At 30,000ft in the air over the holiday weekend, and with no wifi, one’s mind tends to wander a bit. And thus I spent some time thinking about the current happenings in the storage market. Things like: the recent VNX2… Read More ›
With the release of Recoverpoint 4.0, one of the most popular enhancements is the option to deploy the solution using virtual RPAs. Previous to Recoverpoint 4.0, the only option was to use physical appliances. We are now able to run… Read More ›
One of the common conversations in my customer base and among SE peers is around vSphere Data Protection and how it compares to Avamar. It is no secret that the latest incarnation of VDP and VDP Advanced have Avamar technology… Read More ›
One of the major differences between a VMAX and VNX are the pooling & FAST-VP (auto-tiering SW) implementations. As more and more VNX customers are considering VMAX systems (thanks largely to the introduction of the VMAXe/VMAX10K price point) these differences… Read More ›
One of the great features of the Cisco UCS is the Palo or Virtual Interface Card (VIC). When utilizing this card with UCS, it allows the administrator to create many virtual NICs (vNICs) and virtual HBAs (vHBAs) (up to 128… Read More ›
In part2 of this series, we’ll take a look at the storage layout and provisioning basics comparison between VMAX and Clariion. First a look at how storage is composed on the two arrays.
This article is focuses on understanding VMAX from the perspective of users who are familiar with Clariion arrays, terminology and architecture. Put another way, a guide to VMAX for Clariion users. We’ll take a look at the architecture similarities/differences, terminology… Read More ›
This has been a common topic of discussion with my customers and peers for some time. Proper design information has been scarce at best, and some of these details appear to not be well known or understood, so I thought… Read More ›