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SAP IQ Performance Study on VMware Virtual SAN

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One of the primary goals of the Storage and Availability team at VMware is to validate business critical application running on Virtual SAN continuously. It is of the utmost importance for us to deliver the necessary information to customers, so they feel confident about the storage platform they are considering or plan to use to Read more...

VMworld Recap: Virtual SAN Use Cases and Stretched Clusters

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Missed VMworld? Recap two of the most popular Virtual SAN sessions with the slide decks below to learn about common Virtual SAN use cases and stretched clusters.   STO5333 – Building a Stretched Cluster with Virtual SAN Presented by Rawlinson Rivera (VMware) and Duncan Epping (VMware)   Virtual SAN 6.1 allows the ability to create Read more...

Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster and Health Check Plugin Guides

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One of the key new features of Virtual SAN 6.1 is the ability to provide stretched clustering.  Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster is a specific configuration implemented in environments where disaster and downtime avoidance is a key requirement. Cormac Hogan has provided an excellent document in the form of a design guide for stretched clustering, in Read more...

VMware vSAN ROBO Licensing & vSAN 2 Node

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Since the initial release of vSAN, customers have asked for a version of vSAN for smaller environments, such as Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO). Customers want all of the benefits of traditional vSAN, without the minimum requirement of three nodes. Today, vSAN 6.1 introduces vSAN 2 Node and vSAN ROBO Licensing. Together, these provide the perfect Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster

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With the release of vSphere 6 update 1, and Virtual SAN 6.1, VMware is expanding the capabilities of Virtual SAN as a platform and is introducing higher levels of enterprise availability and data protection of the solution. Virtual SAN 6.1 introduces the new feature Stretched Cluster. Virtual SAN Stretched Clusters provides customers with the ability Read more...

SRM 6.1 What’s New

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Now that you have read about our announcement regarding the SRM family and how it allows you to achieve hybrid cloud availability, let’s get into some detail on what’s new with SRM 6.1. There are three primary new features in SRM 6.1: Storage Policy Based Protection Groups (SPPGs) Stretched Storage Integration Enhanced Integration with VMware Read more...

NexentaConnect for VMware VSAN

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Guest Blog By Michael Letschin, Field CTO of Nexenta Let’s go on a little journey through the world of IT storage in the past few years. We saw monolithic large storage arrays start to get displaced with midrange and departmental arrays. We then found that the performance of those arrays, was not exactly what we Read more...

Data Services with PrimaryIO

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Guest blog by Murali Nagaraj, CTO of PrimaryIO PrimaryIO APA for VMware is a storage optimisation software designed using VMware’s VAIO framework. Applications like Databases, File Servers and VDI can benefit from PrimaryIO APA for VMware. These applications running on SAN/NAS environments will see vastly improved performance levels due to the effects of IO optimisation. Read more...