Welcome!

Enabling The Green and Virtual Data Center

Greg Schulz

Subscribe to Greg Schulz: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts
Get Greg Schulz via: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories by Greg Schulz

In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the fifth of a five-part series pertaining to VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, part III (reducing cost and complexity) located here, part IV (scaling ROBO and data centers today) located here. Image via VMware For those who are not aware, vSAN is a VMware virtual Storage Area Network (e.g. vSAN) that is software-defined, part of being a software-defined data infrastructure (SDDI) and software-defined data center (SDDC). Besides being software-defined vSAN is HCI combining compute (server), I/O networking, storage (space and I/O) along with hypervisors, management, and other tools. How has vSAN (formerly referred to as VSAN) Evolved A quick recap of the VMware vSAN progre... (more)

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part IV (HCI scaling ROBO and data centers today)

In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the fourth of a five-part series pertaining to VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, part III (reducing cost and complexity) located here, as well as part V here (VMware vSAN evolution, where to learn more and summary). Image via VMware For those who are not aware, vSAN is a VMware virtual Storage Area Network (e.g. vSAN) that is software-defined, part of being a software-defined data i... (more)

VMware vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged (HCI) software defined data infrastructure

In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the first of a five-part series pertaining to VMware vSAN V6.6. Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, part III (reducing cost and complexity) located here, part IV (scaling ROBO and data centers today) located here, as well as part V here (VMware vSAN evolution, where to learn more and summary). Image via VMware For those who are not aware, vSAN is a VMware virtual Storage Area Network (e.g. vSAN) that is software-defined... (more)

Cisco Next Gen 32Gb Fibre Channel NVMe SAN Updates

Cisco Next Gen 32Gb Fibre Channel and NVMe SAN Updates Cisco announced today next generation MDS storage area networking (SAN) Fibre Channel (FC) switches with 32Gb, along with NVMe over FC support. Cisco Fibre Channel (FC) Directors (Left) and Switches (Right) Highlights of the Cisco announcement include: MDS 9700 48 port 32Gbps FC switching module High density 768 port 32Gbps FC directors NVMe over FC for attaching fast flash SSD devices (current MDS 9700, 9396S, 9250i and 9148S) Integrated analytics engine for management insight awareness Multiple concurrent protocols including ... (more)

Server Storage I/O Data Infrastructures | @CloudExpo #SDN #AI #DataCenter

HPE Continues Buying into Server Storage I/O Data Infrastructures This past week HPE continued buying into server storage I/O data infrastructure technologies announcing an all cash (e.g., no stock) acquisition of Nimble Storage (NMBL). The cash acquisition for a little over $1B USD amounts to $12.50 USD per Nimble share, double what it had traded at. As a refresh, or overview, Nimble is an all flash shared storage system leverage NAND flash solid storage device (SSD) performance. Note that Nimble also partners with Cisco and Lenovo platforms that compete with HPE servers for c... (more)