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VMware and the Future of Storage and Availability

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From the early days of VMware, it became clear that dealing with storage in efficient and scalable ways were key requirements for the success of virtualization in enterprise environments. Indeed, the storage stack of ESXi, including VMFS, played a key role in the proliferation of virtualization in data centers, where data is stored and managed Read more...

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...