What we know. With the glitz of EMC World 2013 as a backdrop, EMC announced ViPR (Storage Virtualization Platform Re-imagined) otherwise known through rumors as Project Bourne. EMC calls ViPR Software Defined Storage but drawing parallel lines between this and … Continued
Virtualization has become widely accepted in today’s enterprise datacenter, from consolidating thousands of desktops to mission critical Tier 1 applications in server virtualization. One rapidly growing area for server virtualization is running critical Oracle database applications on VMware® vSphere® virtual … Continued
Higher I/O requirements from Tier 1 mission critical applications and the rapid growth of high density virtualized infrastructures place greater I/O demands on storage than ever before. This increase in I/O requests can make it more difficult to meet SLAs … Continued
Evaluator Group’s VMware vSphere® Performance Process Guide is part of a series of Evaluation Guides designed to help IT professionals analyze performance. The Performance Process Guide assists Virtual Infrastructure (VI) administrators in understanding the basics in resource optimization and troubleshooting … Continued
This report covers the results from Astute Networks for their ViSX G3 Flash-based VM Storage appliance. . VDI-IOmark is storage specific benchmark designed to test storage systems performance with a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) type of workload, the report was … Continued
Achieving VDI – TCO Objectives – an Evaluator Group Technical Insight
In this report Evaluator Group assesses Oracle VM software 3.1.1 with Oracle RAC 11g Release 2 and E-Business Suite12.1.1. This report outlines the validation process and overview of each environment, presents the challenges, as well as summarize the time it … Continued
In this whitepaper, Russ Fellows and John Webster discuss the emerging trends in VDI, as well as cover ways that VDI vendors are taken the first step towards the ideals of next generation VDI. Introduction: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has … Continued
In this Technical Insight Paper, Leah Schoeb explores the benefits of using Proximal Data’s AutoCache solution in a virtualized infrastructure. Introduction: Information Technology (IT) demands for storing and retrieving information in virtualized environments are based on serving the requirements of … Continued
Leah Schoeb reveals all the Storage Performance Concepts in our Storage Education Series. This is the first of a series on Storage Performance where she explores the performance in physical and virtual environments, and covers various ways that can help diminish storage system bottlenecks.
Leah Schoeb and Russ Fellow presents the real world issues surrounding VDI and implementation. Description: Evaluator Group explores the critical storage features needed for Virtual Desktop Initiatives (VDI). The focus is on storage system features required to meet the performance, … Continued
This report covers the results from the VDI-IOmark testing BlueArc’s Mercury 110. VDI-IOmark is a storage specific benchmark designed to test storage systems performance with a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) type of workload, the report was audited for accuracy by … Continued
Russ’ presentation explores the critical storage features needed for Virtual Desktop Initiatives (VDI). The focus is on storage system features required to meet the performance, and the critical TCO levels necessary for a successful VDI project. The recommendations are taken … Continued
Discussion of the use of Automated Tiered Storage and its benefits in a VMware environment
Cloud services providers have been phenomenally successful over the past three years. Evaluator Group has observed both large and small companies turn to cloud-based services providers for blending their on-premise capabilities with alternatively managed IT infrastructure. Cloud and other IT … Continued
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) projects are experiencing significant interest from both business and IT users. Evaluator Group has been speaking with a number of organizations piloting and deploying VDI projects. Successful VDI deployments have common aspects that deliver both the … Continued
Podcast review of HDS Automated Tiering and implementation with VMware.
2010 has been a time of unprecedented change. As server and storage virtualization deployments advance, virtual desktop implementations in the thousands of units are also added to the IT agenda. And while it’s become an old storage industry saw, capacity … Continued
Cloud Storage, ITaaS as becoming a new business model. This paper discusses the difference between business and consumer class cloud architectures. In the examples, highlights the Bycast (NetApp) implementation.
Virtual Desktop Implementation and scale out poses significant challenges to the IT infrastructure. This paper explores the considerations for storage and designing for scale-out.
We believe that server virtualization creates a new set of cases to be made for implementing storage virtualization technologies and SRM tools before, during, and after migrating critical applications. Here we look at IBM’s approach.
Russ Fellows discusses designing the data center of the future using current infrastructure and new technologies. Discussion includes cloud computing, data deduplication, virtualization and green strategies.
Russ Fellows examines some of the technologies and standards that are available to solve Cloud Computing Security issues, and how companies can design an architecture that is scalable and secure.
Discussion on Virtualization, Storage Virtualization and the necessity for Data Center Transformation. Highlights of various architectures
Analysis of EMC’s Rainfinity 7.0 File Virtualization Announcement