It’s about the restores.

Juan Orlandini, Chief Architect on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Back in the day, I was a sysadmin at a large southeastern university. My challenges there were not too dissimilar from "the real world" outside of academia. This was especially true in backups. Back then, the college that I worked for had limited budgets for commercial software. We wrote most of what we needed, including backup [...]

Benefits of an archiving solution

Datalink on Friday, May 20, 2011

Organizations today face massive growth of their unstructured data. This growth results in e-mail, file, and SharePoint servers that require more and more storage and processing power.

Virtualization in the Big City

Kent Christensen, Practice Director on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In the last couple weeks, VMware started the spring 2011 tour of VMware Forum events. These are regionally focused one-day “mini VMworlds.” In Washington DC on May 3, they reportedly drew 1,500 attendees, and 1,350 came to the event in New York last week. Attendees not only saw the latest in VMware messaging, but also a myriad of partners that were showing off complementary solutions.

See inside Datalink Labs

Datalink on Monday, May 16, 2011

Hello again! Some things are easier (and probably more effective) to show versus tell.

Welcome. Let’s explore Datalink Labs.

Datalink on Friday, May 13, 2011

Greetings, friend. I'm Datalink Staff Engineer Rick Shangle, and I am pleased to have this opportunity to yammer with you via Datalink's blogtwittertubesystem.

Bumps in the clouds

Kent Christensen, Practice Director on Monday, May 09, 2011

April was a stormy month for a lot of people. Besides the weather, it was also impactful on cloud computing. If you love the cloud, there was one particularly bad week. If you fear the cloud, there was a collective sigh of relief (at least temporarily).

It’s all about the primitives (cont.)

Juan Orlandini, Chief Architect on Wednesday, May 04, 2011

In my previous post, I discussed two of vSphere’s 4.1 "primitives." Today, I’ll dig into hardware-assisted locking. Like the other primitives, this is a specific function that the arrays’ vendors can choose to implement.

It’s all about the primitives

Juan Orlandini, Chief Architect on Friday, April 29, 2011

In this previous post I introduced the VMware vStorage APIs. It’s time to explore this a bit further.

Private Cloud Computing: An Essential Overview

Kent Christensen, Practice Director on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I just wrapped up a three-city seminar series with customers and partners regarding virtual data centers and how they intersect with cloud (private or public) computing. When in group settings such as these, I typically conduct an informal poll by asking attendees if they have a "cloud initiative" within [...]

Making de-dupe more efficient

Datalink on Friday, April 22, 2011

Hi, I’m Mike Spindler. I’m the practice manager for all things data protection at Datalink. I’ll be joining my counterparts in this blog space and will offer data protection insights from time to time. Most often, my posts will reflect conversations that I’m having with customers, partners, or peers. Data de-duplication continues to be a hot topic. So, I’ll start there.

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