Resources (563)

  1. Think Differently About Storage With Superconvergence

    Modern virtualization introduced overhead into the compute and storage stack in a number of ways. For many production workloads, IT organizations were happy to trade the overhead incurred for the massive increase in workload consolidation and ease of administration. But there are always outliers. In the case of extremely compute-heavy workloads, sometimes the correct choice was indeed to avoid… Read More

  2. 003 - Eric Wright On Root Cause Analysis

    Eric Wright (@discoposse) is on the show to discuss the way Root Cause Analysis as a practice is changing in the data center. Listen Now

  3. Blazing Fast Network Virtualization with Superconvergence

    VMware's acquisition of Nicira in 2012 and Cisco's major push with ACI were confirmation that software-defined networking and network function virtualization were coming to a data center near you. SDN solutions like NSX work their magic by making use of an overlay network to virtualize a network segment and allow the client traffic to traverse the underlying network infrastructure (referred to… Read More

  4. The Continuing Convergence of Infrastructure

    As technology has evolved and our ideas around how IT infrastructure should be managed have matured, infrastructure has continued to converge. The main drivers for this convergence have been operational efficiency and predictability. When converged infrastructure was introduced, the provisioning and validation steps were removed from the turn up process and companies like VCE and NetApp did the he… Read More

  5. 002 - DRS Doctor With Brian Graf

    Brian Graf of VMware is on the show to discuss the new Fling from VMware Labs: DRS Doctor. DRS Doctor is an exciting new tool that helps administrators analyze and troubleshoot DRS decisions without involving VMware support, which was commonly required in the past. Listen Now

  6. Don’t Miss This! Our 2016 Cloud MegaCast – July 27th!

    Be among the thousands of IT Pros that have attended our live MegaCast events! Don't miss out and Register to join us July 27th at 12:00PM Eastern time! Read More

  7. The Cloud Is A Journey, Not a Destination

    You’ve all heard the mantra that enterprise IT workloads are marching slowly (or quickly, in some cases) but surely to the cloud.  In this context, the assumption is that workloads are exiting the local data center and making their way to public cloud providers such as Amazon and Microsoft.  While this is certainly true for some applications, it’s absolutely false for others.  That said, ev… Read More

  8. vChat Podcast - VMware Labs Flings with James Green, vBlog Results, and Home Labs (Episode 41)

    In episode #41, Simon and David talk with vExpert James Green about his favorite VMware Labs Flings including DRS Doctor, I/O Analyzer, and PowerCLI tools. We also cover the vBlog 2016 results and what we are doing with our home labs. WATCH NOW to see the full episode! Show Notes and Hyperlinks Here are notes and links to many of the things we covered in episode 41 of vChat: vExpert Jame… Read More

  9. 001 - VMware Code With Kyle Ruddy

    Kyle Ruddy from VMware{code} is on the show to discuss a program led by VMware to encourage developers to contribute to open source projects - especially those that interface with VMware products. Listen Now

  10. Get Your Data Under Control in 5 Steps

    Across every industry vertical and without regard for organization size, there is one fact that remains true: the data deluge is upon us.  The much-ballyhooed “Big Data” phenomenon that prognosticators have warned about is here.  Whether or not you’re a believer in the transformational power of data, it’s hard to ignore the fact that organizations are simply drowning in data.  The reaso… Read More

  11. Meet Container-Defined Storage from Portworx

    As agility in the data center increases with increasing adoption of container-based provisioning, some have noticed a major infrastructure component lagging behind: storage. Enterprise storage is notoriously slow-moving from a provisioning perspective; beyond that, most or all of the storage platforms in use today weren't created with containers in mind. That all changes today with the launch o… Read More

  12. Should Data Protection be Taken to a Higher Level - the OpenStack Cloud?

    10 years ago data protection (primarily backup and recovery) worked at the physical server level. When server virtualization gained popularity, data protection vendors first said that they could continue to work at the host level until the end users demanded that their data protection vendors rise to a higher level and recognize the virtual infrastructure. Of course with that came some amazing fea… Read More

  13. About "Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server"

    James Green and I recently announced the launch of the Gorilla Guide to Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server. Storage and SQL Server go hand in hand, but rarely do the technologists involved have the background on the technologies involved. Infrastructure administrators usually do not have a background with SQL Server storage internals, nor do DBAs have an infrastructure and systems backgroun… Read More

  14. New eBook! The Gorilla Guide to Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server

    The intersection of storage infrastructure and database platforms is one of the most critical yet misunderstood relationships in the entire data center. And it's not getting any easier for storage admins or DBAs. The volume of data retained and accessed by today’s organizations is exploding at an unprecedented rate. Business expects the IT department to keep data online and accessible indef… Read More

  15. Don’t Miss This! Our 2016 Hyperconvergence MegaCast – April 27th!

    Be among the thousands of IT Pros that have attended our live MegaCast events! Don't miss out and Register to join us April 27th at 12:00PM Eastern time! Read More

  16. News from Intel Cloud Day 2016

    Towards the end of last week, the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center in the heart of San Francisco was abuzz with excitement from technology enthusiasts discussing the modern data center. Intel hosted #IntelCloudDay 2016 there on March 31st. Following are some of the exciting announcements made in the morning general session address. The big product sort of announcements were a new processor model… Read More

  17. The Transformation of NetApp

    There may be some of you who (like me) essentially "wrote off" NetApp as being one of those companies that stopped innovating and will slowly "go by the wayside". This is easy to do when all you hear about is "the hot new thing" from "the hot new startup" (which for some time, wasn't NetApp). Just like fashion, "what was once old is now new again" (thanks to a tweak here and there + new sales an… Read More

  18. SimpliVity Announces OmniStack Version 3.5

    Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in SimpliVity's first "SimpliVity Connect" conference where a number of partners, influencers, analysts, and star customers gathered to discuss what SimpliVity is doing in the market and what comes next for them. (Disclosure) Unfortunately, the most exciting parts of the event to me personally were under NDA. However, some of the exciting news is… Read More

  19. Exploring 10-year Trends

    Storage is the cornerstone of data center. Without it, the world as we know it today wouldn’t exist. The data that we store is extremely important to our businesses and even to our families. As such, the storage industry - and storage administrators in particular – are notorious for moving very slowly and being extremely cautious. It only makes sense when you consider what’s at risk. Interes… Read More

  20. Bridging the Cloud Gap: Hybrid Cloud is the Technical and Financial Choice

    For years, we’ve heard the mantra of “to the cloud” in which pundits have said, with absolute certainty, that a journey to the public cloud is inevitable and will be the platform of choice for every business in the not-too-distant future. Nope.  Not gonna happen. Here’s what will happen – and is already happening – instead: organizations across the globe will be supporting hybri… Read More