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February 27, 2015
VMware's February announcements focused on the features of the upcoming vSphere 6 release, but some cloud news also caught interest of the VMware faithful.
October 29, 2014
VMware plans to introduce more storage-related APIs to the ESXi hypervisor, opening it up to more data services.
March 20, 2013
VDI storage bottlenecks don't have to mean extra SAN; Atlantis Computing lets virtual desktop customers use server RAM instead.
February 13, 2013
Though VMware acquired storage I/O acceleration software maker Virsto Software, some IT pros question the potential benefits of adding another layer.
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New APIs in vSphere 6 provide filters to increase flexibility and boost performance in the storage array. Continue Reading
VMware's vSphere 6 is one of the first major products to support NFS 4.1, but the benefits may not outweigh the risks to use this storage protocol. Continue Reading
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VMware announced its hyper-converged infrastructure offering at VMworld 2014 but has already made some adjustments to the offering. Continue Reading
The pooled-storage capabilities in VMware Virtual SAN get a makeover with the release of vSphere 6. Continue Reading
Before plunging in to use the new VVOLs storage architecture feature in vSphere 6, check to see whether it passes your compatibility requirements. Continue Reading
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While capacity is what storage is for, virtualized applications will also run better when the right type of storage is in place. Continue Reading
With a proper storage architecture, any performance issues when virtualizing SQL Server should dissipate. Continue Reading
Administrators in a vSphere environment can improve workload performance using SSDs, but knowing your workload needs can prevent spending more than you should. Continue Reading
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Bringing in a hyper-converged platform can present a complication in the data center where networking, virtualization and storage teams were once separated. Continue Reading
While vSphere administrators will want to be sure their storage array supports VMware's vStorage APIs for Array Integration, there are some restrictions to keep in mind when setting up storage acceleration. Continue Reading
VMware's vStorage APIs for Array Integration functionality enables storage devices that support VAII to reduce traffic on the network and reduce some work on the server to speed up input/output tasks. Continue Reading