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Yes that is right, Virtual SAN Ready Nodes are taking charge! As of today when you visit the VMware Compatibility Guide for Virtual SAN it will all revolve around Virtual SAN Ready Nodes instead of...
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Over the last couple of months I have been talking to many Virtual SAN customers. After having spoken to so many customers and having heard many special use cases and configurations I'm not easily ...
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Over the last couple of months I’ve spoken to many customers about Virtual SAN. What struck me during these conversations is how these customers spoke about Virtual SAN. In all cases when we start ...
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Are you attending VMworld and are you a big fan of Neon Trees and/or Alabama Shakes? The VMworld team was kindly enough to provide me with a VIP ticket with the opportunity to meet Neon Trees and A...
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Almost a year ago I joined the Office of CTO under Paul Strong. My main focus was SDDC, but I naturally gravitated towards the core platform (vSphere) and software defined storage and topics like a...
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A couple of months back one of the people I used to work a lot with in the DRS team reaches out to me. He told me that he started a company with some other people I knew and we spoke about the stat...
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A long long time ago I stumbled across a project within VMware which allowed you to manage ESXi through a client which was running on ESXi itself. Basically it presented an html interface for ESXi ...
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Every year I do a top VMworld sessions post. It is getting more complicated each year as there are so many great sessions. In the past years I tried to restrict myself to 20 but it always ends up b...
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It seems Virtual SAN is on fire... I've been getting emails about VSAN configurations on a daily basis from partners, VMware field and customers. More and more customers seem to be looking at deplo...
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This week someone asked me about an advanced setting to optimize vMotion for VPLEX configurations. This person referred to the vSphere 5.5 Performance Best Practices paper and more explicitly the f...
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I'd already blogged about this on the VMware blog, but I figured I would share it here as well. The vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with vSphere 6.0 white paper has been released. I worked on this pa...
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Chief Technologist @ VMware. Author of virtualization blog Yellow-Bricks.com. Author of Essential Virtual SAN and vSphere Clustering Deepdive series. Start-up tech advisor. Dad and husband.
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Owner of virtualization blog Yellow-Bricks.com. Chief Technologist at VMware. Specializes in Software Defined Storage and business continuity / disaster recovery solutions, and has 3 patents pending on the topic of availability, storage and resource management.  Among the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX 007). 

Tech advisor for startup companies (CloudPhysics). Author of multiple books including Essential Virtual SAN and the vSphere  Clustering Technical Deepdive series. Speaker at industry events like VMworld (2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014).
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blogger @ yellow-bricks.com, author, dad and husband
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