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...

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 (vVols) on the Read more...

IBM Storage and the Beauty and Benefits of vVols

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Once more I'm pleased to offer a guest post from another highly valued partner of ours in the vVols space, and another design partner for Virtual Volumes: IBM. Today's post talks about some of the history of how IBM came to realize the promise of vVols, what problems we are all trying to fix, and Read more...

Explore VMware Virtual SAN and More at VMworld 2015

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VMworld is quickly approaching, and this year’s agenda is packed with software-defined storage sessions, booth demos, and hands-on labs – from Virtual SAN to Virtual Volumes. Attend VMworld 2015 to learn how you can simplify your IT infrastructure and lower storage costs in the below sessions. Read more...

Software-Defined Storage in OpenStack

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It’s time expand and showcase the strength of software-defined storage at the upcoming OpenStack Summit. Take a look at the abstract of the session I’m scheduled to participate as a speaker and lets’ get that bad boy vote in and into the schedule. Getting the Bang for your Buck with Software-Defined Storage in OpenStack 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...