Architecting Virtual SAP HANA Using VMware Virtual Volumes & Hitachi Storage

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VMWorld Recap: SAP HANA and VMware Virtual Volumes This is a follow-up to my earlier VMWorld blog Virtualizing SAP HANA Databases Greater Than-1TB On vSphere-5-5, where I discussed SAP Multi-Temperature Data Management strategies and techniques which can significantly reduce the size and cost associated with SAP HANA’s in-memory footprint. This blog will focus on Software-Defined Storage Read more...

EMC VMAX3 in a vVols World

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Today I have the pleasure of publishing a blog written by one of my colleagues at EMC, Drew Tonnesen.  Drew works as a Senior Consultant Systems Engineer in EMC VMAX Engineering focusing on VMware and other virtualization technologies. He has been employed by EMC since 2006. When he isn’t guest blogging, he maintains his own Read more...

Virtual Volumes: A Game Changer for Operations of Virtualized Business Critical Databases

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This is first of a series of posts on deploying vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) for Tier 1 Business Critical Databases by Sudhir Balasubramanian (Senior Solutions Architect – Data Platforms) and Mohan Potheri (Senior Solutions Architect). Although this article is written with a focus on Oracle databases, much of this discussion holds good for any mission-critical Read more...

Simplifying VM Storage Operations with Hitachi Solutions for VMware Cloud Automation

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In this guest post Dinesh Singh, Solutions Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), shares how the recently launched/upgraded range of management packs from HDS enhance the functionality of VMware cloud management and automation products.   vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) Hitachi storage content pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight delivers real-time log management to administrators Read more...

NexGen and Virtual Volumes

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In this guest blog Mike Koponen, Sr. Director of Business Development at NexGen, shares more details on the Virtual Volumes implementation with NexGen Storage. Mike has more than twenty years of experience in the storage industry and has participated in all but the very first VMworld. Storage QoS - A Must Have for VMware Environments         Read more...

Virtual Volumes with Fujitsu ETERNUS Storage

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In another of the series of Virtual Volume information from our partners, today I am pleased to offer a post by Manuel Lange, product manager for the ETERNUS storage systems at Fujitsu.  Thank you Manuel for the material, our customers always appreciate the details on how things work in real implementations! 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...

EMC Storage and Virtual Volumes

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In another guest post, Daniel Chiu, a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at EMC will offer us an insight into using Virtual Volumes with their newly announced vVols initiatives, particularly in the VNX platform. Really appreciate the technical details in this post! ----- Curious how the EMC storage systems will integrate with VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols)?  Well, the Read more...

Data Services with PrimaryIO

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Guest blog by Murali Nagaraj, CTO of PrimaryIO PrimaryIO APA for VMware is a storage optimisation software designed using VMware’s VAIO framework. Applications like Databases, File Servers and VDI can benefit from PrimaryIO APA for VMware. These applications running on SAN/NAS environments will see vastly improved performance levels due to the effects of IO optimisation. Read more...

ClearSky and vVols Storage: The Ultimate in vSphere-Integrated Storage – Delivered as a Service

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Emergence of new technology often brings with it new solutions that take advantage of the capabilities in interesting ways to solve problems for businesses.  I've recently been speaking with ClearSky and Xtium about an emerging model for storage they are bringing to the market. With Virtual Volumes as a fundamental building block of their solution, Read more...