Speaking of restores

Juan Orlandini on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

vStorage VADP APIs I mentioned before that the vStorage APIs are VMware's new, better, faster, cooler, and usable method to do backups and storage better. It's time we explore the backup side a little bit more.

Requesting a Demo in Datalink Labs is Easy

Datalink on Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hello again! Our second Datalink Labs video is a three-minute walk-through showing how easy it is to request an event to get magic happening in our Labs. Some things are best left uncomplicated, so I'll stop talking while I'm ahead.

It’s about the restores.

Juan Orlandini on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Back in the day, I was a sysadmin at a large southeastern university. My challenges there were not too dissimilar from "the real world" outside of academia. This was especially true in backups. Back then, the college that I worked for had limited budgets for commercial software. We wrote most of what we needed, including [...]

Benefits of an archiving solution

Datalink on Friday, May 20, 2011

Organizations today face massive growth of their unstructured data. This growth results in e-mail, file, and SharePoint servers that require more and more storage and processing power.

Virtualization in the Big City

Kent Christensen on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In the last couple weeks, VMware started the spring 2011 tour of VMware Forum events. These are regionally focused one-day “mini VMworlds.” In Washington DC on May 3, they reportedly drew 1,500 attendees, and 1,350 came to the event in New York last week. Attendees not only saw the latest in VMware messaging, but also a myriad of partners that were showing off complementary solutions.

See inside Datalink Labs

Datalink on Monday, May 16, 2011

Hello again! Some things are easier (and probably more effective) to show versus tell.

Welcome. Let’s explore Datalink Labs.

Datalink on Friday, May 13, 2011

Greetings, friend. I'm Datalink Staff Engineer Rick Shangle, and I am pleased to have this opportunity to yammer with you via Datalink's blogtwittertubesystem.

Bumps in the clouds

Kent Christensen on Monday, May 09, 2011

April was a stormy month for a lot of people. Besides the weather, it was also impactful on cloud computing. If you love the cloud, there was one particularly bad week. If you fear the cloud, there was a collective sigh of relief (at least temporarily).

It’s all about the primitives (cont.)

Juan Orlandini on Wednesday, May 04, 2011

In my previous post, I discussed two of vSphere’s 4.1 "primitives." Today, I’ll dig into hardware-assisted locking. Like the other primitives, this is a specific function that the arrays’ vendors can choose to implement.