Virtual Volumes on HDS VASA Provider 3.3

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Recently I had a chance to catch up with Hitachi Data Systems Solutions Marketing Manager Dinesh Singh on the latest VASA Provider 3.3. According to Dinesh this new version introduces significant enhancements that will enable HDS customers to accelerate the adoption of this transformational storage technology. Since VMware and HDS launched vVols in early 2015, Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 15 – Nimble OS 3

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Along with the release of their new Predictive All Flash Arrays, the Nimble operating system (NimbleOS) has been upgraded to version 3, and there are tons of useful new capabilities and features available for all systems. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in Nimble Technical Marketing Engineer Julian Cates to walk us through the Read more...

Virtual Volumes on Nimble OS 3

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I recently had the opportunity to test drive Virtual Volumes on Nimble Storage.  This was my first time ever touching a Nimble Storage array, and if I had to summarize the experience in one word it would be simplicity. The array setup, vVols configuration, and eventually management of my vVols was extremely simple, highly available, Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 14 – SolidFire vVols done right

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This week in Boulder Colorado, SolidFire set out to change the computer storage industry with their new ElementOS 9 which includes a revolutionary implementation of vSphere Virtual Volumes and an innovative cloud pricing model called FlashForward Capacity Licensing. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in SolidFire CTO Val Bercovici and Storage Janitor Read more...

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...