VMware VSAN Assessment: Properly Designed HCI Deployments in a Snap!

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Since we launched the vSAN Assessment last fall, over 300 customers have ran a free, one-week comprehensive analysis of their vSphere environments to see where and how Virtual SAN can save them money and time. Results include information on all aspects of Virtual SAN, ranging from environmental infrastructure analysis to financial estimates of overall storage CAPEX Read more...

Virtual SAN Performance Testing Done by StorageReview.Com

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You might have seen the 6-part VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 review from StorageReview.com, an independent 3rd party - if not, we’re giving you a chance now. Chock-full of technical information and tips for configuration, performance optimization, and testing, this series of articles is invaluable if you’re considering Virtual SAN. Let’s dive in! VMware Virtual SAN Read more...

Getting Ready for Virtual Volumes

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At VMworld this year one of the most common questions I was asked was "how can I get started with vVols"? In this blog we'll cover a couple of key things you can do to get ready for vVols. Taking vVols for a Test Drive Hands-On For those of you wishing to get a hands-on Read more...

10 Reasons to Attend vForum Online 2015

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  If you weren’t able to attend VMware vForums in Washington DC, New York City, or Houston, you still have the chance to engage with experts and learn about the latest technologies, tips, and trends in the field at VMware vForum Online. At this half-day virtual conference, you will have the opportunity to gain the Read more...

Get your free Virtual SAN Assessment today to validate its benefits for your organization!

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Are you experiencing challenges with your current vSphere storage environment (i.e., performance, capacity constraint, complexity, expensive renewals) or just not sure if VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) would be a good fit?     Once you have signed up, a VMware Virtual SAN representative will reach out and invite you to start your VSAN Assessment (download Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster: Performance and Best Practices White Paper

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Hot off the press! One of the most notable feature announcements of VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 is the availability of stretched cluster deployment. This allows the Virtual SAN customer to configure two geographically located sites, while synchronously replicating data between the two sites. This provides high availability and protection against a single site failure.   Read more...

Criteria for supported magnetic drives with VSAN

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I have been talking with VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) customers who are enjoying great success. Customers have asked questions regarding why specific components are or are not on the hardware compatibility list (HCL) or chosen for ready nodes. I wanted to provide some insight into component selection for customers choosing VSAN hybrid configurations that leverage Read more...

How EVO SDDC Helps VMware Customers Build a Better Private Cloud – Part 1 Design, Build, and Test Challenges

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Several years ago as a VMware Administrator for a government agency, I was tasked with replacing an aging hardware infrastructure that supported a mission critical e-mail messaging environment for 10,000 users.  The messaging infrastructure was managed internally and was referred as our Private Cloud Messaging Environment. I was responsible for overall architecture of the solution.   Read more...

Thank You for Joining Us in Barcelona!

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The Storage and Availability solutions team wanted to say a huge Thank You to you our customers and partners for making VMworld Europe another great success! The excitement, momentum, and energy was palpable. It goes without saying that we are fortunate to have the best customers and partners taking this journey with us. Virtual SAN Read more...

Hyperconvergence Webcast Series: Register Today!

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The future of storage is here. Hyperconvergence is the ideal architecture for the software-defined data center, leveraging the hypervisor to deliver compute, networking, and storage from a single x86 server platform to create a tightly integrated, building block approach to IT infrastructure. HCI allows datacenters to operate with agility on a highly scalable, cost-effective infrastructure that Read more...