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VMware Virtual SAN Sizing Tool

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Oh yeah!!!!!! It’s official, the Virtual SAN Sizing Tool is now live and available to the general public. All Virtual SAN customers and enthusiasts can easy get sizing ideas and estimations on the amount hardware resources necessary to support a particular Virtual SAN design. All you will need  to do is provide a few virtual Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide for VDI

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It’s time for everyone to get up to speed with the latest and greatest VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing guidance for Horizon View Virtual Desktop Infrastructures. In this new white paper, Wade Holmes and I leveraged the previously provided guidance from the VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing white paper, and applied it to the Horizon View Read more...

Understanding Data Locality in VMware Virtual SAN

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Since the release of VMware Virtual SAN, I’ve been involved in numerous costumer and field conversations around the topic VMware Virtual SAN’s ability to take advantage of data locality. I have addressed the question in several of the Virtual SAN presentations I have delivered, but I realized that this was an ongoing topic of discussion Read more...

Virtual SAN Data Management Operations

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Since the release of Virtual SAN one of the most popular topics of discussion about Virtual SAN revolves around solution sizing and performance capabilities. For the most part, the majority of guidance around Virtual SAN designs has been focused on capacity sizing and performance characteristics of virtual machine workloads. However, there are other aspects of Read more...

Official VMware Virtual SAN Blog Index

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Introducing the OFFICIAL VMware Virtual SAN Blog Index page. This page will server as the centralized repository for all official VMware Virtual SAN related and supported information on for the following topics and more: Official Announcements Technical Information Interoperability Hardware Performance Benchmark The page will be frequently updated with all the content being released by the Virtual Read more...

Virtual Volumes Beta

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VMware has officially announced the launch of two beta programs: vSphere Beta Program (Download Beta) Virtual Volume (VVols) Beta program (Download Beta) While the beta programs are private, for the first time, and unlike previous beta cycles for vSphere, the vSphere beta and VVols beta are open for everyone to sign up. This approach allows Read more...