Licensing Applications on vSAN?

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I wanted to highlight that a lot of questions come up asking about how to control licensing Oracle and other business critical applications on vSAN. Thankfully there are tools in vSphere to enforce and monitor licensing complaince on vSAN clusters. There is no need for storage only nodes, isolated vCenters, isolated clusters, to keep licensing costs

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What You Should Know About Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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With the massive shift to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), we cannot deny that the traditional SAN and NAS markets are declining very quickly. According to Wikibon, traditional storage markets are declining close to 20% annually and they predict that traditional storage will go from being the dominant player today to a niche solution in less than

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Looking Back at VMworld 2016 Europe!

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Another year, another VMworld – and what an event this year’s Europe show was! A few things were announced during VMworld, including the latest versions of vSphere, vSAN, Site Recovery Manager, and Virtual Volumes. Take a look below at each product announced, as well as some of the key updates:   vSphere 6.5 VMworld 2016

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3 Key Reasons Customers Move to Virtual Volumes

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With all the buzz around the new Virtual Volumes features announced in VMworld Barcelona, and the huge interest in Virtual Volumes breakout sessions in both Las Vegas and Barcelona (standing room only!) now is a good time to reflect on why customers are moving to Virtual Volumes. @vPedroArrow session.#madness #peopleplasteredonwall — Frank Denneman (@FrankDenneman) Here are the the

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Whats New in Virtual Volumes (vVols) 2.0

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With the release of vSphere 6.0 back in March 2015, VMware delivered the long anticipated Virtual Volumes feature (a.k.a. vVols). Over the past year and a half the vVols momentum has been quietly building with more and more customer interest and partner activity. The adoption of Virtual Volumes has steadily increased as more and more customers move to vSphere 6,

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Use HCIBench Like a Pro — Part 1

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HCIBench stands for "Hyper-converged Infrastructure Benchmark", which is an automation wrapper around the popular and proven VDBench open source benchmark tool that makes it far easier to automate testing across a hyper-converged cluster. HCIBench was released last August, one year later, we published another major release and moved it from Dropbox to Fling. If you are new

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Announcing the New VMware Virtual SAN IDC Lab Validation Report

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Hot off the press: VMware Virtual SAN IDC Lab Validation Report With the launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, VMware expanded the capabilities of Virtual SAN as a platform and introduced better data efficiency features by delivering deduplication and compression of data as well as providing RAID-5/RAID-6 support for all flash Virtual SAN environments. This

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Virtual SAN Performance Service and Performance Tools

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One of the exciting new features of Virtual SAN 6.2 is the new performance service. For quick troubleshooting of issues, or verification of performance it is a great and simple tool that can be turned on with a single checkbox.  This is an ESXi native performance monitoring system with API, as well as UI access. For

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SAP HANA on VMware All-Flash Virtual SAN

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As some of you die-hard SAP HANA on Virtual SAN fans know we have been working behind the scenes testing and validating SAP HANA on Virtual SAN. Well here is a glimpse of that hard work.  Let me insert the official phrases to make everyone happy…. SAP does not support HANA on Virtual SAN or

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Top 5 Lessons from Public Cloud Providers Reaping the Benefits of VMware Virtual SAN

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Public Cloud companies are constantly looking for ways to not only improve their infrastructure and services, but also increase capacity, simplify operations and ensure continuous up-time: Cloud Carib and Zettagrid are no exception. Cloud Carib is a cloud solution provider in Nassau, Bahamas which specializes in providing government agencies, financial and professional services companies in

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