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Space Efficiency Using the New “Compression only” Option in vSAN 7 U1

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Space efficiency techniques used with storage systems aim to achieve one goal: lower storage costs through reduced capacity consumption. VMware vSAN offers several space efficiency options to meet a variety of needs of our customers, but with vSAN 7 U1, we improve this flexibility by introducing another option for space efficiency: "Compression only." Let’s look Read more...
Shared Witness for 2-Node vSAN Deployments

Shared Witness for 2-Node vSAN Deployments

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vSAN 7 Update 1 introduces a shared witness option for 2-node cluster configurations. The ability to use the same witness host/virtual appliance for multiple 2-node clusters is cost-efficient in terms of physical resources, manageability, design, and operations. It also saves you valuable time from not having to deploy and setup multiple witness hosts for each Read more...
vLCM vSAN 7 U1

Lifecycle Management with vLCM in vSAN 7 Update 1

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Lifycle Management with vLCM in vSAN 7 U1   vSphere 7 introduced an entirely new solution for unified software and firmware lifecycle management that is native to vSphere. vSphere Lifecycle Manager, or vLCM, is a powerful new framework based on a desired state model to deliver simple, reliable and consistent lifecycle operations for vSphere and Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 168: vSAN 7 Update 1

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In one of the largest, most significant releases in memory, vSAN 7 U1 includes a massive number of enhancements to help organizations address the demands of their environment quickly and efficiently. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Pete Keohler to discuss the details of this massive release. Links Mentioned Blogs What’s New Read more...
File Services vSAN 7 U1 Launch

vSAN 7 U1 File Services

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Native File Services in vSAN 7 Update 1   The introduction of vSAN 7 included the debut of native file services. This not only provides an extraordinary level of flexibility for administrators, but it provided a key element to serving up cloud native applications in vSAN: Persistent, read-write many (RWM) volumes. vSAN 7 Update 1 Read more...
VMware vSAN HCI Mesh

Introducing VMware vSAN HCI Mesh

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VMware vSAN HCI Mesh   The Scale out architecture of VMware vSAN enables powerful non-disruptive scale-up or scale-out capabilities. You can non-disruptively expand capacity and performance by adding hosts to a cluster (scale-out) or just grow capacity by adding disks to a host (scale-up). As application workloads organically grow, this enables performance to be right Read more...
VMware vSAN Data Persistence Platform

Announcing vSAN Data Persistence Platform

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Introducing the vSAN Data Persistence Platform for Modern Stateful Services   Today, we are taking our commitment to supporting modern apps on Kubernetes to the next level by announcing the VMware vSAN™ Data Persistence platform, as well as partnerships with some of the top-ranked companies in the areas of object storage and modern databases. Modern Read more...
Announcing VMware vSAN 7 Update 1

What’s New in vSAN 7 Update 1

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Announcing VMware vSAN 7 Update 1   We’re excited to announce the latest release of the market’s leading hyperconverged infrastructure software, vSAN 7 Update 1! With more features that any release over the past three years, this version focuses on boosting data center efficiency. vSAN 7 Update 1 enables customers to deliver developer-ready infrastructure, scale Read more...
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#vSANChat Recap: VMworld 2020

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In our most recent, #vSANChat, we teamed up with VMware vSphere to answer the most pertinent VMworld 2020 questions. We are also joined by a number of VMware SME’s to chat about must-attend sessions, how to best prepare for the first-ever virtual VMworld and relive past VMworld memories. Get the full recap on all things Read more...

Modernizing Meditech Infrastructure with VMware Powered Hyperconverged Infrastructure

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The modern healthcare provider must evolve faster than ever before. Small to medium healthcare enterprises are particularly challenged, as they have all the same requirements of larger organizations, but they typically have access to fewer resources to modernize. While these smaller organizations look to adapt by incorporating new technologies, they must ensure their electronic healthcare Read more...