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December 05, 2014
For 12 years, Storage magazine has presented its roster of new data storage trends that are ready to have an impact in data centers. We’ll tell you why VMware VVOLs, all-flash arrays, cloud disaster recovery, flash caching, server SANs and...
August 29, 2014
VSAN management wasn't an issue for early adopters of the hyper-converged storage, but getting it to work with re-purposed hardware was a challenge.
March 13, 2014
VMware's vSAN beta appeals to customers who like having their storage, compute and hypervisor in one box, supported by one vendor.
February 27, 2014
New products designed from the ground up to specifically serve storage for virtual servers can offer dramatic savings in terms of dollars and the time spent managing storage.
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Disk mirroring, also known as RAID 1, is the replication of data to two or more disks. Disk mirroring is a good choice for applications that require high performance and high availability such as transactional applications, email, and operating ... Continue Reading
Vendors are offering storage systems specifically engineered for virtual machines with an approach that's fundamentally different from SAN or NAS. Continue Reading
Thick provisioning pre-allocates storage capacity on a disk rather than on an as-needed basis. Continue Reading
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Boot to VHD may be seen as a novelty feature, but it also has practical uses in the workplace. Brien Posey explains in this expert answer. Continue Reading
VDI expert Brian Madden explains why most of today's storage options can handle persistent desktops, and how non-persistence can contribute to VDI failure. Continue Reading
Flash-based storage is the logical choice to tackle virtual machine performance issues thanks to its zero-latency, high-performance capabilities that make it impervious to random I/O workloads. But flash comes at a premium versus hard disk ... Continue Reading
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PART I During the recent EMCworld event in Las Vegas among other things, EMC announced ViPR (read announcement here) . Note that this ViPR is not...Continue Reading
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Brian Madden discusses possible limits to desktop virtualization and how you should decide whether to use a provider or do it on your own. Continue Reading
To get the greatest benefit from virtual flash caching, you need to understand how your hypervisor uses the cache and then add flash storage. Continue Reading
Benchmarking is crucial to ensuring VDI performance, but is only effective if spikes in demand are accounted for at the outset. Continue Reading
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Brian Madden explains how you can determine your resource needs before carrying out a VDI project in this expert answer. Continue Reading
Arun Taneja explains the importance of managing storage granularly and which vendors are meeting the demand for VM-level visibility. Continue Reading
Expert Brien Posey discusses common problems faced when configuring virtual desktop deployments and how to work through them. Continue Reading