iSCSI, Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) are commonly discussed means for access shared storage, however there is another option and that is shared 6Gb SAS.
Archive | August, 2011
Knowing what your applications and existing workstation or desktop performance requirements are enable effective planning, not to mention smart shopping options for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) projects.
Doing more with less, doing more with what you have or reducing cost have been the mantra for the past several years now.
Does that mean as a trend, they are being adopted as the new way of doing business, or simply a cycle or temporary situation?
Reality is that many if not most IT organizations are and will remain under pressure to stretch their budgets further for the immediate future. Over the past year or two some organizations saw increases in their budgets however also increased demand while others saw budgets fixed or reduced while having to support growth.
Read more to learn what can be done today and for the future.
Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDD) provide best of both worlds (SSD and high capacity) in an affordable packaging that removes complexity
Following up from a previous preview post about my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking ( CRC Press) for those for those attending VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas Monday August 29 through Thursday September 1st 2011, you can pick up your copy at the VMworld book store. Book signing at VMworld 2011 On […]
In delivering computer process power and storage capacity there are apparently two opposite approaches, the cloud could be computing mega data center “bigger is better” and the local nano data center “small is beautiful”. the current “bigger is better” model of cloud computing leads, although shifted from customer to supplier, still to enormous capital expenditures, […]
As promised Amazon released a post mortem report on the data center outage in Dublin. It reconfirmed the domino theory: if one availability zone come under the influence of errors and outages, then other availability zone would follow in a domino effect. Amazon stated, as mentioned in an earlier blog entry about the Dublin outage, that the […]
Here is a link to a recent guest post that I was invited to do over at The virtualization Practice (TVP) pertaining to the recent VMware vSphere 5.0 announcement. A theme of the vSphere 5.0 launch is reducing complexity, enabling automation, and supporting scaling with confidence for cloud and virtual environments. As a key component […]
A lightning strike in Dublin, Ireland, has caused downtime for many sites using Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing platform, as well as users of Microsoft’s BPOS. Amazon said that lightning struck a transformer near its data center, causing an explosion and fire that knocked out utility service and left it unable to start its generators, resulting […]
Green washing may be dead, however Green IT in the form of efficient, effective, optimized and productive are very much alive.