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Virtualization Strategy News
August 17, 2017
Tintri Enterprise Cloud enhances VMstore snapshots to cloud and expands predictive analytics for compute and storage. Cloud Connector treats the cloud as a tertiary repository.
July 05, 2017
Tintri will scale back head-to-head matchups in all-flash array market; stand-alone software accounts for a growing portion of storage revenue, CTO and co-founder Kieran Harty says.
April 27, 2017
An updated version presents Datera Elastic Data Fabric storage nodes as a cluster of L3 network endpoints in anticipation of increased container adoption.
March 20, 2017
HPE 3PAR flash container reference architecture bundles Mesosphere orchestration software with ProLiant blades, 10 GB SAN FlexFabric and StoreServ 8200 arrays.
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Software-defined storage, positioned as the cure-all for vendor lock-in, suggests that hardware may not be as important to IT infrastructure as it once was. Continue Reading
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VMware Storage I/O Control uses vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering to quickly establish and apply IOPS limits to VMs that regularly access your data store. Continue Reading
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Tools like Windows Performance Monitor and adjustments to memory, CPU and disk usage metrics can reduce the stress of the VM troubleshooting process. Continue Reading
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Though virtual server performance bottlenecks remain among data storage problems, there are fixes available, but beware, each fix has side effects. Continue Reading