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EVO SDDC: Back for Barcelona!

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We officially launched EVO SDDC at VMworld in San Francisco just several weeks back and we’ll be in Barcelona next week to continue the momentum. To recap, at VMworld SF, we introduced EVO SDDC as the easiest way to deploy and run your software-defined data center. Working jointly with our hardware partners, we deliver the Read more...

Virtual Volumes: A Game Changer for Operations of Virtualized Business Critical Databases

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This is first of a series of posts on deploying vSphere Virtual Volumes for Tier 1 Business Critical Databases by Sudhir Balasubramanian (Senior Solutions Architect – Data Platforms) and Mohan Potheri (Senior Solutions Architect). Although this article is written with a focus on Oracle databases, much of this discussion holds good for any mission-critical application. Read more...

Simplifying VM Storage Operations with Hitachi Solutions for VMware Cloud Automation

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In this guest post Dinesh Singh, Solutions Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), shares how the recently launched/upgraded range of management packs from HDS enhance the functionality of VMware cloud management and automation products.   vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) Hitachi storage content pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight delivers real-time log management to administrators Read more...

Redefining Virtual Desktop Capital Costs with Virtual SAN

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Until the release of Horizon 6 in mid-2014, per-user capital costs of virtual desktops (VDI) were typically higher than those of comparable physical desktops. The delta had been gradually eroded by a range of initiatives and was in many cases near-zero, but few organizations were able to achieve immediate capital cost savings by moving to Read more...

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...