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A Classic VSAN Adoption Story

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Having been a student of how new tech finds it way into data centers, I am always impressed by how many IT professionals strike this great balance between getting the benefits from the new thing — and managing potential risk.As I talk to VSAN users, the pattern emerges.  They certainly see the potential as compared Read more...

VSAN In The Trenches

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So much enterprise IT is delivered by small, lean teams that have to wear many hats to get the job done. I had a chance to recently interview Serge Kovarsky, who is using VSAN more and more to get his job done — and make things simpler in the process. Read more...

VSAN File Shares With Nexenta

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 VSAN was designed to be the best storage for your VMDKs.  But that might seem a limitation if you have a need to exposed file shares, or perhaps iSCSI targets.  That means running something else on top of VSAN. Read more...

Put another pizza in the oven, these kids are hungry

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Youth sports are all about kids having fun. They play, they sweat, and hopefully have a great time. And boy do they build up an appetite. Choosing the right refreshments during halftime, or the right restaurant after the game can be difficult. Are a couple large pizzas going to be sufficient, would a pizza buffet Read more...

Get Help with Virtual SAN Sizing

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Sizing a new cluster can be a challenging exercise, especially if you don’t know your workloads well. While we’ve always had decent rule-of-thumb estimators, there’s nothing as good as collecting real data and using the results to size your configuration. Read more...