Qualcomm is getting ready to bring two 802.11ax SoCs to market. The IPQ8074 SoC is designed for access points and routers, with a peak theoretical throughput of 4.8Gbps across eight 5GHz streams and four 2.4GHz streams. They’ve also got a client side SoC capable of 1.775Gbps across two streams. While not the first to announced a router SoC for 801.11ax, they’re the first I’ve seen presenting a client side option.
Rebalance: A desktop rebalance operation that evenly redistributes linked-clone desktops among available datastores. When testing this, customers can often see unexpected results. This is often due to their misconception of how this function of View works.
Why do we care about thin provisioning? Because storage is not getting cheaper. If you went to buy a disk ten years ago, you’re going to spend about the same as would today, but you’re going to get a lot more capacity – a lot more capacity! The fact that we have terrible utilization of enterprise resources is really not helping us, and it’s not getting any better. It hasn’t improved because they are “doing storage” the same way.
As part of my work at Storage Fusion, I get to dig into the inner workings of storage arrays in a way most people don’t (either through inclination or time). Â One interesting anomaly we discovered this week was the variability in capacities of CLARiiON disks. Â What results from this is that the capacity you expect […]
Much of what we do in Storage Management can be considered living on a prayer; this is not just a result of the parlous state of the storage management tools that we use but also due to the complex interactions which can happen within shared infrastructure.
With the release of EMC Symmetrix V-Max systems, EMC introduced higher density EFDâ€™s (Enterprise Flash Disks) than being supported on its predecessor, the EMC Symmetrix DMX-4.
EMC caused a major stir on April 14 as they announced the next-generation Symmetrix enterprise storage array, the V-Max. Since that time, many of the features have been discussed and dissected on various blogs at the same time as EMC moves forward with sales of the new system. But one question remains: When can end-users actually purchase and use the V-Max system as described? And in particular, When does the V-Max get the most desirable and hyped Fully-Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) and scale-out features?
As large organizations begin to look towards cloud computing, many find themselves questioning the suitability of the infrastructure for their business needs. As consumer-focused services like Carbonite lose data and startup-focused systems like Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure suffer outages, the image of the cloud has darkened. How are providers protecting the data? What RTO and RPO is offered? Are these sufficient for the types of applications being considered for the cloud?
Virtualization is seen as the technology that makes it possible to do more with less, but there are many pitfalls to consider when virtualizing server infrastructure. This article suggests planning decisions to be considered that, if overlooked, could ruin the total cost of ownership (TCO) and the return on on investment (ROI) expected from this virtual infrastructure.
If you’ve been experimenting with ZFS, as we have, you’ve been struck by some of its limitations in terms of flexibility, but there is one way to expand a zpool, as demonstrated by Harry D in a two-part blog post.