vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 81: Digital Transformation

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Seven technology leaders, all in one place. Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and of course VMware.  With a line up like that its no wonder Dell Technologies is among Fortune’s most admired companies. A few weeks back we had the opportunity to sit down with the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies Michael Dell to hear his thoughts Read more...

The Use of Erasure Coding in VMware vSAN

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vSAN is a scale-out, software-defined storage platform that is the key component of VMware’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) offerings, on premises and on VMware Cloud on AWS. vSAN is an enterprise-grade storage product that offers a number of features to ensure the integrity, security and resilience of data. Since the first generally available version of the Read more...

Single Host vSAN

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VMware recently unveiled a new Single Host VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.  This new SDDC has been engineered to enable customers to try the VMC Service for up to 30 days before making any long-term commitments.  At the end of the trial, the SDDC will be automatically deleted.  There is currently no way to extend a Read more...

MySQL on VMware vSAN 6.7 All-Flash

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One measurement of success for an infrastructure design is if the platform used can meet the demands of various applications and workloads that help drive a business. Performance, scalability, resilience, and operational agility are all top of mind considerations for infrastructure architects. Application owners, and consumers of those applications share some of the same considerations, Read more...

Understanding the vSAN Witness Host

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One of the more frequent questions answered by support shortly upon a customer creating a Stretched Cluster in VMware Cloud on AWS service for the first time is: What is this extra host in my cluster? That is the vSAN Witness Host.  To understand why we need the vSAN Witness Host we need to take Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

Designing for Performance

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Customers often times want a fast system, and rightfully so.  But what is fast anyway?  How do you define it, and how do you measure it?  “Performance” is a term that is quite subjective if not properly defined, and appropriately measured. When it comes to performance expectations what defines success?  This week on the Virtually Read more...

vSAN Degraded Device Handling

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Introduction While this blog article focuses more on availability, performance is certainly worth mentioning. A poorly performing application or platform can be the equivalent of being offline. For example, excessive latency (network, drive, etc.) can cause a database query to take much longer than normal. If an end-user expects query results in 30 seconds and Read more...
secure hyperconverged infrastructure for GDPR

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Takes on GDPR Concerns

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The General Data Protection Regulation—or simply GDPR to anyone who has been caught up in the mad rush to meet today’s new European Union (EU) requirements—is a new law on data protection and privacy that directly impacts how organizations in the EU store data. Note the key words there: data and storage! GDPR, along with Read more...

vSAN Deployment Considerations

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Now more than ever, vSAN deployments are quickly growing in number. There are many vSAN documents available on StorageHub with great content; from design guides to day 2 operations, but a common ask from the field relates to vSAN deployment considerations. While there are many areas we can explore, some of them vary based on Read more...