Exciting Updates to Project Hatchway for KubeCon 2017

Exciting Updates to Project Hatchway for KubeCon 2017

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Unveiled at this year’s VMworld, Project Hatchway is VMware’s persistent storage and availability platform for cloud-native applications. It enables static and dynamic provisioning of persistent storage for cloud-native applications in Kubernetes and Docker swarm environments deployed on vSphere. By tightly integrating with the software defined storage (SDS) control plane in vSphere, Project Hatchway exposes a Read more...

IDC Data Shows HCI Solutions Powered by VMware vSAN Represented the Largest Share of Total 1H2017 HCI Spending

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Recent market studies from IDC and 451 show how critical the core HCI software is to the fast-growing HCI market, and VMware vSAN is leading the market. In IDC’s 2Q 2017 Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, the total value of hyperconverged solutions running VMware vSAN accounted for 33.3% of 1H2017 HCI market revenue, making HCI systems powered Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 63: Site Recovery for VMC

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One of the more exciting announcements at AWS re:Invent was VMware’s launch of Site Recovery for VMware Cloud on AWS. a robust disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering that protects workloads between on-premises data centers and VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as between different instances of VMware Cloud on AWS. The new service lets you take Read more...

New architectures challenge traditional views of data locality

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There’s been a fair amount of digital ink spilled lately over the topic of “data locality”. If you missed the discussion, you can read a detailed analysis by DeepStorage.net in their published report. But to save you some time, here’s the quick recap: Data Locality (DL) in the context of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) refers to Read more...

Delphix Dynamic Data Platform on VMware vSAN

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In today’s digital economy, data is the essential ingredient to a company’s success and competitive advantage. From the bottom-line efficiency to the top-line growth and innovation, turning data into action requires fast and secure access across the company. Companies can accelerate their infrastructure modernization with VMware vSAN and Delphix Dynamic Data Platform providing a comprehensive Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 62: Virtualizing SQL Server

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It wasn’t that long ago that SQL Server was considered too resource-intensive to successfully virtualize. A new generation of hardware and advances in vSphere have made it much more common however it’s still easy to make mistakes that can result in poorly performing SQL Server VMs. This week we discuss SQL Server with Argenis Fernandez Read more...
vSAN Adaptive Resync and Capacity Reporting I

vSAN Adaptive Resync and Capacity Reporting Improvements

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With the release of vSAN 6.2 Patch 06, there are a few new features and bug fixes that you can take advantage of to simplify and automate operations. I am going to talk about two of those elements below: Adaptive Resync and Capacity Reporting improvements. Adaptive Resync: A new adaptive resync throttling mechanism has been Read more...

Understanding vSAN Rebuilds and Repairs

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Recently a customer shared a story with me about a routine patch upgrade that resulted in several production VMs becoming inaccessible. The only way to bring them back online was to get the host out of maintenance mode. This was very confusing for him because DRS safely migrated the VMs to other hosts so the Read more...

Celebrating 10,000 Businesses Powered by VMware vSAN

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Companies like Uber, AirBnB, Amazon, Alibaba and Facebook have completely changed consumer expectations and created an on-demand economy where goods are purchased at the push of a button. The digital systems powering these major industry shifts must be reliable, secure, and scalable in order to keep up with the new expectations of our digital world. Read more...