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...

The Software-Defined Storage Platform of the Future

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Next week, at VMworld USA 2015, we will be announcing Virtual SAN 6.1, the third-generation of VMware’s hypervisor-converged storage for VMs. With this release we are introducing several major enhancements and new capabilities, including support for the latest generation of storage devices, new availability and disaster recovery features, and advanced management and serviceability tools. These Read more...

Pro Tips For Storage Performance Testing

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Let’s face it — enterprise storage is a big investment. And there are big, meaningful differences in how different storage products perform when you put them to the test.  Higher performing solutions can handle more workloads, more easily accommodate growth, and generate fewer unpleasant performance problems to deal with. Read more...

The Collapse Of Storage

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 The storage industry is undergoing rapid structural change that’s not been seen in decades. My best soundbite is that storage is in the process of collapsing. Once a standalone topic, storage is clearly pulling away from our familiar model of external storage arrays, and disappearing into the fabric of servers and hypervisors. While we all Read more...

What’s All the Buzz About Software-Defined Storage?

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By now, you’ve more than likely heard something about Software-Defined Storage. With every mention of the term, you may be wondering, “What does it mean for me?” Wonder no longer! The VMware Software-Defined Storage approach enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model, driving transformation through the hypervisor, bring to storage the same operational efficiency that Read more...