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Quest Software vFundamentals virtual backup suite

11 April, 2012

The vFundamentals product suite offers backup, capacity planning and resource optimisation for VMware virtual environments. The bundle includes the vRanger Pro VMware backup, replication and recovery solution, as well as capacity management and optimisation technology from VKernel’s vOps Server Standard Edition.

Four myths of storage virtualisation

15 March, 2012 by Adrian De Luca, Director, SNIA ANZ

In recent years, server virtualisation has hogged the IT industry’s spotlight. All the while, storage virtualisation has remained in the background, slowly developing and maturing. However, there are still misconceptions surrounding the technology. Adrian De Luca, Director, SNIA ANZ, dispells these myths, claiming that storage virtualisation is ready for prime time.

Port sinks struggling SAN for storage virtualisation software

20 June, 2011

Ports of Auckland has put down its ageing storage area network (SAN) in favour of storage virtualisation software, giving the organisation a failover time of minutes, increased storage performance and reduced infrastructure costs.

Concerns over rapid adoption of virtualisation

25 February, 2011

Acronis warns small-sized businesses about the concerns associated with the rapid adoption of virtualisation.

Exponential data growth is difficult to manage

08 September, 2010 by Neville Vincent*

While information is the lifeblood of every organisation, exponential data growth and rising costs make it difficult for businesses to manage their data. Neville Vincent outlines the issues and how organisations can alleviate the associated pressures and costs.

Storage system provides Gippsland Water certainty

10 March, 2010

Central Gippsland Water Region Corporation (Gippsland Water) provides water, wastewater and waste recovery services to domestic and commercial clients across central Gippsland in Victoria. The organisation distributes about 64,000 megalitres of water to 41 towns spread across more than 5000 square kilometres. Its clients also include businesses in the manufacturing, power generation, health service, timber, paper and dairy industries.

DataCore Software virtual disks

11 January, 2010 by

DataCore Software is increasing the size of its virtual disks from 2 TB to 1 PB, using thin provisioning to minimise how much real capacity has to be in place day one.

Storage virtualisation myth busters

02 December, 2009

While the demand for storage virtualisation has opened up sales opportunities for vendors, it has also created numerous myths about it. Hitachi’s Simon Elisha sets out to quash these myths in order to distinguish the facts from the hype.

High-end storage array

30 July, 2009

The Symmetrix V-Max system incorporates Virtual Matrix Architecture with industry-standard components to deliver massive scalability - enabling systems that scale to hundreds of thousands of terabytes of storage and tens of millions of IOPS (input/output per second) supporting hundreds of thousands of VMware and other virtual machines in a single federated storage infrastructure.

Virtualisation to benefit from FCoE

24 July, 2009 by Dave Raffo

IBM will soon sell Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) equipment from Brocade and Cisco. Analysts say storage virtualisation deployments have the most to gain from such a move.

SSD and 2.5" HDDs better for virtualisation

20 July, 2009 by Chris Mellor

The 3.5 inch HDD I/O channel is fast becoming a bottleneck, particularly given its use in virtualisation projects,

How Cisco UCS affects virtual storage

14 July, 2009 by Marc Staimer

Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) has ramifications for data stored on virtual servers. This tip explains what UCS changes and how to cope with it.

Using Cluster Shared Volumes in Hyper-V R2

08 July, 2009 by Greg Shields

This guide explains how to use Hyper-V R2's new Cluster Shared Voumes feaure.

New Dell SAN ships virtualisation-ready

17 June, 2009 by Simon Sharwood

Dell's new PS4000 SAN will support apps virtualised under vSphere, Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer.

Four rules for thin provisioning

11 June, 2009 by Alan Radding

This list of best practices explains how to get the most out of thin provisioning.

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