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HCI2164BU – HCI Management, current and futures


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This session by Christian Dickmann and Junchi Zhang is usually one of my favorites in the HCI track, mainly because they show a lot of demos and in many cases show you what ends up being part of the product in 6-12 months. The session revolved all around management, or as they called it in the […]

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HCI1603BU – Tech Preview of Native vSAN Data Protection


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The second session I watched was HCI1603BU Tech Preview of Native vSAN Data Protection by Michael Ng. I already discussed vSAN Data Protection last year, but considering the vSAN Beta is coming up soon that includes this functionality I felt it was worth covering again. Note that the beta will be a private beta, so […]

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Taking VSAN to the next level, join the VSAN beta!


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In 2013 VSAN saw the day of light, the beta was released. Now 3 years later you have the opportunity to once again sign up and help improve our product. Over the last couple of years we have seen many new features introduced, so you may wonder what is left. There will be various enhancements in this release, […]

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vSphere Beta coming soon….


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If you are one of those guys (or girls of course) who likes to stay on top of his (or her) game, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to test the upcoming vSphere Beta? I know I got excited about all the cool new functionality that is introduced in it. I can’t share any […]

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Dedupe and Checksumming in VSAN beta, what about Compression? Yup!


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I was talking to our engineering team a couple of weeks ago with regards to our upcoming beta. During a demo I noticed that in our UI it said “Space Efficiency” instead of deduplication. After some discussions it became clear to me why that is… It isn’t “just” deduplication which will be in the upcoming […]

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