vSAN 3 Node Data Resiliency

vSAN 3 Node Data Resiliency

I've received a few requests from the field recently regarding FUD being spread by a competitor about how vSAN handles resiliency of data for 3 node clusters so I thought I'd write about it just to clear the air a bit.Note: We will be referencing the resiliency policy FTT=1 vs RF2 in the rest of this post. Each of these methods keep two copies of data within a cluster.So the statement (or lie as most folks call it) that has been going around is this "Our resiliency is better with only three nodes so you don't need…

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A New Chapter Begins!

I am happy to announce that I'll be joining the Office of the CTO in the Storage and Availability group at VMware. That's right! I have landed my dream job.On day 1 I'm flying out to Palo Alto to meet with my new boss, Christos Karamanolis, and the extended team in Product Management, Marketing, Tech Marketing, Engineering and many others I'll be working with on a daily basis. As part of my role I will get to work with all of these folks to help shape where our storage and availability products are headed in the future. I can't…

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When is a Backup Not a Backup (and When is it)

There’s been a lot of debate regarding backups vs. snapshots lately, and this is a common conversation we have with customers and prospects. This debate usually either directly or obliquely claims that SimpliVity doesn’t have “true” backups. I’m going to spend a bit of time discussing SimpliVity’s own technology — which is what matters to our customers — not any of our competitors’ technology. Let’s start by defining why backups are necessary in every IT shop. This one should be fairly obvious, but backups make it possible to replace lost or damaged data. This loss or damage…

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SimpliVity: A Reflection of the Past Two Years and a $1B Valuation

Well we've hit out of the park with a $1 Billion valuation! I have to say that the ride over the past two years has been a blast. I started in April 2013 as the first Solutions Architect in the Southeast region of the US as employee ~65 and am now part of an ever growing team of around 400+ globally. It has been a lot of hard work and sacrifice by everyone on the team (and our families) but it has been truly worth it. SimpliVity has become the fastest growing infrastructure company in recent memory by setting a…

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