HPE Top 10 Reasons for vVols

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By Bharath Ram, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, HPE Nimble Storage   VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) has been talked about a lot over the years and we are seeing increased adoption rates as well. Albeit the increase in adoption, there are still admins who are hesitant or unaware of the architecture and advantages vVols provide. VMware Read more...
vSAN 6.7 U3 is Generally Available

VMware vSAN 6.7 U3 is Generally Available

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Download vSAN 6.7 U3 VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 3 (U3) is generally available to download! vSAN 6.7 U3 delivers container-ready infrastructure through Cloud Native Storage (CNS) to support agile, next-gen application development; enhancements to management for consistent operations across hybrid clouds; under-the-hood performance improvements; and a new vSAN Enterprise Plus edition, which includes vRealize Operations to enable self-driving operations, intelligent Read more...
VMworld 2019 US

Storage and Availability at VMworld

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I would like to draw your attention to a few sessions at VMworld 2019 that will be particularly exciting, by some of the leaders in the Hyperconverged Infrastructure Business Unit. vSAN and the VMware Cloud Foundation are seeing unprecedented adoption, and these sessions by our business leaders help you understand not just how they work, Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 126: vSAN 6.7 Update 3

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This week VMware announced the upcoming release of the industry-leading hyper-converged infrastructure software, VMware vSAN. vSAN 6.7 Update 3 primarily focusses on unified management, intelligent operations and enhanced performance. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Pete Koehler to walk us through the details of this new release. Links Mentioned What's New in Read more...
Disaster recovery

#StorageMinute: Why vSAN for Disaster Recovery?

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Why vSAN for Disaster Recovery? VMware vSAN is VMware’s radically simple storage solution for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). vSAN and VMware vSphere provide a complete, natively integrated platform consisting of compute, network, and storage resources for a wide variety of use cases including disaster recovery. Deploy on inexpensive industry-standard x86 server components to remove large, upfront investments. Since Read more...

Introducing Cloud Native Storage for vSphere

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Why Cloud Native Storage? Container environments are high-churn, highly dynamic environments. Tens, hundreds, even thousands of containers can be created and deleted every hour. Managing storage for these as they spin up and down manually is impossible because of the massive churn rate. We need an answer that automates storage provisioning for container workloads. Cloud Read more...
vSAN 6.7 Update 3

vSAN 6.7 Update 3 – What’s New

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VMware vSAN continues to be the Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) market leader. vSAN has proven to be a great fit for all types of workloads, with over 20,000 customers.  Traditional applications like Microsoft SQL Server and SAP HANA; next-generation applications like Cassandra, Splunk, and MongoDB; and even container-based services orchestrated through Kubernetes are run on vSAN Read more...
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...
A bucket labled "Default Datastore Policy" full of VMs with different requirements

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...