VMware Virtual Storage to Hook Up Flash with Docker

Data Center Knowledge

of VMware’s vSAN component (formerly Virtual SAN), to be made available May 5, will include a Docker volume driver that will enable containerized applications and microservices to address virtual storage volumes as though they were persistent data containers. VMware docker hyperconvergence Michael Haag virtual storage vSANVersion 6.6

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Virtual Instruments to add cloud storage monitoring by end of 2017

Computer Weekly

Storage performance and monitoring provider Virtual Instruments leverages Xangati functionality to add cloud storage monitoring to existing SAN and NAS capabilities in Virtual Wisdom

Citrix Acquires Storage Virtualization Company Sanbolic

Data Center Knowledge

Plans to blend scale-out, block storage management tech into XenDesktop, XenApp, and XenMobile Read More. Cloud Computing Storage citrix sanbolic

SGI Acquires FileTek for Storage Virtualization

Data Center Knowledge

SGI announced that it has acquired big data storage virtualization provider FileTek, for an undisclosed amount. SGI Storage filetek

The Mismatch Between Virtualization and Storage

Data Center Knowledge

Increased adoption of virtualization in today’s data centers is uncovering the significant mismatch between the capabilities of traditional storage platforms and the specialized demands of virtualization, writes Sachin Chheda. This column discusses the different storage and virtualization.

Evolving to Next-Gen Data Center: Cloud, Storage, Virtualization, Security

Data Center Knowledge

AFCOM Cloud Computing Security Virtualization cloud data center Data Center WorldHow are data center managers adjusting to cloud and the explosion of data? AFCOM survey sheds light on the impact of current trends on the data center. Read More.

Storage Virtualization, Hyperscale, and the Abstraction of Data

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Storage cloud hyperscaleOur capability to control information and data center resources continues to break new ground. Now, we have data abstraction and new levels of hyperscale to make an even more efficient data center platform. Read More.

The Data Storage Explosion

Cloud Musings

Cloud growth is also driving a rapid rise in the storage market, exacerbating the enterprise challenge around storage cost and complexity. In meeting this storage challenge , enterprises are increasing their use of hybrid IT solution models.

Is Data Virtualization the Future of Enterprise Storage?

Virtualized Greek

I recently attended Storage Field Day 7 (See disclosure) and was introduced to the concept of data virtualization. From a high-level data virtualization is the abstraction of data services from the physical data. Initially, the concept of data virtualization didn’t.

Evolution of Storage: VM-Aware Storage for Virtualization

Data Center Knowledge

To make virtualization predictable for tier-one apps and end-user desktops and enable mixing and matching workloads, storage should be intelligent, writes Sachin Chheda of Tintri. Also, data reduction techniques to maximize the usage of expensive storage, such as flash, as complements to QoS, and. Industry Perspectives

Building Blocks – Predictable and Simple Storage for Virtual Environments

Data Center Knowledge

Traditional storage systems designed before the advent of virtualization are difficult to administer and scale, writes Saradhi Sreegiriraju of Tintri. As virtualization storage needs change, organizations need better options for building and scaling virtualized environments. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Storage Deflation?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

   Why buy something today when it’s virtually certain that its price will fall tomorrow? While it’s true that I now work for VMware, I came from the storage hardware business.     And when it comes to storage capacity, both seem to be in play.

Virtual Instruments extends VirtualWisdom to NAS testing

Computer Weekly

Storage performance monitoring and analysis provider extends capability to NAS testing for the first time as customer use of file access for virtualisation brings storage issues

Alluxio: A virtual distributed storage system orders of magnitude faster than others

CTOvision

The world's first memory-centric distributed storage system bridges applications and underlying storage systems providing unified data access orders of magnitudes faster than existing solutions. Alluxio is a memory speed virtual distributed storage system. Research Team.

Actifio Unshackles Stranded Storage Investment

Data Center Knowledge

valuation and numerous heavyweight customers on the roster, the five-year-old startup is convincing users and investors that its copy data virtualization technology is the best way to tame duplicate data sprawl. Storage With a $1.1B

VMware or Microsoft? Reducing VMware Storage Costs WITH Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces

IT Pros Rock!

Windows Server 2012 can provide key advantages in one of the areas that is near-and-dear to every VMware administrator''s budget: Storage! Virtual Private Cloud Hyper-V Virtualization Server 2012 VHDx VM VMware Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Server 2012 Storage Clustering iSCSI

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Virtual Hadoop: Gaining Traction

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The story of the industry''s adoption of virtualization has a recurring theme: workloads once thought entirely unsuitable for virtualization make obvious sense in hindsight. Virtualize my test and dev environment?    Virtualize a database? 

