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March 05, 2018
WekaIO CEO Liran Zvibel sees partnerships with HPE, Mellanox and AWS as key for the startup, as it pursues growth opportunities in artificial intelligence and life sciences.
February 23, 2018
Encryption features in recent vSphere and vSAN updates aim to balance security with simplicity and performance. For VMware shops, there is little standing in the way of adoption.
August 29, 2017
NVMe offers huge possibilities for flash storage to work at its full potential, at tens or hundreds of times what is possible now. But, but it’s early days, and there is no universally-accepted ...
June 20, 2017
Virtual Instruments tools that help organizations monitor storage gain deeper integration in the new family of Load DynamiX 32 Gb FC and 40 GbE Workload Generation Appliances.
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AI storage planning is similar to the storage planning you're used to: Consider capacity, IOPS and reliability requirements for source data and the application's database. Continue Reading
The nonvolatile memory express protocol is tailor-made to make solid-state drives as fast as possible. Get up to speed on everything you ever wanted to know about NVMe and PCIe. Continue Reading
Picking an NVMe drive is an important decision. Consider thermal control, proprietary software and drive architecture to make the right choice. Continue Reading
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Some cloud object storage experts think that Ceph is better than Swift, but that isn't true. The fact is that both options can work, but your workload needs matter. Continue Reading
The second wave of flash storage systems in the enterprise must be about optimizing flash performance and density, not just IOPS, and being faster than its hard disk predecessor. Continue Reading
Since its release, vSAN has developed into a powerful product. Despite some limitations, improvements in encryption, performance and resiliency show why it's a popular product. Continue Reading
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If you want to add flash storage, it's important to consider the cost per IOPS and gigabyte compared to HDD volumes, as well as the difference between consumer and enterprise SSDs. Continue Reading
Ensure adequate VM storage resources by reducing VM count per LUN, using queue depth throttling, limiting disk requests, enabling SIOC features and monitoring storage latency. Continue Reading
VMware Storage I/O Control uses vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering to quickly establish and apply IOPS limits to VMs that regularly access your data store. Continue Reading
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The amount and format of clinical information running through telehealth technology can lead to video conferencing hiccups. Flash storage is an option to consider in such cases. Continue Reading
Configuration problems and extreme storage demands can take a serious toll on your storage infrastructure. Fortunately, with the right tools, these issues are easy to remedy. Continue Reading
A disk I/O bottleneck, resource contention, misconfigurations and other problems will degrade the performance of virtual machines. When too many VMs are competing for limited resources, results will inevitably suffer. This chapter looks at tactics that can help to combat these types of bottlenecks, particularly those stemming from the storage components of a virtualized environment. The effort it takes to solve storage I/O bottlenecks is considerable. Variables range from physical infrastructure choices to configuration changes. The starting point for solving your I/O problems will be VM monitoring and establishing baseline performance. From there, you can scrutinize read IOPS vs. write IOPS, network cards, and other specific points that are likely contributing to the I/O bottlenecks. With the right approach, a willingness to become a virtual machine monitor and the use of proper technologies, admins can solve the problems causing an infrastructure's performance to suffer. Continue Reading