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Simulator Update

Following a few comments on the previous simulator post, it doesn’t look like there are any more simulators out there for general use. If anyone does know – feel free to comment! _uacct = “UA-1104321-2”; urchinTracker(); Read More »

Where are all the simulators

I love the Netapp simulator (well, apart from the annoying issues with creating and deleting disks) and I use it all the time. It is great for testing ideas, testing scripting and generally refreshing knowledge on commands before having to touch real equipment. I use it with VMware (as I have probably mentioned before) and I can knock up a ... Read More »

Improving efficiency

Hu posted an interesting view of storage utilisation here. His view is that virtualisation on the USP would improve on the average 30% utilisation. I have to say that I disagree with this. There are lots of reasons why storage remains unused in the enterprise: inefficient administration by Storage Admins, SAs and DBAs (lost/orphan disks etc) deliberate overallocation by SAs ... Read More »