Introducing Cloud Native Storage for vSphere

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Why Cloud Native Storage? Container environments are high-churn, highly dynamic environments. Tens, hundreds, even thousands of containers can be created and deleted every hour. Managing storage for these as they spin up and down manually is impossible because of the massive churn rate. We need an answer that automates storage provisioning for container workloads. Cloud Read more...
vSAN 6.7 Update 3

vSAN 6.7 Update 3 – What’s New

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VMware vSAN continues to be the Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) market leader. vSAN has proven to be a great fit for all types of workloads, with over 20,000 customers.  Traditional applications like Microsoft SQL Server and SAP HANA; next-generation applications like Cassandra, Splunk, and MongoDB; and even container-based services orchestrated through Kubernetes are run on vSAN Read more...

VMware vSAN for Google Cloud’s Anthos GKE On-Prem

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Google Cloud’s Anthos enables you to build and manage modern hybrid applications on existing on-premises investments or in the public cloud. Built on open source technologies pioneered by Google—including Kubernetes, Istio, and Knative—Anthos enables consistency between on-premises and cloud environments. GKE On-Prem is a key component of Anthos. GKE On-Prem enables you take advantage of Read more...

Site Recovery Manager at VMworld 2019

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Disaster Recovery continues to be a hot topic and that isn’t changing at VMworld 2019. Site Recovery Manager is the premier DR orchestration tool for vSphere environments and that is reflected this year in San Francisco. There are a number of sessions covering everything from the basics of SRM and DRaaS, what’s new in the Read more...
health checks

Working with vSAN Health Checks

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Overview vSAN Health check is a cloud-connected health validation framework. It helps ensure that vSAN is running optimally and configured according to VMware best practices. VMware recommends validating that all health checks are green while deploying production workloads to vSAN. Health checks have varying levels of importance. As an example, a vSAN network partition impacts Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 121: State of Hybrid

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It seems like just a few short years ago the enterprise data storage market was dominated by HDD-based systems that used flash as persistent storage. Then overnight, flash storage became a high performance cure for the performance ills that affected disk based storage and the hybrid era was born. Organizations have since been balancing performance Read more...
VMware Cloud Foundation

#StorageMinute – How is VMware Cloud Foundation Built on vSAN?

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at how VMware Cloud Foundation is built on vSAN. VMware Cloud Foundation VMware Cloud Foundation is the most comprehensive hybrid cloud architecture. It provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, and cloud Read more...
Clusters

Multi-Cluster Upgrading Strategies for vSAN

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While VMware continues to introduce all new levels of performance, capabilities, robustness, and ease-of-use to vSAN, the respective vSAN clusters must be updated to benefit from these improvements. While the upgrading process continues to be streamlined, environments running multiple clusters of vSAN can benefit from specific practices that will deliver a more efficient upgrade experience. Read more...

SPBM Host-Based Rules: SIOC v2

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SPBM Host-Based Rules: Storage I/O Control via Policy As we wrap up the SPBM series, this episode we will look at the difference between Storage I/O Control version 1 and 2. Unlike SIOC v1, v2 is policy based and allows for storage I/O control at the VM level. A quick overview of SIOC; SIOC v1 is Read more...

#vSANChat: Site Recovery Manager 8.2

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We’re back with our monthly tweet chat! This month we discussed Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 8.2 and recent updates. We were joined by Virtually Speaking host, Pete Flecha, and VMware Availability tech guru, Cato Grace! Catch up on the SRM hour below.     Q1: Can you give a brief description of Site Recovery Manager Read more...