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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 »

Enterprise Computing: COPAN, EMC/VMware & STEC

Over the last week there have been a few stories catching my eye.  Here’s a brief paragraph on them. SGI Acquires COPAN Systems In fact to be more precise, SGI have acquired some of the assets of COPAN and left the liabilities behind for a mere $2 million in cash (press release).  The demise of COPAN raises two potential questions; ... Read More »

Virtualisation: Learning The Hard Way

They say that you learn the most when you make mistakes and things go wrong.  Well, last night I certainly must have learned a lot.  What started as a simple physical re-organisation of my hardware turned into a rebuild of my production VMware ESXi server – finishing at 1am.  Here’s what happened. Failing Disk I started by shutting down and ... Read More »

ESXi: Learning The Hard Way

They say that you learn the most when you make mistakes and things go wrong.  Well, last night I certainly must have learned a lot.  What started as a simple physical re-organisation of my hardware turned into a rebuild of my production VMware ESXi server – finishing at 1am.  Here’s what happened. Failing Disk I started by shutting down and ... Read More »

Review: DroboPro – Part I

My new DroboPro arrived this week and so far I’m less than impressed.  As you know, I already have had a generation 1 Drobo for some time.  It has been a great device, doing exactly what I wanted.  After winning a second standard Drobo at Tech Field Day, I paid for the upgrade to the DroboPro in anticipation of a bigger and better machine.  Here’s ... Read More »

Gestalt IT Tech Field Day – Day 1: MDS Micro, Xsigo, VMware

Day 1 of the Gestalt IT Field Day started early at 7am with a trip to VMware and their executive briefing centre where breakfast was provided.   As well as food, there was an opportunity to see the “data centre in a rack”, used at VMworld to run all of the demo and presentation materials. Once replete, we were whisked ... Read More »