Feb2015

VMware HA: What’s New in vSphere 6?

There are a few vSphere features that I really found myself taking for granted until they had enhancements added to their base technology. How about you? Are there any features that you simply don’t think about anymore? You know, ones …
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Feb2015

vMotion Evolves into vDistance

On Monday, February 3rd, during VMware’s Online Launch Event, VMware made the announcement of the latest release of their flagship product “vSphere 6.0.” There are a lot of great features and enhancements with this new release and for this post I wanted to zero in on one specific enhancement, and in my humble opinion, that is where the vMotion technology just became the vDistance technology.

Apr2014

News: New PernixData FVP Features: NFS, In-Memory Support

At Storage Field Day 5, PernixData announced new features for its flagship product, PernixData FVP. FVP greatly accelerates storage performance in VMware vSphere environments by leveraging SSD and flash technologies to do read and write caching in a protected, clustered …
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Mar2014

News: VMware VSAN GA Release Ships with vSphere 5.5 Update 1

After months of beta testing boasting 12,000+ beta testers, VMware has finally thrown its hat into the hyperconverged virtualization space with the GA release of VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1. Among numerous bug fixes to vSphere, this release contains the …
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Oct2013

SanDisk FlashSoft for VMware vSphere

In early 2012 SanDisk, well-known manufacturer of flash memory products, acquired FlashSoft. Like a number of other companies in the virtualization storage space, FlashSoft has several different products designed to use SSD and flash memory to cache storage I/O. They have specific products for Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (and clones). They also have a product for VMware environments, SanDisk FlashSoft 3.1 for VMware vSphere.