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Storage Hypervisors: Worth the Hype

StorageNetworkingJust what are storage hypervisors? There are several companies that claim to have storage hypervisors. Wikipedia states that  a hypervisor is “conceptually one level higher than a supervisory program”. We also know that from our normal use of hypervisors that they manage the underlying resources that a guest uses. Do these definitions work for a storage hypervisor? Continue reading Storage Hypervisors: Worth the Hype

Replication Round-up

Whether you use replication as a means of disaster avoidance or disaster recovery, replication of your virtual environment between hot sites has always been a win. With current technology it is even possible to replicate to a replication receiver cloud which could provide a measure of business continuity as well. So who are the players and who provides what service, and how do they do it? Continue reading Replication Round-up

FCoE Passes a Major Milestone as NetApp is First to Market With Native FCoE

After ratification of the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard this past June, this new storage networking technology is on a fast track for adoption. The standard has gone from proposal to approval in approximately two years, way quicker than average. Now, NetApp is the first vendor to be shipping native FCoE storage systems. Continue reading FCoE Passes a Major Milestone as NetApp is First to Market With Native FCoE