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June, 2010

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June 15, 2010  7:10 PM

The Basics of File Virtualization

Graeme Elliott Graeme Elliott Profile: Graeme Elliott

In the file virtualization world, Network Attached Storage (NAS), NFS and file servers are referred to as back-end filers. I will use this term in the rest of this blog. Once described to me as "DNS for files," file virtualization offers a layer between your users and your business files,...

June 7, 2010  4:36 PM

Can snapshots replace your backups?

Graeme Elliott Graeme Elliott Profile: Graeme Elliott

Snapshots are now a feature on just about all mid to high-end storage arrays, virtual storage appliances and virtualization technologies such as ESX, Hyper-V and XEN. A snapshot as its name suggests is a point-in-time copy of your data. This is accomplished in different ways by the storage and...


June 1, 2010  10:04 PM

The Private Cloud: You already have it

Graeme Elliott Graeme Elliott Profile: Graeme Elliott

While this is not strictly a storage blog, I thought you might find some thoughts on cloud computing interesting. If we look at the individual parts of the private cloud it can be broken down as follows 1. The Orchestration Layer: This is the software that provides the...


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