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Whatever Happened To the VDI Revolution?

Storage revolution is once again in the air — at least in the branding of a lot of annual IT conferences this fall. Both VMware and Microsoft have been crowing about improvements in their virtualization products that will enable the revolution in "virtual desktops" that has been promised, but never delivered, over the past decade […]

Improving App Performance with All Flash Arrays and Software-defined Storage

All-flash Arrays (AFA) promise increased performance and greater storage density, but how can they be seamlessly incorporated into an existing storage infrastructure? Join DataCore Software and Pure Storage as we discuss the power of combining the speed of all-flash arrays with the intelligence of an SDS platform to accelerate your key applications and resolve performance […]

Nimble Storage Advances the Adaptive Flash Platform Delivering the Full Benefits of Storage Consolidation

Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced a broad range of new enterprise-grade capabilities to the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform that enable enterprise IT organizations to dynamically meet varying service level agreements, reduce costs, and gain greater business agility and responsiveness. Advancements to the Adaptive Flash platform include the ability […]

Hyper-V Virtual Machines and the Storage Optimizer

Windows Server 2012 (R2) has made many improvements to how storage optimization and maintenance is done. You can read a lot more about this in What’s New in Defrag for Windows Server 2012/2012R2. It boils down to a more intelligent approach depending on the capability of the underlying storage. This is reflected in the Media type […]

Tintri and VMTurbo Partnering to Offer Customers Greater Control of Virtualized Environments

VMTurbo and Tintri, a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for cloud and virtualized environments, today announced a partnership to provide customers with improved VM performance and efficiency within Tintri environments. The partnership enables users of both solutions to deliver VM workload SLAs that assure performance and define Quality of Service (QoS) adherence targets. VMTurbo […]

Advanced Motors & Drives® (AMD) Safeguards Continued Growth and Evolving Product Line with StorTrends High Performance Storage

Premier Designer and Manufacturer of Customized Motors for Battery-Powered Vehicles Replaces Tape-Based Backup with StorTrends Storage Area Network (SAN)  StorTrends®, the world’s proven leader in all-flash arrays (AFA), hybrid storage, and spinning disk solutions, today announced that Advanced Motors and Drives (AMD), a premier designer and manufacturer of customized motors for battery-powered vehicles, has deployed […]

SSD vs. HDD: How Are They Different?

HDD and SSD Explained A spinning hard disk drive (HDD) is the traditional form of computer storage that is nonvolatile: data is not erased when a system shuts down. HHDs are built using metal platters that coated with magnetic material. The coating stores data regardless of type or age, while a read/write head built into […]

Violin Memory Flash Storage Platform Achieves VMware Ready Status, Certified with VMware Horizon Fast Track 2.0 Proven Storage

Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced that its Violin 7300 Flash Storage Platform (FSP) has achieved VMware Ready™ status, and has been certified with VMware Horizon Fast Track 2.0 Proven Storage. The VMware Ready designation indicates that after a […]

When your Home Lab turns into a Home DC

A little bit over a year ago I decide to update my lab and build two servers. My old lab had plenty of compute power, however they were lacking bandwidth, 3 Gbit/s SATA and 1 Gb network bandwidth. I turned to one of the masters of building a home lab, Erik Bussink on twitterand we […]

Why I Decided Not To Put Flash In The Array

Todd Mace
My story starts about 3 years ago, where at the time I was the Information Systems director for a large non-profit in Atlanta, GA. One of the initiatives at the time was to become 100% virtualized in 6 months; and there were obviously many tasks that needed to be accomplished before reaching that milestone. The […]

Veeam Announces New Veeam Availability Suite v9 and EMC VNX Snapshot Integration

Veeam Delivers Availability for the Modern Data Center™ Through Veeam’s Integration with EMC VNX and VNXe Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays in the New Veeam Availability Suite v9 Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™, today announced that the new Veeam Availability Suite v9, to be released later this […]

Tech Reasons why Nutanix leads the VDI industry

It has been a long time ago since I explored Nutanix technology with VDI lens. Features have been added to the platform since my last article on the subject, but Nutanix is still unquestionably my infrastructure of choice for VDI; not because I work for Nutanix, but because there are very good reasons for that. Since this is a […]

Kirklees College Gains Flexibility and ‘Peace of Mind’ Using the DataCore Software-defined Storage Platform SANsymphony-V10 solution

DataCore Software, a leader and premier provider of Software-Defined Storage and Tier-1 Enterprise Storage Virtualization, today announced that one of the U.K.’s largest education colleges and providers of vocational courses, Kirklees College in Yorkshire, continues to build and rely on DataCore’s SANsymphony-V platform to provide its 20,000 full- and part-time students with a modern learning delivery environment. […]

EMC’s latest acquisition aims to encrypt the hybrid cloud

EMC wrapped up last week with the acquisition of a low-key encryption provider called CloudLink Technologies Inc. to help make its storage platform more secure. Or more specifically, to make enforcing that security across different kinds of infrastructure less of a hassle than it is now. Most of the components in the storage kingpin’s reference […]

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