Here are my prediction for the new year of technologies that will make a big splash in the enterprise. This list shows what I think will h..
This post is comes in response to a blog post that was sparked from a twitter post. The blog post “My wish for 2015 – better tooling to pr..
My beginning like most started with VMware virtualization. Back then the enterprise was a baby and I was painfully trying the feed it..
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.
Earlier this month Tintri did a survey that asked customers about what challenges they faced with virtualization and more. The full article is can be found here. It was clear from the survey that the most significant hurdles to virtualization expansion were with storage.
Tintri VMstore is a storage appliance that’s built for VMware. Its VM-aware file system brings some innovative features that set it apart from general purpose storage products. If you haven’t seen my original deep dive, check it out here.
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.
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.
This week EMC announced its new VNX Family of storage products. The VNXe offerings should be a long awaited and welcome product to those customers that have been looking for simple and easy storage with the EMC logo attached.
A video that shows how to increase storage on a VMFS datastore in vSphere 4.