Virtual Volumes (VVols)
Cloud Native, Containers, etc.
A closer look at Datrium
September 17, 2015
Datrium are a new storage company who only recently came out of stealth. They are one of the companies that I really wanted to catch up with at VMworld 2015.
VSAN 6.0 Part 9 – Proactive Re-balance
April 22, 2015
on VSAN 6.0 Part 9 – Proactive Re-balance
This is another nice new feature of Virtual SAN 6.0. It basically is a directive to VSAN to start re-balancing components belonging to virtual machine objects
VSAN 6.0 Part 8 – Fault Domains
April 20, 2015
One of the really nice new features of VSAN 6.0 is fault domains. Previously, there was very little control over where VSAN placed virtual machine components.
A quick introduction to Rubrik
March 24, 2015
I first encountered Rubrik at this year's Partner Exchange (PEX) 2015 in San Francisco. They had some promotional flyers made up labeled "Backup Still Sucks".
A closer look at SpringPath
February 18, 2015
Another hyper-converged storage company has just emerged out of stealth. Last week I had the opportunity to catch up with the team from SpringPath (formerly
VSAN Part 31: Object compliance and operational status
December 9, 2014
In a previous post, I discussed the difference between a component that is marked as ABSENT, and a component that is marked as DEGRADED. In this post, I'm
A closer look at Nexenta Connect for VSAN
October 21, 2014
Whilst at VMworld 2014, I had the opportunity to catch up with the Nexenta team who have been working on a very interesting project with VMware's Virtual SAN