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...

Virtual Volumes with Fujitsu ETERNUS Storage

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In another of the series of Virtual Volume information from our partners, today I am pleased to offer a post by Manuel Lange, product manager for the ETERNUS storage systems at Fujitsu.  Thank you Manuel for the material, our customers always appreciate the details on how things work in real implementations! Read more...

Ready for Any VMworld Europe?

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As you know, VMworld Europe 2015 is returning to Barcelona, Spain on October 12-15. The Storage and Availability solutions team is looking forward to seeing many of you in a few weeks. We wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to Barcelona once again and thank you customers and partners for being an integral Read more...

EMC Storage and Virtual Volumes

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In another guest post, Daniel Chiu, a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at EMC will offer us an insight into using Virtual Volumes with their newly announced vVols initiatives, particularly in the VNX platform. Really appreciate the technical details in this post! —– Curious how the EMC storage systems will integrate with VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols)?  Well, the Read more...

NexentaConnect for VMware VSAN

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Guest Blog By Michael Letschin, Field CTO of Nexenta Let’s go on a little journey through the world of IT storage in the past few years. We saw monolithic large storage arrays start to get displaced with midrange and departmental arrays. We then found that the performance of those arrays, was not exactly what we Read more...

Data Services with PrimaryIO

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Guest blog by Murali Nagaraj, CTO of PrimaryIO PrimaryIO APA for VMware is a storage optimisation software designed using VMware’s VAIO framework. Applications like Databases, File Servers and VDI can benefit from PrimaryIO APA for VMware. These applications running on SAN/NAS environments will see vastly improved performance levels due to the effects of IO optimisation. Read more...

New! Virtual SAN 6.0 All-Flash RA:14 Million TPM and 3 Million NOPMs

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This new reference architecture is focused on Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) workloads on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 All-Flash storage architecture. The reference architecture was developed by SanDisk and Lenovo with the goal of delivering a design and configuration the is ready to meet both application and storage demands with the Read more...

ClearSky and vVols Storage: The Ultimate in vSphere-Integrated Storage – Delivered as a Service

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Emergence of new technology often brings with it new solutions that take advantage of the capabilities in interesting ways to solve problems for businesses.  I’ve recently been speaking with ClearSky and Xtium about an emerging model for storage they are bringing to the market. With Virtual Volumes as a fundamental building block of their solution, Read more...

Hitachi Data Systems Extends vSphere Virtual Volumes and VMware Data Protection Offerings

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In this guest post Dinesh Singh, Solutions Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems, shares an update on further integration with VMware products and support for our Software-Defined Storage strategy. HDS recently announced new Software-defined storage solutions to help customers run agile and available IT operations. HDS announced support for vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) on the Read more...