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...

IBM Storage and the Beauty and Benefits of vVols

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Once more I’m pleased to offer a guest post from another highly valued partner of ours in the vVols space, and another design partner for Virtual Volumes: IBM. Today’s post talks about some of the history of how IBM came to realize the promise of vVols, what problems we are all trying to fix, and Read more...

VSAN File Shares With Nexenta

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 VSAN was designed to be the best storage for your VMDKs.  But that might seem a limitation if you have a need to exposed file shares, or perhaps iSCSI targets.  That means running something else on top of VSAN. Read more...