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VAAI – Not Just for Virtualisation?

Last month we saw the announcement of vSphere 4.1 and the support of new storage features centred around VAAI, the vSphere API for Array Integration.  This introduced a number of array offload features including Full Copy, Block Zeroing and Hardware Assisted Locking.  Now this new functionality, aimed at improving scalability is intended to offload CPU and memory intensive operations to ... Read More »

Opinion: Netapp & vSphere 4.1 – Where’s the Beef?

Yesterday’s announcements on vSphere 4.1 was amazing in a number of respects.  Firstly the blogging community were falling over themselves to make announcements on the new release.  I expect there was a well organised PR & marketing push behind the scenes to get so many people talking about the technology from midnight onwards.  Secondly, there was a slew of announcements ... Read More »

VMware Release vSphere 4.1: Vendors Rush to Support VAAI?

Today VMware announced the release of vSphere 4.1, the next generation of their ever evolving hypervisor.  To be honest it would be hard to miss this announcement judging by the flurry of “first to blog” posts I’ve seen on RSS feeds and Twitter today (see the list at the end of this post).   I’d advise you to read the ... Read More »