Server clustering News
February 26, 2015
PernixData FVP's latest version compresses data on RAM, and its server-side caching software pools flash and memory resources.
February 11, 2015
Version 2.0 of PernixData's FVP wins the 2014 Storage Products of the Year competition in the storage system software category.
November 24, 2014
When LexisNexis noticed storage becoming a chokepoint, it replaced spinning disk in its high-performance computing cluster with more than 2,600 Micron M500 drives.
December 03, 2012
Hyperconverged infrastructure vendor Nutanix goes scale-out with Complete Cluster, adding configuration options and management features.
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I want to install a virtualization environment with physical servers for failover and a storage server to boot up some virtual servers in our network. How can I do this? Continue Reading
The huge performance improvements that all-flash arrays offer are changing the way we think about storage in a virtualized data center. Continue Reading
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Hyper-converged storage systems are preconfigured and integrated clusters of servers that share their internal storage. They boast convenience and flexibility, allowing rapid deployment of applications like databases and virtual desktop infrastructure. Hyper-converged bundles have limitations, however, such as scalability and the fact that they’re closed, siloed systems.
Many companies now realize they have an untapped resource in their backup datastores. Backup data is often the most complete collection of corporate data. Backup vendors and others are now developing tools to access and use that data, turning what was once just insurance against disaster into a strategic corporate asset.
Flash storage equals performance, and to squeeze out the ultimate IOPS, it should be installed directly in the server. We describe the alternatives, weighing their effectiveness and making use-case recommendations.Continue Reading
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Tracking and managing VM resource consumption can help administrators save power by allowing them to shut down unnecessary hosts. Continue Reading
Migrating your existing VMs to the latest version of Hyper-V will allow you to take advantage of new features and capabilities. Continue Reading
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For a VMware shop that has been using vSphere for several years, there are several main areas that may benefit from an overhaul to save the IT staff from unnecessary administrative tasks. Continue Reading
Using the fault tolerance feature in vSphere keeps critical workloads running without interruption, but an administrator needs to be sure the hardware and network are fine-tuned for optimal performance. Continue Reading
Without correct implementation and persistent monitoring, a resource pool can cause more problems than it solves. Continue Reading