How have most organizations been building hybrid clouds to date?
Despite all the marketing and promotion surrounding the benefits of
dynamically bursting into a hybrid cloud from inception, this rarely seems to
be the case. If anything the current trend towards building hybrid clouds
still stems from an organic growth and demand that has emanated from either
an existent public or private cloud deployment. Certainly private clouds are
the most common origins of hybrid clouds as organisations look towards adding
further agility to the many benefits they've attained.
A lot of organizations have also recently been pushed towards the many new
vendor hybrid cloud offerings that have hit the market. Here the initiative
is drawn to promises of a seamless management experience across they're
already deployed private cloud and newly considered public cloud as well as
vice ver... (more)
The best method of Storage virtualization has been one of the most debated
and argued issues within the industry. Nobody argues that while it is nothing
more than an abstraction between the storage device and its application, the
benefits that come with it such as consolidation, ease of management, online
migrations etc. make it a fundamental aspect of the constantly
non-heterogeneous emerging world of storage.
Of course virtualization is on everyone's lips with the advent of VMotion and
Vstorage offered by the Server-based storage virtualization solution of
VMware. Veritas Volu... (more)
Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo
On January 26th just prior to the official announcement of Oracle’s
takeover of SUN Microsystems, I confidently predicted in my article
“SUN’s Oracle Merger” with regards to SUN’s storage portfolio that
“One certainty is that the OEM partnership with HDS’ enterprise arrays
will continue.” Perhaps it’s time to eat some humble pie. If current
indications are anything to go by, it’s more than likely that the SUN
agreement of reselling HDS Enterprise Storage may be coming to an abrupt end.
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PCs are part of everyday life in just about every organization. First
there’s the purchase of the hardware and the necessary software followed by
an inventory recorded and maintained by the IT department. Then normal
procedure would dictate that the same IT department would then install all
required applications before delivering them physically to the end user. Then
over a period of time the laptop/PC would be maintained by the IT department
with software updates, patches, troubleshooting etc. to ensure full
utilization of employees. Once the PC/laptop becomes outdated, the IT ... (more)
"Why your Storage isn't always to blame"
What are they; how do you find them, and how can you proactively avoid them?
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
9:30 am PST; 12:30 pm EST; 5:30 pm GMT
It's common for Storage Administrators to be blamed from the offset when any
performance problems occur. They are then forced into spending hours trying
to disprove the false accusations only to be left with a mysterious 10% of
the puzzle, namely the SAN fabric.
Being told that flopping HBAs, old cables, traffic congestion and zoning
conflicts are problems doesn't really help when you haven't got the... (more)