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Stormagic Sticks to the HCI Sweet Spot

I’ve long believed that HCI was the best solution for the “small-scale” systems in remote and branch offices and SMEs. In many cases, these sites have just a handful of workloads that could easily be handled by a single modern server. A pair of servers with a decent VSA sharing out their local storage devices provides plenty of capacity, horsepower, and …

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On Calling Out and Being Called Out

It’s interesting how companies develop corporate personalities that extend not just to official communications but even to employees’ personal blogs. A few years ago, this was most apparent at NetApp and EMC. Today, the most visible example is how folks at Nutanix seem to take even the most tangential reference or minimal criticism as direct attacks that must be responded …

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Gridbusters Made Me a YouTube Star

This summer started with the realization of an idea that has been stuck in my head for a couple of years. I figured we should create a video where we demonstrated that a scale-out storage system could survive a node failure in a dramatic fashion. Rather than just pull the plug on the node we’d destroy it with a pot …

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Guest Post for Tegile – Zebi Storage for SQL Server

I recently wrote a guest post for the good folks at Tegile  (rhymes with agile) pointing out the top 5 reasons you should consider Tegile’s Zebi storage for SQL Server. Tegile’s Zebi, for those that don’t already know, is one of the new generation of storage systems designed with solid state storage in mind. Zebi is primarily a hybrid storage system …

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New Report: The Case for Persistent Full Clones: A Better Alternative to Linked Clones for VDI

I’ve known Bob Petrocelli and Micheal Robinson at Greenbytes since they first started selling storage systems–ones based on Sun storage servers that ran on what they were then calling ZFS+. Bob, the technical genius of the group, extended ZFS with inline data deduplication  years before Sun added their own dedupe to ZFS itself.  While Sun/Oracle and the vampires they use …

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SolidFire Storage Efficiency

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OverLandS2000

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NetExLiveMigrationVersion4

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NetEx-vMotion-Brief

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Flattening DC Net

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