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Storage virtualization News
March 12, 2021
The VMware vSAN storage update aims to help enterprises start with a small HCI deployment. Customers gain the option to connect compute servers to existing storage vSAN clusters.
February 16, 2021
Object store acquisitions by DataCore, Nvidia and Quantum underscore the growing importance of object storage to address enterprise workloads ranging from archives to analytics.
January 26, 2021
DataCore's acquisition of object storage pioneer Caringo plugs a hole in its software-defined storage and advances its goal of block, file and object storage from a single vendor.
September 17, 2020
MinIO brings software-defined, cloud-native object storage to VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu through the newly launched vSAN Data Persistence platform.
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Virtual memory is a memory management technique where secondary memory can be used as if it were a part of the main memory. Continue Reading
Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device -- or pool of available storage capacity -- that is managed from a central console. Continue Reading
VMware's new Virtual Volumes allow virtual machines and applications to be better allocated to storage. The feature is now available in beta. Continue Reading
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Shared storage provides admins with virtual storage benefits such as storage migration, high availability and redundancy. But the right storage option depends on cost and performance. Continue Reading
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An effective deployment and oversight strategy is essential to get the most out of your virtual storage. Find out what software, hardware and tools can ensure it all runs smoothly. Continue Reading
Container security concerns are keeping IT pros up at night. Discover why and what they're doing to secure containers as well as the applications and data that run within them. Continue Reading
Microsoft enhanced Windows Server 2019 software-defined networking and other virtualization facets of its latest server OS to improve security and increase workload performance. Continue Reading
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Hyper-V and VMware are in a perpetual battle for supremacy in the virtualization market. Although the two hypervisors have similar features, capabilities are somewhat different. Continue Reading
Monitor the performance of your VSAN and VMs to ensure one isn't affecting the other. Performance metrics and alerts can make it easy to spot VSAN issues before they affect VMs. Continue Reading
Virtual SAN network configuration problems can detract from performance and availability. Update your drivers and check that no security products are blocking connections. Continue Reading