How Does vSAN-Powered HCI Speed Up Migrations?

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The Problem of Hidden Costs   Years ago I bought a (relatively) fancy car. for a reasonable price. It got great gas mileage and I got it at a great price. I quickly found out though that the car suffered from a few problems. This car required expensive parts when things broke. A lot broke Read more...
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Don’t Miss the VMware vSAN Session at Cisco Live!

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  Are you planning to attend Cisco LIVE US this year? So is the VMware vSAN team! This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the capabilities that vSAN has to offer. Find us at Cisco Live!   THE VMWARE BOOTH Stop by to talk to our vSAN experts and demo the product! Read more...

vSAN Deployment Considerations

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Now more than ever, vSAN deployments are quickly growing in number. There are many vSAN documents available on StorageHub with great content; from design guides to day 2 operations, but a common ask from the field relates to vSAN deployment considerations. While there are many areas we can explore, some of them vary based on Read more...

Understanding the vSAN Witness Host – Traffic Tagging

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With 2 Node and Stretched Cluster vSAN, a vSAN Witness Host is used. This can be a physical vSphere host or a  VMware provided virtual appliance. Using the vSAN Witness Appliance is easy, does not require any additional licensing, and has much of the configuration standardized (sizing, disks, tagged ports). A second VMkernel port (vmk1) Read more...

Announcing the new VMware HCI Assessment

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  New HCI Assessment powered by Live Optics     We are launching a new Assessment tool called the VMware HCI Assessment powered by the industry leading Live Optics (formerly DPACK.) Live Optics is a tool widely adopted across the industry which is used to capture workload metrics which allows customers to assess their current Read more...
Bringing the Real-World Benefits of vSAN and HCI to Light

Bringing the Real-World Benefits of vSAN and HCI to Light

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  Recently, VMware sponsored a survey of vSAN customers to document and analyze the real-world value that HCI delivers when deployed within production environments.  We have invited the author of that study, Eric Sheppard, Research VP of Server and Storage Infrastructure at IDC, to present the key findings of that survey in a webcast on May Read more...
Deploy, Manage and Scale vSAN and HCI with vRealize Operations

Deploy, Manage and Scale vSAN and HCI with vRealize Operations

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The adoption rate for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) deployments is accelerating – and for very good reasons. What you used to do in hardware, you can now do in software running on a hypervisor and it’s a simpler, scalable alternative to a hardware-centric data center. HCI is becoming a powerful solution for organizations looking to transform Read more...

Lenovo Amasses Critical HCI Building Blocks

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Lenovo has launched three new ThinkAgile VX Series products powered by VMware vSAN™.  These new offerings assemble important HCI building blocks that will drive modern data center design. Lenovo is taking big steps to address the top concerns of enterprise buyers looking to deploy HCI. High-Reliability Lenovo Servers For Enterprise HCI The VX Series is Read more...

20% Off Price Promotion for VMware HCI Kits

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When we ask customers the key reason why they choose VMware vSAN over alternatives, most of them say, “because it is so well integrated with vSphere”. When we ask about the key benefits they realize, most customers highlight management simplicity and time savings resulting from vSphere integration. It is no surprise that most customers purchase Read more...