Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Lumenate Perspective on VMworld 2013

The world of IT that we know has always been in a constant state of change. These changes are driven by customer’s needs, technology innovations and good old fashioned progress. There are some in the industry who think we are changing even faster as IT matures. Others say we have always been changing at the same rate but perception is in the eye of the beholder. Well at VMworld this year we got a glimpse of how the IT industry will be changing over the next few years.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

VMworld 2013 – VSANs

One of the most interesting things to come out at VMworld 2013 is VMware VSANs. At a high level VSANs aggregate the local storage either internal or Direct Attached to ESX servers and creates a VSAN Datastore. The VSAN datastore supports all of the capabilities of traditional external storage attached to ESX Clusters. To be clear this isn’t simply a virtual storage appliance, this is integrated at the Hypervisor level. VMware pointed to the numerous advantages of being able to manage storage that is integrated directly into the solution. It is inherently VM aware and more than that they have the ability to understand workloads in real time and make adjustments based on the SLAs you define.