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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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VMware's VSAN and EVO:RAIL are entwined but there is some misunderstanding about the capabilities of each. Continue Reading
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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Upstart hyper-converged infrastructure vendor Nutanix took a swing at virtualization giant VMware with its own hypervisor offering -- and a way to migrate from ESXi. Continue Reading
Data center upstarts such as Nutanix are making waves by emphasizing flexibility and functionality in their products rather than price and performance. Continue Reading
VMware's recent adjustments to licensing with EVO:RAIL may not be enough to catch up with Nutanix. 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