There are many enhancements and new features that are part of VMware vSphere V5.0 from a storage and I/O perspective (See VMware vSphere v5 and Storage DRS posts). One of those enhancements is a new Application Programming Interface (API) called VASA (vSphere Aware Storage API) which joins other VMware vSphere APIs some of which are shown in table 1. Note that there is a three letter acronym (TLA) shown in Table 1 that is part of the VMware vSphere 5.0 release that can be confused with VASA called VSA (VMware Storage Appliance) however for now, let’s leave VSA for a future discussion.
Archive | October, 2011
Zombie technolgies are those that have been declared dead, yet are still routinely used, continue to be enhanced and sold. For users they equate to productivity while for vendors they can mean profitability. Being established, zombie technologies usually do not get or need much marketing promotion thus lack of awarness can lead to perception of being dead.
Dont be scared of cloud data storage, however do your homework to be prepared.
Comments on cloud, virtualization, storage, networking, BC and DR, Green IT and other topics
Recap of recent SNIA SNW, SNIA GSI and Emerald energy metric program, SNIA Cloud activities including CDMI as well as special discount code for the book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking
Industry trends and perspectives of what Im seeing and hearing while being out and about this fall including SSD, FCoE, cloud and more
Over the past several years I have done an annual post about IBM and their XIV storage system and this is the fourth in what has become a series. You can read the first one here, the second one here, and last years here and here after the announcement of the IBM V7000. IBM XIV […]
What is the right cloud architecture to create a green and sustainable cloud? Should we consolidate to huge mega data centers or is there another way to go? The analogy Currently data centers are constructed on the intersection of the electrical energy infrastructure and the network (data) infrastructure. Considering the current electrical energy infrastructure, for […]
This week the Australian parliament passed the Clean Energy bill, 2011 – the effect of which will be to introduce a carbon tax starting in July of 2012 as explained in the GreenMonk blog . The tax will start at 17 euro per tonne in 2012-2013 and will increase to 24.15 euro in 2013-2014 and 25.40 euro […]
I have the bad habit of staring at progress bars. I was backing up my Mac laptop to a CloudArray volume.¹ With gigabit ethernet, a full backup to a CloudArray volume takes less time than my local USB drive. Apple’s Time Machine actually only does a full backup once, followed by hourly incrementals that are […]