Vote for session 9057: vRA and VVol Perfect together

For anyone interested in VMware VVol technology you need to get ready for the takeoff of this technology in 2017. I have submitted a breakout session for how to use this awesome technology as part of your vRealize Automation deployment. It makes so much sense to put this at the centre of a Cloud deployment with vRA. The good news is that if successful the awesome Jad El-Zein, all-round vRA Read More …

VMware VVol Part 4: How is a VVol instantiated ?

VVol Series Part 1: Introduction Part 2: With and Without VVols Part 3: New Storage Constructs Part 4: How are VVols instantiated Part 5: Storage Containers & Capability Profiles Part 6: The Mythical Protocol Endpoint To address this question let’s go back to one of the core tenets of VMware technology. And that is the encapsulation of a virtual machine into a set of files. As most folks know, the Read More …

VMware VVol Part 3: New Storage Constructs

VVol Series Part 1: Introduction Part 2: With and Without VVols Part 3: New Storage Constructs Part 4: How are VVols instantiated Part 5: Storage Containers & Capability Profiles Part 6: The Mythical Protocol Endpoint Before we can architect VM Storage Profiles which are the point of consumption for VMs and applications, we need to understand how the north-of-hypervisor view maps downwards. I don’t want to harp on about the Read More …

VMware VVol Part 2: With & Without VVols

VVol Series Part 1: Introduction Part 2: With and Without VVols Part 3: New Storage Constructs Part 4: How are VVols instantiated Part 5: Storage Containers & Capability Profiles Part 6: The Mythical Protocol Endpoint Bye Bye VMFS At its simplest, VVol removes the layer of abstraction that exists between a virtual machine and it’s data. As one of my colleagues has said, it’s akin to providing an a raw-device Read More …

VMware VVol Part1: An Introduction

VVol Series Part 1: Introduction Part 2: With and Without VVols Part 3: New Storage Constructs Part 4: How are VVols instantiated Part 5: Storage Containers & Capability Profiles Part 6: The Mythical Protocol Endpoint Over the last few weeks I’ve been delivering presentations with colleagues as part of internal and external training sessions on VMware VVol technology, and more specifically, it’s application when using HDS storage & software. On Read More …

Thoughts from vExpert Session July14th -> Scaling Converged vs Hyperconverged

First published on July 24, 2015 11:23:00 AM at HDS VMware Community On July 14th we held a private webinar for the vExpert Community. Thanks to the always helpful Corey Romero, vExpert community manager for hosting it and giving us the opportunity to share some of the coolest converged technology out there. The session was all about the power of the Unified Compute Platform API to allow orchestration of servers, Read More …

HDS customers and fans join our new VMware Community

HDS recently launched the new VMware Community over at VMware Community. On this site you will find many of our product managers and senior VMware Consultants contributing deep-dive knowledge. This is perfect timing with VMworld fast approaching. This is a lot more than just  storage, so you can find awesome resources about VMware VVol, EVO:RAIL, UCP Director for VMware and there will lots of other resources added…coming soon ! The Read More …

My VMworld 2015 USA Session Schedule

This year is my first time to attend VMworld USA. Will be great to get the chance to meet up with some great community comrades and also see the bigger scale. For me this is also the first time to be doing some presentations on behalf of the company. Probably booth-based in our booth theatre but let’s see what happens. When I’m not at customer meetings or booth duty I Read More …