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October 6, 2011  8:54 PM

Backup and storage problems plague virtual infrastructures



Posted by: AlyssaWood
backup, virtualization storage, VMware

New York -- At his Interop keynote this week, Microsoft’s Robert Wahbe said IT shops in 2011 are running 10.7 million virtual servers, compared to 7.8 million physical servers. Sounds great for virtualization, right? Not so fast. Wahbe also said only 20% of physical servers in data centers are...

June 16, 2011  5:49 PM

Former VMware exec founds virtualization storage company



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
virtualization storage

Dr. Kieran Harty, VMware's former executive vice president of engineering, is now tackling storage performance and management headaches. His startup, Tintri, launched in March, after two and a half years in stealth mode, and it received $18 million in series C venture capital funding this month....


June 10, 2011  6:59 PM

EMC, VMware in ‘furious high gear’ over VAAI glitch



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
EMC, virtualization storage, VMware

EMC and VMware are as close as two vendors can get, but that doesn't make them immune to integration problems. An issue with some versions of EMC's Engenuity Symmetrix VMax disk array microcode and VMware vSphere's vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) has EMC warning users of potential...


May 17, 2011  12:45 PM

Microsoft moves beyond SMI-S with NetApp



Posted by: Colin Steele
Cisco, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, virtualization storage

By Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer ATLANTA -- NetApp and Cisco have issued another reference architecture in partnership with a virtualization vendor. This time it's Microsoft. The


May 11, 2011  10:43 PM

Long-distance vMotion inches toward reality…who will use it?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
EMC, storage vendors, virtualization storage, VMware

A new product announced by VMware parent company EMC Corp. this week could lay the groundwork for live migration of virtual servers over large geographic distances. But storage is just one part of that battle and some experts question whether the cost of long-distance vMotion will be justifiable...


March 18, 2011  6:14 PM

Storage for virtualization: New vendors, new protocols



Posted by: AlyssaWood
Storage, storage vendors, virtualization challenges, virtualization costs, virtualization storage

Virtualization pros can make their lives easier by consolidating their storage vendors and considering Fibre Channel alternatives. That's according to a recent


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