Category Archives: Storage virtualization

Choosing hardware for use as an ESXi host

In today’s workloads higher demands and expectations from our business, choosing the appropriate hardware is not what it used to be. True that a server is a server, and as I always say, all manufacturers are working within the same … Continue reading

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Audit your Data: Take a step back, think and analyze.

Taking a step back  Now that some of the largest storage conferences have seen the largest audience ever in Las Vegas, I think it’s time to take a step back and brainstorm a little about why we were so many … Continue reading

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Are we failing the true business needs? PART3

 The Storage Pillar The datacenter operating system discussed last week (https://florenttastet.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/are-we-failing-the-true-business-needs-part2/) is da strong pillar of business requirements and now more than ever as datacenters are almost entirely virtualized from the servers to the end points, and while at it, … Continue reading

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Are we failing the true business needs? PART1

Holistically the datacenter has never so healthy; there’s a myriad of technology providers training their teams to deliver the best of the best Value Added Services around the datacenter acquisitions to meet today’s most demanding requirements. Great! While the datacenter … Continue reading

Posted in Citrix, Cloud, Converged infrastructures, Datacenter, Hybrid infrastructures, Managed Services, Microsoft, Monitoring, Professional Services, SDDC, SDS, Server virtualization, Services, Storage virtualization, Virtual desktop, vmware, vSAN | 2 Comments

vSAN and vmKernel

Everyone blogged about! I figured I should too… if you know what I mean LOL. This is not intended to be technical. Think about this blog as thoughts sharing. I will give myself some time to evaluate vSAN in my … Continue reading

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FAT VM? Enable SDDC with vCAC

If you’re planning to move ahead your datacenter operating system journey, your natural next step is to evaluate how efficient was your past investments in virtualization and what are the challenges it created. From server sprawl to operational efficiencies, the … Continue reading

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The Value of Services

Let’s say that the 21st century has seen the IT world revolutionize the way we did IT. Early 2000, VMware initiated what would be the largest snow ball ever: Re-think the datacenter. The rest is history and everyone contributed to … Continue reading

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