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Learn Why Customers Choose VMware vSAN Infographic

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From surveys and in one-on-conversations with our customers, we know that there are many reasons why customers choose and continue to buy HCI powered by vSAN. Customers speak of the native integration with vSphere and vCenter which allows them to use familiar tools and existing skillsets, choice of deployment options with the VxRail appliance, 15 Read more...

vSAN Failure Scenarios

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vSAN provides both enterprise-class scale and performance suitable for businesses of all types and sizes. When designing a vSAN cluster, there are several things to consider, such as hardware, networking, and vSAN architecture. A good place to start is the vSAN Design and Sizing Guide but it’s important to understand how vSAN responds to the various Read more...
vSAN SPBM policies

Managing Your Data on vSAN with SPBM

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In today’s storage landscape, there is a myriad of choices. But what sets VMware managed storage apart, whether vSAN or VVols, is storage policy-based management. By using SPBM policies to manage your storage, the arduous and inefficient process of setting up specific storage LUNs or volumes is no longer required. In the previous blog, I talked Read more...
Pivotal Container Service

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 97: InterSystems on vSAN

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Numerous customers rely on vSAN to power business critical applications (BCAs) today; in fact, it is the top use case, with almost two-thirds of customers running BCAs on vSAN.   For the last three years, VMware and InterSystem have been working together closely, testing InterSystems Cachè and IRIS. This week on the Virtually Speaking podcast we Read more...

Health Checks – Delivering a more Intelligent vSAN and vSphere

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Guidance in most forms is a nice option to have. Consider a scenario that is commonplace with people and today’s technology, where one may be almost certain of the driving directions to a destination. Even the most capable individuals will still enter the address into their phone for turn-by-turn guidance. Why? Compared to old methods Read more...
HCIBench

Measuring Performance in VMware Cloud on AWS

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Up until recently measuring cluster performance inside the VMware Cloud on AWS Service has been a complicated affair. This is primarily due to the distributed nature of vSAN and its ability to scale-out operations. Measuring cluster performance requires several simultaneous workloads to saturate the cluster and measure top end capabilities. HCIBench has been VMware’s go-to Read more...
ThinkAgile VX

VMware Announces Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Certification for SAP HANA on Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes and Appliances

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VMware, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure, announces SAP HANA certification with vSphere, the industry-leading hypervisor, vSAN, the only vSphere-native storage, and jointly-certified Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes and Appliances. VMware is committed to providing customers industry-leading deployment flexibility, empowering hyperconverged infrastructure customers to choose a solution that best fits with their IT strategy. VMware’s certification Read more...
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vSAN Maintenance Mode Impact to Object Resilience

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HCI clusters use local storage devices   Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) clusters powered by VMware vSAN consist of multiple hosts with local storage devices in each host contributing to a shared vSAN datastore. This model combines the cost savings of using local storage devices with the benefits of shared storage. However, when a vSAN host is Read more...