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vSpeaking Podcast ep 139: The Best of 2019

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This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we look back on the best of 2019 and present the first annual SpeakEasy Awards. A few of the SpeakEasy winners are listed below: Best sound byte of 2019 It was no surprise that “LUNs Suck” was a crowd favorite. We brought Ken Werneburg on to discuss his Read more...

Automating SDDC Scale-Out

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Earlier this year, I had the privilege to present VMware Cloud on AWS DRaaS at Cloud Field Day #5. The segment was a full end-to-end product demo of vSphere Site Recovery and featured automating SDDC scale-out on failover.   During the session, one of the Cloud Field Day panelists, Ned Bellavance, asked if the script we used in Read more...

Eager Zeroed Thick Requirement for Multi-Writer Disks is Now Removed for vSAN Datastore

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One of the popular use cases for VMware vSAN is Business-Critical Applications (BCA). BCA have frequently deployed on cluster aware filesystems that use shared virtual disks (vmdk). Some of these clustered filesystems use multi-writer for shared disks. Popular use cases using this feature are Oracle RAC, Redhat Clustering and Veritas Infoscale. The multi-writer option enables Read more...
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Hitachi UCP-HC Powered by vSAN

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Recently Hitachi Vantara released an update to their vSAN powered UCP-HC product suite and I took some time catching up with Dinesh Singh. UCP-HC – Standing up a Cluster UCP-HC is Hitachi’s product that evolved on from their previous EVO:RAIL appliance offering to allow automation and standup of vSAN powered HCI. UCP-HC now uses UCP Read more...
Holiday Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway – Tag You’re It!

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*The Giveaway is officially closed! Winners are announced here!*   What a year 2019 has been – all thanks to our #vSANFans! To celebrate YOU, we’re giving away 15 pairs of some of the freshest sneakers the tech world has ever seen. So, how can you enter to win? It’s as easy as playing a Read more...
IDC Market Share HCI

VMware the Market Leading HCI Software for 2019 Q3, According to IDC

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VMware continues to lead the HCI software market, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker for 2019 Q3! The tracker, which released on December 12, 2019, reported that hyperconverged systems running VMware vSAN accounted for 38% of the total market revenue and grew nearly 30% year over year. Organizations looking to replace aging Read more...

One, Two, Three, Four Times A Winner! VMware vSAN Wins CRN’s Product of the Year Award for the Software Defined Storage Category!

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VMware is pleased to announce for the fourth year in a row, vSAN is the CRN Product of the Year in the Software Defined Storage category! We’re thankful for our partner’s recognition, and we’re excited to extend our leadership momentum. We were recently recognized as the market leader in HCI based on HCI software by Read more...

What is VMware GSS’s View on vVols? It’s the Future!

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VMware Global Support Services Talks vVols   One of the topics that come ups around vVols is supportability. How are vVols issues resolved when things go wrong, how are issues handled, and what-if situations? Instead of trying to go through the different scenarios, you should watch Brandon McFeron’s VMworld session, “GSS talks vVols.” Brandon is Read more...

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

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Oracle and VMware have announced their collaboration to help joint customers run deployments on Oracle’s cloud without rearchitecting applications or operations. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we discuss the announcement with VMware’s Don Sullivan and Oracle’s G Ruiz and Faisal Hasan. We also spoke to Sudhir Balasubramanian about Oracle RAC on vSAN, changes Read more...