From the monthly archives: March 2010

Hello everyone!  My name is Brett Impens (a.k.a Jeramiah’s favorite VMware Ninja).  Today I would like to share with you how we pulled the data from vCenter to support our thin provisioning analysis.

There are a few ways to get the data [...]

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Storage tiering is one of those concepts that has been around for a while, the question has always been "what's the trade-off?"  Compellent was the first storage vendor I worked with who offered the feature, and others have followed with offerings of their own.  EMC, whose arrays support our Enterprise Cloud platform, released their FAST [...]

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Snippets

On March 12, 2010 By

Man, this has been one of those weeks where there's so much out there to comment on, that it's hard to keep up.  Rather than try to put together a full post about each of them, I'll point out the stuff I've read and try to put some context on them from a service provider [...]

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As a follow up to my post yesterday (this morning, whatever…) about disk sizing, we came across some interesting data I wanted to share. 

I want to preface this post with an admission: I am crazy about data.  The bigger the pile the better.  I love digging through a mountain of seemingly unrelated information [...]

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Disk Sizing Dilemma

On March 3, 2010 By

My company offers a number of different "enterprise cloud" product for our customers, and one of them is a Hosted VM offering.  Customers can choose the level of availability and SLA they want (from 99%, Non-HA to 100%, FT-protected), they get an included amount of VPU, RAM and production storage and then they can build [...]

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