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Selecting storage and hardware for VMware environments News
January 27, 2016
Although financial factors have deteriorated since Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC was announced, EMC's CEO said the megadeal is on track to close in 2016 as planned.
February 27, 2015
VMware's February announcements focused on the features of the upcoming vSphere 6 release, but some cloud news also caught interest of the VMware faithful.
October 29, 2014
VMware plans to introduce more storage-related APIs to the ESXi hypervisor, opening it up to more data services.
March 20, 2013
VDI storage bottlenecks don't have to mean extra SAN; Atlantis Computing lets virtual desktop customers use server RAM instead.
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VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN) is a hyper-converged, software-defined storage (SDS) product developed by VMware that pools together direct-attached storage devices across a VMware vSphere cluster to create a distributed, shared data store. Continue Reading
New to vSphere 6.6, vSAN Encryption uses an XTS AES-256 cipher to encrypt all objects in the vSAN data store across both all-flash and hybrid configurations. Continue Reading
With these five quick tips, you'll be well versed in VMware VVOL advantages, requirements, components, management options and pre-implementation considerations. Continue Reading
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Veeam Continuous Data Protection -- part of Veeam Availability Suite v10 -- uses VAIO filtering to sidestep issues commonly associated with snapshots and reduce RPO and RTO. Continue Reading
Without a compatibility guide to lead the way, it can be tough to choose the appropriate VMware vSAN storage media. Here are a few tips to steer you in the right direction. Continue Reading
VMware storage I/O control helps improve the quality of storage in vSphere. VSphere 6.5 integrates storage I/O control configurations into the VM Storage Policy. Continue Reading
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It can be challenging to integrate Ceph in a VMware environment, but with the right interface, vSphere administrators can reap the rewards of object storage. Continue Reading
VMware VIC introduced new concepts, like a virtual container host, but there are still some questions remaining. Continue Reading
As IT storage evolves, vendors compete to invent new storage technologies to meet enterprise demands. Who will be the victor of the storage wars? Continue Reading
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HCI can streamline data centers, but its modular approach poses storage challenges. Use vSAN to complete your virtual environment, and avoid unnecessary work. Continue Reading
Since snapshots are essential to VM management, you might be wondering why anyone would want to disable them. In reality, unused and old snapshots can be a major drain on storage. Continue Reading
Reducing the number of snapshots that you have could boost performance. Here's how to disable snapshots completely. Continue Reading