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Honored to be part of a Cisco’s “Engineers Unplugged” session

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:48:34 +0000

While visiting Cisco Live in Milan this week, I was honored to present at the Cisco’s “Engineers Unplugged” show. Together with my Italian college and personal friend Fabio Chiodini we drew up a relatively new architecture for shared storage. In this session we showed how you can basically use servers with local storage attached to deliver shared storage out of a software layer. There are many products out there today that use this storage architecture. During Engineers Unplugged we only described the architecture and didn’t really go into specific products. This new approach of delivering shared storage purely out of software is some of the new magic that we are […]

VMworld Bacelona 2014: Limits lifted, cool technology at your fingertips.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:07:27 +0000

And we’re back at VMworld Barcelona! Overlooking the ever-crowded Hands-on labs I’m writing this piece. Crowded even on partner day. That can only be called a success and VMworld is still waking up! If you’re at VMworld Barcelona, be sure to stop by the HoL and play with all the new cool toys! It will be interesting to see what VMware and partners have in store for us this time round. With EVO-RAIL getting a lot of attention, all hyperconverged startups better get ready to go above and beyond what I think will quickly become the “defacto standard” if they fail to hop on to the next level. Staying ahead […]

How cool is this: EMC’s Recoverpoint goes INSIDE vSphere!

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:13:02 +0000

EMC’s Recoverpoint has always fascinated me. The technology that manages to split writes out and use those to journal these writes and replicate them is awesome technology. Unfortunately as with many cool technology features, it was complex and prone to error if not doen exactly right. Today EMC announced something that makes very cool technology WAY MORE cool: Recoverpoint will sit inside the hypervisor. What you can do then is mind blowing! A very quick intro into EMC recoverpoint Recoverpoint is basically a snapshot and replication technology that is independent of the used storage architecture. And much more. And with limitations. Basically recoverpoint uses appliances, which used to be physical […]