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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

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

Hyper-V, vSphere, and a Real World Look at a Project

August 7, 2014 | 1

It’s going to be a long time before the battle between VMware and Microsoft is resolved, particularly as Microsoft keeps improving Hyper-V and as VMware continues to add supporting services around the vSphere ecosystem.  When it comes down to Hyper-V … 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

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

Breaking Down the “VSAN Nightmare” Situation

June 4, 2014 | 1

Just recently, a Reddit post became viral among the storage and virtualization community, as it documented a painful outage that caused a VMware VSAN implementation to run amok after a rebuild operation was triggered.

A FUD-less Approach

The post itself was well … Read More