Browsing Posts published in December, 2012

The European chapter of #vBrownbag has started some months ago, as announced in a previous post and by several other posts and tweets. Several session have been done and some not due to the absence of speakers. So if you want to talk about the Cloud and the EUC certification path (actually the focus is on the VCP, but probably also VCAP in the future), just send your proposal on this schedule (as you can see there are also other arguments like vCOPS).

There are several rumors about a virtual edition of EqualLogic, targeted especially for the SMB segment and/or the ROBO scenarios. Several storage vendors are proposing a virtual appliance version of some of their solutions (like HP with the virtual “LeftHand”) and actually Dell has nothing in this specific area. The virtual EqualLogic could be the most reasonable product, just because the Compellent series is target for the high end area and usually has a mapping tighten with the hardware (let’s consider how PCI-e slots must be populated). The PowerVault series is just a re-branded of […]

In the previous post I’ve describe how migrate volumes across two (or more) EqualLogic in the same group, using different storage pools. In the same way is also possible migrate the data on the disaster recovery site: in this case data are the remote volume replicas that are stored in a single container called delegated space. Each destination of a (asynchronous) replication must have a proper delegated space (and only one!), and a delegated space can be stored on a single storage pool.

During an array migration usually you can use application level trick to move your data between the old and the new array. For example with VMware vSphere you can use the Storage vMotion features (now added also in lower edition of vSphere 5.1) or with Microsoft Hyper-V 3 you can use the new Storage Live Migration feature. But in some case you may have also an option at storage level. For example to migrate across two Dell EqualLogic array (also different models) you can use the embedded function.

On Sept 11, and also during the VMworld EU 2012, DataCore has announced that SANsymphony-V (“The Storage Hypervisor for the Cloud”) is certified as VMware Ready™ and easily integrates with VMware’s portfolio of solutions, allowing data centre and private cloud operators to gain the most from their virtual infrastructure investments. DataCore’s SANsymphony-V offers seamless integration with: VMware vSphere® 5 VMware vSphere® Storage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) VMware vCenter™ Server VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager™ (SRM) DataCore Software is a long standing member of VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner Program. Thousands of VMware vSphere and SANsymphony-V users […]

My briefing with DataCore, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Alexander Best (Director Technical Business Development). First to all we have talk about the new SANsymphony-V 9 (released on June 26, 2012) and how this kind of storage virtualization solution (or we can all it an example of Software Defined Storage) is probably the only one that is completly vendor independent. I will write in the next post about the specific functions and integration for VMware. In an annouce at the Powering The Cloud even, DataCore has defined its solution the “The […]

My briefing with VMware, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Rob Jenkins (Director Advisory Services, EMEA). Basically we have done a recap of some VMworld announcements and the VMware’s vision of the datacenters: Flexibile IT infrastructure Fabric of the datacenter Fully automated Was also interesting how VMware is doing a company data-mining to define and classify them by an “innovative score”.

My briefing with Quantum, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Stéphane Estevez (Sr. Product Marketing Manager EMEA/APAC). Quantum is one of the global expert in data protection and big data management solutions. Since 1980, they’ve been focused on helping IT departments address data protection and big data challenges with innovative solutions and world-class service and support. Quantum sells its branded products through a distribution network that includes more than 20 distributors and 5,000 resellers worldwide. Quantum also sells its products through leading OEMs such as Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HP, IBM and NetApp, as […]

Veeam announces it has expanded integration with HP to include SAN snapshot recovery for HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage using HP 3PAR Virtual Copy Software. Currently, Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots enables IT administrators to recover virtual machines (VMs) or data directly from HP StoreVirtual Storage snapshots within the Veeam Backup & Replication application. Veeam support for the new 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage and all other 3PAR models is expected to become available in the first half of 2013.

My briefing with Amplidata, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Tom Leyden (Director of strategic alliances and marketing). Amplidata provides Optimized Object Storage systems for Big Data. It enables customers to deploy turnkey large-storage infrastructures that meet the highest reliability and availability requirements at the lowest possible cost. The company, founded on 2008, has a European headquarter at Lochristi, in Belgium (with also some customers in Italy). And also one in US, at Redwood City, CA. The new CEO, Mike Wall, joined the Amplidata board on November 2nd 2011, and will be […]

My briefing with Dot Hill, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Warren Reid (EMEA Marketing Director). Dot Hill is a OEM manufacture in software and hardware solutions for storing, sharing, protecting and managing data. The headquarter is in Longmont, Colorado, but they have an office also in UK and some people in other EMEA countries. Has previously produced OEM disk array and controller products and software for Dell, Fujitsu, HP, NetApp, Sun and others and has supplied over 350k arrays in its 10 year history. Currently the P2000 product for HP is […]

Interesting European IT events: HP Discovery 2012 – Frankfurt (Dec, 4-6 2012) Cloud computing – reliability, security and data protection – London (Dec, 11 2012)

I’ve already completed a four full immersion days of a Dell-Compellent technical course to become a Dell Compellent Authorized Installation Professional. This was a good example on how a technical course (and it’s certification) must be. Considering that a Dell-Compellent Storage has an important part related to cabling (and design the right topologies) this course is available only in a real class (make not sense to make in a virtual mode) with la lab to permit each candidate to make it’s tasks and tests.

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