vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache (vFRC)

vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache is a brand new feature which is part of vSphere 5.5. Key Features: Hypervisor-based software-defined flash storage tier solution. Aggregates local flash devices to provide a clustered flash resource for VM and vSphere hosts consumption (Virtual Flash Host Swap Cache) Leverages local flash devices as a cache Integrated with vCenter, HA, DRS, vMotion Scale-Out Capability: 32 nodes Why vSphere Flash Read Cache? Cache is a high-speed memory that can be … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 What’s New at VMworld 2013, NSX, SDDC, VSAN, vFlash

I’ve been in the VMware Early Access program for Bloggers and the vSphere beta so I have been familiar with all the new 5.5 features for a while. I have tried to write a very short version of what’s new. More details will come today in separate blog posts. vSphere 5.5 Platform Features Summary vSphere 5.5 Configuration Maximum Increases 2x from vSphere 5.1 vSphere 5.1 vSphere 5.5 160 pCPU 320 pCPU 2TB Memory 4TB Memory 8 NUMA Nodes 16 NUMA Nodes 2048 … [Read more...]

Nutanix introduced NOS 3.5 with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Support (Tech Preview)

Today Nutanix introduced a technology preview of its support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 in conjunction with the latest release of Nutanix OS (NOS) 3.5.   Again Nutanix delivers many enhancements on their Nutanix OS Architecture to expand performance and management capabilities. The PRISM GUI is now HTML5 based for multi device management support. The Prism REST APIs Supports all Nutanix functionality: server, storage, virtualization and networking and provides extensibility with … [Read more...]

PernixData Announces General Availability of FVP 1.0

On the very last Storage Field Day 3 in Denver Colorado where I was invited as a delegate. I was introduced to a brand new startupstill  in stealth mode named PernixData. The company introduction was done by Satyam Vaghani a great story teller. Tomorrow August 6th PernixData will announce the General Availability of FVP 1.0 Be sure to watch all the PernixData Storage Field Day 3 video’s as they all have great content!! PernixData Introduction PernixData was founded back in February 2012 by … [Read more...]

Nutanix Update: New NX-1000 and 6000 Series! SMB Likes!

Nutanix is a virtualization infrastructure company located in San Jose, California. Nutanix's mission is to virtualize a datacenter without the need for a SAN. While traditional datacenter architecture employed discrete tiers of servers and storage, which are typically connected via a SAN, Nutanix converges these two tiers of infrastructure down to one, meeting the demands of a modern virtualized environment. Nutanix introduced a smaller baby model (NX-1050) and a few bigger model … [Read more...]