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The Prize of the IT Generalist

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A lot was written last year about the rise of the IT generalist who can bridge the isolated worlds of servers, storage, networks, and even applications. Generalists help companies respond quickly to IT needs that span disciplines. And for companies looking to digitally transform their business, the IT generalist offers a new path to agile Read more...
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Introducing HCIBench 1.6

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Happy 2017! We just released version 1.6.0.0 of HCIBench. You can find the appliance and the change log HERE. In the past couple of months, the focus has been adding new features and bug fixes. This version contains the following new features: HCIBench Authentication Clear Read Cache and Write Buffer before Testing Easy Run Re-Use Read more...
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The Stars Align For 2017 HCI Hardware

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HCI is Not Just About Software-Defined When we talk about hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), we often focus on how this new model of IT infrastructure simplifies operations by uniting compute, storage, and networking under a single management interface. An aspect that’s occasionally overlooked, however, is how HCI’s hardware model also directly improves IT agility and cost-effectiveness Read more...
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Getting More Out of vSAN Online Series: Deploy & Operate

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It’s 2017 and your company is preparing to deploy your new hyper-converged infrastructure powered by vSAN. You have questions about the best approach to ensure that you fully realize your goals of spending less time, money and frustration on your infrastructure in the new year. That’s why this month VMware is kicking off an ongoing Read more...

5 Data Center Trends to Look for in 2017

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As modern demands overwhelm hardware-centric infrastructure, traditional data centers are shrinking. Amid the upheaval, there’s a huge opportunity for IT organizations to find an approach that benefits the entire business. If your IT team is like most, you need an infrastructure that’s agile enough to keep up with swiftly moving technology and growing user demands, Read more...
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Backup or Recover SPBM Profiles with PowerCLI

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I work in the lab a lot. One of the tasks that I often perform is: Blowing away my VCSA (or Windows vCenter Server), Redeploying it, and Reattaching it to a cluster that is running vSAN. As a result of a new VCSA deployment, only a few SPBM policies will be present. Any previously available Read more...
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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: A Buyer’s Checklist

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Organizations across industries are adopting hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)—and for good reason. Not only is it powerful, flexible, and cost-efficient, it’s also a fundamental building block of the software-defined data center (SDDC). But as interest in HCI has grown, the market has become saturated with purchasing options. With so many competing offerings, how can you ensure Read more...
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Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 33: vSAN 6.5

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VMware vSAN 6.5 is the latest release of the market-leading, enterprise-class storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). vSAN 6.5 builds on the existing features introduced in 6.2 by enhancing automation, further reducing total cost of ownership (TCO), and setting the stage for next-generation cloud native applications. This week we bring in VMware Staff Technical Marketing Read more...