2016 Going Dutch Cloud Virtualization Server Storage I/O Seminars

Storage IO Blog

announcement backup BC and DR big data Cloud Comment converged convergence Data protection database Education I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics little data object storage perspective post server sponsored ssd Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access tools Travel virtualization ceph Dutch Fujitsu Holland NVM object reduxio sl solutions Software Defined storage workshop

Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

Storage IO Blog

Data storage regardless of if hardware, legacy, new, emerging, cloud service or various software defined storage (SDS) approaches are all fundamental resource components of data infrastructures along with compute server, I/O networking as well as management tools, techniques, processes and procedures. The post Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

Dell to Ship Servers With Scality’s Software Defined Storage

Data Center Knowledge

Firms partner to enable cloud-style object storage in enterprise data centers Read More. Blades Dell Infrastructure Storage Virtualization

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Fusion-io Accelerates VMware Virtualized Solutions

Data Center Knowledge

At the VMware Partner Exchange event Fusion-io (FIO) announced comprehensive updates to its full portfolio of flash-fueled virtualization solutions based on Fusion ioMemory. Storage Virtualization VMware fusion-io FIO

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Are Servers The New Storage?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

At one time, almost all storage was directly attached to servers.    Whether that was through disk drives in the server enclosure itself, or external racks directly connected, there was a clear 1:1 mapping between server, application and dedicated storage resources.

From Storage Admin To Storage Service Manager

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I''ve been talking to storage people in IT for about 20 years now.    Sure, the new technology is always interesting -- but what storage folks are always interested in is how does this change things?  Software Defined Storage Is More Than Marketing.

Software Defined Storage Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Algorithms + Data Structures

Storage IO Blog

or those who are into, or simply like to talk about software-defined storage (SDS), APIs, Windows, Virtual Hard Disks (VHD) or VHDX, or Hyper-V among other related themes, have you ever actually looked at the specification for VHDX? How about Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs, are you familiar with that?

Cloud, Virtual, Server, Storage I/O and other technology tiering

Storage IO Blog

Tiering technology and the right data center tool for a given task Depending on who or what is your sphere of influence, or your sources of information and insight are, there will be different views of tiering, particular when it comes to tiered storage and storage tiering for cloud, virtual and traditional environments.

FalconStor Launches Software Defined Storage Platform

Data Center Knowledge

Traditional storage company''s storage virtualization platform enables centralized management for disparate storage resources Read More. Storage falconstor

Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech The following is a new Industry Trends Perspective White Paper Report titled Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model.

Nimble Storage Launches New Converged Infrastructure Solution

Data Center Knowledge

Flash-optimized strorage provider Nimble Storage announced SmartStack - a new converged infrastructure solution that allows enterprises to address the storage performance challenges for desktop and server virtualization workloads in a single converged infrastructure stack.

Fall 2013 Dutch cloud, virtual and storage I/O seminars

Storage IO Blog

Fall 2013 Dutch cloud, virtual and storage I/O seminars It is that time of the year again when StorageIO will be presenting a series of seminar workshops in the Netherlands on cloud, virtual and data storage networking technologies, trends along with best practice techniques. StorageIO partners with the independent firm Brouwer Storage Consultancy of Holland […].

Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech The following are Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs. For example, paying the same yet upgrading to fewer, faster servers, […] The post Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog. In some cases, reducing your cloud costs means spending the same yet getting more value and resources that provide a business benefit.

PureStorage: The all-flash enterprise storage company

CTOvision

Pure Storage enables the broad deployment of flash in the data center. When compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise arrays are significantly faster and more efficient at a price point that is less than performance disk per gigabyte stored.

Announcing Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event

Storage IO Blog

Announcing Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event Announcing Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event Microsoft will be hosting a free (no registration required) half day virtual (e.g. online) Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event June 26, 2018 starting at 9AM PT.

Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Storage IO Blog

lightweight Nano, full data center with desktop interface, on-premise, bare metal, virtualized (Hyper-V, VMware, etc) as well as cloud). The post Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016 appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Physical vs. Virtual virtualization lab

Virtualized Greek

So, you want to improve your knowledge of virtualization. Doesn’t matter if it’s Hyper-V, VMware, Xen or KVM the major decision of Physical vs. Virtual lab is the same. This is the first major requirement of any virtualization lab. Running a Virtual Machine.

The New Storage Buyer

Chuck's Blog - EMC

    When it comes to storage, it’s been the same way for as long as I can remember: the storage team makes the recommendation.  But what if a relatively new storage buyer is emerging?  The New Storage Buyer. Servers As Storage: Interest Is Strong.