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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IBM Pulling a Fast One on Diligent Customers?

Word on the street is that IBM is pulling the old switch a roo on current Dilient ProtecTier customers.  They aren't going to allow current customers to upgrade to version 2.1 of the new product from an older version.  The new version won't be able to read the old repositories is my understanding.  Pretty shady if you ask me. Here is a further break down of shadiness. -  IBM is offering three versions of this product:     - 7650 (full-blown VTL appliance w/ XIV storage integrated into the backend)…

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