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Working with VMware's Virtual SAN

Here are five tips that will help make your experience with VMware vSAN more productive.

  • Premiered: 08/12/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA VSAN TBA Virtual SAN Appliance TBA Storage TBA Tom Fenton TBA HDD TBA vCenter TBA vSphere TBA vCops TBA Hypervisor TBA converged storage TBA convergence
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13 Reasons to Consider Citrix

I was recently invited down to Santa Clara by Citrix for an analyst briefing. I went with a limited agenda: to focus in on its infrastructure products, specifically its hypervisor (XenServer) and cloud (CloudPlatform) offerings; and to find out the general direction of the company.

  • Premiered: 10/02/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Virtualization Review TBA Virtualization TBA Citrix TBA Tom Fenton
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Explaining Virtualization to Your Mom in 5 Easy Steps

She may not get it, but you'll have a great time anyway.

  • Premiered: 10/08/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Tom Fenton TBA Hypervisor
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5 Ways to Clear Out IOP Bottlenecks

A look at three explicit indicators and two manual tests you can perform to know if your multipath driver is causing problems to your array's capabilities.

  • Premiered: 11/18/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Tom Fenton TBA Virtualization TBA Virtualization Review TBA EMC TBA PowerPath TBA ESXi TBA XtremeIO TBA Brocade TBA IOPS TBA ESX TBA Hypervisor TBA AFA TBA All Flash TBA all flash array TBA Datacenter
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5 Free, Must-Have Windows Tools

Indispensable programs that won't cost you a penny.

  • Premiered: 01/05/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Tom Fenton TBA Virtualization Review TBA Windows TBA Windows tools TBA Vim TBA Putty TBA WinSCP TBA Fio TBA CamStudio
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VMware Partner Exchange 2015

In a world that’s rapidly being re-shaped by technology, the most successful business and IT leaders are acting bravely and decisively to create change rather than wait for it. To thrive in this fast-changing landscape, businesses of all kinds and sizes are turning to VMware's advanced virtualization and automation technologies to simplify IT—from the data center to the cloud to mobile devices—and they are looking for the right strategic advisor to help them evolve IT for success in the mobile-cloud era.

At Partner Exchange 2015, we will show you how to meet today’s customer needs with VMware solutions that drive revenue, differentiation and loyalty. We will empower you with the technology and go-to-market strategies you need to accelerate your business by deploying resources where they’re needed most: at the point of opportunity. Join the global VMware partner ecosystem…and Dare to Thrive!

  • Premiered: 02/03/15 - 02/04/15
  • Location: Moscone West, San Francisco
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMWare Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): PEX Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): partner exchange Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Jeff Byrne Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Tom Fenton Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): conference Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): San Francisco Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): event
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VMware Releases Long-Awaited vSphere 6 Upgrade

It's been three years since VMware has upgraded its flagship hypervisor platform, but the company took the wraps off vSphere 6, which the company said offers at least double the performance over its predecessor vSphere 5.5.

  • Premiered: 02/05/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Redmond Magazine
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA Hypervisor TBA Virtualization TBA software-defined storage TBA Storage TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA EMC TBA VVOL TBA Virtual Volumes TBA NSX TBA Microsoft TBA Google TBA IBM TBA AWS TBA Amazon AWS TBA Amazon TBA Cloud Platform TBA VMWare vCloud TBA Hyper-V TBA Microsoft Azure TBA OpenStack TBA VIO TBA Tom Fenton
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5 Ways vSphere 6 Will Change the Datacenter

vSphere 6 has more than 650 new features. Here are five of the ones that have the ability to transform your environment.

  • Premiered: 02/20/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA vSphere TBA VMware vSphere TBA Tom Fenton TBA vSphere 6 TBA Datacenter TBA VVOL TBA Virtualization TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA vGPU TBA virtual desktop
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vSphere 6 Now Available

The latest version of the VMware Inc. flagship product, vSphere 6, is available as of today. It's the first major update of vSphere since version 5.5, which came out about three years ago.

