Tag: Atlantis computing @en

Two interesting videos from Virtualization Field Day 3

Last week I totally missed Virtualization Field Day 3, that’s a shame because the quality of some sessions was very high (as usual, indeed!). I’m going through the videos right now and I would like to put under your attention a few of them: The first one comes from Pure Storage, it’s very educative about Flash, different types of NAND memory, resiliency and so on. It’s worth a watch: The second one is the Atlantis computing USX tech deep dive session, a product with a lot of potential in the VSA space: I also suggest you to take a...

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VMware VSAN is just around the corner, but is it a revolution?

Everybody and their dog knows about it. 10.000+ end users asked to test its beta version. And it will be publicly available in a few days. Yes, I’m talking about VMware VSAN. Now, the question is: “Will it radically change the way you look at your storage infrastructure?”. Short answer is “I hope so!”, but there is something more to say. VMware VSAN VSAN software is capable of using local storage resources, disks and Flash memory installed in each server of your cluster, to build a distributed storage pool. This actually materializes data stores for your VMs and eliminates...

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In-memory storage makes sense

In a very conservative world, like data storage used to be, we have been seeing a lot of revolutions lately! Flash for speed, huge disks fighting against tapes for capacity and long-term archiving and software to glue them all together creating new ways to access and manage data. But it seems it’s not enough. In the next few weeks we will be hearing some interesting announcements about in-memory storage… DRAM based storage? does it make sense? Will it be another revolution or just another feature? In-memory means (much) more speed In-memory storage is nothing new. In-memory DBs are becoming...

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