How Long Does It Take To Recover From vSAN Drive or Node Failures?

It is perhaps a valid question to ask any storage vendor "How long before storage comes back to normal status after failure?" Most vendor's claim such high availability on their solutions, so surely this is something that we have all got nailed down. However, it is an extremely difficult question to answer, influenced by various factors.

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Data Domain VE running on VxRail / vSAN

Recently I was asked to help size and design a Data Domain Virtual Edition (DDVE) on VxRail or vSAN. So is it a good idea to run a virtual backup appliance on vSAN / VxRail?

There are many vendors that offer such solutions today but one of which that comes to mind is Data Domain VE (DD-VE), the software-only version of DELL EMC's Data Domain.

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