Ready for Any VMworld Europe?

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As you know, VMworld Europe 2015 is returning to Barcelona, Spain on October 12-15. The Storage and Availability solutions team is looking forward to seeing many of you in a few weeks. We wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to Barcelona once again and thank you customers and partners for being an integral Read more...

Help us with the future direction of SIOC

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Storage I/O Control (SIOC for short) has always been one of my favorite core storage features in vSphere. It was introduced way back in version 4.1, and has been instrumental in helping us address the pesky “noisy neighbor” virtual machine problem. These are virtual machines that from time to time generate a huge amount of Read more...

VMworld Recap: What’s New in Storage & Availability

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VMworld 2015 US offered another strong performance for storage and availability solutions. The conference was flooded with more than 23,000 attendants eager to hear about the latest solutions VMware was cooking. If you attended the conference, you know that the message was loud and clear: One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device. The VMware Storage and Read more...

VMware vSAN ROBO Licensing & vSAN 2 Node

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Since the initial release of vSAN, customers have asked for a version of vSAN for smaller environments, such as Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO). Customers want all of the benefits of traditional vSAN, without the minimum requirement of three nodes. Today, vSAN 6.1 introduces vSAN 2 Node and vSAN ROBO Licensing. Together, these provide the perfect Read more...

Data Services with PrimaryIO

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Guest blog by Murali Nagaraj, CTO of PrimaryIO PrimaryIO APA for VMware is a storage optimisation software designed using VMware’s VAIO framework. Applications like Databases, File Servers and VDI can benefit from PrimaryIO APA for VMware. These applications running on SAN/NAS environments will see vastly improved performance levels due to the effects of IO optimisation. Read more...

VMware EVO™ SDDC™: Our Journey to a Product Launch

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By Raj Yavatkar, VMware Fellow When I arrived at VMware in early 2014, Converged Infrastructure (CI) solutions that pre-integrated hardware and software for networking, compute, storage, and virtualization were the rage. Designed to provide IT a relatively painless way of standing up the infrastructure, CI products such as VCE Vblock, which integrate vSphere, have been Read more...

Introducing VMware EVO SDDC – The Fastest Path to the Software-Defined Data Center

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By John Gilmartin, vice president and general manager, Integrated Systems Business Unit, VMware Today on main stage at VMworld 2015, we introduced VMware EVO SDDC (codenamed EVO:RACK), a VMware-validated software suite that provides customers the easiest, most effective path to build and operate a cloud based on the software-defined data center (SDDC) architecture. The goal Read more...

Hello Containers, Meet VMware Software-Defined Storage

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We’ve seen a lot of interest from our customers in running containers in the software-defined data center. Containers are a hot topic in our industry as more and more enterprise customers use them to package and deploy next-gen apps. Over the last several months, VMware has released new products and features related to cloud-native applications Read more...

What’s New: 3rd Party Software Data Services with vSphere APIs for IO Filtering

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VMware’s Software-Defined Storage (SDS) partner ecosystem plays an instrumental role in delivering unique and integrated solutions to our customers. Today, VMware is strengthening the SDS ecosystem by enabling our partners to provide software data services through the new vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO). VMware’s SDS vision is to deliver a new, efficient data center Read more...