Todd Mace of cloudjock.com writes the following: This dichotomy I find fascinating as I think it also relates to the smartphone industry. For example, when I upgraded to the iPhone 6, I immediately noticed a performance increase; however after several weeks of use, I wasn’t aware of the performance increase, as I became accustom to […]
Here’s a fabulous resource for Wi-Fi professionals, and anyone interested in the subject. Keith Parsons “stress tested” most of the major enterprise Wi-Fi access points and his results are startling. There will likely be major controversy about this in the AP vendor space! After weeks of planning, a full week of testing, and then a […]
The next version of Microsoft Windows Server includes integrated data deduplication technology. Microsoft is positioning this as a boon for server virtualization and claims it has very little performance impact. But how exactly does Microsoft’s de-duplication technology work?
In recent years, a move toward automated storage tiering has begun in the data center. This move has been inspired by the desire to continue to drive down the cost of storage, as well as the introduction of faster, but more expensive storage in the form of Flash memory in the storage array marketplace.
I spent some days in Cork, Ireland this week presenting to a customer. Besides the fact that Iâ€™m now almost two months in to my new job, and Iâ€™m loving every part of it, there is one part that is extremely cool about my job.
After fighting yet more networking gremlins, Tech Field Day resumed at The Hoffman Agency wit a presentation by SolarWinds. We had come to expect quite a lot from this company after their fine presentation at Net Field Day in September, and the delegates were not disappointed. SolarWinds discussed their various management products, as well as their approach to high availability and database design.
STEC may not have been quite ready to reveal their next-generation ZeusRAM solid-state disk (SSD), but they are demonstrating it anyway at EMC World in Boston this week. The ZeusRAM is a fundamentally different animal from the existing ZeusIOPS drive in one critical way: Rather than using flash memory for primary data storage, the ZeusRAM uses DRAM. This improves reliability and longevity and ought to raise the bar on performance as well.
Over the past few years Iâ€™ve been asked to troubleshoot and explain why cloning a virtual machine (VM) from a master template would take a longer time than expected more than once.
Although it’s rare in the PC world, multipath I/O is not new in enterprise IT. I’ve been juggling paths to storage and networks as long as I’ve been a systems administrator, and that’s a bit longer than I care to admit. But the proliferation of technologies has made it difficult to understand path management. What’s the difference between “dual active” and “active/active”? Is “active/passive” really that bad?
NetApp CEO Tom Georgens is quoted as dismissive of multi-level tiering, saying: “The simple fact of the matter is, tiering is a way to manage migration of data between Fibre Channel-based systems and serial ATA based systems.”