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Reclaim FC Datastore Space

Something that’s annoying when you’re implementing thin provisioning for your Fibre Channel LUNs is that when you delete or move VMs from the LUN, the freed up space is not seen on the NetApp storage controller. 321 more words

The Problems Using NFS for Mission Critical Workloads

NFS started life as a protocol for unstructured data, then in the early 2000’s NetApp and Veritas started to position NFS as an ideal way to host Oracle databases. 485 more words


Faster Flash with NVMe Over Fabrics

Broadcom Briefing Note

No matter how fast the storage infrastructure is, IT professionals can count on users and application owners to want more. Flash storage goes a long way toward appeasing the appetite for performance. 504 more words


The Grand Unification Storage Theory

I read with interest an article on The Register about a panel that happened at TECHunplugged (I wish I had known about this; I would have tried to attend in person if possible). 1,959 more words


Configuring EMC DD Boost with Veeam Availability Suite

This article provides a tour of the configuration steps required to integrate EMC Data Domain System with Veeam Availability Suite 9 as well as provides benefits of using EMC DD Boost for backup application. 2,052 more words

Windows Server

Ethernet vs. Fibre is the War Over? Cisco Announces New 9718 Director Class Switch

Ethernet will never completely replace Fibre Channel, they said – and they were right. Fibre Channel will always be faster, they said – and they were wrong. 526 more words

Briefing Note

Using the Right Storage Protocol for the Right Use Case

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO

IT professionals have no shortage of storage protocols to choose from, such as NFS, SMB, Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI and Object. 579 more words

Software-defined Storage