During the just concluded VMworld 2015, EMC released a VSA named VVols Tech Preview to help people to test this technology in their labs. I was just waiting for the first vendor to offer the possibility to easily test VVOLs capabilities, so thanks to EMC for this. Time to deploy it in my lab!
NetApp has a nice ONTAP Simulator that is freely available, and allows anyone to test out their storage platform without having to own a physical array. In the past I’ve used the NetApp Edge VSA, but since some months this is not available anymore, and the simulator is the only way to go. In this article, I’ll show you how to install and configure the Simulator with its latest version 8.3 RC1, and connect it to a vSphere cluster.
Virtual Volumes is a new VMWare technology that will make possible to apply policies at the VM level. If you are a software-only storage vendor, have you thought about publishing a vVol-enabled version of your storage? You will instantly become the hero of every virtualization guy in the world.
Atlantis Computing is announcing today its new software storage solution, name USX, or Unified Software-defined Storage. It’s a in-memory storage solution aimed to leverage local servers resources to create a distributed storage architecture.
While configuring my lab, I would like to use some local storage inside two of my servers, by installing some VSA. I usually run with great satisfaction the HP VSA, who has been renamed recently StoreVirtual even if it keeps in some places its old name LeftHand (and also in my heart…) From some time […]
Disclaimer: I’ve been invited to HP Discover in Frankfurt by HP, and they paid for my travel and hotel expenses. However, I have no obligation to write anything about HP, and none of the articles in this blog is pre-approved by any vendor. Last week, HP Storage Division took the lion’s share at HP […]
Note: this article is completely based on some public docs and audio freely available on the internet, and here are my thought based on these info. I will try during VMworld to get more information for a more detailed article. Don’t ask me for further info, I do not have any. Two days ago, there […]