Bob Plankers at The Lone Sysadmin comments: This is post #14 in my December 2013 series about Linux Virtual Machine Performance Tuning. For more, please see the tag “Linux VM Performance Tuning.” At times we can refer to certain network concepts with a “pipe” analogy, where bandwidth is the diameter of the pipe and latency […]
Bob Plankers The Lone Sysadmin comments: For both personal and technical reasons I’ve always liked the Isilon products, and they’ve done some great work contributing back to the FreeBSD codebase & community as well as creating a product that scales both performance and capacity. People often seem to forget that storage is measured in two […]
Bob Plankers writing for The Virtualization Practice comments: Nutanix, one of the fastest growing IT infrastructure startups around, shows no signs of slowing down with their release of Nutanix OS 3.5. For those not familiar with Nutanix, they offer a truly converged virtualized infrastructure. This generally consists of four nodes in two rack units of […]
Bob Plankers, The Lone Sysadmin comments: Most things in my life that I think are good & excellent are things I started out being very critical of, or at the least greatly disliking. Some of my best friends were some of the most annoying people ever when I first met them. My wife loves to […]
After Bob Plankers got a lot of response on his first blogpost, he’ll discuss some of the points made with these comments and discussions. “*You* control your destiny with open source solutions and this is why open source is so broadly adopted in the enterprise.” — @randybias “You can just get someone else to support […]
This roundtable discussion focusing on storage maker Compellent is taken from Tech Field Day Seattle, held in July of 2010. One of the most-interesting points raised concerns the recent technological advances made by the major vendors. Another key issue in the conversation is W. Curtis Preston’s discussion of snapshots and data protection. Can traditional backup be made obsolete by storage system snapshots?
This week’s Tech Field Day roundtable discussion is an audio chat on the subject of Symantec’s VMworld-related announcements. This discussion occurred prior to the official announcement of these three products and was part of our joint effort to support VMworld, including Symantec’s sponsorship of our “Get Away to VMworld” contest.