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Review: StarWind Enterprise Server – Part II

This is the second of a series of posts reviewing the StarWind Enterprise Server iSCSI software target.  The posts relate to version 4 of the product.  Previous post(s) can be found at: Review: StarWind Enterprise Server – Part I In the first post of this review, I explained how StarWind’s server product provided the ability to turn a Windows server into an iSCSI storage device.  ... Read More »

Review: StarWind Enterprise Server – Part I

This is the first of a number of posts reviewing the StarWind Enterprise Server iSCSI software target.  The posts relate to version 4 of the product. Not everyone wants or can afford to buy dedicated storage arrays, especially in current climates.  So if you don’t want to spend money on a bespoke storage solution, are there any other options available?  One of them ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: So EMC, Where’s Your Thin Persistence?

Following on from yesterday’s announcement by 3Par, I’m wondering just where EMC is in the thin reclamation market.  HDS have ZPR, which although working as a background collection process, does reclaim zeroed out blocks of data.  I believe SVC has similar functionality too. We all know that over time, Thin volumes transition back to Thick volumes as data is created ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: The Wide Striping Debate

I’ve read with interest this week the posts on wide striping and the consequent expansion to thin provisioning.  Here are some of the highlights: First there’s Martin Glasborow’s post, which discusses whether wide striping and thin provisioning should be chargeable items.  I’d go a step further than Martin and suggest that thin provisioning (TP) should also be free; after all, ... Read More »

VMware Announce vSphere 4

In case you haven’t noticed, the next chapter in the story of the unstoppable juggernaut that is VMware is here.  It’s called VMware vSphere 4 (dropping the Virtual Infrastructure moniker) but is still essentially the same as the previous VMware with incremental improvements.  The full story of what private and public clouds will be seems a long way off, however ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: VMware Announce vSphere 4

In case you haven’t noticed, the next chapter in the story of the unstoppable juggernaut that is VMware is here.  It’s called VMware vSphere 4 (dropping the Virtual Infrastructure moniker) but is still essentially the same as the previous VMware with incremental improvements.  The full story of what private and public clouds will be seems a long way off, however ... Read More »