Virtualization Strategy News
December 28, 2015
When it comes to managing virtual server environments, readers were most interested in technologies new to the market, such as Docker containers and VMware VVOLs.
November 12, 2015
Docker storage driver for Dell's SC Series arrays orchestrates the movement of containerized applications and persistent data, so customers can promote containers into production.
November 04, 2015
Concrete building supply company Prosoco went with Maxta MxSP software-based hyper-convergence product after bottlenecks popped up with its Nexsan SAN running Hyper-V.
October 02, 2015
VMware's vSphere 6 release shows that the vendor is aiming for a completely software-defined data center with a fully virtualized infrastructure.
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Software-only, hyper-convergence models provide more flexibility than an appliance approach -- but they also require more testing and validation on the part of the user. Continue Reading
Take a closer look at what's driving the software-defined storage market, the different types of software-defined storage, and pros and cons of each. Continue Reading
The hyper-convergence market initially consisted of virtual desktops and remote offices, but has moved into data centers.
Hyper-converged infrastructure products can be self-contained appliances with the software integrated, or they can be a ... Continue Reading
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Converged infrastructures and hyper-converged appliances have left backup deduplication among the few physical parts of the storage infrastructure. Continue Reading
One of the allures of software-defined storage is that commodity hardware can be used to lower costs. But a custom hardware vendor's offer may sometimes be a better option. Continue Reading
Expert Brien Posey discusses five ways to virtualize storage in an organization. Review the pros and cons of each approach to find the best fit for your data center. Continue Reading
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VDI performance issues which can be traced back to storage infrastructure are limiting user adoption of virtual desktop implementation. Continue Reading
Software-defined architecture benefits such as low up-front cost and simplified management through a single interface can also present some problems, says analyst Jon Toigo. Continue Reading
To carry out a successful data migration strategy in a virtual environment, organizations need to address factors such as data structure and resource contention. Continue Reading
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With a high number of virtual machines competing for resources and consuming bandwidth, storage performance can suffer in hyper-converged environments. Continue Reading
By creating multiple VM images, a storage administrator can save time managing and deploying an organization's virtual environment. Continue Reading
Docker is one of the most popular ways to containerize apps, but it makes migration difficult. The open source ClusterHQ Flocker architecture can help. Continue Reading