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VMware: Win “Dell EMC VxRail VMware VSAN Over Nutanix HCI”

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Gartner has just released its first HyperConverged Infrastructure magic quadrant as of January 2018 and unsurprisingly Nutanix is leading the way. Dell EMC is lurking right at the corner just barely behind Nutanix while VMware is 3rd on the leaders board followed by HP which I wouldn’t think would have made it as leaders without […]

Thick and Thin Provisioning for VMware Disks: What is the Difference?

NAKIVO
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In this article, we are going to consider the storage pre-allocation aspect of virtual disk settings in detail and find out what thick and thin provisioning are, how they differ, and which of these storage pre-allocation types is better for your infrastructure. Thick Provisioning Thick provisioning is a type of storage pre-allocation. With thick provisioning, […]

Datrium DVX makes EC2 and HCI seem like Complex Old Systems

While setting up couple AWS EC2 instances a few days ago, I noticed that despite the higher level abstraction and orchestration provided by cloud services I still needed to understand quite a lot about application behavior to properly stand-up a solution that would cater for my business. Luckily I was just playing around with some […]

Defining hyperconverged infrastructure Part 1: The anatomy of the HPE Simplivity 380

HP Enterprise
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The HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure was engineered to provide a simple, scalable architecture that can deliver both predictable and peak performance while ensuring full data protection. Starting with a single node, the HPE SimpliVity solution can be grown to a globally distributed network of nodes that can very efficiently move and protect data between physical […]

Tipping IT past the all-flash inflection point with hyperconvergence

HP Enterprise
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For decades, traditional storage (or disk storage) worked well for IT teams, giving them the high capacity they needed. But, as data storage space becomes more important every year, capacity alone is no longer enough. IT teams often face high latency issues and drive failures with the traditional storage solutions – as seen by the […]

Storage Field Day 14 #SFD14 – Define Tomorrow

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Unusually DellEMC sponsored three of the sessions meaning there wasn’t as much traveling around as some of the SFD events. For me working regularly with Dell EMC technoligies it allowed me to get a deeper understand of the Dell EMC product range but also speak to some great tech start ups. I plan on writing […]

The Power of ScaleIO – Forrester Total Economy Impact Study

Dell
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Save $88.2M in costs – Check. 140,000 hours of developer productivity saved – Check. 20 million+ IOPS – Check. 5X improvement in deployment time – Check. Data migration – Every 25 Years…Check! Dell EMC commissioned Forrester to interview a large, global financial institution – a long standing Dell EMC ScaleIO customer – to create a […]

Datrium 3.1 Features Overview (Beyond Marketing)

Three months ago we released the 3.0 version of our software (here) and announced a boatload of new features, including Red Hat and CentOS virtualization support, Containers Persistent Volumes, and an incredible 18 Million IOPS and 8 GB/s random write throughput. Then last month we announced Oracle RAC (here) with support for vSphere multi-writer VMDKs. […]

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet Page by Bas van Kaam!

Bas van Kaam
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Throughout the last couple of years, I have published multiple, so-called ultimate cheat sheets around the FMA, Citrix printing, and application layering. But also around IoT networking and IOPS in general, for example. Looking through my website statistics I can see that these articles or small e-books are by far the most popular, even the […]

How Hyperconverged Infrastructure Ensures Peak Performance in a Cost-Effective Manner

HP Enterprise
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Fifteen years ago, your standard hard drive had a capacity of about 36GBs. These hard drives delivered roughly 150 IOPS. Today, hard drives are equipped with over 6TB of capacity … and they deliver roughly 150 IOPS. You see, the data problem isn’t just one of capacity anymore. Data growth is an issue to be […]

Amazon EC2 Per Second Billing

Amazon Web Services
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Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs and Amazon EBS volumes will also move from per hour billing to per second billing with a minimum of 60 seconds. As with EC2 instances, the list prices will continue to be displayed as it is today in GB-month for capacity, IOPS-month provisioned for io1 IOPS and per Million I/O requests […]

Microsoft Announces new Azure VM sizes for more cost-effective database workloads

Microsoft
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Our customers told us that their database workloads like SQL Server or Oracle often require high memory, storage, and I/O bandwidth, but not a high core count. Many database workloads they are running are not CPU-intensive. They want a VM size that enables them to constrain the VM vCPU count to reduce the cost of […]

Cisco: The Past, Present and the Future of Storage Traffic Visibility and Analytics

Cisco
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There have been countless amounts of industry research and many volumes written about data visibility and analytics with the advent of the Big Data Era. However, these discussions rarely delve into visibility and analytics requirements for storage and storage networking technologies. This is somewhat ironic because Big Data term itself was invented as an expression of […]

Microsoft Announces Larger, Higher Scale Storage Accounts

Microsoft
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One of the fastest areas of growth in cloud computing is around data storage. With a variety of workloads such as IoT telemetry, logging, media, genomics and archival driving cloud data growth, the need for scalable capacity, bandwidth, and transactions for storing and analyzing data for business insights, is more important than ever. Up to […]

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