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Conference 2013: Affordable 100% Flash Storage Delivers Performance & Simplicity for VMware - YouTube 35:55 Purestorage

Session title: Affordable 100% Flash Storage Delivers Performance & Simplicity for VMwareSpeaker: Vaughn Stewart / Pure Storage

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PernixData FVP Remote Cache Access (Frank Denneman)

A lot of the initial attention goes to the write-back function when we demonstrate FVP and that’s expected since no other acceleration platform that is currently available is capable of doing this. However, when discussing remote flash access functionalit ...
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Testing QNAP TS-670 SSD Cache Feature with vSphere 5.5

After a first article about the QNAP TS-670 and vSphere 5.5, it’s now time for some additional testing. The TS-670 is equipped with a SSD caching feature which allows you to configure two SSD disks as cache drives. This should increase the performance of ...
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Infinio Accelerator 1.0 (vInfrastructure Blog)

Some days ago I’ve got an interesting conf with Eric Keohan and Jonathan Klick about the Infinioproduct for storage acceleration in a VMware environment. Infinio is a start-up and began in 2011 when Columbia computer science professor Vishal Misra and hi ...
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The top 5 alternatives to XtremIO

If a well-funded startup came to you and asked you to bet your business on a brand-new architecture and product, what would you say? “I’ll wait” is a likely answer. So why is it any different when that start up product comes from EMC? You could argue tha ...
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Data Protection with Veeam and Nimble Storage - Guest Customer Nick Furnell - YouTube 52:55

This on-demand webinar features guest customer Nick Furnell from Transform Medical Group in the UK. Nick describes how he has benefited from the joint solution with Veeam and Nimble Storage.Learn more about Modern Data Protection with Veeam and Nimble Sto ...
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#SFD4 Nimble’s scale-out looks a lot like EqualLogic’s, and that’s a good thing!

Nimble Storage launched about three years ago. In fact, it was at one of the other Tech Field Day events, Tech Field Day 3 (Seattle, 2010). They joined TechFieldDay again at Storage Field Day 2 in 2012 presenting their ‘scale-up‘ approach. They just ...
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Automating NexentaStor with Chef - YouTube 17:13

Automating NexentaStor tuning with OpsCode Chef.

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8 weeks of #VCAP – Random Storage Scenarios (Section 1 – Part 1) (mwpreston dot net)

So my 8 weeks of #VCAP is quickly turning into just under 4 weeks of #VCAP so as I attempt to learn and practice everything on the blueprint you might find that I'm jumping around quite a bit.  Also, I thought I would try presenting myself with a sce ...
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Holy crap the book is done – Troubleshooting vSphere Storage is available! (mwpreston dot net)

As some of you may now for the past, what feels like years but is probably closer to 6 months or so I have been working on a book project revolving around troubleshooting storage in a vSphere environment.  At last I'm happy to say that the ...
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Violin Memory Delivers Converged Storage

As mentioned in this recent post, there’s a lot of activity in the market looking at combining storage and compute not just in the same rack (version 1.0) but within the same server infrastructure itself.  We can look to Nutanix as being the first to ...
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SSD and HDD Performance Testing - Christoph Mitasch, Thomas-Krenn - YouTube 30:11

Solid-State Drives (SSDs) are a frequently discussed topic in current IT infrastructures. In many cases the investment of replacing hard drives is taken on the assumption that SSDs are generally faster. But it depends on various parameters whether or not ...
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Live Demo: Nimble Storage Scale-Out Architecture with VMware ESXi - YouTube 9:48

Taken from a longer webinar, this live demo shows how easy it is to install Nimble Storage NCM (nimble connection manager) software into VMware ESXi to allow for automatic path detection and optimization.

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Nimble Storage Scale Out Architecture with Demo - YouTube 52:42

Wen Yu and Neil Glick go in-depth to describe Nimble Storage scale-out technology and how it differs from other scaling approaches. Includes a live demo showing the installation of Nimble NCM (nimble connection manager) software into ESXi to allow for aut ...
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Scale Out Shared Nothing Architecture Resiliency by Nutanix

At VMware vForum Sydney this week I presented “Taking vSphere to the next level with converged infrastructure”. Firstly, I wanted to thank everyone who attended the session, it was a great turnout and during the Q&A there were a ton of great question ...
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SSDs More Durable, But Are They Reliable Enough?

Solid-state storage manufacturers are acutely aware of the technology’s reputation for unreliability. During the initial rollout of enterprise-class models, there was much talk about speed, versatility and low-cost operation, but the reliability question ...
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VMworld EU 2013 Report – Nexenta

During the recent VMworld Europe, I’ve got the opportunity to talk with Tony Hampel, Director, Product Marketing of Nexenta about their product for VDI environments. I’ve already met them one year ago, during the past edition of VMworld EU (and also ...
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Nimble Storage for MS SQL Server: The End of Database Tuning is Here! - YouTube 57:06

Nimble's groundbreaking technology eliminates storage tuning for database applications like SQL Server by caching hot data to Flash SSD in real-time so that it's ready when needed, not waiting on tier transition. Add to that Nimble's highly efficient snap ...
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VMworld EU 2013 Report – X-IO

During the recent VMworld Europe, I’ve got the opportunity to talk with Gavin McLaughlin, Solution Development Director EMEA of X-IO about their products and their history. Yes, because X-IO has a long term (over two decades with different names) of exper ...
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Tech Talks: Steve Duckaert Nutanix - Make Storage The Invisible Resource in a Software-Defined Datacenter (VMworld TV) 16:30

VMworld 2013 Tech Talk: How To Make Storage The Invisible Resource in a Software-Defined Datacenter with Steve Duckaert (@d_steven)

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