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Why Adaptive Parallelization Matters

  Lately I have found myself engaging in many conversations related to the topic of parallelization and why it matters, particularly to I/O processing. Upon first hearing the phrase ‘Parallel I/O’, people often jump directly to a traditional performance discussion. While there is no doubt application workload performance is improved in a traditional sense (in terms of latency reduction, increase in operations per second, […]

Cisco Fibre Channel SAN Switching – Cisco Has Your Back

Back in 1984 the desire to connect across campus gave birth to the first multi-protocol router, and to Cisco.  Much has changed since then, but one thing remains constant.  No, I’m not talking about my love of the New York Yankees – I’m talking about Cisco’s focus on the customer. Putting customer first is what […]

Office365 Caching for Outlook and OneDrive in VMware and Citrix Environments

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VDI environments like VMware Horizon VIew and Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp have challenges running Office 365 because Outlook and OneDrive need to have a persistent location to cache emails, retain search, and synced data files from OneDrive. ProfileUnity easily solves this with ProfileDisk and VHD Profile Containers. See this demonstrated above. For more information visit […]

Microsoft: Cloudera now supports Azure Data Lake Store

With the release of Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub 5.11, you can now run Spark, Hive, and MapReduce workloads in a Cloudera cluster on Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS). Running on ADLS has the following benefits: Grow or shrink a cluster independent of the size of the data. Data persists independently as you spin up or […]

Microsoft Announces Azure Time Series Insights

Today we are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Time Series Insights, a fully managed analytics, storage, and visualization service that makes it incredibly simple to interactively and instantly explore and analyze billions of events from sources such as Internet of Things. Time Series Insights gives you a near real time global view […]

VMware vSAN 6.6 Online Health Check and Performance Service Improvements

vSAN Online Health CheckFor a quick video of this feature check out this link.The Native VSAN health UI was introduced with VSAN 6.1. This was an external plugin that could run a number of basics checks on a cluster. With vSAN 6.2 this feature and functionality became a core art of the product in the form […]

Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) – Version 6.0.0

The perfect way to seal your Base Image Every time you build you’re base Image from scratch or update it, you must seal it before deploying it to your cloned devices. No matter if you are using Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop with Machine Creation Services (MCS) or Provisioning Services (PVS), VMware View or Microsoft only, BIS-F supports […]

More Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) and Snapshots Goodness

Cormac Hogan posted a very interesting article about Virtual Volumes, you can find the complete article here or scroll down. Well, I got so many questions about my previous articles on a new way of doing snapshots with VVols that I decided to take the time and get even deeper into their behaviour. In this […]

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