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VMware EVO: RAIL Announcement Bodes Well For Hyperconverged Infrastructure

August 28, 2014 |

At VMworld 2014, VMware announced the availability of a new product the company has named EVO: RAIL, a hyperconverged infrastructure appliance. EVO stands for “evolution”. RAIL describes the fact that this offering is based on four node servers with each … Read More

SimpliVity + Cisco Equals Hyperconvergence for the Enterprise

August 24, 2014 |

In my talks with end users in various organizations, hyperconvergence remains one of those topics that is either unknown or that carries with it a level of wariness since it doesn’t look and feel like traditional enterprise data center gear.  … Read More

Bootstrapping VSAN Without vCenter. You Heard Right!

August 19, 2014 | 3

VMware VSAN is being driven hard out of the VMware camp as a comparable alternative to traditional shared storage architectures for a number of different use-cases. The product makes use of shared-nothing architectures using a combination of SSD and magnetic … Read More

Time to Get Your Broken VSAN Back On Track, With Kroll

August 2, 2014 |

We all love a Cinderella story of how we created a great storage infrastructure which wowed the customer, and let us show off some really interesting new technology that backs it. But unfortunately, in the world of technology, not every … Read More

The VSAN Sizing Guide for Horizon View

July 18, 2014 |

When VSAN was debuted, there were a few use-cases that were highlighted early that VMware specifically targeted as ideal. One such business use-case is VDI on VMware Horizon View.

Partnered for Ideal Performance

Luckily the teams at VMware have become … Read More

Double-Check Your HCL: VMware Removes Controllers From VSAN HCL

July 4, 2014 |

They say that nothing is permanent, and for this reason we have learned that architecture and best practices have to be continuously evaluated. What may have seemed like a sudden move this week by VMware is actually one that stems … Read More

VMware to Red Hat: We Do OpenStack Storage Cheaper and Faster

June 23, 2014 | 2

It was interesting to read the article put out by VMware this past week which highlighted some interesting performance testing work being done by the leading virtualization vendor, and how they are touting a lower cost and higher performance deployment … Read More

VSAN Ready? Yes Please!

June 16, 2014 |

When shopping out options for a VSAN infrastructure, you aren’t just relegated to searching the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) to look for a mix and match set of hardware that can be supported to install and operate a VMware VSAN … Read More

VSAN and Disconnecting Hosts: Be Careful How You Remove Host Resources!

June 13, 2014 |

There are a lot of people testing the waters with VMware VSAN, and one of the challenges with bringing a new technology on board is understanding the management processes to keep it running. Shared-nothing clustered storage is probably one of … Read More

Atlantis Updates ILIO for VMware VSAN

June 5, 2014 | 2

Atlantis Computing has launched its next iteration of their ILIO suite for VMware VSAN. This is an interesting product that I have had a chance to discuss with the creators when at Virtualization Field Day 3 along with our very … Read More