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 …

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 …

Virtualisation Poll: Please Help by sharing

Hi, I’m looking to get some information regarding the average utilisation of virtualisation environments across the industry. This is not just for vSphere but Hyper-V and KVM too. There are only a few questions and this is to help me with design considerations and help guide good practice based on what is common in the industry, I will be publishing the results and sharing on this site. If you could help I Read More …

VMware Support Summit #vTechSummit Cork Feb 24-25

On Tuesday and Wednesday I finally made it to the VMware EMEA Tech Support Summit in Cork, sponsored by GSS. I’d never been before and wasn’t sure what to expect.  Would it be a waste of time ? Not quite. In fact it was the opposite. I met up with my good buddy and fellow VCAP Ross Wynne @rosswynne. So both of us were looking for good quality tech content. To save you Read More …