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An important KB for VSAN Stretched Cluster

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Today we released a very important KB article, KB 2135952, for VSAN stretched cluster. It informs customers on how to handle a split partition/network partition scenario on a VSAN stretched cluster. The reason we released the KB was as follows: In the event of a split-brain scenario in a VSAN stretched cluster, where the two Read more...

VSAN Design & Sizing – Memory Overhead Considerations

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This week I was in Berlin for our annual Tech Summit in EMEA. This is an event for our field folks in EMEA. I presented a number of VSAN sessions, including a design and sizing session. As part of that session, the topic of VSAN memory consumption was raised. In the past, we’ve only ever Read more...

VSAN now supporting NVMe devices

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  The first NVMe drive is on the VSAN HCL and customers are already adopting it! Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) is a specification for attaching and accessing flash storage devices to the PCI Express (PCIE). Intel has demonstrated that with NVMe VSAN clusters can easily scale into the millions of IOPS. Another Intel blog goes Read more...

Coming Soon: VMware’s Largest Online Conference. Register Today!

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Ready to build organizational knowledge around new insights and tools from VMware? Registration is now open for vForum Online—VMware’s largest online conference, which you can attend no matter where you are!   What to expect vForum Online is a free, half-day virtual conference on November 17th. You can learn about new product features and updates, Read more...

Virtual Volumes for Database Backup and Recovery

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By Sudhir Balasubramanian (Senior Solutions Architect – Data Platforms) and Mohan Potheri (Senior Solutions Architect) In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In this post, we will examine in more detail how Virtual Volumes can improve the Read more...

10 Reasons to Attend vForum Online 2015

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  If you weren’t able to attend VMware vForums in Washington DC, New York City, or Houston, you still have the chance to engage with experts and learn about the latest technologies, tips, and trends in the field at VMware vForum Online. At this half-day virtual conference, you will have the opportunity to gain the Read more...

From a User’s Point of View: Virtual SAN is Fast, Easy & Agile

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Wondering if Virtual SAN is a good fit for you? During a panel at VMworld 2015, three Virtual SAN customers with diverse backgrounds and IT challenges discussed their experience with VSAN. The panelists included Tod Huber, Director of Information Technology at Master Lock Company LLC; Kenny Wilder, Director of Infrastructure at Fulton County Schools; and Read more...

Get your free Virtual SAN Assessment today to validate its benefits for your organization!

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Are you experiencing challenges with your current vSphere storage environment (i.e., performance, capacity constraint, complexity, expensive renewals) or just not sure if VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) would be a good fit?     Once you have signed up, a VMware Virtual SAN representative will reach out and invite you to start your VSAN Assessment (download Read more...