Last week I was able to attend a presentation from Whiptail in which they talked about their flash-based storage array. With their product portfolio they offer storage solutions that deliver high levels of speed for applications which produce high loads on storage. Whiptail positions itself in the marked as a storage solution for applications like [...]
AJ discusses VDI storage solutions with Jonathan Klick from VKernel/Quest/Dell.
QNAP announces firmware update with full VMware VAAI support. (VMGuru.nl - I choose (a virtual) life!)
Yesterday at the VMworld 2012 Europe event in Barcelona I spoke with an engineer from QNAP at their booth. He told us that QNAP will be introducing a new firmware release for their Pro line. The version number will probably be 3.8 (current version is 3.7.3) and it will contain full VMware VAAI [...]
Nimble Storage announces CS400-series, ES-series & Nimble OS 2.0 (VMGuru.nl - I choose (a virtual) life!)
In the past we at VMGuru.nl have been great fans of Dell EqualLogic storage solutions for it’s simplicity and with our current employer we have learned the advantages of NetApp storage systems and it’s completeness. But why should we have to choose? Why can’t we just combine the ease of use and licensing model from [...] by Erik Scholten
Since my article on ‘Storage Optimization with Atlantis‘ on April 3rd, I’ve been in contact with Atlantis and got some additional information I would like to share with you. First of all, in the article it says the following: Another point of interest is, does Atlantis live up to the promises made regarding the alleged [...] by Erik Scholten
In our quest for native PC performance in a VDI solution we are always looking for better, faster and simpler storage solutions. To improve storage performance several vendors have introduced different solutions like controller cache, SSD disks, flash memory. Last week I received an e-mail from a colleague regarding ‘Atlantis Computing Uses Diskless VDI Architecture [...] by Erik Scholten ...
10GbE connections are getting more common in the datacenters, even for SMB 10GbE is getting within their reach. In the storage market Dell EqualLogic lagged behind large storage vendors like NetApp in functionality and connectivity but now EqualLogic released their new products on 10GbE, solving the connectivity issue. Both the PS6000 series for large scale [...] by Anne Jan Elsinga
August 2010 I wrote an article on support for Exchange CCR clustering on VMware with iSCSI. VMware’s response then was very simple and straight forward. Exchange CCR clustering on VMware is not supported on iSCSI! When asked if VMware had plans to change this support issue in the future the response was promising. “The Exchange [...] by Erik Scholten
EMC has announced a new storage system called Isilon 108NL. The Isilon storage system consists of 36 disk 4U nodes which can be joined together to create a 144 node storage system with a capacity of 15 PB. It’s a scale-out storage system where each node contains its own 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps interfaces [...] by Erik Scholten