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 directly compare to RP4VMs so this is one of those “it depends” kind of answers, but I will do my best to explain here. To understand how to compare the two, we need to first look at each of [...]

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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 vSAN is and how it [...]

HCI is bring sexy back to SATA SSDs

In just a few weeks, VxRail will be coming out with a new SATA based SSD options to go along with the new models built on Dell EMC’s new 14G PowerEdge servers. Now, some of [...]

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 been looking [...]

Unity OE 4.2 (Merlin) Update

The July 2017 Unity OE 4.2 release is the second major update for the Unity product line. The release focuses on improving Unity flash efficiencies, the introduction of [...]

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 effort between [...]

My thoughts on HPE’s acquisition of SimpliVity

Hewlett Packard Enterprise just got a killer deal on some good intellectual property through their recent acquisition of SimpliVity. I have spoken about HPE and SimpliVity's [...]