  • Premiered: 03/12/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA VMWare TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Tom Fenton TBA VMware VVOLs TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA Storage TBA high availability TBA HA TBA Hypervisor TBA VM-aware TBA vCenter TBA Fault Tolerance TBA vCPU
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VMware Virtual Volumes – What impact will they have on the datacenter?

Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss one of the hottest topics in the datacenter: VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs). VVOLs is the industry's first solution to enable native virtual machine-awareness across a broad range of SAN/NAS arrays. VVOLs will be packaged as a feature in VMware vSphere Standard Edition and above as well as in VMware vSphere ROBO editions, and is seeing a groundswell of interest from IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations. The panel includes VVOL experts from four major vendors that have announced they will be implementing VVOLs into their storage. Some of the questions we will be asking them include: What immediate impact will VVOLs have on the datacenter? What should the early adopters look for in a VVOL-based storage solution? Should datacenters start to implement VVOLs right away or wait for VVOL.next?

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Tom Fenton, Senior Lab Engineer, Taneja Group
David Glynn, Technical Solutions Engineer, Dell
Eric Siebert, Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager; HP
Joel Kaufman, VMware Technical Director; NetApp
Ben Bolles, VP Products; NexGen Storage

  • Premiered: 04/02/15
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Moderator: Tom Fenton, Senior Lab Engineer, Taneja Group
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Virtualization Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VVOL Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VVOLs Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMware VVOLs Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMWare Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Datacenter Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Tom Fenton Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Vendor Panel Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): NexGen Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): NetApp Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): HP Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Dell
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How can I simplify storage allocation for virtual desktops?

Find out the easiest methods of allocating storage for a virtual desktop infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 04/06/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA virtual desktop TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA VMWare TBA Horizon View TBA Citrix TBA XenDesktop TBA MCS TBA Machine Creation Services TBA Clones TBA Tom Fenton
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Are data reduction techniques essential in VDI environments?

Data reduction methods can help shrink your storage footprint and costs. Here are some guidelines for incorporating these approaches into your VDI environment.

  • Premiered: 04/13/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Tom Fenton TBA TechTarget TBA Data reduction TBA VDI TBA virtual desktop TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Storage TBA Enterprise Storage TBA Data Storage TBA Deduplication TBA data compression TBA Virtualization
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VMware Virtual Volumes and their Impact on the Datacenter

Join us for the first in a series of fast-paced and informative 60-minute webinars, as we discuss with VMware one of the hottest topics in the datacenter: VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol). VVol is the industry's first solution to enable native virtual machine-awareness across a broad range of SAN/NAS arrays. VVol is packaged as a feature in nearly all VMware vSphere Editions and is being embraced by storage partners at an unprecedented rate. IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations, are showing great interest in implementing VVol in their own environments. 

This moderated session features Juan Novella and Ken Werneburg, VVol experts from VMware, who will discuss VVol technology, the rapidly expanding ecosystem, and the impact this game-changing capability will have in the datacenter. Attendees will be encouraged to submit their questions during the session.

Panelists:
Juan Novella, Product Marketing Manager – Storage; VMware
Ken Werneburg, Senior Architect - Technical Marketing; VMware

  • Premiered: 04/30/15
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Tom Fenton, Taneja Group; Juan Novella, VMware; Ken Werneburg, VMware
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMWare Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VVOL Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMware VVOLs Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): SAN Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): NAS Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): vSphere Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMware vSphere Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Datacenter Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Virtual Machine Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VM Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Tom Fenton
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OpenStack Releases Next Version, known as 'Kilo'

Its main new features revolve around greater scalability.

