Should Datacenters go the Hyper-Converged way?

Change is inevitable and so is applicable to datacenters. Trends show that datacenters are adopting new changes as many disruptive technology vendors embark into the datacenter business. Players ranging from flash storage to software defined storage, viz., Pure Storage, Nimble, Nutanix, Simplivity, etc., are all boarding this ....
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OpenStack Summit 2016

OpenStack Summit this year witnessed a footfall of 7500 odd participants which was an overwhelming number considering the fact that not long ago when the summit commenced for the first time; there were just 75 participants. The summit commenced with keynotes that served as food for thought ranging from....
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Automation Approaches

Introduction Define Automation Test Strategy in Agile based Product Development. For version 1.0 Release. Define Risks & Mitigation Plan Product Development is done using Agile-SCRUM Methodology Product is a web based application. Definition of “Ready” for User Stories is met...
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Software Defined Network (SDN) – Present, Past and Future.

Before we move ahead let us understand the 3 generations of networking. The first generation of networking was primarily dominated by mainframes. Organizations invested a lot of their money in proprietary protocols to connect their distributed offices. Second generation which...
Software Defined Network (SDN) – Present, Past and Future.
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When & Why You Should Use Docker or VMs – A Quick Comparison

I have heard people comparing Docker with VMs, but the fact is they both are complementary technologies. They don’t compete with each other; both of them have their distinct qualities and can be used in tandem for combinatorial benefits. They...
When & Why You Should Use Docker or VMs – A Quick Comparison
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NetApp Acquisition of SolidFire – My View

NetApp’s $870 million acquisition of SolidFire was much discussed news after Dell and EMC merger in the year 2015. This acquisition solidifies the future roadmap for all-flash storage. We have seen flash industry has grown quite significantly in the year...
NetApp Acquisition of SolidFire – My View
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Storage Industry – A recap and the road ahead

Storage industry has evolved in recent years. We have seen more data, and different kinds of data, generated by enterprises in the recent past. However with addition of every single unit, enterprises are seeking the most effective and efficient ways...
Storage Industry – A recap and the road ahead
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Hyper-V shared VHDX vs VHDX

With the introduction of Windows 2k12 R2, shared VHDX has been added along with VHDX (Virtual Hard disk Extended). VHDX supports higher LUN storage (64 TB) and has better optimization in comparison to VHD. What are the benefits of shared...
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Change Block Tracking

In today’s world where massive data is created, it is important for enterprises to back- up their data else major business intelligence can be lost with no damage control in place. Change Block Tracking (CBT) is an incremental backup technology...
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VAAI – is it a Mirage?

VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI), also known as hardware acceleration or hardware offload APIs, are a set of APIs enabling interaction between VMware vSphere ESXi™ hosts and storage devices. The APIs in VAAI are supported by a...
VAAI – is it a Mirage?
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