SRM – Array Based Replication vs. vSphere Replication

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SRM supports two different replication technologies, Storage Array or Array-Based Replication and vSphere Replication. One of the key decisions when implementing SRM is which technology to use and for what VMs. The two technologies can be used together in an SRM environment though not to protect the same VM. Given that, what are the differences Read more...

vSAN 6.6 Stretched Clusters – Capacity Considerations when using Local Protection or Site Affinity

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vSAN’s ability to provide a fully active-active, stretched cluster has already been proven. vSAN 6.6 takes this a step further, allowing for storage redundancy within a site AND across sites at the same time. This helps deliver effective, affordable protection against entire site outages, as well as host outages within a site. When using across Read more...

VMware Announces General Availability of vSAN 6.6

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vSAN 6.6 is here! Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of vSAN 6.6. vSAN 6.6 accelerates the modernization of data center infrastructure with improved  security, lower cost, and faster performance. vSAN 6.6 provides native software-based vSAN Encryption, local failure protection with stretched clusters, cost savings with ease of management and up to 50% higher Read more...

What’s New with VMware vSAN 6.6

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Introducing vSAN 6.6 VMware vSAN has been innovating at a rapid pace. With each new release, we’ve delivered greater value to our customers through new features that have propelled adoption by mainstream customers for any workload, any application. More than 7,000 customers have chosen to entrust their most important workloads to vSAN! This momentum has not Read more...

vSAN 6.6 – Native Data-at-Rest Encryption

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Security is top of mind for many of you. VMware introduced advanced security for the modern data centers with the release of vSphere 6.5, and we are excited to now be extending security to vSAN with the industry’s first native HCI security solution. Security in vSphere 6.5 The vSphere 6.5 release delivered several new features Read more...

How vSAN Enables You to Scale to Tomorrow

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While no technology is ever “future proof,” we all hope that any big technology purchase will last and give us a satisfactory return on our investment. We look for assurance that it can not only take advantage of the newest and flashiest applications and technologies, but also have the agility and extensibility to adopt newer Read more...

vSAN and SRM RPO and RTO

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A question came up recently from a customer that went like this: “I am looking for an active/active configuration for disaster avoidance and disaster recovery with a recovery time objective of 0 minutes and a recovery point objective of 0 minutes. Is this something I can achieve with VMware vSAN and/or Site Recovery Manager (SRM)?” Read more...

Storage 101: Now An Easy A

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Storage, once the toughest course in the IT handbook, is suddenly an “easy A” and the most popular class for 2017’s incoming IT professionals. The disruptions of flash, hyper-convergence and cloud now simplify storage decisions that used to take months. For this year’s crop of IT decision-makers, it’s going to be a good year to Read more...

What You Should Know About Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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With the massive shift to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), we cannot deny that the traditional SAN and NAS markets are declining very quickly. According to Wikibon, traditional storage markets are declining close to 20% annually and they predict that traditional storage will go from being the dominant player today to a niche solution in less than Read more...