Attain High Reliability through Data Center Virtualization

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In today’s increasingly data-powered world, it’s necessary to have solutions in place that can store and manage mountains upon mountains of data. By choosing the right storage solution, you can increase system reliability, computing power and cut down on complexity related to fiber channel networks. That’s where data center virtualization with vSAN comes into play. Read more...
VMware Hitachi

Placing the Cloud Within Easy Reach

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By Nimish Vora, Head, Cloud Foundation Business Development, VMware and Shane Gibson, Business Applications and Virtualization Manager, Hitachi Vantara   Working together, technology leaders Hitachi Vantara and VMware can integrate your existing IT systems and critical data with advanced cloud technology — leading to a cloud launch in days, not months Today, virtually every business Read more...

StorageMinute: Easy HCI Upgrades with vSphere Update Manager

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we’ll go over Easy HCI Upgrades with vSphere Update Manager.   Today’s IT admins understand the complexity of maintaining data center infrastructure. This has traditionally been a series of manual tasks with multiple sources of truth to get to the Read more...
eBook Giveaway

vSAN Deep Dive 6.7 eBook Giveaway – Winners Announced

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All Giveaway winners have been contacted via email. If you are one of the 200 winners, you have received an email from vmwaresds@gmail.com with the subject line “VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive eBook Giveaway Winner”. Note that this email is not monitored, therefore to reach the team please connect with us on Twitter.   If you’re not a Read more...
vSphere vSAN Chat

The Perfect Pair: A Recap of the vSAN & vSphere Chat

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Following our most recent vSAN Deep Dive chat with Duncan Epping and Cormac Hogan, we joined forces with vSphere for an epic 101 tweet chat. Guests included Mike Foley, Pete Flecha, Ron Scott-Adams, Bob Plankers and many more who joined the conversation! The hour flew by as joint teams discussed the vSAN and vSphere integration with customers Read more...
vRealize Automation

SPBM plugin for vRealize Automation gets a refresh!

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A while back we released the SPBM plugin for vRA a few versions of vRA have been introduced since then and the plugin has had an overhaul to bring it up-to-date with these new versions. Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) is the foundation of the VMware SDS Control Plane and enables vSphere administrators to overcome upfront storage provisioning Read more...
Tech Field Day

Join us at Tech Field Day 18

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On February 7th VMware subject matter experts joined the Tech Field Day team at Tech Field Day 18 in Austin, TX! The brain child of GestaltIT, Tech Field Day is an independent IT influencer event that allows vendors to discuss products and/or features with industry leading bloggers, speakers, and podcasters. Taken from the About Tech Field Day Read more...

vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 3

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Hopefully, you’ve read the first two articles in this series: Part 1 and Part 2. We will continue the series in this article with some coverage of how vRealize Operations Manager expands on the capacity management functionality in vSAN and vSphere.   Dashboards in the vSphere Client The latest versions of vSphere, vSAN, and vRealize Read more...

What’s the Big Deal with Jumbo Frames?

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                   There are numerous network discussions out there on large MTU or jumbo frames. Countless articles, videos, blogs, etc. have been written on jumbo frames. So why write yet another? It seems despite the copious amounts of collateral on jumbo frames, there is still continuous misuse, especially Read more...

PowerCLI Cookbook for vSAN

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As someone who started using PowerShell since the first release, it is one of my favorite tools. Before coming to work in the vendor space, PowerShell was my go-to tool for management at scale. As an administrator that spent a considerable amount of time working with Windows physical and virtual machines, PowerShell made uniform management Read more...