VASA

FlashSoft I/O Filter VAIO Setup Steps

Last week I had the opportunity to drop down to San Jose and catch up with our friends on the FlashSoft team at SanDisk. In case you were not aware, this team [...]

Losing the VASA Provider and/or vCenter Server in VVols

With the release of vSphere 6.0 earlier this year, VMware introduced the eagerly anticipated VVols or Virtual Volumes. As we see more and more traction around [...]

The value of Virtual Volumes (VVols)

Regular readers will know that I normally blog about the technical aspects of storage, as opposed to doing opinion pieces. However there have been a number of [...]

VAAI now available with vSphere Standard Edition

A short post today, but it highlights what I feel is an important enhancement to vSphere licensing. I've had lots of questions recently about why VAAI (Storage [...]

Virtual Volumes – A closer look at Storage Containers

There are a couple of key concepts to understanding Virtual Volumes (or VVols for short). VVols is one of the key new storage features in vSphere 6.0. You can [...]

vSphere 6.0 Storage Features Part 5: Virtual Volumes

I pushed this post out a bit as I know that there is a huge amount of information out there around virtual volumes already. This must be one of the most [...]

A closer look at X-IO

My first introduction to X-IO was via Stephen Foskett's Tech Field Days. They piqued my interest and I added them to the list of storage vendors that I wanted [...]