Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 27

SAN/IQ 9.5 Updates

Here are some new features being introduced in SAN/IQ 9.5 for the HP P4000 range: CMC SAN Status Homepage is implemented which shows a summary of multiple management groups, rather than at the moment having to login to each group manually.  Good for use on a NOC when monitoring & managing multiple groups. VSA Scripted …

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Sep 26

Veeam & the cloud – for free – almost

TwinStrata has announced it will supply a free CloudArray appliance, for storing up to 1TB of data in the ‘cloud’ to all Veeam B&R customers. Customers can choose which cloud storage provider they wish to use, and then in just a few minutes connect their Veeam B&R solution to said cloud storage via the CloudArray …

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Sep 13

Site Recovery Manager 5

So, I wanted to talk a little about the new version of Site Recovery Manager that is coming soon.  I’ve got nothing against SRM, but prior versions were a little poor in the administration and no automated fail back, thankfully these have been addressed in the new version. So, onto some highlights: Integration with multiple …

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Sep 12

vSphere 5 – the features

Theres A LOT of new features in vSphere 5, and I’ve detailed them all below: Storage I/O Control for NFS Storage DRS VMFS-5 ESXi Firewall VMFS Scalability and Performance enhancements 2TB+ pass-through RDM support vCenter inventory extensibility Storage APIs — VAAI T10 Compliancy Storage APIs — VAAI Offloads for NAS Storage APIs — VAAI Thin …

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Sep 10

vSphere 5 storage advances

There’s a buzz about vSphere 5 (apart from the rather odd changes to the licensing! 🙂 ) especially the changes being made to VMFS with VMFS5… I thought I would detail some of the different features that are being introduced: Support for LUN’s larger than 2TB, but using GPT 1MB block size, no need to pick …

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