PCIe SSDs like Micron’s new P320h offer mindbending performance and enterprise class reliability. Although expensive, these devices are in an entirely different league from any other storage option. Micron promises to bring the PCIe P320h to market at nearly $15 per gigabyte, a substantial discount over other PCIe SSD competitors.
I learned recently that everybody starts somewhere and helping those interested in starting somewhere seems to me to be something those of us whoâ€™ve been doing this for a while should be a little more than interested in.
However, I believe I have found a great use case for I/O virtualization thanks to a presentation from Virtensys during the most recent Portland VMUG meeting.
The most interesting products and companies at Interop Las Vegas 2011 were found around the edges of the show floor. Companies like NEC, Synology, Ciphertex, and Endace may have gone unnoticed in the shadows of towering booths of the industry titans but deserve attention. One such pairing was two Wi-Fi analysis companies, MetaGeek and Ekahau. Both work together to enable spectrum analysis and site surveying on portable devices – smart phones and tablets.
I finally got the data migrated to new storage at my organization. The information moved very quickly and went off without a hitch (and minimal yelling/frustration). The one area I found that was not so friendly is the Share Permissions on the destination storage.
My plans for reviewing/playing around in Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 have been quite up in the air lately, but may finally be coming to fruition, although differently than I originally planned. Since I have installed an EMC Celerra as my organizations primary storage, I thought testing a WSS front end to that system might be appropriate. In a previous post, I was planning to test this in my home lab, but given the considerations I am looking at for my organization, testing there makes loads more sense.