Virtual Volumes (vVols) on Pure Storage FlashArray

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Pure Storage recently introduced vVols support for their FlashArray All-Flash-Array with its Purity 5.0.0 operating environment. This highly anticipated addition to the Virtual Volumes partner program includes the latest VASA certification providing support for array-based replication. A few important things to note: The FlashArray supports VASA 3.0–this means array-based replication support with Virtual Volumes. The

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DataStax Enterprise on VMware vSAN for Development

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This blog was co-authored by Kathryn Erickson, Director of Strategic Partnerships at DataStax Enterprise After several months’ diligent work, DataStax and VMware achieved another milestone by delivering a technical white paper for the solution of DataStax Enterprise (DSE) on vSAN for development environments after publishing the solution brief in VMworld. VMware and DataStax have jointly

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Powering Your Business-Critical Applications with VMware vSAN

Powering Your Business-Critical Applications with VMware vSAN

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Whenever disruptive technology meets well-established paradigms, it takes time for everyone to “get the memo”.  Many enterprises are simply conservative and don’t like change, while others believe that adopting “1.0” version is asking for trouble. (Hard to argue with that last one!)  Very rarely do you come across a product that is both mature and

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VMware vSAN Knowledge Base and Resources for Shared Virtual disks using Multi-writer option

VMware vSAN Knowledge Base and Resources for Shared Virtual disks using Multi-writer option

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VMware vSAN™, the market leader in Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) storage, enables low cost and high performance next-generation HCI solutions. It converges traditional IT infrastructure silos onto industry-standard servers and virtualizes physical infrastructure to help customers easily evolve their infrastructure without risk and improve TCO over traditional resource silos. vSAN provides both enterprise-class scale and performance

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VMware Runs on vSAN – in a Big Way!

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Originally posted here: How VMware IT Uses vSAN as Part of its Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Strategy VMware IT team members Chanh Chi, Jerry Griffin, Tom Ralph, Larry Wong, and Zaigui Wang contributed to this article. vSAN has had tremendous customer adoption since its release, especially in large-scale deployments.  Customers often want to know if VMware uses vSAN

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Licensing Applications on vSAN?

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I wanted to highlight that a lot of questions come up asking about how to control licensing Oracle and other business critical applications on vSAN. Thankfully there are tools in vSphere to enforce and monitor licensing complaince on vSAN clusters. There is no need for storage only nodes, isolated vCenters, isolated clusters, to keep licensing costs

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What You Should Know About Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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With the massive shift to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), we cannot deny that the traditional SAN and NAS markets are declining very quickly. According to Wikibon, traditional storage markets are declining close to 20% annually and they predict that traditional storage will go from being the dominant player today to a niche solution in less than

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Looking Back at VMworld 2016 Europe!

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Another year, another VMworld – and what an event this year’s Europe show was! A few things were announced during VMworld, including the latest versions of vSphere, vSAN, Site Recovery Manager, and Virtual Volumes. Take a look below at each product announced, as well as some of the key updates:   vSphere 6.5 VMworld 2016

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