Archie 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.

Latest Posts

vSphere 5, VAAI and the Death of the Storage Array

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.

September 1, 2011 by Archie Hendryx

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Silos – The Unspoken Challenge to the Cloud

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.

June 5, 2011 by Archie Hendryx

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Why Your Storage isn't Always to Blame!

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.

January 18, 2011 by Archie Hendryx

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Undressing Victoria – Taking a Peek at the New HDS VSP / HP P9500

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.

November 21, 2010 by Archie Hendryx

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Cloud Wars: The 3PAR Strikes Back

A long time ago (November 2009 to be precise), in a Cloud far far away, the Rebel Alliance of EMC, Cisco and VMware joined forces to form what are now dubbed Acadia and the VCE coalition. Soon after came the launches of VBlocks 0, 1 and 2 each respectively incorporating the EMC Celerra, Clariion or VMax with a stack of Cisco blades and switches and a layer of VMware virtualization to suit.

September 6, 2010 by Archie Hendryx

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