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VMware vSAN Deduplication and Compression Tips!

VMware
I’ve been getting some questions lately and here are a few quick thoughts on getting the most out of this feature.If you do not see deduplication or compression at all: See if the object space reservation policy has been set to above zero, as this reservation will effectively disable the benefits of deduplication for the […]

DataCore Announces New Versions of Software-Defined Infrastructure Products

DataCore
According to a recent press release, “DataCore Software today announced new features and enhancements to advance its software-defined infrastructure product family, which includes SANsymphony™ and DataCore Hyperconverged Virtual SAN. The new PSP7 software release furthers DataCore’s longtime vision of helping to provide organisations with the agility needed to meet the many challenges of transforming business in the digital age […]

The Software Defined Data Centre Explained – Video

ComputerWorld Group
Barry Coombs, presented the Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) and the components that encompass this; Compute, storage, network and management. Barry spoke about the technologies with the SDDC including vSAN, VxRail, VMware Cloud foundation and vSphere 6.5. This video is from the fine folks at ComputerWorld Group.

VMware: Updating a vSAN Cluster using VUM

VMware
I wanted to shed some light on what some may think is a mystery or difficult task. How do I update a vSAN cluster using vSphere Update Manager (VUM)? The quick and simple answer is easily! The great thing about vSAN is that you already know how to upgrade and patch it since it is […]

More info on VMware HCX

IT Blog by Marius Sandbu
After looking into the blog post announcements on VMware HCX after VMworld I decided to get a bit more info what HCX actually is. This blog post will try to summarize what it is and what it can do. HCX is not a single product, but a combination of multiple VMware products which will be […]

DataCore Announces New Versions of Software-Defined Infrastructure Products to Address the Challenges of Digital Transformation

DataCore
New Software Release Provides for Fail-safe Business Continuity, Self-Healing Infrastructure, Container Orchestration, Hybrid Cloud Replication and Multi-way Data Availability to Ensure Uptime and Responsiveness DataCore Software today announced new features and enhancements to advance its software-defined infrastructure product family, which includes SANsymphony™ and DataCore Hyperconverged Virtual SAN. The new PSP7 software release furthers DataCore’s longtime vision of helping […]

Five Ways Your Software-Defined Storage Platform Just Got Better

DataCore
Got data? Of course, you do. The IoT, artificial intelligence, digital transformation and cognitive computing are just a few new sources that are creating higher volumes and types of data that must be easily stored, managed and accessed in your data storage infrastructure. Becoming a top-performer in business demands a high-performance enterprise data center built […]

VMware Video: vSAN Operations Guide: Deduplication and Compression

VMware
This video demonstrates the process for enabling deduplication and compression in a vSAN cluster. You can check the results of deduplication and compression by viewing the Deduplication and Compression Overview in the vSAN Capacity monitor. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Storage.

VMware: Dell EMC VxRail 4.5 – A Few Notes

VMware
VxRail 4.5 was announced in May by Dell EMC and I’ve been a bit slow in going through my enablement on the platform. The key benefit (beyond some interesting hardware permutations that were announced), is support for VMware vSphere 6.5 U1 and vSAN 6.6. I thought I’d cover a few of the more interesting aspects of […]

Getting Started with a vSAN Assessment – Video

VMware
This video provides a quick overview of the vSAN Assessment Tool – how it works, the components of the tool and the process for running a vSAN Assessment. It also goes over some of the upcoming enhancements to the tool. To get started, visit https://www.vmware.com/products/vsan/assessment.html or simply email vsan-tools@vmware.com. This video is from the fine […]

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