vSAN performance testing

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...
NimbleOS

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 VVol integration with the public cloud leveraging HPE Cloud Read more...

HPE and VMware: Innovation for the Customer’s Sake

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By Paul Miller, HPE VP Portfolio Marketing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Tom Herrmann, VP Global Strategic Alliances, VMware   Our 18+ year partnership continues to deliver groundbreaking innovations for our joint customers. Together, we have a proven history of success and we continue to provide the broadest portfolio of HPE and VMware integrated solutions. Our Read more...

Dell EMC and VMware HCI: Data Protection for VxRail and Cloud

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Authored by Colin Durocher, Consultant, Product Management, Dell EMC Data Protection Division   Accelerating data appropriation from Edge to Core to Cloud, customers more and more frequently achieve SLOs for business-critical data by leveraging Dell EMC and VMware’s industry-leading Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI). And pairing these with Dell EMC’s Data Protection solutions, customers not only reduce cost Read more...
traditional datastores

VVols & vSAN Interoperability: The Key to Integrating AFAs, HCI and Public Cloud

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Authored by Vaughn Stewart, VP, Technology Alliance Partners, Pure Storage, Inc.   All-Flash Arrays, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, and the Public Cloud – the three building blocks underpinning IT infrastructure modernization efforts. Individually each architecture provides tremendous advantages; however, collectively they can be a challenge to integrate into a comprehensive hybrid cloud strategy. VMware vSphere provides customers the Read more...
VMware and Hitachi

Demystifying the Hybrid Cloud and Digital Transformation

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By Sunny Sahajpal, EMEA Strategic Alliances Manager, VMware VMware and Hitachi If you’re an enterprise looking to digitally transform, it’s important to prioritize your specific business outcomes first. The technical solutions should come secondary. After all, they’re there to support your goals, not influence them. Otherwise, focusing too much on infrastructure can hinder your chances Read more...