VMware vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged (HCI) software defined data infrastructure

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged (HCI) software defined data infrastructure In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the first of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, part III (reducing ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part II (just the speeds feeds features please)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN v6.6 Part II (just the speeds feeds features please) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the second of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, part III (reducing cost and complexity) located ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part III (reducing costs complexity)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part III (Reducing costs complexity) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the third of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part IV (HCI scaling ROBO and data centers today)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part IV (HCI scaling ROBO and data centers today) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the fourth of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part V (vSAN evolution and summary)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part V (vSAN evolution and summary) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the fifth of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located ...

vSphere Software Defined Beta, Something for free from VMware

Friday, April 15th, 2016

vSphere Beta, Something free from VMware (other than your time)Something free from VMware (other than time) VMware is looking for candidate beta test sites and environments for an upcoming vSphere release. Target audience or environments are those who have deployed vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 in your environment and looking to test ...

VMware announces vSphere V6 and associated virtualization technologies

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

VMware announces vSphere V6 and associated virtualization technologiesVMware has announced version 6 (V6) of its software defined data center (SDDC) server virtualization hypervisor called vSphere aka ESXi. In addition to a new version of its software defined server hypervisor along with companion software defined management and convergence tools.VMware ...

Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Server Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties or dummies ;)This is the first of a series of posts and links to resources on server storage I/O performance and benchmarking (view more and follow-up posts here). The best I/O is the I/O that you do not have to do, the second best ...

Web chat Thur May 30th: Hot Storage Trends for 2013 (and beyond)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Join me on Thursday May 30, 2013 at Noon ET (9AM PT) for a live web chat at the 21st Century IT (21cit) site (click here to register, sign-up, or view earlier posts). This will be an online web chat format interactive conversation so if you are not able ...

HDS Claus Mikkelsen talking storage from SNW Fall 2012

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video content here) as well as listening via iTunes or via your preferred means using this RSS feed ...

EMC VMAX 10K, looks like high-end storage systems are still alive

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is the first in a multi-part series of posts looking at if large enterprise and legacy storage systems are dead, along with what todays EMC VMAX 10K updates means. EMC has announced an upgrade, refresh or new version of their previously announced Virtual matrix (VMAX) 10,000 (10K), part ...

Whats your take on open virtualization alliance and VMware?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Have you heard about the open virtualization alliance (OVA), their kernel based virtual machine (KVM) and their diverse membership list? If not, here is a link to the OVA FAQ, also take a moment and read this here that talks about OVA along with some perspectives commentary from others as well ...

June 2010 StorageIO Newsletter

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

June 2010 Newsletter Welcome to the June 2010 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) newsletter. This follows the Spring 2010 ...

Industry Trends and Perspectives: Tiered Hypervisors and Microsoft Hyper-V

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

This is part of an ongoing series of short industry trends and perspectives blog posts briefs.These short posts complement other longer posts along with traditional industry trends and perspective white papers, research reports, solution brief content found at www.storageio.com/reports.Multiple - Tiered Hypervisors for Server Virtualization The topic of ...