Improved Storage Policy Capacity Management

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Hidden within the 1.12 update is a significant change in the vSAN object layout that will reduce capacity consumption when changing the Storage Policy configuration.  While this change is entirely transparent for most of our customers, we’d still like to discuss what’s happening and why it matters. Background vSAN has a series of interlocking systems Read more...

New Design and Operation Considerations for vSAN 2-Node Topologies

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A 2-node vSAN topology helps our customers address use cases that require remote or edge compute and storage due to constraints in connectivity, performance, or cost. It is a powerful topology, and one of the reasons why we see so many 2-node deployments across all types of scenarios, including retail, healthcare, and tactical. An interesting Read more...
vSAN Compression Only feature example

HCI Economics – Upgrade vSAN to Save Money

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Upgrade Economics Patching and upgrading in a data center is something that is sometimes viewed purely as a “cost” based on the manpower required to upgrade an environment. While VMware has a lot of great options to reduce this (VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware Cloud, vSphere Lifecycle Manager), it is worth noting that by upgrading you Read more...
i3en Compression Only vSAN 7 U1

i3en.metal Compression Only

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With the VMConAWS 1.12 rollout came a significant enhancement to the already impressive i3en.metal host. With this latest update, we have increased the usable capacity for any i3en clusters by enabling Compression-Only within vSAN. Existing customers will see improvements in real-time as SRE upgrades existing deployments. New Clusters will have the feature enabled by default. With Read more...
City Transit, vSAN 7 U1 Security

vSAN – A Secure Fortress for Your Data

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New in vSAN 7 Update 1: Data-in-Transit Encryption Data-at-rest encryption was introduced in vSAN 6.6 making it the industry’s first native HCI security solution. vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 cryptographic modules achieved FIPS 140-2 validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that specifies the security requirements for cryptographic modules. vSphere with vSAN Read more...

Announcing General Availability of vSAN 7 Update 1

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The announcement of vSAN 7 Update 1 (U1) last month marked one of the most significant releases in the history of VMware’s industry-leading hyperconverged solution. The list of enhancements is impressive, but more importantly, they all contribute to one very specific goal: Enabling our customers to deliver a more efficient and flexible architecture that is Read more...
vSAN Sizing

What’s New with vSAN Sizer

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Achieving optimal levels of performance, capacity, and availability in an environment requires proper design and planning. The datacenter in its current state comprises a wide variety of workloads from traditional applications to containerized solutions. This is coupled with varying requirements of data services related to availability, security, compliance, and space efficiency. The legacy methods of Read more...