Tintri enters All-Flash market with VMstore T5000 series

Tintri enters All-Flash market with VMstore T5000 series
Yesterday we saw a big product launch from Tintri, maker of VM-aware storage array VMstore. Up until yesterday Tintri VMstore arrays have been Hybrid-Flash arrays which contain both SSD and HDD capacity with efficient space saving methods and intelligent tiering algorithms to maximize performance. Yesterday we saw Tintri to enter All-Flash array market with their ...

VDP 6.0 configuration utility not compatible with Google Chrome – Updated

VDP 6.0 configuration utility not compatible with Google Chrome - Updated
Google removed SSL support from recent Chrome versions because of major security flaws in SSL protocol. Unfortunately this breaks some web applications which are running on web servers configured to support only SSL and not more secure TLS, VMware Data Protection configuration utility is one of these applications. If you try to access VDP configuration utility at ...

VMFS Datastore UNMAP using vCenter Orchestrator 2

VMFS Datastore UNMAP using vCenter Orchestrator
If you are using thin provisioned block volumes for your VMware vSphere VMFS datastores you will certainly benefit from this new vCenter Orchestrator workflow I created. VMware introduced VAAI UNMAP capability in vSphere 5.0, and since vSphere 5.0 update 1 UNMAP has been on-demand operation which requires use of CLI on VMware ESXi host. With ...

EMC Symmetrix VSA is in the works! kind of

EMC Symmetrix VSA is in the works! kind of
I spotted something very unexpected and interesting in the Twitter today, David Robertson (@daverdfw) is working on a EMC Symmetrix virtual storage appliance for VMware vSphere which is actually on display at the VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas. Symmetrix VSA is still an unofficial and EMC internal only project but if enough Symmetrix customers show ...

NexentaStor 3.1 adds second generation VAAI

NexentaStor 3.1 adds second generation VAAI
NexentaStor released version 3.1 of their storage appliance in the end of July, this new version of NexentaStor is very interesting for VMware vSphere users as it adds VAAI support to this already very feature rich ZFS storage appliance. VAAI in NexentaStor 3.1 release is a second generation VAAI implementation which is based on T10 ...

NexentaStor Community Edition 3.0.5 released

NexentaStor Community Edition 3.0.5 released
Nexenta has released new version of their free Community Edition storage appliance NexentaStor. NexentaStor is a ZFS Open Storage appliance with advanced features such as in-line deduplication, transparent compression and replication. NexentaStor CE 3.0.5 release contains only bug fixes, no new features were incorporated. If you have access to internet from your NexentaStor appliance you ...

EMC to release new mid-range family, VNX

EMC to release new mid-range family, VNX
The Register broke the news that EMC will release a new mid-range family later this month. New mid-range family is called VNX and it will be an unified block and file storage array replacing EMC’s current CLARiiON CX and NS models. According to The Register there will be five models, VNX5100, 5300, 5500, 5700 and ...

NexentaStor Community Edition 3.0.4 released 1

NexentaStor Community Edition 3.0.4 released
Nexenta has released new version of their free Community Edition storage appliance NexentaStor. NexentaStor is a ZFS Open Storage appliance with advanced features such as in-line deduplication, transparent compression and replication. NexentaStor CE 3.0.4 release includes many bug fixes to appliance core and management interface. NexentaStor is available as bare metal appliance and as VMware ...
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