Posts Tagged ‘ VSA ’

DAS Is Dead; Long Live DAS!

June 6, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

In a play on the old saying “the king is dead; long live the king!” this post will opine about the current resurgence of locally attached storage in the data center.

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Security Questions from VMworld 2013

September 11, 2013
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VirtualizationSecurity

While at VMworld 2013, I started to ask 5 security questions that have been bothering me for some time now. Some of these questions apparently have no answers currently and others only have operational answers, no technology. Security of a secure hybrid cloud is a mix of procedures, policies, operations, and technology. These questions are…

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Three Things To Consider About Virtual Storage Appliances

July 26, 2013
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StorageNetworking

Virtual storage appliances offer great features, flexibility, and pricing, but like most new technology they need us to ask our vendors different questions.

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What is the Future of Virtual Storage in a Software Defined Data Center?

May 10, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

What is the future of virtual storage in a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)? As more and more technology gets moved from hardware to software in the SDDC, I have to wonder which direction virtual storage will go. If we use networking as an example, the technology has evolved from setting up local virtual switches…

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Hard Disk Drives (HDD) for virtual environments (Part I)

January 30, 2013
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StorageNetworking

Unless you are one of the few who have gone all solid-state devices (SSDs) for your virtual environment, hard disk drives (HHDs) still have a role. That role might be for primary storage of your VMs and/or their data, or as a destination target for backups, snapshots, archiving or as a work and scratch area.…

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How Will VMware’s Distributed Storage Change their Relationships?

October 15, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

At VMworld 2012, VMware presented a Tech Preview of one of their latest ideas, which they termed “Distributed Storage”. So what exactly is this new technology? It is basically locally attached storage.

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Defense in Depth: Storage Security in a Hybrid Cloud

July 11, 2012
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StorageNetworking

Storage Security is not only about Encryption, which is just one aspect of Storage Security requirements for the virtual and cloud environments. It is also about increasing defense in depth and knowledge of what is touching your storage environment. As well as providing security around those touch points and to a great extent auditing and…

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Why VASA is important to have in your VMware CASA

September 20, 2011
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There are many enhancements and new features that are part of VMware vSphere V5.0 from a storage and I/O perspective (See VMware vSphere v5 and Storage DRS posts). One of those enhancements is a new Application Programming Interface (API) called VASA (vSphere Aware Storage API) which joins other VMware vSphere APIs some of which are…

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Quick Recap of VMworld 2011

September 5, 2011
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My pilgrimage from VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas has come to an end. In my humble opinion, this has been the week for the storage side of things with some amazing and interesting new stuff that has been released or is about to be released. There has been some really cool stuff that is working…

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