X-IO: Zero Maintenance, Low Latency VDI Storage

At VMworld Barcelona, I was invited by Stephen Foskett to join the #TFDx event (short for Tech Field Day Extra). I’m writing about X-IO because their presentation actually triggered me. They handle a lot of things very differently. And as you can read below, I like how they do that. First, some info about X-IO X-IO Technologies, was previously founded as the Seagate Advanced Storage Group in 2002. Which was later acquired by Xiotech in 2007, and today operates independently as X-IO … [Read more...]

Atlantis USX 2.0: Introducing Teleport and VVOLs for any storage

With VMworld just around the corner, Atlantis Computing has changed their corporate identity. as of this week they replaced the logo, website and have launched version 2.0 of their flagship Atlantis USX. I personally have been a very early adopter of Atlantis USX. In our company we are running Atlantis USX inside our test environment from day 1 (on VSAN). and with a lot of beta testing going on for the last few months, we are almost ready to put version 2.0 in our production environment. … [Read more...]

PernixData announced NFS support and adds RAM to FVP

Satyam Vaghani, CTO of PernixData just announced a whole bunch of new features in their FVP product at Storage Field Day 5. With the FVP software, companies can accelerate any virtualized application using server RAM and/or flash, making it ideal for deployment in any server environment.  In addition, FVP can be deployed in conjunction with file, block or direct attached storage, ensuring seamless integration with all existing (and future) SAN, NAS and DAS devices.  With these new enhancements, … [Read more...]

NexentaStor 4.0 Community Edition Now Available!

This latest version of NexentaStor delivers significant performance, reliability and functionality improvements to NexentaStor. Having passed through rigorous engineering, customer and partner testing with flying colors. NexentaStor will continue to be available in two editions: Community Edition (free, full-featured, community supported software for configurations up to 18TB), and Enterprise Edition (licensed by the size of the storage pool). NexentaStor 4.0 is Citrix and VMware Ready and … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 VSAN, Introducing Your New Storage Vendor VMware

The best VMworld 2013 announcement for me has to be the new vSphere Virtual SAN (VSAN). I think this new vSphere feature will change the hyper-converged and storage market FOREVER. VMware created distributed storage on the VMkernel layer. Your right… NO Storage Appliance VM needed per ESXi host. This storage service runs inside the VMkernel! also VMware has added vSphere Flash Read (and write through) Cache on the VSAN (vFlash) vSphere Virtual SAN: Radically Simple Storage Key … [Read more...]