Category: storage

VMware Distributed Storage and VDI

In today’s market we are seeing a clear change in storage architectures and the drivers for change are new technologies such as SSD/Flash and new applications, which have different requirements from the storage subsystem. Some of the storage architectures that we are seeing in the market are the traditional ones such as SAN/NAS, gateways to …

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The Virident FlashMAX II in my Lab

I am fortunate to work closely to vendors disrupting technology lifecycle, and often I get to test their technology. Last week I was provided with a FlashMAX II card from Virident. The Virident FlashMAX II is a Storage Class Memory (SCM) in a PCIe form factor with range in capacity from 550GB to 2.2 TB, …

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Why use <Insert Vendor Here> storage for VDI?

The storage technologies and vendors available on the market today have definitely evolved from simple spindle RAID groups and one tier caching mechanism available from 5 years ago. The options are so many that it’s not only difficult to understand and grasp all different technologies, but almost impossible to compare them side-by-side. Flash (SLC and …

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