Virtual Volumes at EMC World

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EMC world is coming up quickly and will be held in Las Vegas from May 2nd to May 5th. This year there will be plenty to talk about for Virtual Volumes. In December 2015, the EMC VMAX team became the first EMC array to deliver certified support for vVols and the VNX team have also launched their 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 Volumes: First Year In Review

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With the release of vSphere 6.0, in March 2015, VMware released the long anticipated Virtual Volumes feature (a.k.a. vVols). Looking back over the past year, there has been a lot of customer interest and partner activity around Virtual Volumes. Adoption of Virtual Volumes is steadily increasing as more and more customers are moving to vSphere 6 to Read more...

VMware VSAN Assessment: Properly Designed HCI Deployments in a Snap!

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Since we launched the vSAN Assessment last fall, over 300 customers have ran a free, one-week comprehensive analysis of their vSphere environments to see where and how Virtual SAN can save them money and time. Results include information on all aspects of Virtual SAN, ranging from environmental infrastructure analysis to financial estimates of overall storage CAPEX Read more...

ROI Networks vPack: A Hyper-Converged Solution with Virtual SAN for Unified Communications & VDI

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ROI Networks is a systems integrator focused on the delivery of business collaboration solutions that enable customers to optimize enterprise communication regardless of deployment model, network, or device utilized for each interaction. These solutions include the underlying network infrastructure, virtualization, cloud, communications, audio, video, web conferencing and contact center components. Regardless whether employees work in the office, Read more...