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vSphere Data Protection End of Availability

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In response to customer feedback, we are helping consolidate backup and recovery solution, a major pain point for many today. Moving forward after vSphere 6.5, our focus will be on Storage APIs – Data Protection to further strengthen the vSphere backup partner ecosystem providing you with a choice of solution providers. As a result of Read more...

M.2 SSD as Boot Device for vSAN

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In this blog, I would like to provide some guidance for M.2 form factor SSD as a boot device in the vSAN environment. I mentioned in my earlier post on vSAN ReadyNode that we do not need any certification for a boot device in vSAN. We have a nicely written KB article which talks about boot device Read more...

What’s Next: Modernize Your IT with vSAN Innovations

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Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is proving to be a necessary building block for the next generation data center. HCI granularly scales, works with your preferred hardware, and has clear business benefits. In fact, it’s becoming so popular that a recent IDC report* projected that the market for hyper-converged systems will jump from US $2.6 billion in Read more...

Facebook Live vSAN TechTalk with John Nicholson

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We are excited to host another Facebook Live vSAN TechTalk! Please tune into our Facebook page on Thursday, April 6th at 1:30 P.M. PST to hear John Nicholson (@Lost_Signal), Senior Technical Marketing Architect, talk about How to build, configure and deploy a Storage Only Node for vSAN!  During the 10 minute live stream, John will address: What are the Read more...

vSphere Docker Volume Service is now Docker Certified!

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We are happy to announce that VMware has joined Docker Certification Program and vSphere Docker Volume Service (vDVS) plugin is now available on Docker Store! VMware’s inclusion into the program indicates that vSphere Docker Volume Service has been tested and verified by Docker, confirming to customers that the vSphere Docker Volume plugin has been evaluated for security and is supported and built according Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 39: Disaster Recovery with GS Khalsa

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This month’s massive outage of Amazon Web Services’ S3 (Simple Storage Service) platform, was if nothing else a reminder to us all that we need to have Disaster Recovery plans we can count on. This week we bring in one of VMware’s Disaster Recovery experts, GS Khalsa to discuss various aspects of Availability and Disaster Read more...

Cisco UCS Blades Powered by VMware vSAN

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Co-author Bhumik Patel – Partner Architect, VMware   Overview Today, we are pleased to announce the much awaited support for VMware vSAN on Cisco UCS blade as an All-Flash ReadyNode. This enables a new vSAN blade platform on Cisco in addition to a number of vSAN Ready Nodes already supported on the UCS C-Series rackmount Read more...

Take the plunge into HCI – Run a simple vSAN Assessment!

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Hyper-converged infrastructure has quickly become the hottest topic in the data center modernization journey. However, many customers are still evaluating how to best assess their HCI needs. Fear not! A very simple and quick vSAN Assessment may provide you the answer. The vSAN Assessment was launched in 2015 and has now seen widespread adoption with Read more...

New Mechanism for Unleashing vSAN Innovation

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A major advantage of vSAN is that it is natively integrated with vSphere—in fact it’s the only vSphere-embedded storage solution available! As a result of this architecture customers benefit from management simplicity, high performance and a natural way to evolve to HCI. But up to now, that tight relationship also meant that vSAN releases were Read more...