Is Storage DRS Still Needed With Virtual Volumes?

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A question that has been coming up frequently in conversations I have had with customers is why Storage DRS is not supported with Virtual Volumes or Virtual SAN? In fact this question came up again in a customer call on Thursday morning with one of our customers who wanted to understand more about the benefits of Virtual Read more...

vSphere Virtual Volumes: Introducing SolidFire

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  Since the onset of Virtual Volumes the goal has been for storage providers to bring to life capabilities, automation and an evolution of storage consumption. Now it's time for vVols Done Right. Today during the company's analyst day event, SolidFire announced their official support for Virtual Volumes with the release of their ElementOS (Version Read more...

Virtual Volumes on EMC Unity

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I recently had the privilege of working with Daniel Chiu, a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at EMC, where he showed me just how simple yet powerful the new EMC Unity really is.  In this guest post Daniel provides insight into using Virtual Volumes (vVols) on EMC Unity. --- EMC Unity made a big splash at EMC World last Read more...

EMC Unity With Native Virtual Volumes Support

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One of the major announcements at EMC World this year was the release of Unity, a new midrange All-flash storage array from EMC. I was particularly pleased to see this release as a key design goal for Unity was to deliver native support for vSphere Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management. The certification for EMC Read more...

Virtual Volumes Compatibility Guide Gets a Refresh

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Over the last year the number of Virtual Volumes implementations has increased significantly. From a handful of key vVols partners in early 2015 we now have over 150 array models certified for vVols from 15+ partners with more on the way. Given this rapid growth in support for vVols we have heard from customers that the Read more...

Backing up Virtual Volumes

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  Last month Virtual Volumes celebrated it's first year since it's release as part of vSphere 6.0 see vVols First Year in Review.  Now more than ever, customers are asking how will Virtual Volumes play a role in their virtual infrastructure.  One of the more common questions I hear is how backup and recovery of vVols are handled, Read more...