SDDC: Extending Virtualization Concepts

SDDC is the abbreviation for Software-Defined Data Center. SDDC is a concept wherein eventually all elements – compute, networking and storage systems in the data center will be controlled through a management layer that is not dependent on the hardware...
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Why SMB3 NAS?

Microsoft has been investing quite seriously in the Network Attached Storage (NAS) protocol SMB 3. This clearly states that NAS is the way ahead. This post summarizes the basics about SMB3 NAS and the compelling features that have made it...
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5 Key Features Of Great Software Development

It is a world of difference between a truly effective software development and routine. Development of customized software is one of the main ways in which companies can improve their business processes and ensure that their performance is a growth-oriented...
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SDN Controller Performance Challenges – 2

In a typical data center, approx. 100k per second is the median flow arrival rate. And worst case estimates are 10M flow arrivals per second. With the great ongoing digital explosion, there are no surprises that these estimates would be...
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2014: Top Storage Technology Advancements to Watch Out

We hand-picked top storage technologies that are ready to take their place and have an impact on your data center in 2014. Flash Storage: Now a Mainstream. The NVMe Work Group is developing an industry-standard PCI Express host controller interface to...
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Open vSwitch – A Quick read.

By definition, Open vSwitch is open-source virtual switch software designed for virtual servers. It is a production quality, multilayer virtual switch licensed under the open source Apache 2.0 license. Open vSwitch is designed to be compatible with modern switching chipsets...
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Technical Deep Dive: LSM and SELinux Internal Structure

LSM Module: OS Security is a chronic and growing problem: as more systems (and more money) go on line, the motivation to attack rises. Linux is not immune to this either. Hence was introduced LSM that provides a general kernel...
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ZFS as a software-defined storage platform

ZFS is a feature-rich file system that makes it valuable as a starting platform for software-defined storage. This post speaks about ZFS features that are of prime importance: Deduplication In ZFS you can set deduplication at files, blocks or bytes...
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VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols) – Tech Preview

vVols is a completely new concept designed to be the next generation of storage. However, todays storage protocols cause significant issues in adapting VM-centric approach. They might not realize a sudden change in their existing architecture, but modifications to scale...
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Is it the end of an era for FC SAN?

  The recent changes in the storage industry may be signaling the end of the SAN era. Why? The problem that SAN was designed to solve, still exists, which was to replace locally attached storage. The advent of Gigabit and...
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