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Traditional SAN Technology vs. VMware vSAN

Centralized storage enables the consolidation of storage resources both at the block and file level. It allows servers to access the same pool of storage space, making for efficient use of storage capacity. Since the data is centralized, management and backup operations are much easier. Some of the benefits of centralized storage include high performance,…Read More

HCI Comparison Series: VMware vSAN vs. Cisco HyperFlex

VMware vSAN vs Cisco HyperFlex HCI
With what seems to be constant updates and new offerings in the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure space, I spend a good amount of time trying to keep up to date and comparing the leaders in the marketplace. In this part of the HCI Comparison Series, I’ll be diving into VMware vSAN and how it stacks up against…Read More

VMware vSAN: Why Aren’t You Adopting It?

VMware vSAN Adoption
Recently, I’ve noticed a theme emerging across the conversations I’ve been having with clients. Whether it’s with a CxO or an IT administrator, two wants/needs have been consistent: flexibility and future ready. Flexibility When you think ‘flexibility’, has there been any innovation that has offered more flexibility within the IT landscape than the development and…Read More

VMware VSAN Licensing Guide

VSAN Licensing
VMware VSAN is the industry-leading software based hyper-converged infrastructure solution and is a core building block of the Software-Defined Data Center. VSAN, for those who are unfamiliar, enables organization to leverage x86 hardware to create a highly resilient and elastic pool of storage with the ability to pick and choose the storage devices that meet…Read More

VSAN: A Different Way of Looking at Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

VMware vSAN sizing
I've seen too many small businesses tie themselves in knots by over-committing on capex for more computing power and storage than they need. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) offerings were supposed to simplify the lives of IT decision-makers by collapsing the implementation process, but it's also meant less freedom to choose the amount of infrastructure you need.…Read More