Storage Virtualization

VMFS Volume Extents Decision Factors

Planning your storage architecture in a VMware environment is one of the most critical design elements. Even more critical: sizing of VMFS datastores.

Virtual Value

Editor in Chief Bruce Hoard sits down with Soni Jiandani, VP of marketing, Storage Technology Group, at Cisco Systems Inc.

Top 10 Storage Virtualization Trends of 2010

The storage area network (SAN) is now an essential technology for many large and midsize enterprises.

2010: What's Hot and What's Not

As virtualization becomes more mainstream, there are many anticipated developments and advancements on the horizon.

Swiss Army Storage

FalconStor's Network Storage Server does far more than virtualize and serve up storage.

ESXi and The Command Line

ESXi isn't the end of the line for our beloved command line.

VMware Unveils vSphere

Virtualization leader VMware sees a cloudy future for the datacenter. To that end, today the company announced vSphere 4, the next generation of what was formerly called VMware Infrastructure.

VMware To Announce Cloud Computing Vision Tuesday

On April 21, VMware will take the wraps off of vSphere, the next generation of its infrastructure suite currently known as VMware Infrastructure.

Unmanaged ESXi Storage Planning

Considering using the free ESXi? above all else, give some thought to the storage.

Citrix, Microsoft Take Aim at Enterprises with Essentials

Citrix and Microsoft, already close collaborators on many virtualization-based initiatives, ratcheted up their relationship Monday with the announcement of Citrix Essentials, a group of technologies calculated to shoehorn their way into the enterprise datacenters now dominated by VMware.

EMC and Microsoft Push Out Virtualization Partnership

EMC and Microsoft formally renewed a partnership on Tuesday, extending their collaborative efforts on virtualization, content management and security solutions for the enterprise market through 2011.

New vRanger Pro Backs Up VMware's ESXi

The new version of Vizioncore's backup and restore software for VMware virtualized environments, vRanger Pro, is the first in the industry to provide full backup support for VMware ESXi, according to Vizioncore.

Microsoft Adds Gen 4 Datacenters for Cloud Computing

Microsoft is initiating the fourth in a series of datacenter upgrades to enable its cloud computing services, according to a Microsoft blog post on Tuesday.

The Ultimate Virtualization Buyers Guide

The industry's first print guide to virtualization products.

Back to the (Virtual) Future

With the upcoming Virtual Datacenter Operating System, new VMware CEO Paul Maritz wants to virtualize every bit and byte of your data center.