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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Virsto: Software Defined Data Center: Tip of the Iceberg

February 13, 2013
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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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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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VMware’s Fourth Quarter and 2012 Financial Results

January 29, 2013
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VMware has delivered impressive growth in revenue, and lackluster growth in earnings. Growing earnings while addressing VMware's numerous strategic challenges will prove to make 2013 a demanding year for Pat Gelsinger and his team.

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Are you using or considering implementation of a storage hypervisor?

January 7, 2013
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Depending upon what your or somebody else’s definition of a storage hypervisor is, you may or may not be using one or realize it. If your view of a storage hypervisor is a storage IO optimization technology to address performance and other issues with virtual machines (VMs) and their hypervisors, such as Virsto or ScaleIO…

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2013 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Predictions

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Herewith we offer our 2013 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Predictions. May we also wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a prosperous 2013.

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A Management Pack Strategy for VMware vCenter Operations?

November 13, 2012
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VMware wants to be an enterprise management software vendor with vCenter Operations and the other components of the vCloud Suite. As impressive as VMware is, going it alone against Microsoft, IBM, HP, and CA on the management software front is not a strategy destined for success.

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VMworld 2012: Important New Features in vSphere 5.1

August 27, 2012
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The vSphere 5.1 enhancements are more designed to better fit vSphere into the vCloud Suite as well as move the bar further on virtualizable workloads. vSphere 5.1 allows the virtualization of high performance graphics, real-time, HPC, and big data workloads.

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VMworld 2012: VMware Launches vCloud Director 5.1

August 27, 2012
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As a key part of the new vCloud Suite, vCloud Director 5.1 gets a bunch of new features, and takes on a new role. The new role is that vCD is built into the suite, and is the layer where the cross-cluster capabilities are implemented. Therefore vCD becomes much less of a Cloud Management solution,…

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VMworld 2012: VMware Launches the vCloud Suite

August 27, 2012
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With the vCloud Suite as a family of three SKU's, VMware has executed the most significant re-packaging of its software products in its history. The high end of the suite now includes vSphere, vCloud Director, and most of VMware's management offerings.

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