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.
The 3.5 inch HDD I/O channel is fast becoming a bottleneck, particularly given its use in virtualisation projects,
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.
This guide explains how to use Hyper-V R2's new Cluster Shared Voumes feaure.
Dell's new PS4000 SAN will support apps virtualised under vSphere, Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer.
This list of best practices explains how to get the most out of thin provisioning.
The EMC Virtual Matrix architecture integrates industry-standard components with EMC Symmetrix capabilities to deliver a system that is claimed to provide scalability 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.
Jeff Boles, analyst at Taneja Group, explains how storage blades fit into today's data centres in this interview.
New provisioning plans are now required, thanks to the influx of virtualisation and the growth of storage demands.
Microsoft's new Storage Server 2008 includes a number of improvements, not the least of which is better virtualisation features.
There are several things to keep in mind when buying storage to go with your virtual environments. This guide explains.
These four tips explain how to virtualise your storage infrastructure in the best possible way.
We explain EMC's RapidIO, a bus standard that the company says will be responsible for carrying data in its new storage arrays.
Glasshouse Technologies' Andrew McCreath explains how server virtualisation changes how you must approach backup and storage design.
There are some myths surrounding storage virtualisation that are thrown around quite often. Simon Elisha from Hitachi sets the record straight.