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VMTurbo Announces Inaugural Technology Steering Council Meeting

Turbonomic
VMTurbo, the only demand-driven control platform for the software-defined universe, today announced the formation of its Technology Steering Council (TSC), a forum for industry thought leaders to discuss IT data center management challenges and growth trends. Top executives from Hewlett-Packard, including Committee Chairman Bill Veghte, Barclays and Red Hat will join VMTurbo CEO, Ben Nye, […]

Software-Defined Storage: 10X Storage Consolidation And 10X Performance Acceleration with Atlantis USX 2.0 Webinar & Demo

Atlantis Computing
Join us for a technical deep dive to learn how Atlantis USX 2.0, Best of VMworld in Storage 2014 gold winner, gives IT the flexibility to get more out of existing storage, even older arrays, create new storage tiers by aggregating and pooling SSDs, SAS, flash, and RAM of any number of servers. Register NOW! […]

Microsoft beefs up Azure with G-Series VMs, Docker & Key Vault

DABCC
As far as virtual machines in the public cloud go, bigger is better. At least that’s what Microsoft seems to believe in any case, if its new Azure G-Series VMs are anything to go by. Rolled out on Thursday, the G-Series packs more memory, processing power and local solid-state drive storage than anything Microsoft’s competitors […]

Microsoft and Google strike back at AWS with their own cloud upgrades

DABCC
The war for the public cloud continues apace. Days after Amazon.com Inc. rolled out the latest batch of improvements to its dominant infrastructure-as-a-service platform, rivals are hitting back with their own upgrades in the opening skirmish of 2015. Microsoft fired the opening salvo with the launch of three additional services on Azure, beginning with new G-Series […]

DataCore Introduces a New Breakthrough Random Write Accelerator for Update Intensive Databases, ERP, OLTP and RAID-5 Workloads

DataCore
It’s here! DataCore Software this week has released exciting new breakthrough feature extending the arsenal of enterprise features already present within SANsymphony-V. This new feature serves to enhance the performance of random write workloads which are among the most costly operations that can be performed against a storage system. The new Random Write Accelerator in effect takes […]

Storage Latency: Is fast storage really faster?

Turbonomic
I have an idea… Faster storage isn’t always faster. Before you disagree let me explain. There are a lot of different factors that go into the “speed” of your storage. The first thing you have to do is define speed. In this case I’ll be looking at it from the end users perspective. Any one […]

How To Deploy Multiple Sanbolic Clusters in the Same Network Environment

DABCC
The Software-Defined Storage (SD) capabilities integrated in the Sanbolic Scale-Out Platform enables users to significantly reduce data and storage administration (time, effort and money) and complexity through infrastructure consolidation and/or reduction. Users of the Sanbolic Platform can amalgamate their hardware-based storage arrays (of different makes, models, types) and present logical volumes comprised of storage provisioned […]

DataCore’s Answer to Random Write Workloads: Sequential Storage

DataCore
DataCore Software has developed another exciting new feature extending the arsenal of enterprise features already present within SANsymphony-V. This new feature serves to enhance the performance of random write workloads which are among the most costly operations that can be performed against a storage system. The new Sequential Storage feature will be available in SANsymphony™-V10 PSP1 scheduled for release within the […]

Pure Storage plots all-flash assault on hyper-converged systems

Nutanix
Pure Storage Inc., the all-flash array vendor, has just given the strongest hint yet that it’s about to change direction and start building hyper-converged systems as part of an assault on the commodity server hardware market. In a blog post to celebrate the company’s fifth birthday, Pure Storage CEO Scott Dietzen effectively stated his intent […]

Microsoft’s Scale-Out File Server Overcomes SAN Cloud Barriers

DABCC
There are no SANs in the cloud because the venerable storage technology just doesn’t scale to that level. But there are ways around it, and Microsoft shops should start with the company’s Scale-Out File Server. There’s a revolution going on in storage. Once the domain of boring but dependable storage-area network (SAN) arrays, there’s now […]

Getting Started with Atlantis USX! Basic Installation and Configuration Guide for the 2.0 GA Release – Part 4

Atlantis Computing
Part 4: Deploying a Hybrid DAS Volume (aka Hyper-Converged) For the next volume type, I want to make use of those SAS and SSD disks in each of my hosts, so I’ll deploy a hyper-converged volume. Here’s an example of what this volume will look like when I’m finished: Let’s walk through this in the […]

Getting Started with Atlantis USX! Basic Installation and Configuration Guide for the 2.0 GA Release – Part 3

Atlantis Computing
Part 3: Deploying a Hybrid SAN/NAS Volume For my initial volume, I want to show you an example of accelerating SAN/NAS with host RAM, so I’ll select Hybrid. Here’s an example of what my environment will look like when completed: I’ve entered a volume name, capacity, selected NFS for the protocol (preferred over iSCSI for […]

How to Size Nutanix Capacity… the Unofficial Calculator!

Nutanix
A frequent question I get is related to Nutanix capacity sizing. Sizing Nutanix is not complicated and Steven Poitras did an excellent job explaining the process at The Nutanix Bible (here). However, as the Nutanix cluster grows overtime and different HDD/SSD capacities are introduced, the calculation starts to get a little bit trickier; specially when […]

Nutanix Unveils Industry’s First All-Flash Hyper-Converged Platform and Only Stretch Clustering Capability

Nutanix
Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, today announced two industry-first additions to its Virtual Computing Platform, taking aim at the most demanding applications and critical infrastructure requirements in the datacenter. The new NX-9000 appliance is the industry’s first all-flash hyper-converged platform, delivering scale-out storage for applications that demand exceptionally fast performance. With Metro Availability, Nutanix becomes […]

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