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Microsoft: Cluster size recommendations for ReFS and NTFS

Microsoft
Microsoft’s file systems organize storage devices based on cluster size. Also known as the allocation unit size, cluster size represents the smallest amount of disk space that can be used to hold a file. Both ReFS and NTFS support multiple cluster sizes, as different sized clusters can offer different performance benefits, depending on the deployment. […]

VMware: New Report Names vSAN #1 in HCI Purchases or Evaluations

VMware
A recent report from technology research and advisory firm Evaluator Group notes that hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions continue to gain traction in the market. The report notes that VMware vSAN was the #1 HCI solution purchased or evaluated by a wide margin of organizations surveyed (63 percent). Dell-EMC VxRail, powered by VMware vSphere and vSAN, […]

Remote Desktop 2.0 Moving end user computing to the cloud!

IT Blog by Marius Sandbu
So this is my tagline for my session at NIC CONF 2017 http://www.nicconf.com/remote-desktop-v20 But since its a large subject, I also decided to write about it as well. With the uprise of Cloud, it provides customers which a large opportunity in terms of choice when it comes to modernizing the way we can provide desktops […]

VMware: Divining the Data Center 2017: 5 Things to Come for the Hyperconverged Infrastructure

VMware
In the first installment of our 2017 Predictions blog series, Lee Caswell, VP of Products, Storage & Availability at VMware, sets out 5 key things to expect for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) in 2017. Drawing on predicted trends from industry analysts such as the decline of fibre channel and the rise of all-flash storage, this first […]

VMware: Partner Perspectives: How NSX Accelerates Innovation

VMware
As the adoption of the Software-Defined Data Center continues to transform IT, we have heard from several VMware partners on the pivotal role VMware solutions played in facilitating their own digital transformations. NSX, in particular, has been key both for updating our partners’ internal business processes as well as the products with which they go-to-market. […]

Workspot Expands Senior Leadership Team

Workspot
New Hires from Citrix and Microsoft Join Cloud-Based Provider of VDI 2.0 Workspot (workspot.com), a leader in next-generation Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), announced today the appointment of four new senior team members: Hamish McNee as Senior Director of Worldwide Channels, Deborah Thornton as Director of Integrated Marketing, Rommy Channe as Principal Product Manager and Henry […]

VMware Video: Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN)

VMware
Demonstrate how Extended Oracle RAC is implemented on Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster highlighting these use cases: – Workload feasibility – Site maintenance – High availability – Workload load balancing/mobility From the fine folks at VMware TV.

VMware: Migrate a 2-node (ROBO) vSAN from Windows vCenter (v6.2) to a VCSA (v6.5)

VMware
One of my good friends from VMware Poland, Aleksander Bukowinski, contacted me recently on behalf of one of our customers. The customer wished to move their 2-node vSAN cluster and the witness to a new vCenter server. They were currently managing their vSAN with a Windows vCenter server (version 6.2), and wanted to move the […]

Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 2.7 Percent in 2017

Gartner
Analysts to Discuss Latest IT Spending Outlook During Gartner Webinar on January 17 Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.7 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. However, this growth rate is down from earlier projections of 3 percent. “2017 was poised to be a rebound year in […]

VMware Video: VMware Cloud Foundation – Expand Workload Domain

VMware
In this video, we’ve completed the imaging and initial bring up process for the VMware Cloud Foundation instance. It includes two qualified top-of-rack switches, a management switch and 12 vSAN Ready Nodes. A four-node Management Domain is in place along with a four-node VI Workload Domain. Now, we’ll add capacity to the workload domain from […]
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