Category Archive: storage

VDI Calculator 7.1 Available w/ Support for Intel SkyLake, Datrium and more

Today I am releasing version 7.1 of the VDI Calculator.   This release adds support next-generation Xeon server processor family. The new chips are based on the company’s Skylake processor architecture and are manufactured in the company’s 14-nanometer+ technology. The calculator now supports processors with up to 24 cores.   As part of the release, …

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The story of ‘Open Convergence’ and why I joined Datrium

It is not often that an opportunity to join a cutting edge technology company appears to us in a lifetime and I have done it twice now – I consider myself very lucky. Firstly, the team at Datrium formed part of the founding teams for Data Domain and VMware. Data Domain revolutionized the enterprise storage …

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In the Hybrid Cloud, datasets must follow applications, not the other way around… and many are doing it wrong.

The definition of Hybrid Cloud may differ by implementation type or vendor, but a common description is that a Hybrid Cloud connects two discrete computing platforms sharing the ability to execute and burst the same set of applications and workloads. These disparate computing platforms typically provide different consumption models (buy vs. rent) that should be …

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