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SPBM Host-Based Rules: SIOC v2

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SPBM Host-Based Rules: Storage I/O Control via Policy As we wrap up the SPBM series, this episode we will look at the difference between Storage I/O Control version 1 and 2. Unlike SIOC v1, v2 is policy based and allows for storage I/O control at the VM level. A quick overview of SIOC; SIOC v1 is Read more...

#vSANChat: Site Recovery Manager 8.2

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We’re back with our monthly tweet chat! This month we discussed Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 8.2 and recent updates. We were joined by Virtually Speaking host, Pete Flecha, and VMware Availability tech guru, Cato Grace! Catch up on the SRM hour below.     Q1: Can you give a brief description of Site Recovery Manager Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 120: 5G Ready Telco Cloud

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  A key challenge facing CSPs at the dawn of the 5G era is to dynamically deploy and manage the growing number of services and multi-cloud environments. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Bryan Beal and Nick Wilson to discuss how VMware is helping CSPs realize the true potential of distributed multi-cloud Read more...

VMware keeps the #1 spot in Hyperconverged Infrastructure, According to IDC, and Counts Over 20,000 Customers

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In their most recent release, IDC’s Converged Systems Tracker for Q1 2019 showed VMware as the market leader with over 41% market share, based on ownership of HCI software. In addition to the IDC data, in our most recent earnings call, VMware announced that over 20,000 organizations have adopted vSAN to power their hyperconverged infrastructure, Read more...

How vSAN Reduces Latency and Improves Performance

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Inefficiencies within an organization can hinder progress toward an end goal. For Fulton County Schools (FCS), those inefficiencies were three-fold. First, due to the poor performance of critical systems, key tasks took up to 45 minutes to complete. Secondly, traditional SAN solutions caused excessive latency during heavy usage. Finally, in terms of the cost to Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 119: Exploring GPU Compute

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Can GPUs be used in vSphere for applications other than VDI? Just ask your company’s data scientists, machine learning practitioners or developers if they want to compute their operations faster. In the consumer market, a GPU is mostly used to accelerate gaming graphics. Today, GPGPU’s (General Purpose GPU) are the choice of hardware to accelerate computational workloads Read more...
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SPBM Policy Exception Cases

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vSAN Object Types There are a number of different object types within VMware vSAN. The most common ones are: VM home namespace – Location for VM configuration and log files. VM swap object – Created for the VM swap file (only created when the VM is powered on). VMDK – Stores the data that is Read more...
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#vSANChat: Upcoming Events

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Did you know that we hold monthly vSAN chats on Twitter? Well, now you know! Join us at 11am PT on the last Thursday of each month with the hashtag #vSANChat on Twitter.   What’s a vSAN Chat? A #vSANChat is a Tweet Chat – basically an “Ask Me Anything” or typed Q&A session on Read more...

#StorageMinute: Data-at-Rest Encryption within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Welcome to the StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will demonstrate how vSAN Data-at-Rest Encryption is used to provide compliance ready encryption within the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. Security has been paramount since the introduction of the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. VMware vSAN fulfills a Read more...