This video shows how to recover a complete file system (you might also think of it as recovering an entire volume) using the integrated snapshot capabilities of Dell EqualLogic storage arrays.
Alex McDonald at Netapp made a few snarky comments today about Dell's acquisition of EqualLogic. As if Netapp should be casting stones about anybody else's acquisitions. Anybody remember Spinnaker? Dell has made very rapid progress with EqualLogic and now Netapp is desperate to find ways to compete. But … READ MORE
The folks over at the Techcenter have started using twitter. Check it out. BTW, there's a chat starting there today at 3:00 Central on Hyper-V systems management. If you are interested in Hyper-V, check out the Techcenter Wiki.
Dru Reeves at the Burton Group posted a thoughtful piece on the competition between VMware and Microsoft for virtualization opportunites. He believes this is the issue that forced Diane Greene's departure. Could well be. But I don't agree with all his points – especially the underlying notion that … READ MORE
I thought I'd collect and share links to news and blogs about VMware, following the departure of founder Diane Greene earlier today. Without adding everything up and throwing it into a blender, it appears that most observers see this as a blown play by EMC. I'm not so … READ MORE
Dell's FlexAddress announcement on Tuesday drew this response by Gary Thome of HP. So what's a poor system admin to do if they want to manage SAN and LAN addresses for their blade systems? I'd suggest they let their accountants make the decision for them. Here's the deal. … READ MORE
A video showing the process of expanding a volume on a Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN. Its amazingly simple: First, you expand the volume in the management console, which automatically takes unused capacity from the free pool – including additional space you will need for snapshots. Then you go … READ MORE
There’s been a lot written about flash SSDs lately, starting with EMC following their announcement of the technology, and followed by other companies wanting a market position in relationship to flash. From a strictly marketing perspective, EMC pulled off an excellent move, forcing other companies in the industry … READ MORE