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VMware vSAN a Finalist for Storage Magazine’s Product of the Year Award

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VMware is pleased to announce that vSAN, the only vSphere-native storage software, is a finalist in Storage Magazine’s Product of the Year competition for the newly created Hyper-converged and composable infrastructure category. We believe vSAN was chosen in part because of our significant investments in supporting cloud-native applications, enhancing vSAN performance and intelligent operations. According to Read more...

iSCSI Port Binding: To Use or Not to Use

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As GSS’ most common storage issue, iSCSI Port Binding seems to be a pain point for many customers. Why is this— why so many calls and misconfigurations? I did a test session breaking out the iSCSI section from Cody Hosterman and my Core Storage Best practices session from VMworld, and I was amazed at the attendance! Read more...
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#StorageMinute – Data Migration Pre-Check in vSAN 6.7 U3

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series, where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we look at a new feature enhancement to vSAN Maintenance Mode workflow called Data Migration Pre-Check. This feature performs a cluster-wide impact assessment of a host entering maintenance mode. This assessment dramatically helps an administrator make informed decisions while planning Read more...

Microsoft SQL Server on VMware Cloud Foundation Powered by Dell EMC VxRail

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VMware Cloud Foundation is built on VMware’s leading hyperconverged architecture, VMware vSAN™, with all-flash performance and enterprise-class storage services including deduplication, compression and erasure coding. vSAN implements hyperconverged storage architecture, by delivering an elastic storage and simplifying the storage management. VMware Cloud Foundation™ accelerates infrastructure provisioning with full stack consisting of compute, storage, networking, and Read more...
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#EmpoweredbyvSAN: Wesley Milliron Soars with Giant Eagle’s Adoption of HCI

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Introducing: A Blog Series on Career Success with VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure Starting this week, VMware will release a series of blogs on career success stories of people just like you that have adopted hyperconverged infrastructure. While companies are often quick to point to business success stories – ABC Company grew revenue or reduced costs due Read more...

Eager Zeroed Thick Requirement for Multi-Writer Disks is Now Removed for vSAN Datastore

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One of the popular use cases for VMware vSAN is Business-Critical Applications (BCA). BCA have frequently deployed on cluster aware filesystems that use shared virtual disks (vmdk). Some of these clustered filesystems use multi-writer for shared disks. Popular use cases using this feature are Oracle RAC, Redhat Clustering and Veritas Infoscale. The multi-writer option enables Read more...
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VMware the Market Leading HCI Software for 2019 Q3, According to IDC

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VMware continues to lead the HCI software market, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker for 2019 Q3! The tracker, which released on December 12, 2019, reported that hyperconverged systems running VMware vSAN accounted for 38% of the total market revenue and grew nearly 30% year over year. Organizations looking to replace aging Read more...

One, Two, Three, Four Times A Winner! VMware vSAN Wins CRN’s Product of the Year Award for the Software Defined Storage Category!

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VMware is pleased to announce for the fourth year in a row, vSAN is the CRN Product of the Year in the Software Defined Storage category! We’re thankful for our partner’s recognition, and we’re excited to extend our leadership momentum. We were recently recognized as the market leader in HCI based on HCI software by Read more...
vSAN Witness Properties

vSAN Witness Appliance Updates in vSAN 6.7 P01

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Stretched Cluster and 2 Node vSAN configurations require a vSAN Witness Host prevent split-brain scenarios when sites are isolated from each other due to loss of connectivity or other outage. The Stretched Cluster Guide and 2 Node Guide state that any physical vSphere host with appropriate RAM and storage devices can be used, or the free vSAN Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast ep 132: Designing and Sizing HCI

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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions have been all the rage in the datacenter but when it comes to design and sizing, it’s easy to make some of the same mistakes when moving from physical to virtual. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware’s Matt Northam to help us understand how to assess your Read more...