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New Virtual SAN Ready Nodes: Dell FX2 Servers

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I’ve been waiting and looking forward to this moment for some time now; the Dell FX2 server platform is now officially listed in the VMware Compatibility Guide. Customers are now able easily to choose from a list of available ready nodes one of the most powerful converge server platforms currently available today. I have used the Read more...

NexGen and Virtual Volumes

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In this guest blog Mike Koponen, Sr. Director of Business Development at NexGen, shares more details on the Virtual Volumes implementation with NexGen Storage. Mike has more than twenty years of experience in the storage industry and has participated in all but the very first VMworld. Storage QoS – A Must Have for VMware Environments         Read more...

How Ready Are You When Disaster Strikes?

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Disasters are no fun! According to Google’s online dictionary, a disaster is a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe that causes great damage. Because of the unexpected nature of disasters, all we can do to prepare for them is to have a backup plan and an insurance policy to help lessen Read more...

Virtual SAN CrowdChat Recap

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On Tuesday, September 22nd, Virtual SAN users had the opportunity to connect with the experts in a one-hour CrowdChat session to ask questions, provide feedback on Virtual SAN 6.1 features, and request future Virtual SAN features. Popular topics of conversation included new stretched clusters, ROBO, advanced management, and deployment methods. The full CrowdChat conversation can Read more...

Upgrading to vSphere Data Protection 6.1

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Traditionally, the process to upgrade a vSphere Data Protection (VDP) virtual appliance to the latest version has been to use an upgrade ISO and perform an in-place upgrade. The upgrade to VDP 6.1 is an exception – it is more of a migration. For starters, you can only migrate from VDP 5.8.x or VDP 6.0.x to Read more...

3 Million Reasons Why All-Flash Virtual SAN is Business Critical Ready

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I’m pleased to offer a guest post from one of our highly-valued partners on a number of initiatives, including Virtual SAN and vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO): SanDisk. This post talks about new reference architectures and solutions that SanDisk has built—in collaboration with VMware and other partners—to demonstrate how all-flash Virtual SAN systems are business Read more...

Virtual SAN licensing and Packaging for Virtual SAN 6.1

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Over the last couple of weeks we have received various questions on Virtual SAN licensing and Packaging for Virtual SAN 6.1. A lot of the questions were around the “ROBO” and the “Stretched Cluster” use case. We are hoping that the below table will clarify any confusion / questions you may have. Before you go Read more...

Virtual Volumes with Fujitsu ETERNUS Storage

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In another of the series of Virtual Volume information from our partners, today I am pleased to offer a post by Manuel Lange, product manager for the ETERNUS storage systems at Fujitsu.  Thank you Manuel for the material, our customers always appreciate the details on how things work in real implementations! Read more...

Ready for Any VMworld Europe?

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As you know, VMworld Europe 2015 is returning to Barcelona, Spain on October 12-15. The Storage and Availability solutions team is looking forward to seeing many of you in a few weeks. We wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to Barcelona once again and thank you customers and partners for being an integral Read more...