vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 110: Cloud Foundation on VxRAIL

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Channel partners are hailing the availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on Dell EMC’s leading hyper-converged infrastructure VxRail solution as a “game-changer” that will enable faster adoption of hybrid cloud. For the first time, VMware Cloud Foundation is becoming available on Dell EMC’s market hyper-converged VxRail solution beginning in April. The new offering gives customers the industry’s first jointly engineered, Read more...

Evolve Without Risk: Enhance Visibility, Management and Control with vSAN

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So, you’ve got your hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) up and running—great! But that’s just step one. The logical next step is to evolve simply and efficiently into a full-stack hyperconverged infrastructure so that you can enhance your visibility into management and control of your infrastructure. Enter vSAN, which can help alleviate your storage infrastructure dependencies and Read more...
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Remote Office Operations: Scaling with vSAN ROBO

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It’s becoming clear that remote offices are not just some passing fad, but rather the new normal for modern businesses. To rein in ever increasing costs, enterprises must adapt their storage solutions to meet the demands of the changing workplace. Though it may seem like the most obvious option, purchasing large amounts of storage upfront Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast: Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 U4 for VMware

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Today, at their Sales Kickoff event, Veeam is announcing key updates to Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 U4, Veeam Availability for AWS and Veeam Availability Console.  As many VMware customers protect their virtual infrastructure using Veeam, I thought it made sense to bring in the experts to share the details. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 102: ESXi on ARM

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One of the many things at VMworld 2018 that generated a significant buzz was the demonstration of ESXi running on a 64-bit Arm Cortex-A72-powered host. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stressed that this is targeted at edge boxes and gateways. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware ARM Teach Lead, Andrei Warkentin and William Lam to discuss Read more...
Operationalizing VMware vSAN

Operationalizing VMware vSAN: A New E-Book from VMware

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By KEVIN LEES – Chief Technologist, IT Operations Transformation   Download Now: Operationalizing VMware vSAN I’m pleased to announce the release of my second book: Operationalizing VMware vSAN (download here) co-authored with Paul Wiggett, a Senior Technical Operations Architect at VMware.   Like my first book, Operationalizing VMware NSX (download here), Operationalizing VMware vSAN addresses what happens after you’ve Read more...

vVols Improves VMware Compatibility Guide

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VMware recently made significant changes to the vVols layout on the VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG). This change is based on all the feedback we heard to improve the user experience and provide more information regarding specific feature support. I love talking to customers about vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols). vVols can greatly simplify storage management and provide greater granularity Read more...
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eVVolving with the latest NimbleOS 5.0

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By Bharath Ram, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, HPE Nimble Storage HPE Nimble Storage NimOS 5.0.x release and the Nimble Windows Kit 5.0 (GA) comes with numerous VVol capabilities. VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols) integration with HPE Nimble Storage is not something new. HPE Nimble Storage has supported VVols since NimbleOS 3.x release with VVol 1.0 Read more...
HPE Nimble Storage

HPE Nimble Storage brings to life application consistent snapshots using VSS for vVols

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By Bharath Ram, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, HPE Nimble Storage HPE Nimble Storage has now extended VSS integration for applications running on VVol VMs. An end-to-end automated workflow is now possible that allows application data to be backed-up and enables administrators to separate their VM & application backups. Microsoft VSS Integration With the 5.0 release Read more...
HPE Nimble Storage

Moving VMware vVols to the Public Cloud using HPE Cloud Volumes

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By Bharath Ram Senior Technical Marketing Engineer HPE Nimble Storage   HPE Cloud Volumes (HCV) is a multi-cloud elastic storage service that provides the simplicity of native elastic cloud storage with enterprise-grade capabilities. As with the integration of vVols, HPE Nimble Storage is first again to introduce VMware vVols integration with the public cloud leveraging HPE Cloud Read more...