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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EMC ViPR as a Part of a SDDC

May 21, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

At EMC World 2013, EMC announced ViPR as the answer to storage within the software defined data center. ViPR presents multiple types of storage while segmenting the control plane from the data plane. In addition, ViPR is a head end, fronting traditional storage arrays as an automation and control point and does not replace any…

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Tintri OS 2.0 & ReplicateVM

May 20, 2013
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Tintri100x30

Tintri is now shipping version 2.0 of their array software, Tintri OS, which further automates administration of their arrays and adds ReplicateVM remote replication features. ReplicateVM is an incredibly flexible asynchronous, IP-based replication technology that operates per-VM, allowing each VM to have custom RPOs.

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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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