Virtual Volumes, or VVOLs, has been one of the biggest addition in VMware vSphere 6. If your storage array supports them, you can start to play with it and decide if it’s time to migrate from monolithic VMFS volumes to this new exciting storage technology. VVOLs have several advantages over regular VMFS volumes, from the granularity of the volume management (essentially, we have now one “LUN” per virtual disk), to policy-based management, and so on. One of the aspects that people didn’t focused too much is the impact on backup operations coming from VVOLs.
Veeam and PernixData: vPower on steroids!
I’ve always been a fan of PernixData since the day I first learned about them at Storage Field Day 3 more than a year ago. I’ve always been in touch with them afterwards, visited their offices in San Jose, and I was also accepted into their PernixPro program. Thanks to the program, I got the opportunity to test with some advance the new release of PernixData FVP 2.0, and a couple of new enhancements seemed to me like a perfect fit for an integration with Veeam Backup & Replication. Have you ever thought what could be the result of accelerating Veeam vPower NFS using Pernixata?