The continued rise of HCI, and especially vSAN

This morning, twitter is alive with VMware's Q4 2016 results. In a nutshell, its been a phenomenal quarter. Of course, the first thing I wanted to check out [...]

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 [...]

Virtual Volumes (VVols) and Replication/DR

There have been a number of queries around Virtual Volumes (VVols) and replication, especially since the release of KB article 2112039 which details all the [...]

A closer look at NetApp clustered Data ONTAP

I've been having some interesting discussions with my friends over at NetApp recently. I wanted to learn more about their new clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 [...]

NetApp Flash Accel Launch

Last year, NetApp announced a new host side cache accelerator feature to compliment their Virtual Storage Tiering (VST) technology. Rather than keeping all [...]

Heads Up! NetApp NFS Disconnects

I just received notification about KB article 2016122 which VMware has just published. It deals with a topic that I've seen discussed recently on the community [...]