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...

vCenter Recoverability Improvements

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In vSAN 6.6 vSAN switched from using Multicast to Unicast for new node discovery. This was a huge improvement that improved scalability, simplified deployment and troubleshooting. This drastically simplified layer 3 and stretched cluster deployment as well as reduced configuration times in new clusters being deployed.  While upgrading hosts will operate with Unicast between 6.5 Read more...

What to expect from HCIBench 1.6.2

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You may have noticed that we just had vSphere 6.5 update 1 released. In this release, VMware has introduced a new feature called vSAN Performance Diagnostics. This feature allows you to customize a certain time range in the past, select a goal from “Max IOPS”, “Max Throughput” and “Min Latency”, and click Show results button, Read more...

vSAN Performance Diagnostics

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I am excited to announce that launch of vSAN Performance diagnostics. This feature will enable faster performance troubleshooting and when burning in a cluster with performance tests to understand how you can increase the IOPS or lower the storage latency and what is your bottleneck within the host. Performance diagnostics analyzes previously executed benchmarks. It Read more...

Introducing vSAN 6.6.1 and New Operational Savings

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Today, VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1 became generally available. With this update we are excited to announce vSAN 6.6.1, which adds even more new features on top of the major vSAN 6.6 release that launched only a few months back. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN will now benefit from even lower operational costs and accelerated Read more...

Deploy, Manage and Run MongoDB on VMware vSAN

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VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions. HCI, or Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, converges traditional IT infrastructure silos onto industry-standard servers and virtualizes physical infrastructure to help customers easily evolve their infrastructure. Ever since the initial version of vSAN, people are wondering whether some shared-nothing architecture applications could be deployed on vSAN or Read more...

vSAN Hits Another Gear with New Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family

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Do you still need that extra push to join the thousands of organizations adopting hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)? Looking for one more reason to convince your management team to modernize your data center? We are here to help you “hit the refresh!” Today Intel revealed the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors. We are excited to announce Read more...

VMware Tackles HCI Security with Unique Software-Defined Encryption

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Building a Secure Private Cloud with VMware vSAN Hyper Converged Architecture A financial firm recently shared with us that it was fending off 10,000 unauthorized hacking attempts per day.  A hospital shared their need to comply with the latest privacy regulations, and a transportation firm explained how decommissioned hard disk drives needed to be physically Read more...

VMware vSAN 6.6 Deploy and Manage Training Class

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VMware Education has just released a new training class titled VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.6]. I had the opportunity to attend the beta version of this class and help shape the content that is delivered. The class is a 3-day, instructor-led technical training course that features an excellent balance of lecture and hands-on lab time. It is Read more...