Live from Austin, it's an enterprise and consumer tech cast with some of the biggest brains in the cloudy business. Weirding you out today are humble hosts Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed and Sarah take over the podcast live at Dell World 2012 while Greg Knieriemen takes a week off. Our special guests this week are Stephen Foskett of Tech Field Day, Stephen Spector, Cloud Evangelist at Dell and Justin Warren, Managing Director at PivotNine.The business case for why IT Executives are making a strategic shift from RAID to Information Dispersal.To improve service reliability, organizations must be able to see and manage all aspects of
Pure Storage presents live at Storage Field Day 1, April 2012 in Mountain View, CA.
Video 1: Pure Storage Update
Video 2: SIEMENS eMeter customer case study
Video 3: FlashArray deep dive, including new FlashArray 2.0 features
Video 4: Data deduplication deep dive
In this first video VP, Products Matt Kixmoeller gives an update on Pure Storage, including recapping Pure's customer traction through its Early Adopter Program, and sharing how Pure Storage views the emerging market segmentation in the all-flash array space.
This is just the sort of cool technical tip that saves your bacon when it’s lodged somewhere in your mind: What happens when the VMware ESXi RAMdisk gets full? Here’s Tom Howarth’s account…
After upgrading to ESXi 5 we saw several instances of host instability as the Ramdisk ram out of space, symptoms including :-
I’m not sure that everyone would agree that Storage DRS is the most exciting new feature in vSphere 5, but it’s certainly in the top 10. Here’s Duncan Epping’s overview of Storage DRS and datastore clusters. Nice video too!
vSphere 5.0 introduces many great new features, but everyone will probably agree with us that vSphere Storage DRS is most the exciting new feature.
He observed: “Server vendors put DAS (direct-attached storage) in servers. Storage vendors put compute in storage. Over time these hybrid configurations will get more workloads.”
A great little piece on NIC teaming with Windows. Aidan Finn says his mind is changed now that it’s included in Windows Server 2012 and fully supported for Hyper-V and failover clustering.
True, MSFT hasn’t had NIC teaming and there’s a KB article which says they don’t support it. NIC teaming is something that the likes of HP, Dell, Intel and Broadcom provided using their software. If you had a problem, MSFT might ask you to remove it. And guess what, just about every networking issue I’ve heard on on
Overall, CloudStack is better packaged for enterprise adoption, especially in environments not already familiar with open source. Its installation packaging and customizable admin/end-user portal are designed for quick, scalable adoption of the private cloud. OpenStack, on the other hand, can be best described as a foundation or framework for cloud computing, not nearly as polished.
As if it wasn’t obvious already that SSD is the most controversial topic in enterprise storage, here’s Howard Marks and Robin Harris with a great back-and-forth about array architecture. We can’t wait to read the continuing exchange!
Building storage arrays from SSDs is opportunistic, not strategic. It isn’t the future for high-end storage, but less-demanding mid-markets may not care.
Do SSDs have a future in the all-solid-state array market? They sure do. Could a vendor looking for performance at all costs eek a few more IOPS and a few fewer microseconds of latency from custom modules? Probably, but I wonder if it will turn out
Two solid pieces by Joel Knight bring up facts and features of Cisco FabricPath and Brocade VCS. It’s nice to see this information so concisely presented, from topology to pros and cons. Good work, Joel!
Enterprise data storage is changing, and storage architectures must change as well. Hot storage startups are making a splash with new ideas, but the existing players aren’t slow to respond. This makes storage one of the most diverse and interesting areas of IT today!On November 7, 2012 the industry will come together at the Next-Generation Storage Symposium! This all-day in-person event features panelists from key enterprise storage companies and will be moderated by independent experts, including Stephen Foskett, Robin Harris, Chris Evans, Howard Marks, and Scott D. Lowe.The Next-Generation Storage Symposium will be followed by the invite-only
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