VMworld Sneak-Peak with vSAN and Western Digital

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We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued partners on a number of initiatives, including vSAN: Western Digital. This post previews some of the joint work of our companies and what you can find at VMworld 2017. By Patric Chang, Sr. Director of Strategic Partner Ecosystems, Western Digital If I were Read more...

VMware Runs on vSAN – in a Big Way!

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vSAN has had tremendous customer adoption since its release, and of course people are often quite interested to hear about environments that have had great success and done deployments at a very large scale. What about VMware itself?  Do we use vSAN for mission critical environments?  Absolutely.  One of the larger deployments of vSAN into Read more...

Turbocharge your HCI Career with the vSAN Specialist Badge

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Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is one of the fastest growing areas in IT, and VMware vSAN is the fastest growing solution in HCI. With an 8000+ customer base that’s expanding everyday like wild fire, there is tremendous appetite for knowledge learning by IT professionals in the customer, partner, sales and service communities. It is with Read more...

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...

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...

A closer look at performance improvements in vSAN 6.6

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VMware maintains the industry’s strongest ecosystem, and as a result, has positioned vSphere and vSAN to take advantage of new hardware technologies as they come to market. This is a big win for our users, especially those with environments powered by vSphere and vSAN. New advancements with RDMA over Converged Ethernet, persistent memory technologies, and Read more...