Performance-Focused VDI on vSAN

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) and virtual application delivery continue to gain momentum throughout this year. An ever-growing demand to support remote workers, security compliance and improvements in hardware technology have resulted in VDI being a practical option for the demands of today’s workers. vSAN has served as an ideal platform for solutions like VMware Horizon Read more...

Top Tips for moving data to vSAN! (Part 1) – First steps

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While it is easy to create new virtual machines on a new vSAN powered vSphere cluster, sometimes the process of identifying the best way to migrate existing workloads over can seem a bit confusing. What workloads do you move first? What is the best Migration method? What about Physical machines? The purpose of this blog Read more...
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HCI Economics – Upgrade vSAN to Save Money

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Upgrade Economics Patching and upgrading in a data center is something that is sometimes viewed purely as a “cost” based on the manpower required to upgrade an environment. While VMware has a lot of great options to reduce this (VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware Cloud, vSphere Lifecycle Manager), it is worth noting that by upgrading you Read more...
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vSAN – A Secure Fortress for Your Data

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New in vSAN 7 Update 1: Data-in-Transit Encryption Data-at-rest encryption was introduced in vSAN 6.6 making it the industry’s first native HCI security solution. vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 cryptographic modules achieved FIPS 140-2 validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that specifies the security requirements for cryptographic modules. vSphere with vSAN Read more...

Announcing General Availability of vSAN 7 Update 1

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The announcement of vSAN 7 Update 1 (U1) last month marked one of the most significant releases in the history of VMware’s industry-leading hyperconverged solution. The list of enhancements is impressive, but more importantly, they all contribute to one very specific goal: Enabling our customers to deliver a more efficient and flexible architecture that is Read more...
vSAN Sizing

What’s New with vSAN Sizer

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Achieving optimal levels of performance, capacity, and availability in an environment requires proper design and planning. The datacenter in its current state comprises a wide variety of workloads from traditional applications to containerized solutions. This is coupled with varying requirements of data services related to availability, security, compliance, and space efficiency. The legacy methods of Read more...

Performance Improvements in vSAN 7 U1

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With the announcement of vSAN 7 U1, VMware introduces several enhancements that improve the performance of vSAN and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) environments powered by vSAN. How much of an improvement? This will vary depending on the configuration and workloads, but VMware estimates customers may see up to 30% improvement in performance when comparing vSAN Read more...
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Precise Performance Monitoring with vSAN IOInsight

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Overview   Delivering desired levels of performance and availability is a primary requirement in any environment. While availability requirements are easier to maintain, performance monitoring requires a better understanding of various infrastructure components. This is incredibly difficult in larger environments with numerous workloads. VMware vSAN has continuously evolved monitoring capabilities with new features and enhancements Read more...
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Effective Capacity Management with vSAN 7 Update 1

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vSAN 7 Update 1 is loaded with significant features and enhancements, focusing on building a developer ready infrastructure, improving scalability, simplifying operations and extending file service use cases. A detailed insight is outined in this blog What’s new in vSAN 7 Update 1.   vSAN requires additional capacity to accommodate transient operations such as policy Read more...