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Considerations on Virtual SAN Maintenance Mode and Disk Operations

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With the recent launch announcement for Virtual SAN 6.2, we have been revisiting some of our previous guidance and best practices around Virtual SAN operations. Possibly the most important of these is disk device handling and replacement procedures. This has historically been tied to host maintenance mode for reasons that I shall explain shortly. Those Read more...

New VxRail HCI Appliance from VCE Offers the Fastest and Easiest Adoption of VMware Hyper-Converged Software

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EMC and VMware announced today VCE VxRail, a new industry leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance (HCIA).  Developed jointly by EMC and VMware, VxRail is a fully integrated, preconfigured and tested HCI appliance powered by VMware Hyper-Converged Software and is one of the easiest ways to stand up a hyper-converged infrastructure environment. According to IDC, hyper-converged infrastructure Read more...

VMware, EMC and VxRail Working Together For Our Customers

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By Loretta Brown, Vice President Federation, VMware I am very happy to share that today EMC and VMware jointly announced the availability of the new VCE VxRail™ Appliance - a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) appliance exclusively from EMC, VMware and our partners, and the easiest and fastest way to stand up a fully virtualized VMware SDDC Read more...

What’s New – VMware Virtual SAN 6.2

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Today we are officially announcing the launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2. Virtual SAN is the foundation of VMware's Hyper-Converged Software (HCS) that enables customers to experience industry leading  hyper-converged infrastructure. Customers are finding VMware HCS key in adopting a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) approach of streamlining and automating storage, networking and compute. Learn more about Read more...

Introducing VMware Hyper-Converged Software

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VMware Hyper-Converged Software Powering the industry’s largest Hyper-Converged Infrastructure ecosystem   Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is transforming the way private datacenter infrastructure is being built - see this post for an overview of HCI.  It eliminates the traditional hardware silos of compute, storage and networking, to move all the intelligence into a single software layer running Read more...

Introducing the 4th Generation VMware Virtual SAN

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As we enter 2016, I am very proud of the leadership position VMware has established in software that powers Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI).  I’m also very excited to continue that momentum with today’s launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2.  Virtual SAN is the software-defined storage component in our Hyper-Converged Software (VMware HCS) stack—a single software stack Read more...

How to Prepare for Data Growth in Today’s Changing IT Environment

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By Jason Massae, VMware Architect at Micron Technology As a VMware architect at Micron Technology, I know the crucial importance of virtualization in an enterprise environment. I am also witnessing first-hand the explosive growth of data and storage in the enterprise. In this blog post, I will discuss the storage challenges of performance, scalability and manageability Read more...

Oracle U2VL with Virtual SAN and the batch processing use case

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Unix to Virtualized Linux (U2VL) is a critical step towards SDDC, it targets to migrate applications and data from physical Unix servers to Linux virtual machines running on x86 virtualized infrastructure. These applications are typically business critical, therefore, customers normally take a very cautious approach by doing a carefully planned and executed Proof-of-Concept (POC) in Read more...

Increase Performance with the Dell PowerEdge FX2 and VMware Virtual SAN

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The Dell FX2 converged 2U rack chassis allows customers to incrementally add or swap compact modular building blocks including servers, storage and IO to fit any Virtual SAN environment. Much like Virtual SAN, Dell’s FX2 is designed to deliver more choice, less complexity, and simplify building and management by bringing advanced management technologies to converged infrastructure. Customers Read more...