Category: Storage

VMworld 2013: Software Defined Storage the VCDX Way

VMworld 2013: Software Defined Storage the VCDX Way

This was a great "put your architecture cap on" session by two well known VCDX's, Wade Holmes and Rawlinson Rivera. Software defined <insert virtualization food group here> is all the rage these days. Be it SDN (networking), SDS (storage), SDDC (datacenter) or software defined people. Well maybe not quite at the people stage but...

VMword 2013: vSphere 5.5 Space Reclaimation

Twitter: #STO4907. Aboubacar Diare (HP), Abid Saeed (VMware) This session discussed how storage reclamation for block works in vSphere 5.0 thought vSphere 5.5. vSphere 5.5 has major improvements in how freed storage space is reclaimed. While not totally automated, it's much more efficient and easier to kick off the reclamation...

San Diego VMUG: VMware Backup Tips from Veeam

At the San Diego VMUG this session was presented by Rick Vanover from Veeam. He covered some tips and tricks for doing VMware backups. Of course the session was Veeam focused, and highlighted features of their backup software. Tips for efficient VM Backups Take a modern approach We have a...

vSphere 5.0 Storage Improvements

If you a regular follower of my blog, you will probably notice I'm a bit of a storage geek. VAAI, FCoE, WWNs, WWPNs, VMFS, VASA and iSCSI are all music to my ears. So what's new to vSphere 5.0 storage technologies? A LOT. That team must have been working over time...

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