All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI with Brocade vTM

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VMware, Brocade, and Broadcom have updated the previously published reference architecture to showcase the optimal All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI solution using Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager. - Image courtesy of Brocade Cost-Effective Performance and High Availability In this reference architecture, we demonstrate how to design an ultra-fast, cost-effective VDI infrastructure using VMware Virtual SAN combined Read more...

What Are Real Users Saying About Hyper-Converged Infrastructure In 2016?

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  By Russell Rothstein - CEO, IT Central Station Russell Rothstein has spent his 20+ year career in the enterprise technology industry at the crossroads between technology and business. Before founding IT Central Station, Russell worked in senior product marketing and product management roles at enterprise tech vendors OpTier and OPNET Technologies (Nasdaq:OPNT). Russell was co-founder Read more...

3 Reasons Why Storage Field Day 9 Was the Best One Yet!

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On March 18th, the Virtual SAN team had the pleasure of hosting 12 delegates at the VMware campus for Storage Field Day (SFD) 9. This 2-hour event was live streamed to an audience of more than 280 individuals from 10 countries with United States having the highest representation of 78.6% followed by UK with 6.8%. Believe it Read more...

Wachter Inc. – A VSAN Customer Story of Cost-Savings, Performance Improvements and Infrastructure Simplification

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  Wachter is the leading national solution and service provider of electrical, data, communications, automation, and other complex building systems. Wachter provides turnkey services including analysis, design, engineering, installation, and maintenance in the United States and the United Kingdom across clients in retail, finance, healthcare, manufacturing etc. The company operates a highly virtualized IT environment across Read more...

Virtual SAN Considerations When Booting from a Flash Device

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Overview We have several Virtual SAN customers who are interested in using a flash device not only for ESXi boot but also for persisting logs, traces and core dumps. Virtual SAN provides a number of flash options that can be used for boot. viz. USB, SD card, SATADOM and SSD.  Each of these devices has its own pros and cons. In this blog, Read more...

Simulate a Delay to Test and Validate VSAN Stretched Cluster

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This blog was co-authored by Palanivenkatesan Murugan Since the inception of Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster many current and potential Virtual SAN users have grappled with how to validate Stretched Cluster given the high cost and difficulty with setting multiple networks across geographically distributed sites without impacting production environments. The purpose of this blog is to Read more...

Virtual SAN 6.2 Certification & Compatibility Guide Update

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The Virtual SAN product team is pleased to announce a number of changes to Virtual SAN Compatibility Guide (VCG) with the release of Virtual SAN 6.2. Following is the summary of changes: Virtual SAN Ready Nodes: Virtual SAN Ready Nodes and components (I/O controller, PCIe/NVMe, SSD, HDD) that are listed on Virtual SAN VMware Compatibility Guide and Read more...

Virtual SAN 6.2 is Now Generally Available

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I am excited to announce the availability of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, the 4th edition of the radically simple, vSphere-embedded storage solution that is powering HCI solutions at over 3,000 customers! Get your hands on it today by downloading an evaluation copy and see for yourself why VMware Hyper-Converged Software—the combination of Virtual SAN, vSphere and Read more...