I've been quite busy lately recording webinars, writing articles, and setting up speaking events. This week, I'm in Boston and New York for private speaking engagements. I'll also be recording a webinar with an exciting new storage/virtualization company, Nutanix, and I urge you to tune in to that one! Nutanix is Truly Innovative Watch Nutanix present at Tech Field Day … [Read more...] about Two Online Events You Should Attend (And Two More That You Can’t)
The list of VMware storage integration features in vSphere is growing at a rapid pace. From backup to enterprise array offload, VMware is staking their claim. But information about one new storage feature in vSphere 5 has been scarce: The true nature of the Storage API for Storage Awareness (VASA) is only just beginning to be revealed. VASA: Born of Necessity vSphere has some … [Read more...] about What is VMware VASA? Not Much (Yet)
This is an exceptionally busy but rewarding week. I'm traveling to the San Jose, CA area for two events I've organized: The OpenFlow Symposium and the second Networking-focused Tech Field Day. I'll be surrounded by some of the smartest and most interesting folks in networking all week, which is both daunting and exciting for a storage guy like me. I invite my readers to follow … [Read more...] about Networking Field Day and OpenFlow Symposium
Apparently my "bias" against FCoE is showing. I asked a question, Will 16 Gb Fibre Channel Derail FCoE?, and stirred up controversy and a series of responses: Metz, Reams, Onisick and lots of Twitter talk. Although FCoE wasn't really the topic of that little post, some readers criticized my statement that FCoE isn't "really ready for prime time at this point." So let's talk … [Read more...] about Multi-Hop FCoE Is Not Ready For Prime Time (Yet)
whith·er - Adverb/Ëˆ(h)wiTÍŸHÉ™r/ 1. To what place or state: "whither are we bound?". VMworld always generates buzz, but news of a major push to change the basic access method for enterprise storage took many by surprise. Extending the work already done with VAAI and VASA, this new development takes VMware storage integration to a whole new level. But the one element of … [Read more...] about Alas, VMware, Whither HDS?