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Symantec Disaster Recovery Study 2010

I was recently briefed on the latest Symantec Disaster Recovery Study (2010), the details of which can be found here.  Some 1700 companies (of 5000 employees or more) were interviewed about various aspects of their backup environments.  As usual with these kind of surveys, there were some interesting results (I guess there have to be interesting results otherwise the surveys ... Read More »

Random VAAI Thoughts

I’ve just posted about the SCSI support that enables VAAI features over on my storage blog.  Writing that post got me thinking about the wider aspects of VAAI or at least the reasons for why VAAI is needed.  This in turn spawned a few random thoughts I feel like sharing. VAAI is for SCSI. The current implementation supports SCSI, presumably ... Read More »

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 »

Will EMC Leave Non-Vblock Customers Out In The Cold?

Last Friday I was a guest on the latest Infosmack podcast, with special guest Chad Sakac.  One of the topics was Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0 (initially in beta).  You can read more details in the press release, however in a nutshell, UIM is all about providing unified orchestration for deployment of virtualisation in a Vblock architecture. I asked Chad ... Read More »

Playing with Virtual Box

I’ve been using VMware products for close to 10 years now.  Scanning back on my purchase history, the first version of VMware Workstation I bought was 2.0.1 for NT & 2000 back in August 2001.  I was an immediate fan of the product and at the time used it on a software development project I was doing.  I developed the ... Read More »

VMware Release Zimbra as an Appliance

At the beginning of this year, VMware announced they were to acquire Zimbra, a provider of email and collaboration software, from Yahoo.  Although the move was widely reported, it wasn’t on the face of it the most strategic of VMware’s moves.  The acquisition does provide VMware with more access into the business of delivering applications as well as infrastructure to ... Read More »