New Year New Lab

This year I will be using a new lab I have built to test and evaluate software and blog about my findings. My intentions are to focus on the products below:

  • Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 3 (including agents)
  • Zerto Virtual Replication 6.0
  • VMware NSX 6.4
  • Dell EMC Unity Virtual Storage Appliance
  • EMC Recover Point for VMs 5.1
  • vSAN 6.6.1
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What you missed at Define Tomorrow 2017

What you missed at Define Tomorrow 2017

Barry Coombs and Anthony Charman of ComputerWorld recorded a short webinar for those that couldn't join us in Bristol for the live. In this webinar, Barry and Anthony summarise the content from the day, in particular; VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX, data protection, Security and Workspace transformation including VMware Workspace ONE.

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VMware vSAN - A closer look [Part 3 -Data Availabilty]

VMware vSAN - A closer look [Part 3 -Data Availabilty]

Now I’ve covered the high-level architecture of vSAN it’s time to look at how the data is structured within the vSAN datastore and how vSAN uses multiple hosts within a cluster to provide data redundancy. Not forgetting one of the biggest benefits with vSAN - this is all configured using policies that are configured at the software layer.

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VMware Virtual SAN 6.2

VMware Virtual SAN 6.2

Recently VMware have announced their next version of VSAN which has some significant new features and functionality. This release is the 4th edition of VMware’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure since its original launch with vSphere 5.5. The link to the full technical whitepaper can be found at the bottom of this post and details all the new features available but there are a few I want to discuss in this post.

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