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Pro Tips For Storage Performance Testing

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Let’s face it — enterprise storage is a big investment. And there are big, meaningful differences in how different storage products perform when you put them to the test.  Higher performing solutions can handle more workloads, more easily accommodate growth, and generate fewer unpleasant performance problems to deal with. Read more...

What Really Matters With Hyperconverged?

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I have now been on a steady diet of hyperconverged customer conversations for the last six months. That’s my nature — I learn about something by talking to the people who are actually doing it … With all due respect to industry analysts, I’ve now been able to create a fairly accurate model of what Read more...

A Classic VSAN Adoption Story

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Having been a student of how new tech finds it way into data centers, I am always impressed by how many IT professionals strike this great balance between getting the benefits from the new thing — and managing potential risk.As I talk to VSAN users, the pattern emerges.  They certainly see the potential as compared Read more...

VSAN In The Trenches

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So much enterprise IT is delivered by small, lean teams that have to wear many hats to get the job done. I had a chance to recently interview Serge Kovarsky, who is using VSAN more and more to get his job done — and make things simpler in the process. Read more...

VSAN File Shares With Nexenta

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 VSAN was designed to be the best storage for your VMDKs.  But that might seem a limitation if you have a need to exposed file shares, or perhaps iSCSI targets.  That means running something else on top of VSAN. Read more...