Storage Virtualization

All Is Not Right with Microsoft SkyDrive

Microsoft will be dropping the SkyDrive name following a legal dispute.

The Need for SSD Speed, Tempered by Virtualization Budgets

What IT department doesn't lust for the hottest new SSDs? Costs usually tempers that lust.

VMware To Acquire Virtual Storage Firm Virsto

Acquisition of Virsto and its virtual storage solutions will help improve the performance of VMware's products.

LogMeIn Hops On Free Storage Cloud

Cubby provides 5GB, with a professional version allowing syncing across devices without the cloud.

Storage Advances Help Make VDI Reality

New innovations like automated tiered storage, thin provisioning, continuous snapshots and remote replication has companies reconsidering VDI.

Red Hat Expands Virtualization Platform, Integrates Storage

Version 3.1 updates the Kernel-based Virtual Machine hypervisor so that it scales down to x86 processors; also new is integration of Red Hat Storage.

Streamlining Virtualizing Tier 1 Apps

The magic to making tier 1 apps perform happens in the adaptive technology known as high-performance storage virtualization.

Q&A with Ed Lee on RAID, Virtualization-Aware Storage

Lee looks back at his work with the Berkeley RAID team, and how that impacts his work as the lead architect at virtualization-aware storage maker Tintri.

How To Create vSphere Storage DRS Datastore Clusters in 9 Easy Steps

Storage DRS can alleviate the problems associated with VM provisioning and storage environment monitoring. Here are the steps to create them.

VKernel Adds Operations Monitoring Capabilities to vOperations Suite

vOperations can now monitor SANs, guest OSes residing in a VM, and non-virtualized, physical servers.

Security, Mobility Top Initiatives for Virtualization Adoption

A Virtual Computer-commissioned survey shows companies still have security and mobility in mind as they push virtualization initiatives this year.

SAN, Saving: Dell and Virtualization Come to Scott County

Dell Compellent SAN delivers agility, ease of use to Scott County, Minn. and it could save them $60K/hour in the event of a disaster.

Virtualization with the vSphere Storage Appliance

Shared storage is one of the main enablers of enterprise features in virtualization.

Citrix Gets Cloud Storage with ShareFile

The acquisition gives Citrix a foot in a crowded cloud storage segment competing with Dropbox, Apple and others.

Searching for Intelligent Storage for Virtual Workloads

There are no one-size-fits-all storage solutions, so I've come up with some basic questions to ask the vendors who will be trying to get your attention.