Cloud

EMCWorld Virtual labs rock!

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I just got done performing several virtual labs here at EMCWorld and they are great. I have been hearing about all this new technology: VPlex, VBlock, VNX, UIM, and so on, but havnt had a chance to try any hands-on activities to feel the technology.I just provisioned storage across the country, deployed enterprise level VMware […]

Cloud

How do I know I can trust your cloud?

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Everyone out there is a cloud today – you have cloud apps, cloud servers, cloud services, cloud anything. This is all well and good for consumers where a couple of dollars are at risk, but what about Enterprises? When an enterprise moves to a cloud, it is a game changing and potentially critical event. If […]

Cloud

Open Source Cloud Framework

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At EMCWorld I learned about the worlds first open-source cloud framework – http://cloudfoundry.com/. Developed by ex Google employees, this is a ground up Platform as a Service (Paas) environment that allows the enterprise, private, and public clouds to benefit from the same features, functions, and APIs.Now, you can develop LOB apps on the platform and […]

Avamar

EMCWorld – 2 days down

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Day 2 at EMCworld ended with a bang. Lots of great sessions and lots of fun. So far I have seen: The future of consumer driven IT Enterprise IT growing and being as nimble as consumer technology Virtualized information world, where people no longer work on “documents” at “deskops” but work with information from anywhere […]

Cloud

How much does your virtual environment cost?

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Most companies are implementing some sort of virtualization today, but how much does that virtualed server cost? If you have 300 virtual machines, how much does that test/dev system cost? Or that font-end web server? And more importantly — How much would it cost to move that to a public cloud? The Accelerating the Journey […]

Cloud

Is your company ready for future storage?

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Is your company ready for the future of storage? Are you?EMCWorld session Managing information storage – Trends, Challenges, and Options 2011-2012 discussed some of the recent history of storage management and challenges, and the moved on to vew the future trends and possibilities. The whitepaper (link below) goes into great detail about storage environments, trends, […]

Oracle

Oracle Database Storage Admin Guide

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In the Storage Administrators Guide to Deploying and Managing Oracle DB Clounds on EMC Storage session at EMCWorld, they mentioned the Oracle Database Storage Administrators Guide – a guide to configuring and managing Oracle disks for non-DBAs.Some quick googling came up with the below link, this contains some great information about managing ASM as the […]

Cloud

Oracle Database Cloud

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I was sitting in the Storage Administrators Guide to Deploying and Managing Oracle DB Clounds on EMC Storage at EMCWorld, and the brought up an intersting idea – a database cloud. I had previously heard about Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), a clustered, scalable, high-performance database solution. I had also thought about putting multiple Oracle […]

Avamar

New features in Avamar Desktop/Laptop

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Avamar 6.0 just went RA (apparently 1 step prior to GA) and the EMCWorld session EMC Avamar: Edge for Remote Office and Desktop/Laptop Data Protection, they discussed some of the new features.They started off the session discussing the features and capabilties of the Desktop/Laptop backup solution. Basically it is the same as the serve backup […]

Storage

Storage Lightning

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Solid State Disks are revolutionizing the computer industry. It started out as a method to quickly store and retrieve data, but EMC has taken it to the next level with its FAST and FASTCache features.Several vendors have released PCI cards that are plugged into a server and serve as SSD disks, this disk is then […]