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Hit Refresh on Distributed IT with the New HCI Acceleration Kit!

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HCI keeps expanding into new areas because of the incredible value created by consolidating enterprise server and storage resources.  We are excited to announce a new hyper-converged offering that will drive HCI adoption even faster…this time beyond the walls of the central data center.The new VMware HCI Acceleration Kit leverages the power of single-socket servers Read more...

Discover HCI with vSAN and Lenovo at VMworld

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We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued vSAN partners, Lenovo. This post previews some of the joint work from our two companies and what you can look forward to at VMworld 2017. By Tony Harvey, Lenovo Like me, I’m sure you’re all excited about VMworld 2017 whether you are there in Read more...

HPE Takes Over Vegas at VMworld 2017!

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We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued vSAN partners, HPE. This post previews some of the joint work from our two companies and what you can look forward to at VMworld 2017.  VMworld is happening next week in Las Vegas and for five days HPE will be at the event with Read more...

VMworld Sneak-Peak with vSAN and Western Digital

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We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued partners on a number of initiatives, including vSAN: Western Digital. This post previews some of the joint work of our companies and what you can find at VMworld 2017. By Patric Chang, Sr. Director of Strategic Partner Ecosystems, Western Digital If I were Read more...

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...