Next Thursday will be the first time I present my new-for-2011 Storage for Virtual Environments seminar. I've worked hard on the content, and appreciate all the input I've had from my readers and industry contacts since I first asked for help here on my blog. The Virtual Opportunity So what am I going to cover in this seminar? I hit on an interesting twist while working on … [Read more...] about Introducing Storage for Virtual Environments (From My Seminar)
Last week was cut short by attendance at EMC's "Record Breaking" product launch. I covered the shenanigans and marketing antics already, and will dive deeper into the technical and product announcements later. Next week I'll be at The Exec Event in Palo Alto, but have some posts ready to roll while I'm away! My writing Is NFS A Viable Protocol For Converged … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, January 21, 2011
Did some pNFS proponent slip a love potion into the coffee at EMC? Suddenly it's pNFS time at the company known for its reluctance to embrace file sharing and filesystems in general. The purple prose is flying, with Chad Sakac declaring himself "a big fan of the application of NFS" and Chuck Hollis extolling the "inherent simplicity and ease-of-management of NFS." The NetApp … [Read more...] about Is NFS v3 Really That Bad?
Something big is happening in the IT infrastructure blogging world: Previously-independent bloggers are being hired in droves by the major hardware and software vendors, particularly EMC and VMware. What does this mean for the community? This series of articles investigates the impact that this transition will have on the IT infrastructure community. Why Do Vendor Bloggers … [Read more...] about Vendor Bloggers 1: Why Does It Matter?
Hiding in the shadow of the huge VMware vSphere 4 announcement was a very interesting introduction by EMC: PowerPath/VE. As I mentioned in my post on storage changes in vSphere 4, PowerPath/VE plugs into the new pluggable storage architecture (PSA) found in vSphere 4 versions of ESX and takes over the decision-making and heavy-lifting tasks related to communicating with storage … [Read more...] about PowerPath To The Virtual People