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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.
January 23, 2014
TechTarget's IT Priorities for 2014 survey shows wide interest in cloud services despite recent missteps by some prominent providers.
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VSphere APIs for I/O Filters, available with the next release of the hypervisor, lets third-party products access a VM's I/O stream to provide storage features. Continue Reading
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Hyper-converged options aren't always compatible with shared storage, but some products have added capabilities to better leverage existing architecture. 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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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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There's a struggle between doing storage the "old way" and the new demands that virtual servers put on networked storage. Storage vendors have retooled their systems to be virtual machine (VM)-friendlier and startups offer VM-specific arrays, but... Continue Reading
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