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VMworld 2014 – Lots of VMware VVols Talk

September 2, 2014 |

The long awaited Virtual Volumes (VVols) product from VMware is in tech preview at the moment, but the focus at VMworld in San Francisco was on vendor integration. As more heat comes around this new VMware storage management feature, storage … Read More

VMware Unveils Upcoming VAIO I/O Filters

August 27, 2014 | 3

As many announcements are flying around during VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, storage is getting some serious focus as VMware moves to extend optimization for storage on vSphere using the upcoming VAIO (vSphere APIs for I/O Filters).

Difficult to Google … Read More

Bootstrapping VSAN Without vCenter. You Heard Right!

August 19, 2014 | 3

VMware VSAN is being driven hard out of the VMware camp as a comparable alternative to traditional shared storage architectures for a number of different use-cases. The product makes use of shared-nothing architectures using a combination of SSD and magnetic … Read More

Hyper-V, vSphere, and a Real World Look at a Project

August 7, 2014 | 1

It’s going to be a long time before the battle between VMware and Microsoft is resolved, particularly as Microsoft keeps improving Hyper-V and as VMware continues to add supporting services around the vSphere ecosystem.  When it comes down to Hyper-V … Read More

NFS Best Practices: Networking Matters

August 4, 2014 |

IP storage is definitely the directional choice for many, if not most organizations. With storage now moving out of just pure storage management and into network design, this creates a unique need for systems administrators and designers to become much … Read More

The VSAN Sizing Guide for Horizon View

July 18, 2014 |

When VSAN was debuted, there were a few use-cases that were highlighted early that VMware specifically targeted as ideal. One such business use-case is VDI on VMware Horizon View.

Partnered for Ideal Performance

Luckily the teams at VMware have become … Read More

VMware vSphere 5.5 Disk Scheduler and the mClock Caveat

July 15, 2014 |

As more VMware customers make the jump to vSphere 5.5 as their hypervisor platform, some of the advantages are becoming clear. Storage is one area where there are some significant gains by utilizing vSphere 5.5, and at the same time … Read More

Double-Check Your HCL: VMware Removes Controllers From VSAN HCL

July 4, 2014 |

They say that nothing is permanent, and for this reason we have learned that architecture and best practices have to be continuously evaluated. What may have seemed like a sudden move this week by VMware is actually one that stems … Read More

How’s My Storage? I/O Analyzer Fling Released

July 3, 2014 |

There are a few beta tools that are always hot commodities, and for those who don’t already know about them, you should make sure to watch for the VMware Flings site to see some great tools for your VMware data … Read More

Skyera skyHawk is VMware Ready, So Your All-Flash Plan Can Be Too!

June 27, 2014 |

There is no lack of news happening in the all-flash world, so while you plan your VMware vSphere 5.5 rollout, you need to first take a look at how Skyera skyHawk may be how you would like to deploy it.

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