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Virtual SAN 6.2 Certification & Compatibility Guide Update

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The Virtual SAN product team is pleased to announce a number of changes to Virtual SAN Compatibility Guide (VCG) with the release of Virtual SAN 6.2. Following is the summary of changes: Virtual SAN Ready Nodes: Virtual SAN Ready Nodes and components (I/O controller, PCIe/NVMe, SSD, HDD) that are listed on Virtual SAN VMware Compatibility Guide and Read more...

Virtual SAN 6.2 is Now Generally Available

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I am excited to announce the availability of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, the 4th edition of the radically simple, vSphere-embedded storage solution that is powering HCI solutions at over 3,000 customers! Get your hands on it today by downloading an evaluation copy and see for yourself why VMware Hyper-Converged Software—the combination of Virtual SAN, vSphere and Read more...

Virtual Volumes: First Year In Review

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With the release of vSphere 6.0, in March 2015, VMware released the long anticipated Virtual Volumes feature (a.k.a. vVols). Looking back over the past year, there has been a lot of customer interest and partner activity around Virtual Volumes. Adoption of Virtual Volumes is steadily increasing as more and more customers are moving to vSphere 6 to Read more...

Virtual SAN 6.2 – Deduplication and Compression Deep Dive

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Virtual SAN 6.2 introduced several highly anticipated product features and in this blog, we’ll focus on some of the coolest ones: Dedupe & Compression. These features were requested by VMware customers and I am glad that we listened to the customer. When talking about Dedupe and Compression, one first needs to determine why an organization Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 4 – PowerCLI

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The PowerCLI team is back and at it again. This time with the release of PowerCLI 6.0 Release 3. This release has some minor updates for those who have moved to PowerCLI 6.0 Release 2.  Release 2 however had some really interesting features as it pertains to storage like gathering informations about the underlying ESXi hardware Read more...

Hot Off The Press: Virtual SAN in 3 Minutes Videos

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A while back we started a video series VSAN In 3 Minutes. The goal was to provide quick, bite-sized and easily consumable introduction to Virtual SAN features and functions with just enough information to get you going in the right direction.  With the launch of Virtual SAN 6.2, we have added a number of features which Read more...

Join Us for Storage Field Day 9 Live Event on March 18

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The VMware Virtual SAN team is excited to be participating in this year’s Storage Field Day 9 event. Storage Field Day (SFD) brings together the best independent thought leaders in data storage to discuss pressing issues and technology advancements with key companies in the space.   This year we’re excited to be hosting 12 delegates Read more...

Get Smart About Hyper-Converged Infrastructure in 20-Minute Episodes

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Spring into all things hyper-converged infrastructure with our upcoming Virtual SAN Take 20 Webcast Series this March! Don’t miss out on our next two virtual events on March 10th and March 16th, where you’ll discover how HCI solutions powered by VMware Hyper-Converged Software automate data center management and deliver exceptional performance at the lowest cost Read more...