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, … Read more vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache (vFRC)

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

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 … Read more PernixData Announces General Availability of FVP 1.0

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

Storage Field Day 3 is just one week away! #SFD3

Storage Field Day is an Gestalt IT event that brings together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. These independent thought leaders so called delegates are selected by the Field Day Delegate community. I’m so delighted to have been invited to attend another … Read more Storage Field Day 3 is just one week away! #SFD3

My take on Tintri, VM-Aware Storage

As a new Tintri Partner and Tintri Certified System Engineer number #101, I decided to take a closer look at Tintri Storage. Tintri granted me access to their partner lightning lab and I got some hours to spend on this amazing piece of storage hardware to play around and see first hand what it was all about. Being one of the … Read more My take on Tintri, VM-Aware Storage

Building my Nexenta VM using (NFS) best practices

I am currently using Nexentastor for my home lab. In my previous post I’ve explained how I build my low power 64Gb home lab. I’ve installed Nexentastor Community Edition on my virtual machine with the following specs: 2vCPU 8GB RAM 16Gb system disk on local SSD use VMXNET3 network adapter for better performance. I attached … Read more Building my Nexenta VM using (NFS) best practices

How to build a 64Gb Low Power and Fast ESXi Home Lab

Recently I decided it was time to move my current  home lab environment to some green low power hardware. After some research I’ve  stumbled upon a nice low power and small unit the Intel NUC. Not only is this system good enough for my new ESXi home lab; 16gb RAM, 2x Intel I3 Cores, 1x 1GB … Read more How to build a 64Gb Low Power and Fast ESXi Home Lab

Tintri and VMware Horizon View Whiteboard

This video looks at a new VMware Horizon View 5.2 reference architecture with Tintri. This solution allows customers to go from power-on to first VMs in less than 30 minutes. Tintrí’s flash-first hybrid architecture ensures that dedicated and floating pools of users have great performance and that IT can scale out VDI storage easily and … Read more Tintri and VMware Horizon View Whiteboard