Category: storage

VMFS File Locking in VMware View 5.1 [WhitePaper]

VMware Technical Staff Jubish Jose has produced a detailed technical white paper that provides a thorough understanding of how VMFS File Locking mechanism impacts VMware View when used with View Composer to create Linked Clones. It’s definitely an interesting reading, but as Duncan Epping points out “is that in vSphere 5.1 this “file sharing limit” …

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Why use <Insert Vendor Here> storage for VDI? Part 2

In August, 2012 I wrote an article discussing storage technologies from multiple vendors and their fit for VDI workloads. The original article may be found here. In the first article I covered Atlantis Computing ILIO, EMC VNX Series, Nexenta, Nimble Storage, Nutanix and Whiptail. I also commented about other storage technologies that may change the …

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A VMware View POC with XtremIO

It’s no news that EMC acquired Israeli storage start-up XtremeIO for $430 million. But what exactly is XtremeIO? XtremIO storage system is based on a scale-out architecture. The system starts with a single building block, called an “X-Brick”. An X-Brick by itself is a highly available, high performance SSD only SAN storage appliance featuring redundant …

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