#StorageMinute: Elastic vSAN

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at Elastic vSAN inside the VMware Cloud on AWS Service.     Elastic vSAN is an innovative new solution in the VMware Cloud on AWS Service that combines Amazons Elastic Block Store offering and Read more...

Native SQL Server Cluster support on vSAN

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In the latest of a seemingly continuous stream of enhancements, we are pleased to share Microsoft SQL Server Cluster support on vSAN.  This support has been added in the latest release of the VMware Cloud on AWS Service (1.6) and adds SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation (SCSI3-PR) support to vSAN. Initially released to the VMware Cloud on Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS DRaaS Promotion and Evaluation Guide

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Have you been wanting to try out VMware’s DRaaS offering for VMware Cloud on AWS? Now is your chance! VMware is currently running a promotion which includes protecting up to 200 VMs for 90 days for free for a limited number of customers. Take a look at all the details here and sign up now! Alongside Read more...
Elastic vSAN

Introducing Elastic vSAN

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We have officially entered the next generation of storage in the VMware Cloud on AWS Service, dramatically increasing the size and scale of workload that the service can support, while simultaneously introducing flexibility into the amount of storage assigned to a cluster. We call it Elastic vSAN; a fusion of VMware vSAN and Amazons Elastic Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 104: Elastic vSAN

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One of the more exciting announcements at VMworld 2018 was a preview of VMware vSAN utilizing Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) with VMware Cloud on AWS.  This service is called Elastic vSAN and is soon available. Elastic vSAN runs on new Amazon EC2 R5.metal instances to augment existing SDDC for storage-dense environments. Storage per host Read more...

vSAN Stretched Cluster for everybody

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I have always been a fan of stretched cluster solutions since VMware introduced the certification program vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) back in 2016. Who doesn’t want the ability to balance VMs synchronously between datacenters for site resilience or even site maintenance?  In my previous life working for a storage vendor, I had many conversations Read more...
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VMware Cloud on AWS Compliance ready Data-at-Rest Encryption

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Security has always been a core concern for the VMware Cloud on AWS service. Since its initial availability, every vSphere host deployed has implemented encryption at rest. Initially, this was fulfilled using self-encrypting NVMe devices.  Unfortunately for some customers, this wasn’t enough. For a variety of valid reasons some customers are required to not only Read more...

#StorageMinute: AWS AZ resiliency powered by vSAN Stretched Clusters

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  Welcome to the StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will demonstrate how Stretched Clusters powered by vSAN deliver on-premises levels of availability and resiliency within the AWS cloud.     One of the primary inhibitors to leveraging public cloud as an extension of existing infrastructure is the Read more...

Happy Birthday VMware Site Recovery!!!

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Happy birthday VMware Site Recovery!!!   VMware Site Recovery is Disaster Recovery as-a-Service (DRaaS) for VMware Cloud on AWS, and it is one year old! A lot has changed in the last year, and it’s great to see our product grow and mature. In this blog post I summarize all the benefits that we’ve added Read more...