Although it's rare in the PC world, multipath I/O is not new in enterprise IT. I've been juggling paths to storage and networks as long as I've been a systems administrator, and that's a bit longer than I care to admit. But the proliferation of technologies has made it difficult to understand path management. What's the difference between "dual active" and "active/active"? Is … [Read more...] about Multipath: Active/Passive, Dual Active, and Active/Active
I don't usually "do" NDAs. It's just too hard to figure out what I'm allowed to say and what I should keep quiet. I prefer to get free and open information, but will settle for embargoed briefings if it means I can get some time to think before reporting. So my Microsoft connection is a major anomaly, and I've been sitting on my hands trying not to spill the beans... … [Read more...] about I Can Finally Talk About Windows Storage Server 2008!
I had two great storage virtualization seminars this week, in New York and Philadelphia. As usual, audience participation was key, and interest in VMware and Hyper-V remains high. One of the main questions I always get is which protocol one should use for VMware storage. My recommendation remains that the answer is an organizational one more than a technical one. There are … [Read more...] about Which Storage Protocol For VMware?