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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...

7 Reasons VMware Virtual SAN is Radically Simple

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It is often that we hear technology solutions described as "revolutionary", "incredible", or "game-changing" and that list of adjectives could certainly go on. In some cases, those descriptions are fairly accurate while at other times, they tend to be a bit overstated. We here at VMware often use the term "radically simple" to describe Virtual Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 2 – Virtual Volumes

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 Virtual Volumes (vVols) is a framework developed by VMware and partners in the storage industry to transform the way VMs are stored by enabling VM-awareness on arrays.  vVols eliminates static storage constraints by removing LUNs, filesystems and volumes, and giving the array direct visibility and understanding of the VM objects they store.  This enables Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 3 – VSAN 6.2

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A few weeks ago VMware announced the release of Virtual SAN v6.2  In terms of features, this is the biggest release of the product since the initial release.  The list of new features is impressive and makes Virtual SAN very competitive against the most sophisticated storage platforms in the market today. This week on the Virtually Read more...