VMworld vSANchat

vExpert Top Tips for VMworld — #vSANChat

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Look out VMworld, we’re coming for you! Yesterday, three of our esteemed vExperts joined us for our very first #vSANChat on Twitter! VMworld veterans and 2018 vExperts, Aaron Buley, Tony Reeves, and Matt Callaway set the stage for success. Topics covered included successful networking techniques, hot sessions, and more! The main highlights? All of the Read more...
HCI Zone

HCI Zone: Your Data Center Revolution Starts Here

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VMworld US is around the corner and the VMware vSAN team couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to Las Vegas. The conference is August 26 – August 30, 2018 and you will definitely want to explore the vSAN offerings at VMworld. One of the experiences to look forward to this year is the HCI Zone Read more...

vSAN: a great platform for Cloud-Native Apps

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One of the fastest growing classes of applications running on VMware’s HCI offering (vSphere and vSAN) is next-gen applications, also known as cloud-native apps (CNA). These applications are typically containerized, comprise of many micro-services, they are distributed and often implement their own availability and fault-tolerance features. Running containers on top of virtual machines is not Read more...

Architecting from the Edge to Core to Cloud: Register Today!

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  Hybrid cloud deployment can speed the delivery of new services and provide IT with flexibility and choice in building and running applications. But developing a clear strategy for hybrid cloud use is an essential step for successful deployment. Register today for our two-part webcast, Architecting from the Edge to Core to Cloud, Aug. 21 Read more...
Pivotal Container Service

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 86: Kubernetes on VMware vSphere

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Containers have changed the way applications are packaged and deployed. Not only are they efficient from an infrastructure utilization perspective, but they also provide strong isolation between processes on the same host.  While registering for VMworld I came across a lot of sessions around Kubernetes (and cloud-native apps in general) so I thought it would make Read more...
Project Hatchway

Pivotal Container Service (PKS) Integration with Project Hatchway: A Technical Overview

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Written by Alka Gupta and Aman Bastora   For vSphere environments, Project Hatchway offers storage infrastructure choices for container platforms such as Pivotal Container Service so customers can take advantage of container technology for running stateful, data-intensive applications such as databases and modern cloud native applications.  The solution enables any storage which can be presented Read more...
Rubrik CDM

Rubrik and vSAN – Better Together

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Written by: Ben Meadowcroft, Principal Product Manager at Rubrik   As enterprises undergo digital transformation, it’s clear that IT solutions must transform with them to keep up with the demands of modern businesses. This change has led IT teams to reevaluate their technology choices, as traditional IT silos and legacy approaches are adding more and more complexity Read more...
vSAN Encryption

Understanding vSAN Encryption – KMS Profile Addressing

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When using vSAN Encryption, one of the vSAN Health Check tests will show the health of the connection between the vSAN Hosts and the KMS Cluster as well as vCenter and the KMS Cluster. One scenario came up a few weeks ago where the vSAN Health Check indicated that the vSAN Hosts could properly communicate Read more...
Encrypted VMs

Backing Up And Replicating Encrypted VMs

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Introduction I got a question from a customer a while back about backing up and replicating encrypted VMs – it’s a fair question, “if they’re encrypted, how can I backup and restore”? This was particularly pertinent as the customer in question was a service provider – so it wasn’t as clean cut and straightforward as Read more...
expansion costs

Cost of maintenance with HCI powered by vSAN

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Part of the reality of changing consumption models of infrastructure understands the cost model that existed before you moved, and is involved afterward. When looking for a car to commute there are a lot of ways to consume transportation. The cost of maintenance is an interesting one that multiple options can shift the cost, or Read more...