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Take the plunge into HCI – Run a simple vSAN Assessment!

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Hyper-converged infrastructure has quickly become the hottest topic in the data center modernization journey. However, many customers are still evaluating how to best assess their HCI needs. Fear not! A very simple and quick vSAN Assessment may provide you the answer. The vSAN Assessment was launched in 2015 and has now seen widespread adoption with Read more...
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What You Can (and Cannot) Change in a vSAN ReadyNode™

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Overview vSAN has taken the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) market by storm and more than 7,000 customers have now adopted vSAN with thousands of deployments, confirming its position as the leading product in hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). One of the consumption models of vSAN software is ReadyNodes and today we have more than 200 ReadyNodes listed in Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 38: Storage Performance

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Have you ever stopped to think what if conventional wisdom on the consumption of resources is wrong? This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in one of VMware’s performance experts, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager Peter Koehler to break down some common misconceptions around storage performance and provide a deeper look into how vSAN Read more...
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How vSAN Helps Evolve IT without Risk

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Over the past few months, I have interacted with many of you—current and potential vSAN users—at various conferences and events, and one common theme is becoming clear: vSAN has moved into the mainstream. Customer questions shifted from basic technology topics to how vSAN can accelerate business, not just IT objectives. As a mainstream option, you Read more...
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Facebook Live vSAN TechTalk with GS Khalsa

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We are excited to host a Facebook Live vSAN TechTalk! Please tune into our Facebook page on Friday, March 10th 1:30 P.M. PST to hear GS Khalsa @gurusimran, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, talk about Stretched Storage and SRM. During the 10 minute live stream, GS will talk about: Why stretched storage? Stretched storage vs. SRM vSAN stretched and SRM To join Read more...
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Automating VVol DR with Power CLI 6.5

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One of my favorite updates in vSphere 6.5 is the support for array-based replication with Virtual Volumes (VVols). Now with VASA 3.0 storage vendors have the ability to configure array-based replication into their VASA providers allowing users to preconfigure VM Storage Policies that include replicating VMs for Disaster Recovery. Support for Array-based replication was by far biggest request Read more...

Top 5 Q&A: Getting More out of vSAN – Session 2

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In this post, we recap Getting More Out of vSAN Session 2: Server & Network Hardware Design Guide. Getting More Out of vSAN is an ongoing technical webcast series led by vSAN experts. The webcasts are unique because of the interactive, live Q&A session at the end, where you can provide feedback and get your Read more...
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Big Data on All-Flash vSAN? Of Course!

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Blog was Co-Authored by Michael Haag Besides fueling some of the fastest growth and changes in the IT industry over the past few years, Big Data and software-defined storage (like vSAN) have another less obvious similarity. Users of both share a fundamental desire to minimize—or often eliminate—the dependency on costly and complex external storage. Hadoop and Read more...