vSAN Webcast Library

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Whether you are just getting started with vSAN or want to take a deeper technical dive, our experts answer common questions and suggest best practices to maximize your storage solution in these recorded webcasts. Watch at your own pace, download the slide deck, and submit questions to the vSAN experts. New! vSpeaking Podcast Series Learn even more

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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 (vVols) 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

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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

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Whats New – VMware Virtual SAN 6.1

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Today we are officially announcing the launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.1. Virtual SAN is VMware’s software-defined solution for hyper-converged infrastructure that is targeted towards vSphere administrators. Now in its 3rd release, Virtual SAN has been adopted by a large number of VMware customers in just 15 months. Customers of all industries and sizes trust

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The Software-Defined Storage Platform of the Future

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Next week, at VMworld USA 2015, we will be announcing Virtual SAN 6.1, the third-generation of VMware’s hypervisor-converged storage for VMs. With this release we are introducing several major enhancements and new capabilities, including support for the latest generation of storage devices, new availability and disaster recovery features, and advanced management and serviceability tools. These

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Is VDI Causing You Gray Hair? Virtual SAN and Horizon Can Help!

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Our 2,000+ Virtual SAN customers are deploying VMware hyper-converged systems for all kinds of solutions—from supporting large Oracle databases to powering remote IT rooms to simplifying test/dev environments—but one specific use case is one the most popular workloads for VSAN: virtual desktops (VDI). The struggle to find both high performance and affordable IT infrastructure, especially

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Pro Tips For Storage Performance Testing

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Let’s face it — enterprise storage is a big investment. And there are big, meaningful differences in how different storage products perform when you put them to the test.  Higher performing solutions can handle more workloads, more easily accommodate growth, and generate fewer unpleasant performance problems to deal with.

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VSAN vs Nutanix Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part 2

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In a previous post, we began to present our case as to why we believe VMware Virtual SAN offers significantly more performance than an identically configured Nutanix cluster.   We thought IT professionals would find it very useful to see a side-by-side comparison across a wide range of synthetic workloads. The complete details of the

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