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Enterprise Computing: VMware, Cisco and EMC Join Forces to Create Acadia

Finally all the speculation is put to rest as VMware, Cisco and EMC announce their joint venture: Acadia.  The “coalition” of the three companies will work together to deliver private cloud infrastructure which utilises Cisco UCS, VMware vSphere and EMC storage hardware.  All of this will be delivered in something called the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE and conveniently the initials ... 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 »

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 »

Virtualisation: LeftHand VSA Appliance – Part Two

In my previous post covering LeftHand’s Virtual Storage Appliance, I discussed deploying a VSA guest under VMware. This post discusses performance of the VSA itself. Deciding how to measure a virtual storage appliance’s performance wasn’t particularly difficult. VMware provides performance monitoring through the Virtual Infrastructure Client and gives some nice pretty graphs to work with. So from the appliance (called ... Read More »

Virtualisation: LeftHand VSA Appliance – Part One

I’ve been running the LeftHand Networks Virtual SAN Appliance for a while now. As I previously mentioned, I can see virtual storage appliances as a great new category, worthy of investigation for the flexibility of being able to provide functionality (replication, snapshots etc) without having to deploy appliance hardware. This post is one of a number covering the deployment and ... Read More »

Bl** Hyper-V!

Well, I wasted 3 hours of my life last night trying to get Hyper-V working on one of my PC/servers. Admittedly it’s an ancient 2 years old, only has PCI-Express, SATA-II support and up to 4-core Intel processors, but for some reason, my attempts to install Hyper-V would get just so far and fail with a cryptic 0x8007045D error. As ... Read More »