"Why your Storage isn't always to blame"
What are they; how do you find them, and how can you proactively avoid them?
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
9:30 am PST; 12:30 pm EST; 5:30 pm GMT
It's common for Storage Administrators to be blamed from the offset when any
performance problems occur. They are then forced into spending hours trying
to disprove the false accusations only to be left with a mysterious 10% of
the puzzle, namely the SAN fabric.
Being told that flopping HBAs, old cables, traffic congestion and zoning
conflicts are problems doesn't really help when you haven't got the insight
to proactively discover such issues. The need for gaining an insight into the
SAN is now predominantly recognized within the industry as Fabric management
tools alone fail to address the problem.
In this webinar some of the most crucial and often ignored metrics will be
looked at s... (more)
Is VMware slowly becoming the new Oracle? That was the question being asked
after the backlash to their initial vRAM licensing model at the launch of
vSphere 5. With VMware's somewhat quick retraction, it was ensured that any
unsavoury Larry Ellison comparisons were quickly put to bed. Despite this it
was still a signal of intent and an indication of VMware's recognition of its
ever growing influence and clout. Now as VMware make serious manoeuvers into
the PaaS space, a VMware based Cloud monitoring solution is a must. So with
this in mind what is to be made of the huge marketin... (more)
Question 1. Vendors are racing to lead the movement towards a
software‐defined data centre. Where are we up to in this journey, and how
far are we from seeing this trend widely adopted?
Considering most organisations have still not fully virtualized or moved
towards a true Private Cloud model, SDDC is still in its infancy in terms of
mainstream adoption and certainly won't be an overnight process. While
typical early adopters are advancing quickly down the software-defined route
these are mostly organizations with large scale multi site data centres who
are already mature in ter... (more)
Archie Hendryx looks at the benefits and challenges of managing multiple IT
components through a single support solution
Many public sector organisations are not changing their ICT legacy systems.
As a result, they face increasing number of inefficiencies and challenges.
These issues can nevertheless be overcome, and performance increased, by
managing these legacy systems within a converged infrastructural environment.
This approach can also reduce the risks associated with legacy systems, such
as security, missing functionality, increased complexity and operational
How have most organizations been building hybrid clouds to date?
Despite all the marketing and promotion surrounding the benefits of
dynamically bursting into a hybrid cloud from inception, this rarely seems to
be the case. If anything the current trend towards building hybrid clouds
still stems from an organic growth and demand that has emanated from either
an existent public or private cloud deployment. Certainly private clouds are
the most common origins of hybrid clouds as organisations look towards adding
further agility to the many benefits they've attained.
A lot of organi... (more)
It was about three months ago that one of my friends had informed me he was
leaving HDS to join a company named Virtual Instruments. ‘Virtual
Instruments?’ I asked myself, trying to fathom if I’d have heard of them
before only to realize that I had once seen a write up on their SAN
monitoring solution, which was then termed NetWisdom. I was then
inadvertently asked to mention Virtual Instruments in one of my blogs - nice
try pal but I had made it clear several times before to vendors requesting
the same that I didn’t want my blog to become an advertising platform.
Despite this... (more)