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  • Next-gen local VDI storage options compared
    Posted by David Bieneman June 25

    'After looking at various options, the customer decided to test three solutions – Virident PCIe flash, Atlantis ILIO, and Liquidware Labs Flex-IO. The last two products create RAM based datastores within vSphere to be used as local storage.'


    For more, see Chris Millers blog post. Link below...



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  • Dec 4, 2014 5:03:00 AM
    I don’t claim to know much about Docker, but my overall feeling has been that if you’re not doing something with Linux, it’s not something that you care about. It seems cool, but I don’t understand why there is all this buzz around creating application containers today when this type of technology has been around for a long time. Perhaps I’m missing something, but I figure if I have these questions then someone else probably does, too. VMware couldn’t stop...
  • Dec 1, 2014 5:28:00 AM
    We've written a lot this year about VDI being ready for prime time, about companies trying to figure out what they're going to do next now that they're on Windows 7, and about how the future of the enterprise desktop is not as simple as VDI. All that aside, there's a definite feeling in late 2014 that many organizations are moving to VDI because... well... they've got to do something, and they're not exactly sure what that something is, so why not do this VDI thing which has been around for...
  • Nov 20, 2014 9:42:00 AM
    We've been writing a lot in the past year or so about how VDI has started to turn the corner and people are actually starting to use it in a big way now. But I have to wonder—is this because VDI actually got better, or is it because our once-lofty expectations have come down? Consider each: Case 1: VDI is all grown up Last year I wrote the article, 2013 is the year that two of the biggest showstoppers to VDI adoption are finally solved. Here's how. My two main points were (1) modern...
  • Nov 14, 2014 12:01:00 PM
    Last week I briefly mentioned HP's Moonshot product in an article I did about VDI storage . After reading that article, Jack asked some questions and pointed out that we hadn't actually written a proper article on Moonshot, so that's what I'm doing today. What is Moonshot? If you haven't heard of HP's Moonshot hardware, it's essentially a modern day blade system. Like traditional blades, there are multiple cartridges that each have their own processors, RAM, and storage. The current Moonshot...
  • Nov 12, 2014 5:03:00 AM
    A flare-up on twitter yesterday around Linux and VDI between AppDetective (@AppDetective) and Mark Lockwood (@_mlockwood) got me thinking a little bit more about the idea. Their conversation started because VMware recently announced that they will be building Linux support into Horizon View, which is not usually the kind of thing that gets old-school Windows guys-turned-bloggers all worked up. It is, however, something that the industry can support. For years the likes of Red Hat, Virtual...
  • Nov 11, 2014 3:04:00 PM
    Fresh back from Storage Decisions 2014 in NYC last week, we continued our storage discussions by welcoming Bala Narasimhan of PernixData to the show. In this sponsored podcast, we talked about how the PernixData FVP product works, how it's implemented into environments, the benefits of buying software-only solutions over hardware/software solutions, and about how FVP is more of a performance solution than a straight-up storage solution. A large part of the conversation focused on the importance...
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