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VMware Horizon 8: 6 Significant Additions (and 2 Subtractions)

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 23, 2020

Last month, VMware released Horizon 8, the newest iteration of its application and desktop virtualization platform. As updates do, this one brought plenty of changes, adding new features and capabilities for admins to deploy and subtracting others that, while familiar, have grown replaceable. Horizon, by its nature, is an almost essential tool for the remote-first, […]

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This VMC on AWS News Could Make You Rethink Your Approach to Backups

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 22, 2020

Back in the summer, VMware announced the general availability of 2-node cluster support within VMware Cloud on AWS. With this news came the ability for organizations to deploy a production-ready presence inside VMC on AWS using only a pair of vSphere hosts. Previously, VMC on AWS support was limited to 3+ node clusters (as well […]

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VMworld 2020 Recap: 9 Announcements You Need to Know

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 7, 2020

In a lot of ways, VMworld 2020 couldn’t have been more different than previous iterations of VMware’s annual solution showcase. This year’s event – like so many others in the industry – was all-virtual due to COVID-19. All you had to do to attend was sit down in front of your computer and log in. […]

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Microsoft Reveals the Future of Exchange Server as 2 End of Support Dates Near

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 5, 2020

With support set to run out on a pair of Exchange Server solutions in the coming weeks, Microsoft spent part of its annual Ignite conference shedding some light on the future of the platform. As it turns out, that future may end up looking a lot like the present. Those organizations planning to continue leveraging […]

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3 Operational Challenges Solved by Cisco ACI Anywhere

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 16, 2020

Your data is no longer hemmed in by four walls, so, why should those physical boundaries continue to define your data center? Cisco’s belief (one which Arraya shares) is that they shouldn’t and its ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) Anywhere solution is one way to begin deleting those legacy barriers. This software-defined network offering represents a […]

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Dell EMC Targets Unstructured Data with Isilon Replacement PowerScale

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 25, 2020

PowerScale, the latest entry in Dell EMC’s storage portfolio and the official successor to the Isilon solution line, reached general availability recently. With this new release, Dell EMC seeks to address the ever-expanding need for help managing and storing unstructured data, particularly in the form of documents, images, and videos. Research firm Gartner anticipates this […]

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Dell EMC PowerStore: 7 Stats That Set It Apart

Ron Longley Ron Longley| May 21, 2020

Right around this time in an average year, I’d be fresh off a trip to Las Vegas for Dell Technologies World. My head and notebook would be packed with thoughts of new products, key updates and strategies on helping Arraya’s customers benefit from everything I’d just seen. To put it mildly, so far this year […]

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Critical vCenter Server 6.7 Bug You Need to Patch ASAP

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 5, 2020

It can be tough to keep up with applying patches under normal circumstances and the last few weeks have certainly been anything but normal. However, if you use vCenter Server 6.7 (with embedded or external platform services controller [PSC]) to help manage your organization’s data center, you’ll want patching at the top of your team’s […]

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Kubernetes Support (Plus 3 Other Features to Know in vSphere 7.0)

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 9, 2020

March was a busy month for vSphere. On March 12, VMware officially concluded support for vSphere 6.0, essentially marking the end of the road for the nearly half decade old virtualization platform. However, it was a case of out with the old and in with the new for the solution. Just two days earlier, VMware […]

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VNX, Isilon and More Key 2020 Dell EMC End of Support Dates

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 9, 2020

Several key Dell EMC solutions are set to hit major lifecycle milestones this year, including end of life (EoL) and end of standard support (EoSS). If any of the following technologies can be found in your data center, the time to start prepping an upgrade plan is now. This way, when the clock strikes zero […]

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