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Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster and Health Check Plugin Guides

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One of the key new features of Virtual SAN 6.1 is the ability to provide stretched clustering.  Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster is a specific configuration implemented in environments where disaster and downtime avoidance is a key requirement. Cormac Hogan has provided an excellent document in the form of a design guide for stretched clustering, in Read more...

VMware vSAN ROBO Licensing & vSAN 2 Node

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Since the initial release of Virtual SAN, customers have asked for a version of Virtual SAN for smaller environments, such as Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO). Customers want all of the benefits of traditional Virtual SAN, without the minimum requirement of three nodes. Today, Virtual SAN 6.1 introduces Virtual SAN 2 Node and Virtual SAN ROBO Licensing. Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster

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With the release of vSphere 6 update 1, and Virtual SAN 6.1, VMware is expanding the capabilities of Virtual SAN as a platform and is introducing higher levels of enterprise availability and data protection of the solution. Virtual SAN 6.1 introduces the new feature Stretched Cluster. Virtual SAN Stretched Clusters provides customers with the ability Read more...

SRM 6.1 What’s New

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Now that you have read about our announcement regarding the SRM family and how it allows you to achieve hybrid cloud availability, let’s get into some detail on what’s new with SRM 6.1. There are three primary new features in SRM 6.1: Storage Policy Based Protection Groups (SPPGs) Stretched Storage Integration Enhanced Integration with VMware Read more...

NexentaConnect for VMware VSAN

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Guest Blog By Michael Letschin, Field CTO of Nexenta Let’s go on a little journey through the world of IT storage in the past few years. We saw monolithic large storage arrays start to get displaced with midrange and departmental arrays. We then found that the performance of those arrays, was not exactly what we Read more...

Data Services with PrimaryIO

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Guest blog by Murali Nagaraj, CTO of PrimaryIO PrimaryIO APA for VMware is a storage optimisation software designed using VMware’s VAIO framework. Applications like Databases, File Servers and VDI can benefit from PrimaryIO APA for VMware. These applications running on SAN/NAS environments will see vastly improved performance levels due to the effects of IO optimisation. Read more...

Too Soon? Nah! VSAN Technology Preview

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We are thrilled to finally be sharing all the great features coming in Virtual SAN 6.1 and hope you read all about the updates here; however, we have no plans to stop there. Is it too soon to start exploring some of the technology futures of VSAN? We don’t think so! This week we are excited to Read more...

VMware EVO™ SDDC™: Our Journey to a Product Launch

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By Raj Yavatkar, VMware Fellow When I arrived at VMware in early 2014, Converged Infrastructure (CI) solutions that pre-integrated hardware and software for networking, compute, storage, and virtualization were the rage. Designed to provide IT a relatively painless way of standing up the infrastructure, CI products such as VCE Vblock, which integrate vSphere, have been Read more...