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Virtual Volumes for Database Backup and Recovery

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By Sudhir Balasubramanian (Senior Solutions Architect – Data Platforms) and Mohan Potheri (Senior Solutions Architect) In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In this post, we will examine in more detail how Virtual Volumes can improve the Read more...

10 Reasons to Attend vForum Online 2015

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  If you weren’t able to attend VMware vForums in Washington DC, New York City, or Houston, you still have the chance to engage with experts and learn about the latest technologies, tips, and trends in the field at VMware vForum Online. At this half-day virtual conference, you will have the opportunity to gain the Read more...

From a User’s Point of View: Virtual SAN is Fast, Easy & Agile

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Wondering if Virtual SAN is a good fit for you? During a panel at VMworld 2015, three Virtual SAN customers with diverse backgrounds and IT challenges discussed their experience with VSAN. The panelists included Tod Huber, Director of Information Technology at Master Lock Company LLC; Kenny Wilder, Director of Infrastructure at Fulton County Schools; and Read more...

Get your free Virtual SAN Assessment today to validate its benefits for your organization!

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Are you experiencing challenges with your current vSphere storage environment (i.e., performance, capacity constraint, complexity, expensive renewals) or just not sure if VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) would be a good fit?     Once you have signed up, a VMware Virtual SAN representative will reach out and invite you to start your VSAN Assessment (download Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster: Performance and Best Practices White Paper

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Hot off the press! One of the most notable feature announcements of VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 is the availability of stretched cluster deployment. This allows the Virtual SAN customer to configure two geographically located sites, while synchronously replicating data between the two sites. This provides high availability and protection against a single site failure.   Read more...

SRM Stays Fresh and Continues to Impress

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Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is one of the most mature products in the VMware portfolio. It was first released in 2008 and, at one point in time, it was the second highest selling VMware product behind vSphere. Seriously. The reason for this resounding success is that SRM is a solution that embodies the value proposition Read more...

NEC Storage Products Released Featuring Virtual Volumes

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This post was written by Tomohiro Igakura, Lead Engineer, IT Platform Division at NEC Corporation. The VMware Virtual Volumes (VVol) storage framework is becoming recognized as a landmark technology that solves the challenges virtual environments continue to face. Officially released on February 3, 2015, VVol is a new feature of VMware vSphere® 6.0 and is Read more...

How to Reduce VDI Storage Costs and Challenges

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For years we’ve watched and waited for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to ‘take off.’ The idea of having instant access to your data and personalized desktop from anywhere and any device at anytime—without today’s security risks—is a very compelling solution. In the IT industry, we find ourselves asking the same question every year: are virtual Read more...

Criteria for supported magnetic drives with VSAN

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I have been talking with VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) customers who are enjoying great success. Customers have asked questions regarding why specific components are or are not on the hardware compatibility list (HCL) or chosen for ready nodes. I wanted to provide some insight into component selection for customers choosing VSAN hybrid configurations that leverage Read more...