vSAN 6.7 Update 3

Announcing vSAN 6.7 Update 3 and Enterprise Plus Edition

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vSAN 6.7 Update 3 Integrates Cloud-Native Application Storage Support and More! We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of the industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure software, VMware vSAN. As applications continue to evolve, the infrastructure needs to be flexible enough to support those changes, and 6.7 Update 3 provides new capabilities to help administrators manage cloud-native applications Read more...

VMware vSAN for Google Cloud’s Anthos GKE On-Prem

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Google Cloud’s Anthos enables you to build and manage modern hybrid applications on existing on-premises investments or in the public cloud. Built on open source technologies pioneered by Google—including Kubernetes, Istio, and Knative—Anthos enables consistency between on-premises and cloud environments. GKE On-Prem is a key component of Anthos. GKE On-Prem enables you take advantage of Read more...
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How Storage Policies influence usable capacity in VMware Cloud on AWS

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Usable capacity inside the VMware Cloud on AWS service depends upon the VM storage policy configuration.   This flexibility, while undoubtedly powerful, presents a challenge when answering the otherwise straight forward question of usable capacity. Traditionally the overhead associated with a particular parity scheme or data protection methodology is configured upfront on a container or volume Read more...
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#vSANChat VMworld – Prepping for VMware’s Biggest Conference

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Our recent vSANChat VMworld discussion marks the one year anniversary of vSANChats! A huge shout out to all of our expert attendees and community participants. We’ve had so much fun facilitating these discussions and we’re just getting started. This year we’re heading to San Francisco for another VMworld!  Whether you’re a first-time VMworld attendee or Read more...

Site Recovery Manager at VMworld 2019

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Disaster Recovery continues to be a hot topic and that isn’t changing at VMworld 2019. Site Recovery Manager is the premier DR orchestration tool for vSphere environments and that is reflected this year in San Francisco. There are a number of sessions covering everything from the basics of SRM and DRaaS, what’s new in the Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 124: Velero

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VMware recently acquired Heptio for the impact their open source projects have on the cloud native ecosystem. The main projects are Sonobuoy, Contour, Gimbal, and Velero (formerly known as Ark) This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Carlisia Campos to discuss Velero, the cloud native disaster recovery and data migration tool for Kubernetes applications. The Kubernetes community is Read more...

vSAN: Building an Efficient Data Center for the Age of Mobility

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Companies today rely on business-critical applications and an ever-increasing stream of data to power success. And as workforce mobility becomes a competitive necessity across industries, these applications and their data must be responsive and accessible from any device at any location. That increases the strain on data centers and makes efficiency a priority for overstretched Read more...
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How vSAN Simplifies VMware Cloud Foundation

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I recently was asked about the operational benefits and cost of ownership of using vSAN with VMware Cloud Foundation. Jeff Hunter posted an excellent blog covering why “VMware Cloud Foundation Starts with vSAN.” Having worked with vSAN in production, it simplified how we provisioned and managed storage. While no single action in standing up a Read more...

VMware Cloud Foundation

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VMware Cloud Foundation Last week VMware announced general availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8. This newest release is packed with new capabilities that make Cloud Foundation easier to deploy, manage and automate. VMware Cloud Foundation is an integrated software stack that bundles compute virtualization (VMware vSphere), storage virtualization (VMware vSAN), network virtualization (VMware NSX), and cloud Read more...
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Virtual Volumes (vVols) at VMworld 2019

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vVols at VMworld 2019, Make Your Mark With the continued development of vVols from VMware, and more importantly storage vendors, the adoption of vVols continues to accelerate. More and more customers are realizing the efficiency and ease of use in managing external storage with Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM).  vVols allows policy control of external storage Read more...