  • Premiered: 05/01/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA OpenStack TBA Kilo TBA scalability TBA Cloud TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Virtualization TBA SDN TBA Software-Defined Networking TBA Rackspace TBA Hypervisor TBA Public Cloud TBA VMWare TBA VIO TBA VMware Integrated OpenStack TBA HA TBA high availability TBA Tom Fenton
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Are vSphere Virtual Volumes necessary with an EVO:RAIL appliance?

Taneja Group's Tom Fenton explains how VVOLs work, and the storage differences between VVOLs and VSAN.

  • Premiered: 04/28/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Tom Fenton TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA VMware VVOLs TBA Storage TBA VMWare TBA vSphere TBA EVO:RAIL TBA hyperconverged TBA VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA VM-centric TBA LUN TBA storage provisioning TBA SPBM TBA Storage Policy Based Management
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What storage problems can vSphere Virtual Volumes solve?

VSphere VVOLs allow virtual administrators to self-provision a pool of storage as they see fit.

  • Premiered: 04/28/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Tom Fenton TBA vSphere TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA VMware VVOLs TBA Virtual Volumes TBA VMware Virtual Volumes TBA Storage TBA virtual administrator TBA Virtualization TBA Data Center TBA NFS TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA iSCSI TBA Ethernet TBA LUN TBA SPBM TBA Storage Policy Based Management TBA Snapshots TBA cloning TBA replication TBA QoS TBA VM-centric
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Dell's Implementation of VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols)

Join us in a series of fast-paced and informative 60-minute webinars on vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol). In this session, the Taneja Group will talk with David Glynn from Dell Storage. VVols is packaged as a feature in nearly all VMware vSphere Editions and is being embraced by VMware’s storage partners at an unprecedented rate. IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations, are showing great interest in implementing VVol in their own environments.

The Taneja Group will discuss VVol technology with David and the impact this game-changing capability will have in the datacenter and how Dell is enabling this technology with their arrays. Attendees will be encouraged to submit their questions during the session.
 

Panelist:

David Glynn, Technical Solutions Engineer; Dell Storage

  • Premiered: 05/14/15
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Moderator: Tom Fenton, Taneja Group; David Glynn, Dell Storage
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMWare Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMware VVOLs Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMware Virtual Volumes Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VVOL Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VVOLs Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Dell Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Datacenter Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VM Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Virtual Machine Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Virtualization Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Tom Fenton
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What’s In A Number?

Well, when that number is 10 billion, I’d say it can mean quite a lot.

  • Premiered: 05/20/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Qumulo
Topic(s): TBA Qumulo TBA Qumulo Core TBA High Performance Computing TBA High Performance TBA Tom Fenton TBA Storage TBA Chris Hoffman TBA David Bailey
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How to store 10 BILLION files

Join us for a fast-paced and informative 30-minute webinar in which the Taneja Group will talk with David Bailey about how he was able to store over 10 billion files. We will discuss with David how he was able to design a 10 Billion file storage system, who is using systems of this size, how he tracks the analytics for a system this large and what this means for the datacenter. David works for Qumulo, a leader in “data-aware” storage systems. Data-aware systems have real-time analytics that enable users to instantly obtain information about data and how it is being used. Attendees will be encouraged to submit their questions during the session.

Panelist:

David Bailey, Director, Systems Engineering; Qumulo

  • Premiered: 05/21/15
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Moderator: Tom Fenton, Taneja Group; David Bailey, Qumulo
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Qumulo Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): NAS Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): data-aware Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): High Performance Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Qumulo Core Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Tom Fenton
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How can storage arrays take advantage of vSphere VVOLs?

Virtual Volumes allow storage features to be provisioned to VMs, but the available feature set depends on the hardware.

  • Premiered: 05/21/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA VMware VVOLs TBA VMware Virtual Volumes TBA Virtual Volumes TBA VVOLs TBA Tom Fenton TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA vSphere TBA VMware vSphere TBA Storage TBA Dell TBA EqualLogic TBA RAID TBA Snapshots TBA Performance