vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) Interoperability Matrix

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Since the official release of vSphere 6.0, Virtual Volumes (vVols) has generated a great deal of interest with customers, field consultants, and the VMware community. Now that vVols is available customers can begin testing functionality and capabilities. There have been many questions about what VMware products and vSphere features are compatible and currently interoperate with Read more...

vSphere Virtual Volumes Interoperability: VAAI APIs vs vVols

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In 2011 VMware introduced block based VAAI APIs as part of vSphere 4.1 release. This APIs helped improving performance of VMFS by providing offload of some of the heavy operations to the storage array. In subsequent release, VMware added VAAI APIs for NAS, thin provisioning, and T10 command support for Block VAAI APIs. Now with Read more...

vSphere APIs for IO Filtering

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I’ve been fortunate to have one of our super sharp product line managers, Alex Jauch (twitter @ajauch), spend some time explaining to me one of the new enabling technologies of vSphere 6.0: VAIO.  Let’s take a look at this really powerful capability and see what types of things it can enable and an overview of Read more...

The Software-Defined Storage Pavilion is Open!

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PEX 2015 is off to a great start, and in case you missed it Software-Defined Storage (SDS) is key component of what VMware wants to show the partner community this year. We announced VMware Virtual SAN 6, the next generation of the radically simple hypervisor-converged storage software, and vSphere Virtual Volumes, a new integration framework Read more...

vSphere Virtual Volumes

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Today VMware announced the release of vSphere 6.0 and with this announcement comes the official release of vSphere Virtual Volumes. vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) is VMware’s new management & integration framework designed to deliver a more efficient operational model for external storage. vSphere Virtual Volumes implements the core tenants of the VMware SDS vision to Read more...

Storage and Availability at Partner Exchange 2015

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VMware’s 2015 Partner Exchange is now just about one week away, and it’s shaping up to be a great one! In storage and availability we’ll have a lot to talk about across the board: Some sessions will offer deeper examinations of our current products, others will give you a great exploration of some of the Read more...

Discover Software-Defined Storage & VMware Virtual SAN at PEX 2015!

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Are you a VMware partner? Come learn more about VMware Virtual SAN — our software-defined storage solution designed for vSphere environments — at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2015. The sessions, like the rest of PEX 2015, will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, February 3 – 5th. Depending on your needs, Read more...