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Feature in Five: vSAN Cluster Quickstart

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Welcome to “Feature in Five,” our byte-sized videos of industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in—you guessed—five short minutes! Last time, we video-profiled vSAN Data Placement and Availability; in this edition, we turn our attention to the vSAN Cluster Quickstart wizard. vSAN 6.7 U1 and vSphere 6.7 U1 introduced Quickstart, a cluster creation wizard that guides Read more...
HCI Powered by vSAN

VMware vSAN is a Sure Bet for IT Departments

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Speed of delivery and a reliable, responsive application experience are key drivers of business in the digital age. But as legacy IT infrastructure solutions prove themselves unable to consistently provide these key attributes, more companies are turning to Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI ) powered by VMware vSAN for greater agility, easier scalability and faster time to Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 129: Project Pacific

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One of the big announcements at VMworld was a technology preview called Project Pacific. Project Pacific is a re-architecture of vSphere with Kubernetes as its control plane. To a developer, Project Pacific looks like a Kubernetes cluster where they can use Kubernetes declarative syntax to manage cloud resources like virtual machines, disks and networks. To the Read more...

#StorageMinute – Intelligent Storage Operations in vSAN 6.7 U3

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we look at how vSAN 6.7 Update 3 can automatically address storage consumption when temporary operations can cause less than optimal performance or capacity distribution. Different operations such as policy changes, large numbers of objects being created or deleted, or Read more...

Project nanoEDGE: Good Things Come in Small Packages

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“Before we dive into it, what is Project nanoEdge? Project nanoEDGE provides customers a build recipe for very small, fully supported, vSAN and vSphere configurations. A configuration which can be manged and deployed using your tool choice. A configuration  which could be viewed as “good enough”. “What would a small SDDC look like if not Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 128: The Future of IT – How will you fit in?

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This VMworld Virtually Speaking recorded a live podcast discussing the future of IT and how we all fit in. This breakout session\live podcast included an esteemed panel of experts (William Lam, Frank Denneman, Duncan Epping and Ken Werneburg) and input from various attendees. Enjoy! Links Mentioned Video: Intro from VMware COO Sanjay Poonen Video: Moscone Read more...
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Feature in Five: vSAN Data Placement and Availability

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Welcome to “Feature in Five” our byte-sized yet expansive explanation of various industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in -you guessed- five short minutes! Last time, we video-profiled Cloud-Native Storage on vSAN; in this edition, we turn our attention to vSAN Data Placement and Availability. In this Feature in Five, our vSAN expert, Jeff Hunter, demos how Read more...
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vVols at VMworld 2019 Past and Future

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As customers and partners upgrade to current infrastructure and vSphere releases in their environment, Virtual Volumes or vVols are more relevant than ever.  As VMware, and storage partners continue to develop and promote vVols, the interest has skyrocketed and the number of VMworld vVols shows! Nobody enjoys managing LUNs, RDMs, countless datastores, etc in their Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 127: VMworld 2019 US Recap

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VMworld 2019 US is a wrap. With so many key announcements made this week, it was great to catch up with Dell CEO Michael Dell and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. You may also remember back in episode 91 Vijay Banga, technical fellow at FedEx Services, and VMware’s David Boone discussed their vSAN Proof of Concept and finding “the Read more...
vSANChat Getting Started

#vSANChat: Getting Started with vSAN

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VMware pros Jase McCarty (Technical Marketer) and Max Abelardo (HCI Systems Engineer),  joined us for the “Getting Started with vSAN” Chat last month! Catch up on their expert advice below and learn more in our Hands-on Lab ! Register here: http://bit.ly/2MzkxfK Q1: Can you give us a quick elevator pitch about the latest #vSAN 6.7 Update Read more...