Cloud Native Storage and vSAN File Services Integration

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Introduction With vSphere 6.7 U3 we introduced the Cloud Native Storage control plane into vSphere, built to cater for container based workloads that required on-demand provisioning of volumes on vSphere. The initial release catered for the most common workloads that required Persistent Volumes, namely of the ReadWriteOnce type (essentially, a single container mounting a single Read more...
announcing vsan 7

Announcing vSAN 7

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We’re excited to announce the latest release of the industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure software, VMware vSAN 7. vSAN, with its rich ecosystem of partners, has evolved as the platform of choice for private and public clouds. This article discusses how vSAN 7 accelerates modernizing the data center with newer features and enhancements. HCI is being rapidly Read more...

Microsoft SQL Server on VMware Cloud Foundation Powered by Dell EMC VxRail

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VMware Cloud Foundation is built on VMware’s leading hyperconverged architecture, VMware vSAN™, with all-flash performance and enterprise-class storage services including deduplication, compression and erasure coding. vSAN implements hyperconverged storage architecture, by delivering an elastic storage and simplifying the storage management. VMware Cloud Foundation™ accelerates infrastructure provisioning with full stack consisting of compute, storage, networking, and Read more...
Wesley Milliron

#EmpoweredbyvSAN: Wesley Milliron Soars with Giant Eagle’s Adoption of HCI

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Introducing: A Blog Series on Career Success with VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure Starting this week, VMware will release a series of blogs on career success stories of people just like you that have adopted hyperconverged infrastructure. While companies are often quick to point to business success stories – ABC Company grew revenue or reduced costs due Read more...
IDC Market Share HCI

VMware the Market Leading HCI Software for 2019 Q3, According to IDC

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VMware continues to lead the HCI software market, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker for 2019 Q3! The tracker, which released on December 12, 2019, reported that hyperconverged systems running VMware vSAN accounted for 38% of the total market revenue and grew nearly 30% year over year. Organizations looking to replace aging Read more...
Bring your own (BYO) parts

Five Tips for a Successful BYO vSAN Cluster

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Guest blog author Sidharth Swami wrote this article. He is a Sr. Technical Account Manager here at VMware. As such Sidharth spends a lot of time with customers in real-world environments. Thank you, Sidharth, for sharing your time and expertise regarding build-your-own (BYO) vSAN clusters. vSAN Turn-key Appliances and vSAN ReadyNodes are Recommended One of the many Read more...
vSAN Witness Properties

vSAN Witness Appliance Updates in vSAN 6.7 P01

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Stretched Cluster and 2 Node vSAN configurations require a vSAN Witness Host prevent split-brain scenarios when sites are isolated from each other due to loss of connectivity or other outage. The Stretched Cluster Guide and 2 Node Guide state that any physical vSphere host with appropriate RAM and storage devices can be used, or the free vSAN Read more...