Resources (684)

  1. The Role of Flash Storage in Converged Infrastructure

    Scott D. Lowe from ActualTech Media will help you learn about how flash storage is changing the converged infrastructure space. You’ll get to hear from Pure Storage’s Mayur Dewaikar about FlashStack – a pre-validated converged architecture built on Pure’s storage array. Converged infrastructure solutions shorten the time to value in a data center equipment rollout, and in this event you… Learn More

    • Storage
  2. The Continuing Evolution of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    It doesn’t seem all that long ago that the market was introduced to what we now consider “original” hyperconverged infrastructure technology.  In that initial wave of technology, we saw appliances combining servers and storage hit the shelves, firing a shot over the bow of storage providers that the status quo wouldn’t remain the status quo much longer.  Since then, we’ve seen player a… Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Hyperconvergence EcoCast

    Simplifying the data center has become one of the primary goals in all things IT and, most especially, in the data center. Nowhere is this more evident than in the world of storage, which is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Hyperconverged infrastructure is leading this transformation, providing a simplified data center experience that integrates storage and compute with the virtualization… Learn More

    • Hyperconvergence
  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. How to Migrate Workloads to the Google Cloud Platform

    IT Organizations of all sizes are moving their workloads to the public cloud in order to gain business agility, unlimited workload scalability, and free their time to work on the projects that matter. One of the leaders in public cloud is the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). GCP offers access to the complete set of Google services, industry leading infrastructure, and innovative platform allowing fast… Learn More

    • Cloud
  15. Key Data Protection Best Practices

    If you’re like most organizations, keeping your data safe and available are critically important tasks to your business and you’re always looking for ways to make sure that you don’t succumb to a disaster. To help aid you in your data protection journey, Tintri and Veeam have come together in this virtual event to share with you best practices around data protection. Join industry veteran… Learn More

    • Data Protection
    • Virtualization
  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server

    Databases are wild! How can you successfully virtualize and provide storage for SQL Server? In this case, what you don't know CAN hurt you! This brand new webinar featuring Gorilla Guide author and SQL expert David Klee will help you get up to speed on the latest advancements in SQL performance optimization and virtualization. Discover everything you need to know to swing effortlessly through the… Learn More

    • Storage
  19. 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

  20. Conquering Disaster Recovery Challenges

    More and more companies are leveraging the cloud for disaster recovery. After all, the limitless compute resources of the cloud are perfectly suited for disaster recovery. Still, too many companies have struggled with leveraging hybrid cloud for DR because of the lack of automation & orchestration as well as the struggle to easily connect corporate system-of-record data with cloud compute. Learn More

    • Cloud
    • Data Protection