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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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    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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    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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    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
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    Atlantis Updates ILIO for VMware VSAN

    Atlantis Computing has launched its next iteration of their ILIO suite for VMware VSAN. This is an interesting product that I have had a chance to discuss with the creators when at Virtualization Fiel… Read More

    By Eric Wright, vExpert, Cisco Champion
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    VMware vCenter Heartbeat Officially Flatlined

    While the reasoning may not be fully known yet as to why it has happened, VMware has chosen to mark the vCenter Server Heartbeat product as EOA (End of Availability) as of June 2, 2014. It has been no… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Breaking News: Scott Davis, Former VMware CTO, Joins Infinio as CTO

    While everyone was watching WWDC yesterday to see what announcements were coming out, something was happening in the world of virtualization storage that had my attention in a much greater way. As… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    The Dawn of Managed Cloud - Rackspace and the Upcoming Gartner MQ Report

    I won't be the first one to say this, but in the enterprise adoption of cloud I feel that this is where things may go: "Managed cloud is the new cloud" As Gartner prepares to publish their Magic Q… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    VMware vCHS is getting a pay-as-you-go makeover

    For fans of the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) model, you may have heard that there are some changes coming for the platform. There is continuous integration and continuous deployment already act… Read More

    By David M. Davis