vSpeaking Podcast Episode 117: Fire, Flood, Blood

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Back by popular demand, its Fire, Flood Blood. In this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome real datacenter admins to share their stories. 2:51 Kevin Tebear shares a great story about what to check before moving hosted Exchange to a new datacenter. 5:50 James Kilby and Craig Dalrymple both work in the service provider industry and

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Microsoft SQL Server Exchange

Mixed Workloads on VMware vSAN for Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange

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VMware vSAN has been proven to accommodate various workloads, business-critical applications like Oracle, Exchange, and SAP; Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Remote and Branch Office, etc. with both performance and high availability ensurance. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous application can be consolidated together within single cluster on VMware vSAN platform, which helps simplify management, improve operational flexibility, maximize

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Top 10 VMware Admin Tools

Top 10 VMware Admin Tools

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On Episode 108 of the Virtually Speaking Podcast, John and I welcomed Duncan Epping and William Lam to discuss the various VMware tools used to manage environments. In preparation for this discussion I took to social media to get a general consensus of the most popular tools VMware admins are using these days. As expected,

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Tech Field Day

Accelerating vSAN Adoption with Proof of Concept testing

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In a little more than 4 years, VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN has accumulated over 17K customers. One of the powerful tools that has helped enable this rapid vSAN adoption is Proof of Concept (PoC) testing. Converging HCI Buyers Hyperconverged Infrastructure has evolved to now incorporate all major data center functions including software-defined

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vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast: Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 U4 for VMware

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Today, at their Sales Kickoff event, Veeam is announcing key updates to Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 U4, Veeam Availability for AWS and Veeam Availability Console.  As many VMware customers protect their virtual infrastructure using Veeam, I thought it made sense to bring in the experts to share the details. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome

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VMware a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q3 2018

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Today, VMware was recognized as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q3 20181. VMware believes that this recognition is validation of our products’ increasing value to customers, and as the market continues to shift to a software-only, full stack solution (championed by VMware since inception), VMware will continue to drive leadership in this

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InterSystems Caché

VMware Announces InterSystems Caché and IRIS Support of vSAN

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VMware further extends the market for HCI to a broader set of mission-critical applications by announcing vSAN support of InterSystems Caché and IRIS® Data Platform, key database platforms used extensively in healthcare and financial services by customers like Quest, Labcorp, Credit Suisse and others. VMware’s leading, software-first approach to HCI provides the availability, agility and

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vSAN 6.7 – Introducing WSFC support on vSAN!

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Introduction In vSAN 6.5 we introduced the concept of iSCSI targets hosted on a vSAN cluster. This allowed connection of physical hosts to a vSAN datastore to take advantage of SPBM and other vSAN features such as deduplication, compression, encryption and QoS for physical machines external to a virtualized cluster. This extended vSAN’s capabilities from

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What’s New with VMware vSAN 6.7

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Introducing vSAN 6.7 vSAN 6.7 is here! This release offers features and capabilities that enable improved performance, usability and consistency. Significant improvements to the management and monitoring tools are also matched by lower level performance and application consistency improvements. vSAN continues to see rapid adoption with more than 10,000 customers and growing. A 600 Million

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