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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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    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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    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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    Solving VMware vSphere Tools Are Outdated or Not Installed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of the most common problems you'll ever see in any VMware vSphere infrastructure is the error message "VMware Tools are Outdated or Not Installed".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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    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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    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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    MARVIN (aka EVO) Revealed! VMware Becomes a Hyperconverged Hardware Provider

    There has been a lot written in the last week as VMware unveiled its new hardware offering EVO:RAIL and the upcoming EVO:RACK which will be available in the coming months. This is an interesting step… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    VMware Unveils Upcoming VAIO I/O Filters

    As many announcements are flying around during VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, storage is getting some serious focus as VMware moves to extend optimization for storage on vSphere using the upcoming VAI… Read More

    By Eric Wright, vExpert, Cisco Champion
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    SimpliVity Puts the S in Cisco UCS; Announces New Relationship

    This is a big day for the team at SimpliVity as they announce a new relationship with Cisco to provide the SimpliVity PCIe Accelerator Card and OmniStack feature set on Cisco UCS C240 M3 Series Rackm… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Mesa: How Google Handles Big Data

    As a guitarist, the first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word Mesa is Mesa Boogie amplifiers. They delivery one of the most bone rattling level of sound and tone of anything in the industry… Read More

    By Eric Wright, vExpert, Cisco Champion
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    Welcome VMware to the Jersey Shore: vCHS Opens a New Jersey Data Center

    This is definitely not the reality show that you would expect, but it is a strong move by VMware to continue to expand their vCloud Hybrid Service footprint by opening up their latest data center in t… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    OnMetal: Single-Tenant Cloud the Rackspace Way

    Rackspace has announced something that will be exciting many customers where may have been on the fence about multi-tenant cloud and the concerns that they have around them. Today on the Rackspace bl… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    VSAN and Disconnecting Hosts: Be Careful How You Remove Host Resources!

    There are a lot of people testing the waters with VMware VSAN, and one of the challenges with bringing a new technology on board is understanding the management processes to keep it running. Shared-no… Read More

    By Eric Wright, vExpert, Cisco Champion
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    When Zero Trust is a Good Thing: VMware NSX Security

    As firewalls and security management become more integrated with virtual environments, there are big changes happening in how we design, deploy, and manage these products. VMware NSX is neatly integra… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Marvin: VMware Hyper-Converged Platform?

    This is no paranoid android, but it may be making some of VMware's converged and hyper-converged hardware partners a little paranoid. With the very recent trademark application, VMware may be signa… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Pure Storage and the Missing Power Button

    Over the years we have all had exposure to hardware for storage environments that was explicitly built to handle operational failures from the environment by adding redundancy high availability featur… Read More

    By Eric Wright, vExpert, Cisco Champion