My VMworld 2015 USA Session Schedule

This year is my first time to attend VMworld USA. Will be great to get the chance to meet up with some great community comrades and also see the bigger scale. For me this is also the first time to be doing some presentations on behalf of the company. Probably booth-based in our booth theatre but let’s see what happens. When I’m not at customer meetings or booth duty I Read More …

Attention vExperts: Join vExpert HDS session on July 14th 4pm GMT

To all my esteemed 2015 vExperts in the VMware community, I really hope you can join the HDS team on a vExpert briefing next week to talk about why we believe HDS super-converged offering …. (I just made that term up) …… is the best fit today for scaling your Private Cloud environment.

Come say hello at Frankfurt VMUG !!!

On Wednesday this week I will be travelling to the Frankfurt VMware User Group (VMUG). The event is on at the Marriott downtown Frankfurt. I’m filling in for one of my colleagues on the desk at the conference and have taken the opportunity to come visit Germany. I am bringing my laptop so anyone who wants to come along and talk to me about why I believe Hitachi Converged platforms Read More …

SDDC, I am your father, and I am called SDI

Listening to one of my favourite albums, by one of my favourite bands, Alt-J, I happened to glance across at the song title “Choice Kingdom”. It reminded me of what is going on in the ICT Industry today. We are in a world where some might say it’s All-or-Nothing. That’s their job, to disrupt, destroy and create doubt in the mind of buyers so they question everything they ever knew. Read More …

HDS SRA and VMware SRM 6.0 Certification Complete

HDS has now completed certification and qualification requirements for VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 6.0 with SRA 2.1.4. As of now all Hitachi block storage arrays certified with SRM 5.5 are certified with SRM 6.0. The storage array models supported include VSP G1000, HUS VM, VSP, HUS, and USP V/VM. The certifications have been posted on VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Compatibility Guide public website vCG: VMware Compatibility Guide: sra The Read More …

VMware VVol Series: Part 3 Implementation Considerations and availability

The whole area of VVols will require quite a bit of consideration and people are wondering how it is implemented i.e. what does that really look like. In the latest post in this three-part series my colleague Paul Morrissey discusses a little bit more regarding what the deployment looks like as well as support for HDS products. This is in the form of FAQ that have arisen both internally and externally. The Read More …

Virtualisation Poll Result 1: CPU and Memory Utlilisation

Recently I wrote a post looking for assistance with some questions regarding real-world Virtualisation deployments. It was partly for curiosity and personal reasons and partly for work-related reasons. I’m wishing now I had expanded it to make it more extensive. I plan to run the same thing later in the year and try and make this an annual thing – a kind of barometer if you like – to get a real view on Read More …

HDS VMware VVol Deeper Dive

In the next post in his series over at community.hds.com my colleague Paul Morrissey, HDS Global Product Manager for Virtualisation, delves a little deeper into the mapping between workloads and backend capabilities. This post focuses more on Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) and how this works in practice. So a bit more on the practical side of protocol endpoints, scalability and other questions that might arise. SPBM is a key concept in VVol Read More …