Key Storage and Availability Activities at VMworld 2017

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Hyper-converged Infrastructure is HOT HOT HOT, and we’ve got the only vSphere-native HCI solution available.  Over 8,000 customers have taken the plunge with vSAN, and VMworld is the perfect place to investigate how vSAN can help you too! From the Storage & Availability team at VMware – Welcome to VMworld! It is the perfect time Read more...

HCI Zone – Discover the Possibilities

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VMworld US is around the corner and the VMware vSAN team couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to Las Vegas. The conference will be running from August 27 – August 31, 2017 and you will definitely want to explore more about vSAN offerings at VMworld. One of the experiences to look forward to this year Read more...

The Code Keepers: vSAN Native Encryption – Part 1

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Overview vSAN 6.6 introduces encryption for data at rest. This is industry’s first native Hyper-converged-infrastucture security solution and fundamentally game changing because all the crypto operations happen at the hypervisor layer. This vastly simplifies planning, procurement, provisioning and management of encrypted clusters while minimizing performance penalty. More about this later in the blog. Given the Read more...

VMware vSAN 6.6 Licensing Guide

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VMware vSAN powers market-leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions through native integration with the industry-standard VMware vSphere hypervisor and the VMware vCenter Server unified management solution. vSAN is quite capable of running nearly any virtual server and desktop workload. These workloads run in an ever-increasing number of environments: primary data centers, disaster recovery sites, remote offices, Read more...

Bootstrap the VCSA onto vSAN 6.6 with Easy Install

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If vSAN is configured by vCenter, how do you deploy vCenter on top of vSAN? Sounds a bit like a chicken and egg scenario, huh? vSAN is part of a cluster configuration in vSphere. To create a cluster, a datacenter must first be present, and that must be part of a vCenter instance. At least that’s 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 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...

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...

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...

Top 5 Q&A: Getting More out of vSAN – Session 1

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In 2017, we kicked off Getting More Out of vSAN, an ongoing technical webcast series led by vSAN experts and designed to support you, our customers, with deployment and operation of vSAN. This webcast series is unique because of the interactive, live Q&A session at the end, where you can voice your concerns, provide feedback, Read more...