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Storage for the new age of Cloud. Thinking outside the box.

So in the VMware Community podcast this week we got to talking a post that Massimo wrote about how he sees the storage path of the future. You should and can check it out here. I understand it’s a general interpretation of something that is not yet something we can implement as he lays it out but it shows that he is thinking outside the box. I really like where his head. While I read the post it got me to thinking as well but it was too much to comment on his post so I decided to do a post as well on pretty much the same topic but with my own spin on it.

Server virtualization and the sprawl of datastores

Sprawl is a big issue across nearly all areas of IT. Server virtualization aims to combat server sprawl and reduce the physical footprint of servers in server rooms and data centers. It’s simple math: more consolidated systems on a lower number of higher capacity systems equals less server hardware. This works well for most systems and many have been able to reduce the footprint of their server hardware. Server virtualization has also made it easy to provision infrastructure and deploy systems in minutes rather than hours, days, weeks or months.

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Deepdive with Tintri VMstore

This week I got to talk with Ed Lee - Architect and Chris Bennet - VP Marketing both over at Tintri about the new VMstore storage array for VMware virtualize environments. They walked me through the product and gave sort of a deep dive into what the product does and what sets this storage array apart from what’s available today. I’ll point out some of the features that sets them apart from other vendors and then some future things they’re looking at improving with the product.