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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    How Will VMware Win Against Microsoft?

    April 26, 2013
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    DataCenterVirtualization

    A VMware win against Microsoft simply requires VMware to turn the pricing tables on Microsoft, and to leverage its highly differentiating functionality in its Software Defined Data Center strategy. VMware could re-establish technical dominance in the data center virtualization space as early as the end of this year by leveraging its software defined networking, software…

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    Virtualization News for 4/1/2013

    March 29, 2013
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    April Fools

    April Fools 2013. Nothing in this post is true. If anything in this post becomes true then we are all fools for not foreseeing it.

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    The Big Data Back End for the SDDC Management Stack

    March 20, 2013
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    SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

    The SDDC and the Cloud are going to require a new SDDC Management Stack that will need to be based upon a multi-vendor big data datastore. There will likely be on-premise and cloud hosted version of these datastores. Splunk, VMware, New Relic, The Pivotal Initiative, CloudPhysics, AppNeta, and Boundary are all excellent hypothetical suppliers of…

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    Hard Disk Drives (HDD) for virtual environments (Part IV) from power to warranties

    March 18, 2013
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    StorageNetworking

    Let us pick up where we left off in part III in our look beyond the covers to help answer the question of which is the best HDD to use.

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    Hard Disk Drives (HDD) for virtual environments (Part III) from form factor to power

    March 12, 2013
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    StorageNetworking

    In part II of this series we covered some of the differences between various Hard Disk Drive (HDD) including looking beyond the covers at availability, cache and cost. Let us pick up where we left off on our look beyond the covers to help answer the question of which is the best HDD to use.

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    Hard Disk Drives (HDD) for virtual environments (Part II) how drives differ

    March 6, 2013
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    StorageNetworking

    In part I of this series we looked at basic Hard Disk Drive (HDD) characteristics and wrapped up with the question of what is the best type of HDD to use?

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    Building a Management Stack for Your Software-Defined Data Center

    February 25, 2013
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    SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

    The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) will require a completely new management stack - one suited to the highly dynamic nature of an environment in which every key resource (CPU, memory, networking and storage) is abstracted from its underlying hardware.

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    Virsto: Software Defined Data Center: Tip of the Iceberg

    February 13, 2013
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    CloudComputing

    VMware buying Virsto is a big move and after considerable discussion a logical step for VMware in many technical areas as well. We previously mentioned that Virsto would add to VMware's existing in Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), but there is more to this than just SDDC, which I believe is the end goal. Getting…

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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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