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EMC PowerPath/VE: Enhancing resiliency, performance, and management

Unfortunately, too many data centers rely solely on native multipathing tools, and tolerate consequent and oftentimes unrecognized compromises in efficiency, management, and resiliency. Seemingly though, only one storage juggernaut has ever delivered a truly differentiated and distinguished approach to multipathing – EMC. EMC’s PowerPath offers multipathing for VMware, Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX. Based on a secret sauce of patented, path-optimizing algorithms, the PowerPath/VE version of the PowerPath software family optimizes and enhances management for I/O beneath VMware vSphere and the virtual data center.

However, even with VMware there is no such thing as virtualizing the complexity out of the virtualized data center, especially when it comes to storage. I/O characteristics become much more challenging to manage from multiple VMs running on a single host. Woven together into a data center of many hosts, I/O becomes even more complex. I/O suddenly becomes dependent upon both a physical fabric, plus a virtual fabric – either of which may introduce errors or less than optimal performance. This is what makes the idea of “pathing” – how I/O travels from VM to storage – critically important in the virtualized data center. Moving I/O across the lowest latency paths, and avoiding outages introduced by misconfiguration or error will ultimately determine whether the virtual data center holds up under pressure or not. Moreover, the secondary capabilities introduced by innovative pathing technologies can add even more value in complex infrastructures by enhancing management and increasing the efficiency of storage interaction.

Virtualization technology has had a transformational impact on computing domains: providing deep consolidation for servers, network fabrics, and the storage pools behind individual servers. Today, the range of capabilities has made it a natural development to weave virtualized computing into virtualized data centers. VMware is the market leader in this area and vSphere a leading product for virtualizing modern data centers.

This Product in Depth will detail the challenges around virtualizing the data center and how EMC‘s PowerPath/VE creates unique value for VMware virtual data centers.

Publish date: 03/29/13

Enterprise Application Optimization Using Server-Based Storage Accelerators

The evolution of our Southern California freeway system strangely resembles that of the data center. Original freeway designs supported traffic for fewer, smaller vehicles traveling at slower speeds. Expansion accommodated the growing number of bigger, faster cars, but space isn’t limitless, and horrendous traffic jams often cripple the system.

  • Premiered: 09/30/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: The Data Center Journal
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Acceleration TBA Virtualization TBA server TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA SAN TBA Data Center TBA virtualized data center

PernixData Meets Huge Demand for Server-Side Storage Intelligence

Server-Side Storage Intelligence has become a major presence in virtualized data centers, with PernixData selling more FVP software in the first twelve months of shipping than any enterprise infrastructure software company to date.

  • Premiered: 02/25/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Topic(s): TBA PernixData TBA Jeff Byrne TBA Virtualization TBA virtualized data center TBA Storage TBA FVP Software TBA Storage Performance TBA Data Center TBA flexibility TBA scale-out TBA Capacity TBA Hypervisor TBA hypervisor clustering