EMC's XtremIO is crapping on the badge; it's an immature ball of destruction that shows how much architecture matters. Or so my favorite storage bloggers say. But customers and resellers seem to have a different take on the destructive XtremIO 3.0 update: They don't care. Not at all. Although the numbers haven't been released officially, I'm hearing very, very strong … [Read more...] about EMC XtremIO Upgrade is Non-Disruptive to Customers
VMware is in an enviable but tricky situation: The company must work closely with hardware partners, keeping these prime sales and promotional channels happy and supportive. But VMware must also innovate around proprietary OEMs, subverting their products with integrated software before a rival steps up with an integrated alternative. This two-prong "coopetition" strategy has … [Read more...] about VMware’s Hardware Partner Strategy: Heads I Win, Tales You Lose
It seems like everything in storage is in flux right now, with virtualization, commoditization, convergence, and solid state disrupting everything. That's why we at Gestalt IT have decided to host a Symposium on the topic of Solid State Storage: We'll be bringing in experts from a number of top companies to talk tech, and are inviting anyone interested to attend in person or … [Read more...] about Solid State Storage Symposium – San Jose, CA
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?
FalconStor Software announced this week that Network Storage Server (NSS), their SAN virtualization solution, now supports VMware VAAI. This is big news for two reasons: Is the first time a smaller storage company has added VAAI support, and this is the first software virtualization product to do so. Users of this FalconStor solution will be able to use the three ESX 4.1 VAAI … [Read more...] about FalconStor Brings VAAI Support To Every Storage Array