Storage Networking

Storage Networking focuses upon virtualizing the storage and the SAN while collapsing and simplifying the management and performance of storage. This includes the role of storage virtualization in the Software Defined Data Center, and the comparison of pooled local storage options with traditional network attached storage (NAS) and fiber channel attached storage. Covered vendors include VMware, EMC, IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco, Tintri, and Nutanix.

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Caching as a Service

September 17, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Caching is taking over the world of virtualization in an attempt to use flash, SSD, and RAM to decouple storage performance from storage capacity.

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News: Cisco Intends to Acquire SSD Pioneer WHIPTAIL

September 10, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Cisco announced today their intent to acquire Whippany, NJ based WHIPTAIL, a manufacturer of Solid-State Disk (SSD) storage.

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VMworld 2013 Wrap Up – The Software Defined Data Center

September 4, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

In order to sell the Software Defined Data Center, VMware needs to prove that it delivers a hard dollar ROI to the customers of the Software Defined Data Center. Commoditizing the expensive networking hardware business and commoditizing the expensive storage hardware business are two excellent ways for VMware to deliver that hard dollar ROI, and…

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When and Where to Use NAND Flash SSD for Virtual Servers

August 30, 2013
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StorageNetworking

Keeping in mind that the best server and storage IO is the one that you do not have to do, then second best is that which has the least impact combined with best benefit to an application. This is where SSD, including DRAM- and NAND-flash-based solutions, comes into the conversation for storage performance optimization.

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Booths to Visit at VMworld 2013

August 21, 2013
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VMworld 2013 is upon us and one of our tasks is to figure out which vendor's booths to go see. With over 230 booths to choose from this is a daunting task. If you are interested in finding creative new solutions to your management, monitoring, deployment, security, data protection, and desktop management problems, this list…

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The Benefits of Virtualizing Networking and Storage

July 30, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

The benefits of virtualizing networking and storage will be very different than were the benefits of virtualizing CPU and memory. VMware's success to date has not come at the expense of server vendors. However VMware's success with virtualized networking will come at the expense of Cisco. The success with virtualizing storage will come at the…

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The New Management Platforms for the SDDC Management Stack and the Cloud

July 23, 2013
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Legacy management frameworks are going to get replaced by SDDC Management Platforms that combine big data back ends, analytics and ecosystem friendly data collection and integration strategies to give customers the best of both worlds. Customers will be able to choose from among best of breed solutions, and then integrate them at the data level…

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Software Defined Data Center Cloud Management

May 31, 2013
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The Cloud Management layer of the Software Defined Data Center is where the flexibility of the SDDC is translated into tangible benefits for the business constituents of the virtualized data center, the private clouds, the hybrid clouds and the public clouds. Without a robust Cloud Management layer, the IT Operations flexibility of the SDDC cannot…

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Software Defined Data Center Analytics

May 22, 2013
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Software Defined Data Center Analytics will play a critical role in keeping your SDDC up and running with acceptable performance. Multiple real time data feeds used across a variety of management solutions represent the only viable method to keeping up with the rate of change in the SDDC.

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