VMware Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster: Performance and Best Practices White Paper

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Hot off the press! One of the most notable feature announcements of VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 is the availability of stretched cluster deployment. This allows the Virtual SAN customer to configure two geographically located sites, while synchronously replicating data between the two sites. This provides high availability and protection against a single site failure.   Read more...

NEC Storage Products Released Featuring Virtual Volumes

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This post was written by Tomohiro Igakura, Lead Engineer, IT Platform Division at NEC Corporation. The VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols) storage framework is becoming recognized as a landmark technology that solves the challenges virtual environments continue to face. Officially released on February 3, 2015, vVols is a new feature of VMware vSphere® 6.0 and is Read more...

Thank You for Joining Us in Barcelona!

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The Storage and Availability solutions team wanted to say a huge Thank You to you our customers and partners for making VMworld Europe another great success! The excitement, momentum, and energy was palpable. It goes without saying that we are fortunate to have the best customers and partners taking this journey with us. Virtual SAN Read more...

Architecting Virtual SAP HANA Using VMware Virtual Volumes & Hitachi Storage

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VMWorld Recap: SAP HANA and VMware Virtual Volumes This is a follow-up to my earlier VMWorld blog Virtualizing SAP HANA Databases Greater Than-1TB On vSphere-5-5, where I discussed SAP Multi-Temperature Data Management strategies and techniques which can significantly reduce the size and cost associated with SAP HANA’s in-memory footprint. This blog will focus on Software-Defined Storage Read more...

EMC VMAX3 in a vVols World

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Today I have the pleasure of publishing a blog written by one of my colleagues at EMC, Drew Tonnesen.  Drew works as a Senior Consultant Systems Engineer in EMC VMAX Engineering focusing on VMware and other virtualization technologies. He has been employed by EMC since 2006. When he isn’t guest blogging, he maintains his own Read more...

Simplifying VM Storage Operations with Hitachi Solutions for VMware Cloud Automation

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In this guest post Dinesh Singh, Solutions Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), shares how the recently launched/upgraded range of management packs from HDS enhance the functionality of VMware cloud management and automation products.   vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) Hitachi storage content pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight delivers real-time log management to administrators Read more...

New Virtual SAN Ready Nodes: Dell FX2 Servers

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I’ve been waiting and looking forward to this moment for some time now; the Dell FX2 server platform is now officially listed in the VMware Compatibility Guide. Customers are now able easily to choose from a list of available ready nodes one of the most powerful converge server platforms currently available today. I have used the Read more...

NexGen and Virtual Volumes

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In this guest blog Mike Koponen, Sr. Director of Business Development at NexGen, shares more details on the Virtual Volumes implementation with NexGen Storage. Mike has more than twenty years of experience in the storage industry and has participated in all but the very first VMworld. Storage QoS – A Must Have for VMware Environments         Read more...

3 Million Reasons Why All-Flash Virtual SAN is Business Critical Ready

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I’m pleased to offer a guest post from one of our highly-valued partners on a number of initiatives, including Virtual SAN and vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO): SanDisk. This post talks about new reference architectures and solutions that SanDisk has built—in collaboration with VMware and other partners—to demonstrate how all-flash Virtual SAN systems are business Read more...