Atlantis announced USX 3.0 with VVOLs , SmartSnap and Replication

Atlantis Computing just announced version 3.0 of their USX platform and factory-integration of its Atlantis HyperScale appliances available on Cisco, HP, Lenovo and SuperMicro server platforms. Atlantis has worked hard to build more  data services into their platform like VVOLs, Snapshots and Replication. What’s New in USX 3.0? VVOL Support Atlantis is the first hyper-converged vendor that fully supports VVOLs. it will provide the ability to apply service levels (performance, capacity and … [Read more...]

vSphere APIs for IO (VAIO) Filtering is finally here to stay

VMware committed and continued to work on the API’s for IO filtering for a long time now. This very interesting feature was originally announced last year at VMworld 2014 back together with VVOLs and was expected to be released together with vSphere 6 and really got my interest back then. Where Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) was finally released in vSphere 6. The VAIO part was still not yet there. This piece of the puzzle was “just not  yet’ finished. Some vendors currently make illegal use of kernel  … [Read more...]

Tintri added 2 New All Flash Arrays to their Portfolio

I just had a great chat with Tintri Sr. Director of Products Chuck Dubuque about a new newest addition in the VMstor family of arrays. Tintri just announced 2 new All Flash Arrays. Hooray. Awesome news! Great to see a brand new array in this space that is doing real per VM QOS next to Solidfire that can also do something similar. Tintri also released a brand new version of their Tintri OS 4.0 and Tintri Global Center 2.1. Enhancements in this new 4.0 software release are mainly additions … [Read more...]

Nutanix Community Edition! be warned: You are going to buy new lab gear!

As one of 20 NTC’s worldwide, I was selected to join the closed Nutanix CE alpha group to test the heck out of this new cool software: The “Nutanix Community Edition”. Nutanix CE is a 100% software solution enabling technology enthusiasts to easily evaluate the latest hyper convergence technology at zero cost. Nutanix Community Edition is a lighter-weight, free version of the Nutanix Operating System (NOS), which powers the Nutanix Virtual Platform. The Community Edition of NOS is designed for … [Read more...]

Cool tool: Unitrends Free Edition. Backup Up to 1TB Free!

I’m currently testing the new (currently in beta) Unitrends FREE Edition in my home lab to see if this new cool free backup appliance is anything that you should try? Yes, you should. read more about it below: About Unitrends Free Edition Unitrends Free Edition deploys on a server running ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, Hyper-V 2012 or Hyper-V 2012 R2. The appliance is deployed using an .EXE installer. You must run the installer from a Windows machine on which you have both .NET Framework v3.5 and v4 … [Read more...]

TintriOS 3.2 update introduces per VM level QOS

Yesterday I had a great chat with Tintri Sr. Director of Products Chuck Dubuque about their newest TintriOS update. My first post about Tintri is exactly from 2 years back. Tintri was the first to have VM-aware storage where VMware is currently doing a similar thing with VVols and other vendors are following their footsteps. New capabilities include: Tintri OS 3.2. Administrators can now allocate exact maximum and minimum IOPS to each individual VM. This granular capability is paired with … [Read more...]