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Why VMware VVols are Simpler, Smarter and Faster then traditional storage

Recently at VMworld in Vegas, Pete Flecha from VMware did a presentation on VVols at the HPE booth which highlights the benefits of VVols being simpler, smarter and faster than traditional storage with vSphere. The link to the presentation is below but… Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about UNMAP in vSphere

As I watch the VMworld session recordings which are all publicly available I’ve been doing a write-up and summary of those sessions. My write-up is only a small summary of those sessions which are usually packed full of great information so I enc… Continue reading

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VMware VVols from a customer perspective

What do donuts and nuclear power plants have in common beyond the obvious answer? (hint: The Simpsons) They both are companies that are running VMware VVols! At VMworld this year instead of VMware putting on a VVols partner panel they chose to do a cus… Continue reading

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SRM deployed as an appliance

One of the VMware sessions on SRM at VMworld which you can view online right now featured a tech preview of SRM deployed as a virtual appliance instead of being a Windows based application. Apparently this new SRM appliance model already exists and is … Continue reading

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SRM deployed as an appliance

One of the VMware sessions on SRM at VMworld which you can view online right now featured a tech preview of SRM deployed as a virtual appliance instead of being a Windows based application. Apparently this new SRM appliance model already exists and is … Continue reading

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My thoughts and observations on VMworld 2018

It’s that time of year again when 20,000+ virtualization geeks get together in flashy Las Vegas to pay homage to VMware at VMworld. This year made #11 for me, it’s hard to believe I’ve been going to the same conference every year for … Continue reading

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About that whole vInk thing…

Pat showed off his newly obtained tattoo in the first day keynote, he was wearing a sport coat to begin and they went to play a video to celebrate VMware’s 20th anniversary and once they came back first thing I noticed was he looked different (no… Continue reading

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VMware finally announces SRM support for VVols!

VMware’s new storage architecture, Virtual Volumes (VVols), has been part of vSphere for over 3 years starting with the vSphere 6.0 release. However the initial release did not support array based replication which VMware eventually provided in v… Continue reading

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Me at VMworld

I’m looking forward to VMworld again this year, and most importantly seeing old and new friends again. This will be #11 for me and honestly it never gets old. Every single one goes by so fast and I always regret what I didn’t have time to do there. I’ll be getting in early Sunday and …
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Back in the saddle again

You may have noticed I’ve been fairly quiet the last few months both here and on social media. The reason is I have been re-locating from Colorado to Texas (Houston) and it has been quite a lot of work moving and settling in. I had to sell my house in Colorado which took a ton …
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