Category Archives: software defined storage

All-Flash HCI is taking over fast…


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Two weeks ago I tweeted about All-Flash HCI taking over fast, maybe I should have said All-Flash vSAN as I am not sure every vendor is seeing the same trend. Reason for it being of course is the price of flash dropping while capacity goes up. At the same time with vSAN 6.5 we introduced “all-flash […]

All-Flash HCI is taking over fast…” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.

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Posted in 6.2, 6.5, Server, Software Defined, software defined storage, Storage, Virtual SAN, VMware, vsan, vSphere | Comments

Goodbye SAN Huggers!


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This week I presented at the German VMUG and a day after the event someone commented on my session. Well not really on my session, but more on my title. My title was “Goodbye SAN Huggers“. Mildly provocative indeed. “SAN Huggers” is a play on the term “Server Hugger“. That term has been around for […]

Goodbye SAN Huggers!” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.

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What’s new for Virtual SAN 6.2?


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Yes, finally… the Virtual SAN 6.2 release has just been announced. Needless to say, but I am very excited about this release. This is the release that I have personally been waiting for. Why? Well I think the list of new functionality will make that obvious.  There are a couple of clear themes in this […]

What’s new for Virtual SAN 6.2?” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.

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VSAN made storage management a non issue for the 1st time


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When ever I talk to customers about Virtual SAN the question that comes up usually is why Virtual SAN? Some of you may expect it to be performance, or the scale-out aspect, or the resiliency… None of that is the biggest differentiator in my opinion, management truly is. Or should I say the fact that […]

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Looking back: Software Defined Storage…


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Over a year ago I wrote an article (multiple actually) about Software Defined Storage, VSAs and different types of solutions and how flash impacts the world. One of the articles contained a diagram and I would like to pull that up for this article. The diagram below is what I used to explain how I see […]

Looking back: Software Defined Storage…” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.

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