Understanding vSAN Architecture: Disk Groups

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Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip once said: “Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.” As a fan of both Dilbert and informed decisions, the goal of the post is to aid in the design decisions of any vSAN Architecture. As we all know, Read more...

vSphere Enterprise ROBO – Even better for vSAN ROBO

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vSphere and vSAN now have more flexibility in ROBO use cases. Last week, vSphere 6.7 Update 2 was announced. ROBO Licensing Considerations Remember that vSAN licensing is separate from vSphere licensing. When deciding which licensing option to use for Remote Office/Branch Office locations several items must be considered: Number of virtual machines Number of sites Read more...

VMware Cloud Foundation Starts with vSAN

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Introduction VMware Cloud Foundation is the most comprehensive hybrid cloud architecture. It provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, and cloud management to run enterprise apps—traditional and containerized—in private and public cloud environments. Cloud Foundation drastically simplifies the path to a hybrid cloud through full stack HCI, a single comprehensive and Read more...
Tech Field Day

Join us at Tech Field Day! VMware Cloud on AWS with vSAN

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On April 12, VMware subject matter experts will join the Tech Field Day team at Cloud Tech Field Day, Cloud Field Day 5 starting at 9:30 am PT. The brain child of GestaltIT, Tech Field Day is an independent IT influencer ever that allows vendors to discuss products and/or features with industry leading bloggers, speakers, and Read more...

#StorageMinute: vSAN Encryption and Key Rotation

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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 Key Rotation in vSAN Encryption.   Keys for Security Keys are required to open locks and access the contents that are secured. Different locking mechanisms require different types of keys. These keys could be Read more...

Don’t Miss VMware vSAN at Dell Technologies World

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According to the latest IDC report, VMware vSAN and Dell EMC are pulling ahead of everyone else in this fast-growing Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) market.  At Dell Technologies World 2019 in Las Vegas later this month you’ll find out why, and learn about the products and solutions that are changing the HCI market. Discuss vSAN with Read more...
vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 111: Cloud Conversations

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https://media.zencast.fm/virtually-speaking-podcast/111.mp3 Organizations consume cloud in many different ways, whether Platform, Software, Infrastructure or even DR as a Service. This week we welcome back Frank Denneman to discuss cloud mobility, multi-cloud operations, bursting and other cloud solutions available. Frank is currently working for the Office of the CTO in the Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware which Read more...

#StorageMinute: Virtual Volumes (VVols) and UNMAP

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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 Virtual Volumes (VVols) and UNMAP. Recently I’ve had a few conversations on VVols and UNMAP asking whether UNMAP works with VVols and if so how. The short answer is yes Trim/UNMAP work very well Read more...

“Kickstart” your vSAN journey with 3 for 2

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Many small to medium businesses with tight IT budgets and staffing constraints would relish the opportunity to refresh their IT infrastructure with the latest and greatest technologies. With data growing exponentially, there is a renewed focus on having a flexible yet resilient storage system to meet business needs. However, cost and operational overhead are two Read more...