Dan's Take


Simplifying Virtual Storage

Rethinking metadata has led INFINIDAT to new ways of virtualizing storage.

Parallel Processing With Docker

Univa updates Grid Engine to work with containers.

Bringing Networking Back Home

Hyperconvergence means fewer appliances and simpler datacenter networking.

What's Your Monitoring and Management Strategy?

Virtualization and software-defined networking have complicated these challenges, but there's no shortage of solutions.

VMworld and the Changing Value of Events

Just like the IT industry, vendor shows have evolved over time.

Storage Virtualization and the Question of Balance

Focusing too much on processors leads to problems.

When Tech Becomes the Wiring In the Wall

It may be out of sight, but it shouldn't be out of mind.

Playing the 'Forced Hardware Update' Game

Curvature and DataCore wonder why it's necessary to rip-and-replace perfectly good systems.

ExaGrid 4.9 Adds Ability To Use Oracle RMAN Channels for Backup

Many approaches, many solutions. Which is best for you?

HP Announces a New Hyperconverged Appliance

It claims to be VMware-friendly from the start.

Reminiscing About Mark Templeton

Dan remembers a meeting with the Citrix CEO that ended on 9/11.

Red Hat Delivers RHEL OpenStack Platform 7

The key selling point is its 350-plus partner ecosystem.

'Intelligent' Analytics for VMware

SIOS iQ takes on the "I/O Blender" effect.

A Full Menu of OpenStack Choices

Most major vendors have an open source cloud solution. But they take very different approaches, so you need to be a picky eater and find the right restaurant.

Dell Adds To Its VDI, Cloud Offerings

New thin clients are part of a "vWorkspace" upgrade.

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