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Enterprise Computing: Using USP for Migrations

Thanks to Hu Yoshida for the reference to a previous post of mine which mentioned using virtualisation (USP, SVC, take your pick) for performing data migrations. As Hu rightly points out, the USP, USP-V, NSC55 and USP-VM can all be used to virtualise other arrays and migrate data into the USP as part of a new deployment. However nothing is ... Read More »

SAN Virtual Appliances

LeftHand, FalconStor, Arkeia and Datacore all now offer VMware appliance versions of their products. I’m in the process of downloading them now and I’m hoping to install over the next few days and do some testing. I’ve previously mentioned some VM NAS products which I’ve installed but not reported back on. I’ll try to summarise all my findings together. It ... Read More »

Virtualisation Update

Thanks to everyone who commented on the previous post relating to using virtualisation for DR. I’m looking forward to Barry’s more contemporaneous explanation of the way SVC works. I guess I should have said I understand Invista is stateless – but I didn’t – so thank’s to ‘zilla for pointing it out. So here’s another issue. If SVC and USP ... Read More »

Using Virtualisation for DR

It’s good to see virtualisation and the various products being discussed again at length. Here’s an idea I had some time ago for implementing remote replication by using virtualisation. I’d be interested to know whether it is possible (so far no-one from HDS can answer the question on whether USP/UVM can do this, but read on). The virtualisation products make ... Read More »

Invista

There’s been a few references to Invista over the last couple of weeks, notably from Barry discussing the “stealth announcement”. I commented on Barry’s blog that I felt Invista had been a failure, due to the number of sales. I’m not quite sure why this is so, as I think that virtualisation in the fabric is utimately the right place ... Read More »

Hardware Replacement Lifecycle Update

Marc makes a good comment here about the use of virtualisation within the replacement lifecycle and indeed products such as USP, SVC and Invista can help in this regard. However at some stage even the virtualisation tools need replacing and the problem remains, although in a different place. I was hoping as part of the USP-V announcement HDS would indicate ... Read More »