VMworld 2014: Why storage admins will love VVOLS

Why storage admins will love VVOLS

VMware has announced a beta of their long talked-about Virtual Volumes (VVOLs)  alongside the new beta of vSphere 6. So what are VVOLs, and how do they help you?

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VMware announced vCloud Air for Disaster Recovery – UPDATED

VMware announced vCloud Hybrid Service for Disaster Recovery

Editor’s note: We updated this post to reflect VMware’s rebranding of vCloud Hybrid Service for Disaster Recovery, to VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery. Also, look to the bottom of this post for a link to register for our upcoming webinar on August 28th, 2014. In this webinar, our VMware experts reveal the VMworld 2014 announcements that will affect you most!

Organizations need to protect themselves from a disaster or service interruption. However, the reality is:

  • 24% of companies said they have experienced a full data disaster (Forrester)
  • 95% of companies of companies experienced a data outage in the past year (Ponemon Institute)
  • Average cost of downtime for a midsize company is $70,000 per hour (Gartner)
  • 70% of companies that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year. (PricewaterhouseCooper)

What can you do to ensure your virtual machines are protected? Here’s one great option. [Read more…]

vSAN: VMware’s First Software-Defined Enterprise Product

vSAN: VMware's First Software-Defined Enterprise Product

On March 12, 2014 VMware launched it’s first Software-Defined Enterprise product, called VMware Virtual SAN (or vSAN for short). vSAN is a software-based distributed storage solution built right on the hypervisor.

If you’re looking for ways to radically simplify storage tasks like replicating platforms, disaster recovery, and scaling out virtual desktops and storage -this post is for you.

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