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September 17, 2020
MinIO brings software-defined, cloud-native object storage to VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu through the newly launched vSAN Data Persistence platform.
July 06, 2020
If Dell decides to spin out VMware, some analysts think VMware would benefit the most. But Dell could also benefit from finding a new software partner.
June 04, 2020
Dell EMC cloud reference architecture includes all-flash Isilon storage with Dell PowerEdge Servers and switching. VMware integrates Bitfusion GPU as a service for deep analysis.
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.
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To provision disk space in vSphere, consider the following: The size of data stores you require, thin vs. thick provisioning, storage acceleration and managing free disk space. Continue Reading
A solid infrastructure is critical to smooth operations in the data center. Admins designing a VMware environment should think about CPUs, storage and reference architectures. Continue Reading
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VMware vSAN differs from a traditional SAN in a few crucial ways, including pooled vs. isolated storage, access management and optimization for different types of environments. Continue Reading
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Admins can ensure third-party tools are VMware-compatible through the SDK and API Support program, which offers APIs that integrate third-party products with VMware environments. Continue Reading
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Use a vSAN 2-node cluster for small and branch office deployments. Use a cluster with two physical hosts for data storage and a third server as a witness appliance. Continue Reading
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
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