Software-Defined Data Center

A Software-Defined Data Center architecture brings together compute, storage, networking virtualization and management offerings, a unified hybrid cloud lets you rapidly develop, automatically deliver and manage all of your enterprise applications, no matter where they reside, from one, unified platform.

My thoughts on Cisco’s “Top 10” list for HyperFlex

Cisco just uploaded a blog post listing the "Top 10 Customer Reasons Why HyperFlex grew 2X the HCI market in Q2". Though I am happy to see the HCI market [...]

VMware’s SRM (Site Recovery Manager) vs Dell EMC’s RP4VMs (RecoverPoint for VMs)

I have received a few questions lately asking how Dell EMC's RP4VMs (RecoverPoint for VMs) compares to VMware's SRM (Site Recovery Manager). SRM alone does not [...]

How to: Review VxRail Logs and Calculate Capacity Upgrades

I have done some digging into a way to get cluster hardware information from an existing VxRail cluster. Then with that information, find a way to easily [...]

Back to Basics: vSAN

I find myself having more and more conversations around SDS and HCI every day but it surprises me how many people don't understand the fundamentals of what [...]

VxRail 4.5 improvements with vSAN 6.6

VxRail 4.5 will see some drastic improvements with vSphere 6.5u1 and vSAN 6.6, when it goes GA this September 2017. This will bring a lot of features I have [...]

Dell EMC’s Azure Stack: Everything you need to know

Dell EMC has formally announced their Azure Stack Appliance this week. If you are not familiar with Azure Stack, it is an appliance developed by cooperative [...]