Storage magazine product of the year

VMware vSAN a Finalist for Storage Magazine’s Product of the Year Award

posted

VMware is pleased to announce that vSAN, the only vSphere-native storage software, is a finalist in Storage Magazine’s Product of the Year competition for the newly created Hyper-converged and composable infrastructure category. We believe vSAN was chosen in part because of our significant investments in supporting cloud-native applications, enhancing vSAN performance and intelligent operations. According to Read more...

What is the Maximum vSAN VMDK Size?

posted

How big should my VMDKs be on vSAN? I recently was asked about VMDK size best practices with vSAN. The maximum supported VMDK size is 62TB. Much like discussions around the largest size for a vSAN or vSphere cluster (Check out this post!), this is very much a nuanced operational discussion with a lot of Read more...
vsan free capacity recommendation

Revisiting vSAN’s Free Capacity Recommendations

posted

Among the types of resources that administrators manage, storage may be the most challenging. The demand often increases beyond forecasted levels and addressing the matter with older architectures typically meant adding large capital costs and complexity. Space efficiency and storage reclamation techniques can potentially delay when capacity thresholds are met, but eventually, storage capacity concerns Read more...
storage minute data migration precheck

#StorageMinute – Data Migration Pre-Check in vSAN 6.7 U3

posted

Welcome to the #StorageMinute series, where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we look at a new feature enhancement to vSAN Maintenance Mode workflow called Data Migration Pre-Check. This feature performs a cluster-wide impact assessment of a host entering maintenance mode. This assessment dramatically helps an administrator make informed decisions while planning Read more...
vsan chat wrap up vsan certification

#vSANChat Wrap-Up: vSAN Specialist Certification

posted

Last month, we gathered on Twitter for our monthly #vSANChat event! What’s a #vSANChat, you ask? It is Tweet Chat – basically an “Ask Me Anything” or typed Q&A session on Twitter. Every month we cover a new topic related to vSAN with our subject matter experts. During the hour of the #vSANChat, we ask a Read more...
UCP-UC

Hitachi UCP-HC Powered by vSAN

posted

Recently Hitachi Vantara released an update to their vSAN powered UCP-HC product suite and I took some time catching up with Dinesh Singh. UCP-HC – Standing up a Cluster UCP-HC is Hitachi’s product that evolved on from their previous EVO:RAIL appliance offering to allow automation and standup of vSAN powered HCI. UCP-HC now uses UCP Read more...
IDC Market Share HCI

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

posted

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...

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

posted

Oracle and VMware have announced their collaboration to help joint customers run deployments on Oracle’s cloud without rearchitecting applications or operations. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we discuss the announcement with VMware’s Don Sullivan and Oracle’s G Ruiz and Faisal Hasan. We also spoke to Sudhir Balasubramanian about Oracle RAC on vSAN, changes Read more...
vSAN Live Client App

#StorageMinute – VMware vSAN Live Mobile Client App

posted

Welcome to the #StorageMinute series, where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we look at the new VMware vSAN Live mobile client app. VMware vSAN Live mobile app provides vSAN users instant insights into their hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) environments from their mobile devices. Instead of stopping, signing into a laptop, and then logging in remotely to Read more...