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What’s All the Buzz About Software-Defined Storage?

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By now, you’ve more than likely heard something about Software-Defined Storage. With every mention of the term, you may be wondering, “What does it mean for me?” Wonder no longer! The VMware Software-Defined Storage approach enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model, driving transformation through the hypervisor, bring to storage the same operational efficiency that Read more...

vSphere 6 Feature Walkthroughs

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The Technical Marketing team has put out a series of vSphere 6 related feature walkthroughs. We’re covering vCenter Server install and upgrades for many different scenarios as well as vSphere Data Protection and vSphere Replication. Read more...

vSphere Virtual Volumes Interoperability: VAAI APIs vs VVOLs

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In 2011 VMware introduced block based VAAI APIs as part of vSphere 4.1 release. This APIs helped improving performance of VMFS by providing offload of some of the heavy operations to the storage array. In subsequent release, VMware added VAAI APIs for NAS, thin provisioning, and T10 command support for Block VAAI APIs. Now with Read more...

Oracle Licensing On VMware Webinar

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VMware is announcing the sponsorship of a webinar to address confusion on the subject of licensing Oracle Software running on vSphere. Database Trends and Analysis will host the webinar. Please use the link below to register. Don Sullivan will moderate a discussion between David Welch of House Of Brick and Daniel Hesselink of License Consulting. Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN: All-Flash Configuration

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The cat is officially out of the bag, as they say!. Everyone in the world should now be aware of the fact that VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 supports an all-flash architecture. I think it’s time to discuss a couple of items with regards to a new architecture. The Virtual SAN 6.0 All-Flash architecture uses flash-based Read more...

vSphere 6 Web Client

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With the recent announcement of VMware vSphere 6, I can finally start talking about the improvements we’ve made for vSphere 6 Web Client.  Over 100 enhancements, with some user actions performing 5x faster.  There are excel sheets and graphs full of performance data, but the best way to see the difference is to experience it Read more...

vSphere 6 – Clarifying the misinformation

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With the Announcement of vSphere 6 this week there is a lot of information being published by various sources. Some of that information is based on old beta builds and is much different than what we’ll see in the final product. In this post I aim to correct some of the information based on the Read more...

vSphere APIs for IO Filtering

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I’ve been fortunate to have one of our super sharp product line managers, Alex Jauch (twitter @ajauch), spend some time explaining to me one of the new enabling technologies of vSphere 6.0: VAIO.  Let’s take a look at this really powerful capability and see what types of things it can enable and an overview of Read more...

vSphere 6.0 Hardening Guide – Overview of coming changes

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The vSphere Hardening Guide provides guidance on how to securely deploy VMware vSphere in a production environment. The vSphere Hardening Guide also serves as a foundation upon which regulatory compliance objectives are built. These organizations map compliance guidelines with vSphere Hardening Guide guidelines. Hardening Guides are an industry recognized method of implementing stricter security to Read more...