ViPR VASA Provider

VASA stands for “vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness”. It’s an initiative taken by VMware to better integrate storage arrays with the vCenter Server. Most mainstream arrays support VASA, including EMC’s VMAX, VNX, VPLEX and Isilon. A VASA Provider is a web service that can run on a stand-alone server, … READ MORE

Anil Degwekar March 31st, 2014

What Does Dell Mean to 400 Gb/s Ethernet?

Editor's Note: Posted on behalf of John D'Ambrosia. Today, it was announced to the world that the IEEE Standards Association Board had approved the formation of the IEEE P802.3bs 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400 GbE) Task Force.  That Task Force will be led by yours truly, John D’Ambrosia, Chief Ethernet Evangelist … READ MORE

Michelle Richard March 28th, 2014

Backup Is One Thing… Recovery Is Everything


If you have read my blogger profile, you will know that I have been listening to customer stories for many years. Here are some of the most common words, acronyms, and phrases I have heard when I’ve asked the question, “What keeps you up at night?” Meeting the backup window. RTO and RPO. I have tape longevity concerns. Data sprawl.

Lisa Matzdorff March 27th, 2014

The Social Network of Machines, Software-Defined Storage, & the Data Protection Continuum

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The Second Machine Age is redefining our relationship with technology. From healthcare to transportation, our lives will be nearly unrecognizable to our children. Underlying this change is the next generation of the social network: a Social Network of Machines. This Social Network of Machines will be a vast infrastructure built on the Third Platform (i.e. mobile, big data, social, cloud) and fueled by near-ubiquitous metadata about machines and humans.
In this two part series, we’ll first examine what technology drives the Second Machine Age. Then we will explore how we can avoid an “Accidental Architecture” on a global scale.

Stephen Manley March 25th, 2014

Dell is Changing the Game in Networking

Recently I told you about some exciting developments Dell is driving around Open Networking and our first partnership in this area with Cumulus Networks. Today I am excited to bring to you more game-changing networking solutions that will deliver future-ready IT and optimize businesses for scale-out and cloud-based environments. We … READ MORE

Tom Burns March 25th, 2014

SDN gets real

Over the past decade there have been numerous attempts to define what the future of networking should be, and with each attempt came lots of hype about how the new technology would solve  the many well-known problems with traditional networks. The most recent of these promising new technologies has been … READ MORE

art_fewell March 25th, 2014
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