Powering up with PowerFlex

It feels like Dell has been “Powering up” all EMCs heritage products lately (pun intended). From products like PowerMax, PowerStore, and PowerScale; everything seems to be getting the PowerEdge treatment and a new name to show it. The latest of these announcements is the re-branding of “VxFlex OS” to “PowerFlex” (which in my opinion sounds like [...]

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A Brief RecoverPoint for VMs Licensing Overview

There are a lot of changes coming to RP4VMs (which I will cover in a later post). Which has lead to a lot of questions lately around licensing for RP4VMs. So I figured I [...]

vSphere Update Manager (VUM) vs VxRail Manager

In VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1, VMware has added some new enhancements to vSphere Update Manager (VUM). There have been some good enhancements around VUM gaining the ability [...]

How to: Review VxRail Logs and Calculate Capacity Upgrades

I have done some digging into a way to get cluster hardware information from an existing VxRail cluster. Then with that information, find a way to easily figure out the [...]

My Top 10 Takeaways from VMworld 2018

There were a lot of updates from VMworld this year. I tried to cut through some of the noise and give you some of the top updates that I think are the most relevant to us at [...]

VxRail vs vSAN Ready Nodes

Dell EMC does not take a one-size-fits-all approach. We recognize that customers will have different preferences based on their current infrastructure, IT staff, and [...]

Back to Basics: vSAN

I find myself having more and more conversations around SDS and HCI every day but it surprises me how many people don't understand the fundamentals of what vSAN is and how it [...]