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
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
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.
You’re rushing to meet a project deadline, and you need to update some related files that are stored on an EMC® Isilon® cluster. You’re working on a Linux computer, and you’re connected to the cluster over a Network File System (NFS) protocol. You need to access files in a directory … READ MORE
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.
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
In keeping up with the rapid advances in both technology and user demands, the data center network infrastructure is no longer just a matter of connecting a few servers, storage devices and network switches in a rack. Today’s modern data center environments are complex and serve as a critical backbone … READ MORE
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