Tag Archives: Virtualisation

To Appliance or not to Appliance? Confusion reigns in the software defined datacentre

Everybody seems to think they know the answer, but sometimes I wonder if they even understand the question. Hot on the heels of the launch of VMware’s EVO:RAIL, and somewhat more under the radar, Maxta have announced Maxdeploy, in which … Continue reading

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Nutanix – the Energizer Bunny of IT Infrastructure

“Software Defined” has become the epithet of the Nutanix solution, but you will always need hardware and hardware will always fail. Recently we installed a relatively new NX-3460 for a Proof of Concept (POC) with all four nodes showing as … Continue reading

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Nutanix – defending the hardware appliance in a “software defined” world

Article updated June 10th 2014 – scroll to Update section below for updated comments:   Software defined seems to be the latest buzz phrase doing the rounds recently; software defined storage, networking, datacentres, hitting the marketing feeds and opinion pieces … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery – or saving your a$$

If you are responsible for the data in your business, whether it be your job or your business, then it is your a$$ that is on the line should disaster strike. Much has been written about business continuity and disaster … Continue reading

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True VMware BC/DR with Zerto

Here you can see that replication can be bi-directional and although there are only two sites shown here there can be multiple sites in the replication network, and they can replicate in any direction and to any site as required.Look closely and y… Continue reading

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Can Flash Become “General” Storage At Last?

Flash storage has been around for a while now, but to date it has remained too expensive for most organisations – even though the performance benefits offered are so compelling. However it now seems that with MLC prices continuing to fall, and MLC… Continue reading

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Ethernet Fabric – Towards Unified Networking

As Ethernet networks grow they invariably become more complex and difficult to manage, and due to the way they have to be configured they often suffer performance penalties as they grow. Ethernet networks also have to contend with an increasingly … Continue reading

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Making a leaner fitter Windows 7 Virtual Desktop

In our last blog post (http://blog.millennia.it/a-closer-look-at-storage-and-virtual-desktops), we touched on the IOPS issues that can mean the difference between a VDI project succeeding or failing. We have seen how VDI can produce a lot of very … Continue reading

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A closer look at storage and virtual desktops

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is becoming a hot topic in the wake of server virtualisation. It was one of the areas that generated the most attention at the recent IPExpo 2010 in October and certainly looks to gain momentum in the following… Continue reading

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Keep working whatever the weather with virtual desktops

Many companies will have desks with standard PCs, which then connect to the central network. Most of the work done by the PC is running applications locally (and therefore have to be installed locally on each device), for which the PC runs a 90-20… Continue reading

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