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Is it Time to Upgrade VMware Storage?

It is no secret that one of the most difficult challenges with virtualization is managing the storage where VMs reside. The problem starts with the fact that VMware has historically known very little about the storage VMs are using. This

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MeetTheCEO Podcast with John Spiers CEO of NexGen Storage

In this week’s MeetTheCEO podcast George Crump and I sit down with John Spiers, CEO of NexGen Storage. We’ll talk about a fundamental problem facing storage systems. At any given time, only five percent of global data is considered relevant. Yet

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Why Storage vMotion hurts and how to stop the pain

VMware’s Storage vMotion is an invaluable tool to enable the migration of a virtual machine’s (VMs) datastore to another storage system. It is similar in concept to how regular vMotion migrates a VM to another host in a VMware cluster.

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Why would you buy a Storage System without QoS?

QoS (Quality of Service) is a topic that’s becoming more common in storage discussions, partly due to the rise of multi-tenant environments like public clouds. QoS puts management controls on storage resources, especially processing power, so they can maintain performance

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How Storage Vendors Integrate VVols

VVols simplifies the process of setting up and managing storage to support VMs by enabling VMware administrators and users to create specific storage policies. But under the covers VMware leaves the implementation of VVols to the storage array vendor. In

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What are VVols?

With vSphere 6, VMware is set to address one of the biggest storage management problems facing the virtualized environment, associating virtual machines (VMs) with the storage they are using. VVOLs provide that visibility and allow storage and server administration to

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