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Reading Time: 3 minutes The new VMware Virtual SAN (or vSAN) 6.6 adds several enchaments and new features as described in the announce notes. Most of those aspects are related to data and cluster resiliency (as expected by a storage solution), including:

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware Virtual SAN has grow quite fast in the last year and now has more than 5000 customers (in more than 100 countries) and several features comparable with other storage solutions. In few years VSAN has become an interesting solution: VSAN 5.5: First version of the product VSAN 6.0 (march 2015): add All Flash Array (AFA), 64 nodes as cluster size and more than 2x Hybrid Speed VSAN 6.1 (September 2015): add stretched cluster and 2-nodes ROBO scenarios VSAN 6.2 (March 2016): add deduplication and compression (only for AFA) and quality of service VSAN 6.5 […]

Reading Time: 1 minute On the second half of 2016, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert VSAN. And finally the list of 2016 vExperts who received the VSAN award has been published. The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be a current vExpert as well as evangelizing VMware Virtual SAN. There will be an application once per year for each of the sub-programs. Applications for 2017 will open around February of 2017.

Reading Time: 4 minutes StorMagic, a software-defined storage company enabling hyper-converged infrastructure for two nodes configuration and SMB,  has announced the launch of SvSAN 6. With the launch of Version 6 StorMagic will, for the first time, offer SvSAN in a Standard and Advanced Edition. Both will be available globally now that StorMagic is a Preferred Solution Partner within the Cisco® Solutions Partner Program and via the company’s OEM agreement.

Reading Time: 1 minute Finally VMware vSphere 6.0 update 2 is now available on the download site. This mean also the availability of Virtual SAN 6.2, that is included in this upgrade. Some of the interestening news are: VSAN 6.2: erasure coding, compression and deduplication! See also More data services in VSAN 6.2. VMware Host Client: The VMware Host Client is an HTML5 client that is used to connect to and manage single ESXi hosts. It can be used to perform administrative tasks to manage host resources, such as virtual machines, networking, and storage. The VMware Host Client can […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes As announced some months ago, the new Virtual SAN (VSAN 6.2) will add new data services making this solution more rich that before. Version 6.1 was announced during the last VMworld editions with some interesting features, including a ROBO scenario. But was still limited in data service: better snapshot technologies, better VMFS, but still some limits and no deduplication, no compression, no erasure coding at all.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware vSphere Storage Appliance was a software-based shared storage solution that enables high availability and automation in vSphere without shared storage hardware (for more information see this post). In 2014, VMware has announced the End of Availability of all vSphere Storage Appliance versions, effective April 1, 2014. All support and maintenance for vSphere Storage Appliance 5.5 will be unaffected and will continue to follow the Enterprise Infrastructure Support Policy. The End of General Support life date for customers with vSphere Storage Appliance 5.5 remains September 19, 2018. In a previous post I asked if Could VSAN replace VSA? And […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes NexentaConnect is a complete suite of software solutions to combine software-defined storage with cloud, enterprise, and desktop deployments. Providing acceleration, automation and analytics that can only be delivered when storage is integrated with the entire solution stack. There are different type of Connect, and recently has been announced a specific version of VSAN: NexentaConnect complements VMware Virtual SAN simplified operating and storage consumption models by providing several new features:

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware vSphere Storage Appliance was a software-based shared storage solution that enables high availability and automation in vSphere without shared storage hardware (for more information see this post). VMware has announced the End of Availability of all vSphere Storage Appliance versions, effective April 1, 2014. After this date you will no longer be able to purchase this product. All support and maintenance for vSphere Storage Appliance 5.5 will be unaffected and will continue to follow the Enterprise Infrastructure Support Policy. The End of General Support life date for customers with vSphere Storage Appliance 5.5 remains […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes After the VMware NOW: Virtual SAN Special Online Event of past week (on Thursday, March 6, 2014), now VMware announce the GA Virtual SAN 5.5, a Software-Defined Storage with the declared objective to bring the efficient operational model of virtualization to the storage world. This product was widely announced in previous VMworld and arrived after a long beta program with and unprecedented customer interest and validation: 12,000+ Virtual SAN Beta Participants represent an interesting number (also considering some prizes and contents during the beta period).

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