The Collapse Of Storage

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 The storage industry is undergoing rapid structural change that’s not been seen in decades. My best soundbite is that storage is in the process of collapsing. Once a standalone topic, storage is clearly pulling away from our familiar model of external storage arrays, and disappearing into the fabric of servers and hypervisors. While we all Read more...

Cache and All-Flash Virtual SAN

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Most of us are familiar with the role that flash cache plays with hybrid storage systems that are a mix of flash and traditional disk.  Cache is there as a performance accelerator: storing recent reads, and buffering writes to disk. But when VSAN 6.0 announced its new all-flash configuration, there was a still a recommendation Read more...

What’s New with Virtual SAN 6.0?

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Software-Defined Storage is making waves in the storage and virtual infrastructure fields. Data and infrastructure are intertwined, and when they’re both brought together, companies can cut down on expenses and increase productivity. Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect, Storage and Availability, recently hosted a webinar, discussing how VMware is approaching Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and virtualization in recently Read more...

How To Double Your VSAN Performance

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VSAN 6.0 is now generally available! Among many significant improvements, performance has been dramatically improved for both hybrid and newer all-flash configurations. VSAN is almost infinitely configurable: how many capacity devices, disk groups, cache devices, storage controllers, etc.  Which brings up the question: how do you get the maximum storage performance out of VSAN-based cluster? Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Now Generally Available

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Virtual SAN 6 – you heard about it in February… thousands of you read about it in Rawlinson’s blog post… and today you can get your hands on it. Virtual SAN 6 is now generally available (GA) – download your evaluation version today! For those of you who missed Rawlinson’s blog post describing the details Read more...

VMware’s 64-Node All-Flash VSAN Demo at PEX

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Another productive VMware Partner Exchange day for our partners and we had another great turnout at the Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Pavilion, where we demoed VDI boot storm on VMware’s 64-node All-Flash VSAN and we continue to have multiple ecosystem partners showcasing their joint solutions with Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes.   If you missed it, Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0

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 It is with great pleasure and joy that I like to announce the official launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, one of VMware’s most innovative software-defined storage products and the best hypervisor-converged storage platform for virtual machines. Virtual SAN 6.0 delivers a vast variety of enhancements, new features to the as well as performance and scalability Read more...