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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.
July 27, 2011
VMware licensing had to change eventually. Advancements in technology made the old per-socket model a problem for VMware, which added vRAM limits to the vSphere 5 licensing model.
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Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping's book on VSAN gives a basic introduction to the VMware SDDC and explains how VSAN keeps storage simple for virtualization administrators. Continue Reading
VVOLs is a provisioning feature for vSphere 6 that changes how virtual machines (VMs) are stored and managed. Continue Reading
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The next version of vSphere will feature a shift in how VMs are both stored and administered, but will it offer any advantage over arrays that support hypervisor-aware storage? Continue Reading
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An administrator with high-availability needs in vSphere can configure storage that different VMs can share in a clustered environment. Continue Reading
VMware provides an API that can perform certain storage tasks within an array to reduce I/O activity and keep traffic jams to a minimum. Continue Reading
With Virtual Volumes in vSphere, policy-based storage management promises to give admins a better grip on VM data stores. Continue Reading
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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
Deciding on the best way to present storage to a VM depends on a variety of factors and typically involves at least three types of administrators in the data center. Continue Reading