Storage Network Virtualization News
May 01, 2015
VMware's VSAN 6 could alter the way storage is delivered and consumed, but whether it is the catalyst that accelerates SDS adoption is still unknown.
November 12, 2013
Startup Maxta ships storage software that can replace a traditional SAN for VM storage by aggregating capacity and compute on commodity servers.
August 13, 2013
The former CIO of Xsigo, an I/O virtualization company bought by Oracle last year, thinks he knows what its virtualization appliance will look like.
May 29, 2012
I/O virtualization and InfiniBand can help provide virtualized data centers with improved security, network performance and management, yet few virtual I/O products are catching on.
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Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a type of cloud computing in which a third-party provider hosts virtualized computing resources over the Internet. Continue Reading
Virtual Fibre Channel is a feature in Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 that lets virtual machines (VMs) connect directly to Fibre Channel (FC)-based storage by using a standard World Wide Name (WWN) associated with a VM. Continue Reading
Expert Jon Toigo explains how virtual SAN vendors such as DataCore and StarWind aggregate storage capacity to better make use of cache memory. Continue Reading
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This essential guide delves into VMware virtual SAN features and issues, and what users are saying about the product. Continue Reading
Sanbolic's CEO says Sanbolic has been working in the SDS space a decade longer than the buzz phrase has been around. Continue Reading
Jon Toigo explains what software-defined networking is all about, and whether SDN implementations live up to expectations. Continue Reading
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MetroCluster was the last major feature of 7-Mode to be ported over to Clustered Data ONTAP (it is included in the recently announced 8.3 ...Continue Reading
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Storage expert George Crump outlines the major VMware performance tuning points, from the network to switches, controllers and devices. Continue Reading
Learn where to implement flash in your environment to tackle virtual machine performance issues. Continue Reading
Windows Storage Spaces is a feature in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 that is used to virtualize and provision storage. Continue Reading
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Jon Toigo compares methods for improving performance in virtual environments and explains why a virtualized storage infrastructure is a good option. Continue Reading
In order to use many of the advanced features in VMware vSphere, you need a shared storage device. This tip offers a list of the most common shared storage options from different vendors. Continue Reading
We examine I/O virtualization products; how I/O virtualization systems virtualize NICs and HBAs; and using Ethernet, InfiniBand or PCIe to connect NICs to servers. Continue Reading