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Chelsio Storage over IP and other Networks Enable Data Infrastructures

Greg Schulz
Chelsio and Storage over IP (SoIP) continue to enable Data Infrastructures from legacy to software defined virtual, container, cloud as well as converged. This past week I had a chance to visit with Chelsio to discuss data infrastructures, server storage I/O networking along with other related topics. More on Chelsio later in this post, however, […]

Datrium 3.0 – Surviving all Host SSD failures!

I recently wrote about the new Datrium 3.0 release with blogs here and here, including the support for Red Hat Virtualization and mind-boggling performance numbers. However, during my writing, I forgot to include a new and critical feature that adds enhanced resiliency to the platform and protect the applications even is the last local flash device fails. […]

VMware VMworld and Microsoft ignite coming up, meet my blog sponsors on the exhibition floor –

VMware VMworld is around the corner and soon after Microsoft Ignite will open its doors. My blog sponsors, the companies that have an advertisement on my blog, will be there as well. some of them on both conferences and some on a specific one. I want to make sure you know they are at the […]

All ‘things’ connected, the ‘I’ in the IoT – a closer look. Part three!

Bas van Kaam
Throughout parts one and two I discussed the concepts of IoT and (I)IoT, (big) data analytics, data placement, the triggering of workflows and I had a more detailed look at the LPWAN and LTE (cellular) type networks. I also included a cheat sheet where I highlighted 6 of the most common (and upcoming) (I)IoT networks […]

Datrium 3.0 Features Overview (Beyond Marketing) – Part 2

Last month Datrium announced the first part of the DVX 3.0 payload and I blogged here; and today we are announcing the second part. In the first announcement, Datrium took us where no HCI vendor has been before, offering not only a multi-hypervisor platform (VMware vSphere, RedHat Virtualization and Open-source KVM on CentOS hosts), but […]

Like Data They Protect For Now Quantum Revenues Continue To Grow

Greg Schulz
For Now Quantum Revenues Continue To Grow The other day following their formal announced, I received an summary update from Quantum pertaining to their recent Q1 Results (show later below). Various IT and Cloud Infrastructure Layers including Data Infrastructures Quantums Revenues Continue To Grow Like Data One of the certainties in life is change and […]

Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO Matrix

Greg Schulz
Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO MatrixWekaIO is a scale out software defined storage startup vendor whose solution is Matrix. This Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspective report looks at common issues, trends, and how to address different application server storage I/O challenges. In this report, we look at WekaIO Matrix, an elastic, flexible, highly […]

Hyperconverged Secondary Storage VMworld 2017 Sessions

Oh yeah ladies and gentleman, It’s time to get down!!! and #GetYourNerdOn in Las Vegas. VMworld 2017 is right around the corner. There are so many things to be excited about from all aspects of the industry. It will be great to see and catch up with friends and share ideas and learn from everyone […]

Like IT Data Centers Do You Take Trade Show Exhibit Infrastructure For Granted?

Greg Schulz
Do You Take Trade Show Exhibit Infrastructure For Granted? Think about this for a moment; do you assume that Information Technology (IT) and Cloud based data centers along with their associated Data Infrastructure supporting various applications will be accessible when needed. Likewise, when you go to a trade show, conference, symposium, user group or another […]

Citrix Profile Management – How to Use One Image to Point to Multiple Profile Management Stores

Carl Webster
Let me set a stage for configuration: There are multiple XenDesktop Sites for your environment.  Either Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) or Machine Creation Service (MCS) is being used for image deployment.  Whether your Sites are Active/Active or Active/Passive doesn’t matter.  The only difference between the images will be the Citrix Profile Management (CPM) store that […]

Upgrading Norskale VUEM to Citrix Workspace Environment Management

Carl Webster
I was working with a customer that was an original Norskale customer.  They were running VUEM 3.1   I started the process of upgrading to Citrix Workspace Environment Management (WEM).  I upgraded all the components and it seemed to have no issues.  I started trying to connect the clients and weird issues started to appear.  The […]

NVMe Wont Replace Flash By Itself They Complement Each Other

Greg Schulz
Various Solid State Devices (SSD) including NVMe, SAS, SATA, USB, M.2 There has been some recent industry marketing buzz generated by a startup to get some attention by claiming via a study sponsored by including the startup that Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Express (NVMe) will replace flash storage. Granted, many IT customers as well as vendors […]

The App is the Stack!

Steve Kaplan
I wrote my first (and admittedly very amateurish) rap song. Here is the chronology of the inspiration behind it: 05/02/2017:  Nutanix announced that it’s software now runs on HPE 05/05/2017:  HPE VP Marketing, Paul Miller, wrote a post on HPE Community Home titled, Don’t be Misled…HPE and Nutanix are not Partners 05/12/2017:  I wrote what I […]

AWESOME: The Ultimate Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Internals Cheat Sheet – Tips & Tricks

Bas van Kaam
About two and a half years ago I published the ultimate Citrix XenDesktop 7.x internals cheat sheet, version 1.0 and it turned out to be a big hit. In the meantime, it has been viewed over 80.000 times already. All the more reason to start working on version 2.0. Since I have been writing about […]

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