Category Archives: VVols

Part 2: Is VSA the future of Software Defined Storage? (Customer use case)


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About 6.5 years ago I wrote this blog post around the future of Software-Defined Storage and if the VSA (virtual storage appliance) is the future for it. Last week at VMworld a customer reminded me of this article. Not because they read the article and pointed me back at it, but because they implemented what […] Continue reading

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4 out of 5 storage partners surveyed would recommend VVols for their customers who use VMware

Remember the old Trident gum commercial, it was a ringing endorsement from dentists for their patients that chew gum. Well recently VMware hosted a Virtually Speaking podcast featuring various storage partners to talk about VVols. The podcast featured … Continue reading

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Happy 4th Birthday VVols! – Is 2019 the year of VVols?

VMware’s new Virtual Volumes (VVols) storage architecture became available exactly 4 years ago today as part of the vSphere 6.0 GA. The vSphere 6.0 datasheet described VVols in this manner: Transform Storage for your Virtual Machines – vSphere Vi… Continue reading

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VVols update

I’ll be doing a few posts on VVols in the coming weeks right here but I wanted to highlight a recent post on VVols that I did on the HPE Around the Storage Block blog. In that post I highlighted the following: A recent webinar I did with VMware o… Continue reading

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Recorded webinar now available: A Farewell to LUNs – Discover how VVols forever changes storage in vSphere

Pete Flecha from VMware and I just finished recording a webinar on VVols where we discuss challenges with external storage, the benefits of VVols along with the latest adoption trends and ecosystem readiness. If you are on the fence about VVols or just… Continue reading

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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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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 support for VVols coming!


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VMworld is coming up, which means that is “announcements season”. First announcement that I can share with you is the fact that VVols support for SRM is now officially on the roadmap. This is something Cormac and I have pushed hard for the past couple of years, and it is great to see this is finally […]

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Learn about VVol Replication online and at VMworld

The ability to use VVol replication is new in vSphere 6.5 and there aren’t a whole lot of vendors that support it yet. Right now HPE is the only vendor that support is on their 3PAR & Nimble platforms. You can see for yourself who supports it by going to the VVols’s Compatability Guide and …
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VVols design and procurement considerations


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Over the past couple of months I have had more and more discussions with customers and partners about VVols. It seems that Policy Based Management and the VVol granular capabilities are really starting to sink in, and more and more customers are starting to see the benefit of using vSphere as the management plane. The […]

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