Sandeep Uttamchandani

Redefining the Role of Persistence Media Within the Software IO Stack

Traditionally, persistence media has been a synonym for rotating disks — devices that are relatively naïve, providing basic read and write functionality with block-level atomicity. Rotating disks expose Logical Block Addresses (LBAs) that are statically mapped by the disk firmware to Physical Block Address (PBAs). The role of traditional disks has been limited to primarily providing power-safe durability, while the OS/hypervisor stack does the heavy lifting with regard to functionality for performance, crash consistency, redundancy, data services, recovery, etc. Flash technology has been a key disruption for traditional enterprise storage tiers — it exhibits two to three orders of magnitude improvement to latency and throughput. Besides the performance disruption of current NAND-based flash and future NVM incarnations (which is a topic for a future...

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winstonbumpus

Open Standards and Open Source in the Mobile-Cloud Era

Having been a part of industry standards for over 20 years, I am able to see the changing landscape of Open Standards and Open Source in the new Mobile-Cloud era. The shifts in the role standards and open source are playing today are much...

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Bruce Davie

VMware NSX: What we learned in 2014; what to look for in 2015

VMware NSX: What we learned in 2014; what to look for in 2015

Before I launch into some predictions for 2015, I want to take a quick look back at the post I wrote a year ago , predicting how the network virtualization landscape would shape up in 2014. This is not...

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CTO Ambassadors

Software-Defined Telco – NFV in Production with VMware

Software-Defined Telco – NFV in Production with VMware

Software-Defined Telco – NFV in Production with VMware Bjoern Brundert ( blog , twitter ) is a Sr. Technical Account Manager in Hamburg, Germany. As part of...

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Kit Colbert

EUC, Cloud-Native Apps, and the New, New Thing

Here at VMware, we’ve always worked to deliver solutions that allow our customers to confidently and securely deliver software applications critical to their business. The End-User Computing business unit...

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Josh Simons

SC’14 in New Orleans: After-Action Report

SC’14 in New Orleans: After-Action Report

Our first official presence at Supercomputing this week — SC’14  in New Orleans — was very gratifying. We had almost a dozen pre-scheduled...

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