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EMC Storage and Virtual Volumes

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In another guest post, Daniel Chiu, a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at EMC will offer us an insight into using Virtual Volumes with their newly announced vVols initiatives, particularly in the VNX platform. Really appreciate the technical details in this post! ----- Curious how the EMC storage systems will integrate with VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols)?  Well, the Read more...

Talk Storage with the Pros – Join #VSANchat 9/22!

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Are you in search of a radically simple, enterprise-class shared storage solution for hyperconverged infrastructure optimized for vSphere? Your search ends today. VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 has arrived.     With that, the Virtual SAN team would like to invite you to our #VSANchat on 9/22! This will be a discussion featuring VMware Virtual SAN experts Read more...

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...