True Unification No separate hardware for File and Block Built in 10GbT IP Ports (2 per SP) Flexible multi-tenant virtual file serving technology Provides SMB and/or NFS No separate CIFS server Unified storage pool architecture Create a Storage Pool, then a NAS server, then the file system Private LUN will be created in the pool … Continue reading Unity: Next Generation NAS & File Capabilities
I am currently at EMC World and being part of EMC Elect I was able to take a tour of SUPERNAP in Las Vegas. I have been in a lot of datacenters in my career and I have to admit that this is the most impressive facility I have ever seen. Below are some of … Continue reading SUPERNAP
Summary of the VMAX All Flash Session 4M IOPS 8TB SSD Simple, Simple, Simple 2 models, VMAX 450 and VMAX 850 4PBu FC, FICON and iSCSI Scales up to 192 ports V-BRICK = 2 DAEs Raid 5 (7+1) and Raid 6 (14+2) Engine connections are thru infiniband Participates in the Xpect More program Software licensed … Continue reading VMAX: Behind The White Light Of The All Flash VMAX 450F/FX & 850F/FX
Pre-Production Testing Use tools like VDbench Understand the limits Populate the data first then run your workload Document your testing with timestamps, changes, etc Mimic your production environment as much as possible Don’t run defaults. They are not use case scenario’s Validate processes before testing. Unmap for Fast Cache, zeroing when reusing disk and turn … Continue reading Unity: Performance Best Practices
Data Domain: What's New In 2016 Below is my notes for the What’s New in DataDomain in 2016. DataDomain continues to improve and evolve. Cloud Enabled Native Tier to the Cloud Simple management No separate cloud gateway or Virtual Appliance Data is sent directly from DD to cloud object storage Protect up to 51 PB … Continue reading Data Domain: What’s New In 2016
For the first time in my Career I will be attending EMC World!! This is something that I have been looking forward to for a long time and can’t wait to arrive tomorrow. Being part of EMC Elect adds to the value of the Conference with some insider events as well as some super cool … Continue reading EMC World 2016!!!