How to Do a Virtual SAN Pricing Comparison the Right Way – Part 1

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Why should you read this blog post? Comparing storage solutions pricing was always complicated and now with new emerging architectures like Hyper-converged (HCI), it can become an even more daunting assignment. Figuring out how to get to a fair comparison, or as close to an apples-to-apples one, is really not trivial. I’ve spent many hours Read more...

Virtual SAN CrowdChat Recap

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On Tuesday, September 22nd, Virtual SAN users had the opportunity to connect with the experts in a one-hour CrowdChat session to ask questions, provide feedback on Virtual SAN 6.1 features, and request future Virtual SAN features. Popular topics of conversation included new stretched clusters, ROBO, advanced management, and deployment methods. The full CrowdChat conversation can Read more...

Ready for Any VMworld Europe?

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As you know, VMworld Europe 2015 is returning to Barcelona, Spain on October 12-15. The Storage and Availability solutions team is looking forward to seeing many of you in a few weeks. We wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to Barcelona once again and thank you customers and partners for being an integral Read more...

Is VDI Causing You Gray Hair? Virtual SAN and Horizon Can Help!

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Our 2,000+ Virtual SAN customers are deploying VMware hyper-converged systems for all kinds of solutions—from supporting large Oracle databases to powering remote IT rooms to simplifying test/dev environments—but one specific use case is one the most popular workloads for VSAN: virtual desktops (VDI). The struggle to find both high performance and affordable IT infrastructure, especially Read more...

VMware Compatibility Guide Portal with New Ready Node Branding

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Out with the old and in with the new! In the spirit of simplicity for all things hardware related to Virtual SAN, today VMware released a newly revamped hardware compatibility guide portal. The portal introduces a new and simplified hardware searching capability that is primarily focused around Virtual SAN Ready Nodes instead of the previous Read more...