I’ve always been a fan of scale-out storage architecture, I’ve always said that The future of storage is Scale Out, and I’ve spent a fair amount of time studying software-only solutions like Ceph. The new solution from Microsoft, Storage Spaces Direct, seems like another great solution that will be soon available to us, so I decided to test it in my lab.
Last week I attended the E2EVC Conference in Brussels. It’s an independent conference about virtualization, filled with technical sessions about many different technologies and platforms: there were some VMware sessions, but the majority of them were about Citrix and Microsoft. It was a great opportunity for me as a “VMware guy” to learn about “the other sides” of the virtualization world. Among the available sessions, Microsoft Scale Out File Server (SOFS) seemed from the beginning an interesting topic; I went to listen to two sessions and I was finally able to get a better knowledge of SOFS.
Veeam has accelerated it release pace about the new upcoming features for the next major v7 version of Veeam Backup & Replication. It took a month between the first announcement (support for vCloud Director) and the second (integration with vSphere Web client), but yesterday after only a week it came out the third news, that […]
Application recovery in Veeam Backup and Replication has always been great. Thanks to their Instant Recovery technology and its ability to power up any VM at any restore point directly from the backup file, it’s possible to have a VM up and running in few minutes without waiting for long restore times. Depending on the […]