SRM Stays Fresh and Continues to Impress

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Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is one of the most mature products in the VMware portfolio. It was first released in 2008 and, at one point in time, it was the second highest selling VMware product behind vSphere. Seriously. The reason for this resounding success is that SRM is a solution that embodies the value proposition Read more...

Thank You for Joining Us in Barcelona!

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The Storage and Availability solutions team wanted to say a huge Thank You to you our customers and partners for making VMworld Europe another great success! The excitement, momentum, and energy was palpable. It goes without saying that we are fortunate to have the best customers and partners taking this journey with us. Virtual SAN Read more...

How Ready Are You When Disaster Strikes?

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Disasters are no fun! According to Google’s online dictionary, a disaster is a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe that causes great damage. Because of the unexpected nature of disasters, all we can do to prepare for them is to have a backup plan and an insurance policy to help lessen Read more...

Ready for Any VMworld Europe?

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As you know, VMworld Europe 2015 is returning to Barcelona, Spain on October 12-15. The Storage and Availability solutions team is looking forward to seeing many of you in a few weeks. We wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to Barcelona once again and thank you customers and partners for being an integral Read more...

VMworld Recap: What’s New in Storage & Availability

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VMworld 2015 US offered another strong performance for storage and availability solutions. The conference was flooded with more than 23,000 attendants eager to hear about the latest solutions VMware was cooking. If you attended the conference, you know that the message was loud and clear: One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device. The VMware Storage and Read more...

SRM 6.1 What’s New

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Now that you have read about our announcement regarding the SRM family and how it allows you to achieve hybrid cloud availability, let’s get into some detail on what’s new with SRM 6.1. There are three primary new features in SRM 6.1: Storage Policy Based Protection Groups (SPPGs) Stretched Storage Integration Enhanced Integration with VMware Read more...

VMware Announces Next-Gen Hybrid Cloud Availability and Mobility

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In today’s digital world, businesses need to run 24×7 at global scale without IT service interruptions just to stay competitive. Even a few hours of application downtime can impact productivity, cause revenue loss and damage a business’ reputation. Protecting data and applications against outages is consequently a top priority for IT. The Software-Defined Data Center Read more...

Hitachi Data Systems Extends vSphere Virtual Volumes and VMware Data Protection Offerings

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In this guest post Dinesh Singh, Solutions Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems, shares an update on further integration with VMware products and support for our Software-Defined Storage strategy. HDS recently announced new Software-defined storage solutions to help customers run agile and available IT operations. HDS announced support for vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol) on the Read more...

VMware and the Future of Storage and Availability

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From the early days of VMware, it became clear that dealing with storage in efficient and scalable ways were key requirements for the success of virtualization in enterprise environments. Indeed, the storage stack of ESXi, including VMFS, played a key role in the proliferation of virtualization in data centers, where data is stored and managed Read more...