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VMware: Understanding the Layers of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

We’re almost half way through the year, and it is shaping up to be a “tipping-point” year for hyper-convergence and HCI. Combine faster CPUs, lower cost flash (with exciting technologies on the horizon) and software innovation with the majority of data centers standardizing on server virtualization, now is the time to extend existing infrastructure investments with newer, […]

VMware: Telin Builds Asia-Pacific’s First Software-Defined Data Center Based on VMware Validated Designs

Telin-3 is Asia-Pacific’s first software-defined data center based on VMware Validated Designs Enabled faster deployment of data center and more efficient IT automation to enhance customer service delivery Collaboration reinforces both companies’ commitment to providing global businesses with premium data center and cloud service VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and […]

VMware VSAN stripes (How, When and Why?)

Number of Disk Stripes Per Object/Stripe Width NumberOfDiskStripesPerObject, commonly referred to as stripe width, is the setting that defines the minimum number of capacity devices across which each replica of a storage object is distributed. Virtual SAN may actually create more stripes than the number specified in the policy for reasons will will discuss later. […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 09/17/16

My VMware How to file a Proactive Support Request in MyVMware (2146880) Date Published: 9/14/2016 VMware ESXi VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201609001 (2146717) Date Published: 9/16/2016 VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201609402-BG: Updates ehci-ehci-hcd, misc-drivers, xhci-xhci (2146719) Date Published: 9/16/2016 “File too big => number of hosts > 128. Not Supported” error is displayed in […]

VMware Releases New Courses Covering vRealize, NSX, and more

VMware Education Services releases new courses and delivery methods throughout the year. Last month we released four new training options covering VMware NSX, vCloud Director, Virtual SAN, and vRealize Operations Manager. For more information about these or any of our other courses, or assistance developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, please contact […]

VMware: Options in scalability with Virtual SAN

Hyper-Converged systems like Virtual SAN are well known for their abilities to scale out linearly. Scaling out storage performance and capacity relative to compute resources is a powerful concept. By simply adding nodes to a cluster, it allows for these resources to grow proportionally in a way that meets technical demands, while using a more […]

VMworld – Very Useful Informations

Here are some really useful and amazing news about VMworld sessions. For all who had not the possibility to visit VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas August 28th to September 1st or missed a session here is a very easy way to get all information. We already posted about one of the top 10 sessions of […]

Today’s Data Center Beats Yesterday’s by 64x

Aging data center servers and storage can put the brakes on IT performance for many businesses. That’s especially true in light of today’s big advances in server CPU speeds, densities and virtualization. Outdated servers and storage can also send TCO soaring. At the same time, it can cripple future-readiness. That’s because old hardware usually lacks […]

Nutanix and Cisco UCS Articles Index

Steve Kaplan
I’ve authored/co-authored a couple of posts on running Nutanix on Cisco® UCS. As Jyoti Kukreja and I comment in one of the posts, Fun and Games with Cisco®, Cisco® has certified VSAN, Maxta, Stratoscale, Simplivity and Pivot3 on UCS, but not Nutanix: With the introduction of HyperFlex … technology, Nutanix became a direct competitor of Cisco’s […]

VMware: University of South Carolina Upstate Leverages VSAN and Horizon for VDI

With the simplicity and cost efficiency of VSAN, University of South Carolina gains flexibility and improved performance for VDI environment growth as well as 50% savings over three years. From the fine folks at VMware Storage.

VMware: Until Next Time, Las Vegas – A Look Back at VMworld 2016 US

VMworld 2016 US has wrapped up in Las Vegas. The biggest event in virtualization saw over 23,000 people in attendance – meaning there was no shortage of hustle and bustle on the floors of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Thank you to our customers and partners whose energy and enthusiasm demonstrated how together we can […]

VMware Virtual SAN Beta – Register Today!

The momentum around VSAN is accelerating! We just completed an exciting week at VMworld where VSAN was one of the stars of the show. While we want you to focus on the great innovation available today, we believe it’s equally important to understand our vision for HCI and to have a say in the direction […]

vExperts Come Get It! – DataCore Virtual SAN vExpert NFR

I’m happy to report that DataCore is now offering FREE license keys for its Parallel I/O-powered DataCore™ Hyper-converged Virtual SAN software to VMware vExperts. If you are also a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX), VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP), VMware Certified Professional (VCP), or VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX), you are also able to request a […]

VMware VMworld 2016 – Day 3 Recap

Day 3 of VMworld happened Wednesday, August 31st – and what a day it was! With no general session, attendees focused on the Breakout Sessions they had registered for in the VMworld Schedule Builder! @vmwarevsan was at two of those sessions – the first one was STO8562 – Deployable and Tactical Hyper-Converged Software (HCS) for the […]

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