Cloud services still need a better understanding of what the service level agreements should be and ultimately a more concerted approach towards the applications.
In a World where Data Remains Exponenetial....
Archie Hendryx Hendryx
SAN, NAS, Back Up / Recovery, Virtualisation & Cloud Specialist. Please note that the thoughts, comments, views and opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own and not those of the company I work for. Content published here is not read or approved in advance by my employer and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the company I work for. Currently working as a Principal vArchitect for the company VCE.
With SAP's claims that HANA enables companies to run arbitrary, complex queries on billions of records in a matter of seconds as opposed to hours, the vendors of old legacy traditional databases are facing a major challenge, most notably the king of them all, Oracle.
Long gone are the days when CIOs had to talk up the size of their datacentres and redundant resources to be taken seriously. Now, their future hangs on three key drivers.
With ITIL and change management, the Visible Ops framework promises a new approach to creating an efficient IT operational model. But its chance of success is open to doubt without changes to the way IT is procured, designed, configured, validated and implemented.
On the eve of VMworld 2012 and with VMware making serious moves into platform as a service, a VMware-based cloud-monitoring product seems inevitable. So, what's really behind the push for customers to adopt its VM-monitoring tool, vCenter Operations 5.0?
This last fortnight there’s been a cacophony of hyperbole and at times marketing fluff from vendors and analysts with regards to Reference Architectures and Converged Infrastructures. As IBM launched PureSystems, NetApp & Cisco decided it was also a good time to reiterate their strong partnership with FlexPod.
Back in March 2009, when Cisco announced the launch of their UCS platform and subsequent intention to enter the world of server hardware, eyebrows were raised including my own. There was never any disputing that the platform would be adopted by some customers, certainly after seeing how Cisco successfully gatecrashed the SAN market and initially knocked Brocade off their FC perch.
Yearly prediction blogs are so clichéd hence why I’ve always tried to avoid writing one. Despite this I’ve always made a mental note of technology, products or companies that I thought were going to really do well in the upcoming year.
2011 was a year where despite the economic constraints everything Big was seemingly good; Big Data, Big Clouds, Big VMs etc. Caught in the industry’s lust for this excess, 2011 was also the year I lost count of how many overprovisioned resources to ‘Big’ Production VMs I witnessed.
Roll back several years and certain vendors had you believe that Fibre Channel was dead and that the future would be iSCSI. A few years later and certain vendors were then declaring that Fibre Channel was dead again and that the future was FCoE.
Generally I.T. folk, whether in Storage, Virtualization, Change Management or Project Management love the use of acronyms and synonyms to express key concepts amongst each other.
The launch of vSphere 5 and its new storage related features will set the precedent for a complete rethink on how a new datacenter’s storage infrastructure should be designed and deployed. vSphere 5’s launch is not only an unabashed attempt at cornering every single aspect of the server market but is also a result for the growing need for methodical scalability that merges the I.
On a recent excursion to a tech event I had the pleasure of meeting a well-known ‘VM Guru’, (who shall remain nameless). Having read some of this individual’s material I was excited and intrigued to know his thoughts on how he was tackling the Storage challenges related to VMware especially with Fibre Channel SANs.
CRC Errors, Class 3 Discards, Code Violation Errors & Loss of Sync –Why Storage Isn’t Always to Blame!Storage is often automatically pinpointed as the source of all problems.
Back in 2004 HDS launched the USP, which was then followed by the great but not so radically different USP-V in 2007. Within that same time frame, HDS’ main rival in the Enterprise Storage market EMC, busily went about launching the Symmetrix DMX-3, then the DMX-4 and most recently the VMAX.