Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 33: vSAN 6.5

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VMware vSAN 6.5 is the latest release of the market-leading, enterprise-class storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). vSAN 6.5 builds on the existing features introduced in 6.2 by enhancing automation, further reducing total cost of ownership (TCO), and setting the stage for next-generation cloud native applications. This week we bring in VMware Staff Technical Marketing Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 32: vVols 2.0

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The release of vSphere 6.5 introduces enhancements to several of VMware’s storage management capabilities, including enhancements to Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM), Storage IO Control (SIOC), virtual disk management, and of course the highly anticipated 2.0 version of vSphere Virtual Volumes. This week we continue our coverage of vSphere 6.5 and bring in VMware Product Manager Ben Meadowcroft to Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 28: VMworld EMEA

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VMworld 2016 EMEA was packed with announcements around cross-cloud architecture with new releases of vSphere, vSAN, vRealize, and PowerCLI to name a few. The best part about this is there were enough announcements to fill our podcast schedule for the rest of year. This week we bring in VMware’s Frank Denneman to help us recap VMworld 2016 Read more...

Join the Storage and Availability Solutions Team in Barcelona!

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Building on the excellent momentum built from VMworld 2016 US, the VMware Storage and Availability Products team is looking ahead to VMworld 2016 Europe to show you what’s in store for VSAN, Virtual Volumes, Site Recovery Manager, and more! So, what does the team have in store at Barcelona? Quite a lot! At VMworld Europe, Read more...

Data Fabric Meets Cross Cloud at Insight 2016!

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It’s that time of year when thousands of NetApp enthusiasts converge in Las Vegas for the annual NetApp Insight conference.  With a theme of “Data Fabric Now”, NetApp Insight 2016 offers technical updates on how customers can easily adopt flash and cloud solutions.  Of special interest will be the continued proof points on the complementary Read more...

VASA Provider DR with ONTAP VP 6.2

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In a Virtual Volumes environment, the VASA provider is a component that sits between the array and vCenter server/ESXi hosts. It provides the out-of-band communication path between the ESXi host and the storage array for VM/vVols tasks, as well as surfacing up the array capabilities to the vCenter Server. These capabilities allow administrators to create Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 25: VMworld Debrief

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VMworld 2016 US is in the books!  Last week on the vSpeaking Podcast we brought in VMware’s Duncan Epping and Ken Werneburg to preview VMworld 2016 and so we thought it would only be fitting to bring them back in for a special VMworld 2016 debrief episode. This episode is packed with session reviews, attendee interviews and even Read more...

Use HCIBench Like a Pro — Part 1

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HCIBench stands for “Hyper-converged Infrastructure Benchmark”, which is an automation wrapper around the popular and proven VDBench open source benchmark tool that makes it far easier to automate testing across a hyper-converged cluster. HCIBench was released last August, one year later, we published another major release and moved it from Dropbox to Fling. If you are new Read more...