Revisiting VNX Fast Cache – PCI vs. SSD

A couple months ago after the introduction of the new EMC VNX arrays, I posted my thoughts on it here.  One of the engineering choices I questioned was the use of SSD’s for extending cache versus a PCI card.  It was always obvious why it would be better when cache was being added or replaced,…

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Welcome to the US Central VMware Newsletter

  Download The Newsletter: VMware Newsletter March 2011 At one of our last internal central VMware meetings, a few of us had a similar idea to pull together a newsletter for our customers.  Some of us were already doing this to a degree, but collectively we agreed that one source of information would be better…

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vFabric … it’s not just for knitting anymore

If you’re a VMware fan, you have probably already seen the graphic above, or some variation thereof.  And you’re also probably already pretty familiar with the blue layer, or the Infrastructure layer of the cloud computing “stack.”  In addition, you’re probably well versed in the orange layer, or the End User Computing layer.  But what…

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Do we need a dvRouter?

I’ve been running some tests in the lab lately, and trying to solve a problem that I don’t think is solvable right now. I’m hoping some of our readers will point out a potential solution that I have missed. Kendrick Coleman posted a write-up of how VM performance can be impacted by VM placement within…

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