Eager Zeroed Thick Requirement for Multi-Writer Disks is Now Removed for vSAN Datastore

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One of the popular use cases for VMware vSAN is Business-Critical Applications (BCA). BCA have frequently deployed on cluster aware filesystems that use shared virtual disks (vmdk). Some of these clustered filesystems use multi-writer for shared disks. Popular use cases using this feature are Oracle RAC, Redhat Clustering and Veritas Infoscale. The multi-writer option enables Read more...
UCP-UC

Hitachi UCP-HC Powered by vSAN

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Recently Hitachi Vantara released an update to their vSAN powered UCP-HC product suite and I took some time catching up with Dinesh Singh. UCP-HC – Standing up a Cluster UCP-HC is Hitachi’s product that evolved on from their previous EVO:RAIL appliance offering to allow automation and standup of vSAN powered HCI. UCP-HC now uses UCP Read more...
Holiday Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway – Tag You’re It!

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*The Giveaway is officially closed! Winners are announced here!*   What a year 2019 has been – all thanks to our #vSANFans! To celebrate YOU, we’re giving away 15 pairs of some of the freshest sneakers the tech world has ever seen. So, how can you enter to win? It’s as easy as playing a Read more...
IDC Market Share HCI

VMware the Market Leading HCI Software for 2019 Q3, According to IDC

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VMware continues to lead the HCI software market, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker for 2019 Q3! The tracker, which released on December 12, 2019, reported that hyperconverged systems running VMware vSAN accounted for 38% of the total market revenue and grew nearly 30% year over year. Organizations looking to replace aging Read more...

One, Two, Three, Four Times A Winner! VMware vSAN Wins CRN’s Product of the Year Award for the Software Defined Storage Category!

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VMware is pleased to announce for the fourth year in a row, vSAN is the CRN Product of the Year in the Software Defined Storage category! We’re thankful for our partner’s recognition, and we’re excited to extend our leadership momentum. We were recently recognized as the market leader in HCI based on HCI software by Read more...

What is VMware GSS’s View on vVols? It’s the Future!

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VMware Global Support Services Talks vVols   One of the topics that come ups around vVols is supportability. How are vVols issues resolved when things go wrong, how are issues handled, and what-if situations? Instead of trying to go through the different scenarios, you should watch Brandon McFeron’s VMworld session, “GSS talks vVols.” Brandon is Read more...

AZ Failure Recovery Within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Occasionally a customer will ask if there is any risk of losing data in the event of a transient AZ failure. The short answer is no; there is no need to worry. Temporary failures such as a power outage are not terminal.   A source of this confusion is a mix of terminology. VMware and Read more...
vSAN Live Client App

#StorageMinute – VMware vSAN Live Mobile Client App

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series, where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we look at the new VMware vSAN Live mobile client app. VMware vSAN Live mobile app provides vSAN users instant insights into their hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) environments from their mobile devices. Instead of stopping, signing into a laptop, and then logging in remotely to Read more...

Feature in Five: Stretched SDDC

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We’re back with another “Feature in Five,” our byte-sized videos of industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in—you guessed it—five short minutes! Last time, we video-profiled vSAN Integrated vSphere Update Manager (VUM); in this edition, we’ll take a closer look at stretched software-defined data centers (SDDC) on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC).   VMware Cloud on Read more...