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Hitachi Data Systems Extends vSphere Virtual Volumes and VMware Data Protection Offerings

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In this guest post Dinesh Singh, Solutions Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems, shares an update on further integration with VMware products and support for our Software-Defined Storage strategy. HDS recently announced new Software-defined storage solutions to help customers run agile and available IT operations. HDS announced support for vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol) on the Read more...

IBM Storage and the Beauty and Benefits of VVol

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Once more I’m pleased to offer a guest post from another highly valued partner of ours in the VVol space, and another design partner for Virtual Volumes: IBM. Today’s post talks about some of the history of how IBM came to realize the promise of VVol, what problems we are all trying to fix, and Read more...

VMware Compatibility Guide Portal with New Ready Node Branding

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Out with the old and in with the new! In the spirit of simplicity for all things hardware related to Virtual SAN, today VMware released a newly revamped hardware compatibility guide portal. The portal introduces a new and simplified hardware searching capability that is primarily focused around Virtual SAN Ready Nodes instead of the previous Read more...

Support for Non-Uniform/Heterogeneous VSAN clusters? Yes!

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Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been asked this question by various field people and potential customers: does VMware support non-uniform / heterogeneous VSAN clusters? The question typically comes during the pre-sales stage and by the sounds of it is one of those myths that competitors use to give their product the edge in Read more...

Virtual SAN Going Offshore

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Over the last couple of months I have been talking to many Virtual SAN customers. After having spoken to so many customers and having heard many special use cases and configurations I’m not easily impressed. I must say that half way during the conversation with Steffan Hafnor Røstvig from TeleComputing I was seriously impressed. Read more...

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. Read more...