VASA Provider DR with ONTAP VP 6.2

posted

In a Virtual Volumes environment, the VASA provider is a component that sits between the array and vCenter server/ESXi hosts. It provides the out-of-band communication path between the ESXi host and the storage array for VM/vVols tasks, as well as surfacing up the array capabilities to the vCenter Server. These capabilities allow administrators to create Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 25: VMworld Debrief

posted

VMworld 2016 US is in the books!  Last week on the vSpeaking Podcast we brought in VMware's Duncan Epping and Ken Werneburg to preview VMworld 2016 and so we thought it would only be fitting to bring them back in for a special VMworld 2016 debrief episode. This episode is packed with session reviews, attendee interviews and even Read more...

Use HCIBench Like a Pro — Part 1

posted

HCIBench stands for "Hyper-converged Infrastructure Benchmark", which is an automation wrapper around the popular and proven VDBench open source benchmark tool that makes it far easier to automate testing across a hyper-converged cluster. HCIBench was released last August, one year later, we published another major release and moved it from Dropbox to Fling. If you are new Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 24: VMworld 2016 Preview

posted

VMworld 2016 is upon us!  This Sunday approximately 20,000 IT Professionals will travel to Las Vegas for technical training, education, networking and maybe even a little fun. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we bring in VMware's Duncan Epping and Ken Werneburg to preview VMworld 2016 and share their own tips and tricks to help you make Read more...

The HCI Zone Offers Hands-On Approach to Storage

posted

  VMworld US is quickly approaching and the VMware Storage and Availability Business Unit (SABU) couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to beautiful and bright Las Vegas. The conference will be running from August 28 – September 1, 2016. If you haven’t checked out our latest blog on all the SABU activities taking place Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 22 – NetApp ONTAP 9

posted

ONTAP 9 Last month NetApp released their latest operating system ONTAP® 9 which is a major advance in enterprise data management software that combines new levels of simplicity and flexibility with powerful capabilities and efficiencies. This week we had the opportunity to catch up with our old friends from the Tech ONTAP Podcast and walk Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 19 – EMC Unity

posted

EMC Unity made a big splash at EMC World last month.  In case you missed it, it’s the new midrange storage platform to delight EMC current and prospective customers in the mid-markets with emphasis on simplicity, flexibility, modern data services, and affordability. This week we bring in EMC Technical Marketing Manager for Unity, Daniel Chiu Read more...