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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 157: Augmented and Virtual Reality on VMware vSphere

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Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) can deliver real productivity improvements across a number of enterprise use cases such as Immersive Training, Augmented Workflows, Design Visualization and much more. Given that AR/VR are emerging technologies within the enterprise, there are a wealth of challenges that IT and line of business face when trying to Read more...
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Migrating WSFC RDMs to vVols

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RDMs aren't the most popular of storage option but are widely used for many applications that require SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations. SCSI-3 PRs allow SCSI commands to be directly passed to a LUN to satisfy the requirements of SCSI-3 PR used by Microsoft WSFC. WSFC is one of the more common examples of using RDMs. When Read more...
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Feature in Five: Cloud Native Storage in vSAN 7

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With 5 minutes on the clock – it's time for another "Feature in Five"! In this edition, we'll get the inside scoop on Cloud Native Storage in vSAN 7. Let's get started! In this Feature in Five, Myles Gray walks us through a demo that goes through the new features that take advantage of files Read more...

#vSANChat Recap: vForum Online 2020

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Our latest vSAN Tweet Chat was one for the books! We teamed up with vSphere, VMware Cloud Foundation and the VMware Events team to host a tweet chat as we gear up for vForum Online 2020. vForum Online is a virtual half day event that includes 44 technical breakouts, live Q&A with experts and 16 Read more...

Mac in the data center

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With the rise of iOS, Fortune 500 companies need more Macs to test their apps. Some organizations may choose to just throw a Mac Mini in the corner and call it a day, but others are turning to Mac infrastructure service providors. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome William Lam and Preston Read more...

vSAN VCG Notification Service – Protecting vSAN Hardware Investments

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The VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) plays a critical role in helping customers understand compatible hardware for VMware's solutions. Sometimes referred to as a hardware compatibility list (HCL), the VCG is the source of truth for our partners and customers, helping them sort through the myriad of hardware offerings against VMware's vast software release catalog. The Read more...
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3 Ways Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Enables Business Continuity

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Expected disruptive events such as hurricanes, as well as unexpected ones such as public health outbreaks or geopolitical developments require business decision makers to prepare carefully. Organizations need the agility to act decisively and respond appropriately to keep the business running in the face of a multitude of probable disruptions. From an IT perspective, this Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 155: vSphere 7 Core Storage

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The release of vSphere 7 introduces several enhancements to core storage including external connectivity to NVMe devices with NVMeoF, shared VMDKs for Microsoft WSFC, and in VMFS, optimized first writes for thin-provisioned disks. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Jason Massae to discuss what's new in vSphere 7 Core Storage. Links Mentioned Read more...
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Learn about vSAN Stretched Cluster Resilience in this Interactive Infographic

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The vSAN Stretched Cluster feature was introduced in vSAN 6.1. Since then, this feature has matured nicely over the past several vSAN releases with thousands of stretched cluster configurations deployed worldwide. Now vSAN stretched clusters provide resilience to a variety of failure scenarios including drive, host, entire site, and network outages. The vSAN stretched cluster Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Ep 154: EUC in 2020

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In the midst of this global pandemic, the majority of the world’s office workers are now working from home, and IT departments are scrambling to figure out how to support the massive increase in home workers. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome back VMware Global EUC talker Brian Madden to discuss End Read more...