Lately, Iâ€™m being asked more and more what my recommendations are around path management. In this blog entry I describe the current state of path management and outline some recommendations for the use/implementation of path management software in the data center.
So next year will mark a history of Symmetrix Products within EMC, still classified as one of the most robust systems out there after 20 years of its inception. In this blog post, we will talk about some facts on Symmetrix products as it relates to its features, characteristics, Enginuity microcode versions, model numbers, year released, etc.
Previously I had explained the evolution of the EMC Clariion Technology including the AX products and the flare code that is associated with the success of this platform. This post describes the 4 available models within the AX4 Platform and the naming conventions used.
It has been two days since HDS introduced High Availability Manager (“HAM” to us), disappointing some and confusing others. Now that the dust has settled some, it has become clearer just what HAM is and how it works, and we come away more impressed. HDS has taken simple, proven technologies (path management, clustering, synchronous replication) and remixed them into a super-high-availability solution for the largest enterprises. Perhaps this is not what many expected, but it’s certainly a worthwhile addition to the company’s family of products.
Hiding in the shadow of the huge VMware vSphere 4 announcement was a very interesting introduction by EMC: PowerPath/VE. As I mentioned in my post on storage changes in vSphere 4, PowerPath/VE plugs into the new pluggable storage architecture (PSA) found in vSphere 4 versions of ESX and takes over the decision-making and heavy-lifting tasks related to communicating with storage systems.D
VMware officially launched their next-generation (version 4) enterprise family of products today under the â€œvSphere 4â€³ name. As Iâ€™ve been doing for the last few major ESX releases, Iâ€™m focusing this post on the storage changes present in vSphere 4.