vSAN Erasure Coding Failure Handling

I had a very interesting question recently about how vSAN handles a failure in an object that is running with an erasure coding configuration. In the case of vSAN this is either a RAID-5 or a RAID-6. On vSAN, a RAID-5 is implemented with 3 data segments and 1 parity segment (3+1), with parity striped across all four components. RAID-6 is implemented as 4 [...]

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vSphere 5.1 Storage Enhancements – Part 1: VMFS-5

Welcome to the first in a series of posts related to new storage enhancements in vSphere 5.1. The first of these posts will concentrate on VMFS. There are two major [...]

Virsto Software for vSphere Overview

I'd met Virsto Software at previous VMworld conferences, but never had a chance to have a meaningful discussion regarding their products and solutions. On a recent trip to [...]

SimpliVity Announce OmniCube Storage Appliance

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with  Jesse St. Laurent, Product Director at a new storage startup called SimpliVity. SimpliVity finally exited stealth mode today, [...]

EMC Isilon – OneFS Mavericks Release Overview

EMC Isilon are providing even further vSphere integration features in their upcoming 'Mavericks' release of their OneFS operating system. This is great to see. The integration [...]

Nimble Storage 2.0 Architecture Updates

Regular readers of my VMware Storage Blog will be no stranger to Nimble Storage. I've blogged about them on a number of occasions. I first came across them at a user group [...]

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Hi everyone, Welcome to my new website. The objective is to bring you news and information from the world of storage and virtualization. Please bear with me while I get [...]