UCP-UC

Hitachi UCP-HC Powered by vSAN

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Feature in Five: Stretched SDDC

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We’re back with another “Feature in Five,” our byte-sized videos of industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in—you guessed it—five short minutes! Last time, we video-profiled vSAN Integrated vSphere Update Manager (VUM); in this edition, we’ll take a closer look at stretched software-defined data centers (SDDC) on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC).   VMware Cloud on Read more...
Bring your own (BYO) parts

Five Tips for a Successful BYO vSAN Cluster

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Guest blog author Sidharth Swami wrote this article. He is a Sr. Technical Account Manager here at VMware. As such Sidharth spends a lot of time with customers in real-world environments. Thank you, Sidharth, for sharing your time and expertise regarding build-your-own (BYO) vSAN clusters. vSAN Turn-key Appliances and vSAN ReadyNodes are Recommended One of the many Read more...

A Closer Look at vSAN Snapshots

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A frequent conversation I have with customers is how vSAN snapshots differ from standard VMFS Snapshots. In this post, I want to identify the architectural differences and how they significantly enhance vSAN performance when compared to previous virtual machine snapshot implementations. vmfsSparse Snapshots vmfsSparse, commonly referred to as the redo log format, is the original Read more...

New Guidance on vSAN Operations

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A vSAN powered environment ushers in unprecedented levels of flexibility across a variety of topologies. This flexibility leads to inevitable questions around recommended practices and guidance. These are questions that may come up prior to or during the time of installation, configuration, and operation, but the answers may not be found in step-by-step guides or Read more...