VMware VVol Part 5: Containers & Capability Profiles

All the blogs in the VVol Series Part 1: Introduction Part 2: With and Without VVols Part 3: New Storage Constructs Part 4: How are VVols instantiated Part 5: Storage Containers & Capability Profiles Part 6: The Mythical Protocol Endpoint It’s been waaaaaaayyyyyyyyy too long since my last VVol post – it was September 2015 ! Much has happened since then in the world of VVol DISCLAIMER AND GUIDANCE: Just a reminder Read More …

VMware VVol Part 3: New Storage Constructs

VVol Series Part 1: Introduction Part 2: With and Without VVols Part 3: New Storage Constructs Part 4: How are VVols instantiated Part 5: Storage Containers & Capability Profiles Part 6: The Mythical Protocol Endpoint Before we can architect VM Storage Profiles which are the point of consumption for VMs and applications, we need to understand how the north-of-hypervisor view maps downwards. I don’t want to harp on about the Read More …

VVol Series: Introduction on HDS.com

I’m delighted to be able to write this note linking to my colleague Paul Morrissey’s post related to VVol technology, over at the community.hds.com portal which is a public service for customers, partners and those interested in our technology. Paul is HDS Global Product Manager for VMware Solutions so he is best placed to dive deep on the integration between HDS technology and VMware. This is building on some of the excellent resources Read More …

VVOL Demo by HDS: Worth a Watch (but let’s be careful out there)

Disclaimer: I work for Hitachi Data Systems. However this post is not officially sanctioned by or speaks on behalf of my company. These thoughts are my own based on my experience. Use at your own discretion. Pretty much the entire world knows that in the last week or so VMware announced vSphere 6.0. I haven’t written a post on it yet but will do soon. Suffice it to say VMware has Read More …