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    The Top 5 Enterprise Type 1 Hypervisors You Must Know

    Before we list the top 5 enterprise type 1 hyerpvisors, you might be wondering, "what is a type 1 hypervisor"? If you don't already know, read our post What Is a Type 1 Hypervisor? A hypervisor is so… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Flash Forward: The Future of Memory

    What is flash memory, why is it important, why is it so darn expensive, and when can buyers expect some relief? When talking about flash, chances are that one of these questions is relevant to the dis… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    Getting Chippy: Intel vs. AMD in 2019

    The year 2019 may well be the year during which the downfall of the x86 processor begins. Predicting the end of x86 is a bit like predicting the year of the Linux desktop, but this time around, someth… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    Latency: The King of Storage Performance Metrics

    Storage vendor 1: “Our array can deliver 1 million IOPS!” Storage vendor 2: “Well, our array can deliver 1 billion IOPS, so take that!” This might be the start of the latest round of stora… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    HotLink Offers DRaaS to Reduce Your DR Blood Pressure

    I recently wrote about a product that leverages public cloud resources such as Amazon Web Services to provide backup and recovery for on-premises workloads. Another such solution is HotLink’s DR Exp… Read More

    By James D. Green
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    How Can VVOLS Improve Your Storage Environment?

    One of the most anticipated components of the 2015 release of VMware vSphere 6 was the long-awaited Virtual Volumes technology. Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) is not a product that is purchased, but rather a… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Data Awareness Is Increasingly Popular in the Storage Biz

    As you scan the emerging storage market, there are some very cool things happening, but one of the features that seems to be increasing in popularity — and needs — revolves around analytics or at… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    So, What is Secondary Storage Cohesity-Style?

    Just as you’ve managed to wrap your head around the craziness that is the world of modern storage comes an emerging concept: secondary storage.  At first, you may think that the term secondary stor… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Overcoming "New Vendor Risk": Pure Storage’s Techniques

    One of the biggest challenges for emerging storage vendors is the phrase “no one ever got fired for buying IBM.”  You can replace IBM in this phrase with any major tier 1 vendor of your choosing,… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    IT as a Change Agent: It’s Time to Look Inward, Starting with Storage

    For decades, IT has been considered a change agent for the organization, but there is a dirty little secret that we in IT aren’t always willing to confess: we are sometimes terrible at taking our ow… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Solving VMware vSphere Tools Are Outdated or Not Installed

    One of the most common problems you'll ever see in any VMware vSphere infrastructure is the error message "VMware Tools are Outdated or Not Installed". For those who don't know, VMware Tools are a sui… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Better Disk Image Deployment: SmartDeploy

    Editor's Note: The following post was authored by Nigel Hickey a vExpert, VCP5-DCV, VCA [DCV | WM | Cloud], Blogger and Infrastructure Administrator. At one time or another you have likely spent al… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    The New Data Center: Serious Simplicity Masks Crazy Complexity

    Times are changing. The days of the backroom engineer sitting alone in a locked room denying knowledge to the rest of the organization are over. Today, CIOs and other business and technology leaders s… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Crowd-sourced Metrics and Automated Support Should Be Key Features In Your Next Storage Array - It’s Good For The Business

    Most of today’s enterprise arrays – particularly those that are shipping from relatively young companies such as Nimble Storage and Tegile – have built-in comprehensive phone home capabilities.… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Open Source: Projects to Watch (hint: OpenStack and Docker)

    We've been seeing a lot of activity around open source projects lately. It isn't that they haven't existed before, but there is an increased focus on open source software that is proving to be a power… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    SuperMicro Teams with Nexenta for Unified Storage Offering

    SuperMicro is becoming a standard name in the enterprise data center, despite what many would have anticipated. Much like how Toyota built on a new model of delivery and timed their rise to the fore o… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Technology Vendor Conglomeration Is Giving Way to Silos

    Inside the data center, convergence is all the rage, and for many good reasons.  In the IT industry, however, convergence – of the business kind – has gone out of style in favor of more targeted… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Monkeying with Infrastructure: How Netflix Dealt with EC2 Reboots

    As we've seen recently in the news, the shellshock vulnerability, also know as Bash bug, has become a new issue for servers around the world. Outside of that, there was also a Xen Security Announcem… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Gridstore Hyper-V-based Hyperconverged Solution Hits The Market

    Hyper-V admins take note: there is a new solution on the market for you!  This week, Gridstore announced their Hyper-V-based hyperconverged infrastructure solution.  Far from being just a “me too… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Top 5 VMware Admin Tips to Keep App Owners Happy

    In my last post, Storage Education and Learning Resources for VMware Admins, I provided numerous resources for VMware Admins to get up to speed on storage. Whenever you think about storage, and the r… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Storage Education and Learning Resources for VMware Admins

    You may be one of the many VMware admins who were unwillingly dropping into the world or storage when you wanted to take advantage of advanced VMware features like high availability (HA) and distribut… Read More

    By David M. Davis