Ops 7.0

Better Visibility with New vSAN Metrics in vR Ops 7.0

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Infrastructure analytics helps to provide meaning and insight in the effort to make smarter decisions in the data center. Yet it can only do so if the right data is measured, from the right location, and in the right way. Infrastructure analytics has historically been difficult in part to these three data collection variables being Read more...

vSAN 6.7 Hands-on-Lab

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Just in time for VMworld in Barcelona, we have a pretty nice update for you on the vSAN Hands-on-Lab. If you are not familiar with the HoL program, it offers you a lifelike environment with a manual you can follow to do some great self-enablement on VMware products.  In this case, you can run and Read more...

A Closer Look at vSAN Maintenance Mode

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vSAN 6.7 U1 introduces several enhancements and improved safeguards when performing maintenance and decommissioning activities on vSAN hosts.  vSAN Maintenance Mode now has a pre-check simulation, new warnings for hosts already in maintenance mode and ongoing resyncs.  In addition, the object repair timer previously only available in the CLI is now available in the UI.  Read more...

Powering Intelligent Edge with VMware vSAN and HPE

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Co-Author – Bhumik Patel – Technical Alliances Director, VMware Since last few years, customers have been enabling Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO) use cases with VMware vSAN as the hyper-converged storage solution. One of the major use cases for leveraging distributed storage at ROBO locations is that this makes them self-sustained in running applications Read more...
Pivotal Container Service

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 94: CloudHealth + VMware

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One of the many announcements made at VMworld 2018 was VMware’s acquisition of CloudHealth Technologies, the cloud operations platform of choice for the industry.  This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we had the opportunity to chat with founder and CTO Joe Kinsella. Joe shares what inspired him to create this multi-cloud management platform.  He also shares Read more...
Oracle

Oracle Database on all-flash vSAN 6.7 Reference Architecture

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Customers deploying Oracle Database have requirements such as stringent SLAs, consistent performance, and high availability. It can be a major challenge for organizations to manage data storage in these environments due to these demanding business requirements. Common issues in using traditional storage solutions for business-critical applications include inability to easily scale-up and scale-out, storage inefficiency, complex Read more...
SAP HANA

Key Factors for SAP HANA Customers Considering HCI for Production Workloads

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VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), powered by vSphere and vSAN, is an SAP certified enterprise-class platform that offers high performance, scalability, operational simplicity, and a low TCO for SAP HANA production deployments. As recently acknowledged by SAP, HCI is the fastest growing enterprise architecture that allows customers to benefit from the latest hardware and software technologies Read more...

Awareness of vSAN Stretched Clusters in vR Ops 7.0

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With each new release of vSAN, it is easy to focus solely on the flagship features and functionality introduced. Enhancements like data-at-rest encryption, or adaptive resynchronization tend to get the most fanfare because they focus on addressing a very specific challenge. Beneath the headlining features lay enhancements that may benefit users more than first impressions Read more...