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Darren brings up a good point, interesting how the number one AFA as defined by the AFA folks is not listed, would have expected to have seen Dell EMC XtremeIO listed, along with the other usual AFA folks (e.g. IBM, NetApp, Pure et all listed. The list looks to be more of an…
About 5 years ago
Answered a question: Storpool vs. ScaleIO
With the additional context and detail, e.g. need for iSCSI, SQL Servers, Windows, 4 x PMs, no virtual, 20TB (is that raw, or protected usable?), your options for doing with software include Microsoft Storage Spaces/SOFS (e.g. with 2012 R2), or Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)…
About 5 years ago
Answered a question: Storpool vs. ScaleIO
What operating systems are the servers? Do you need hypervisor support? Assume you are looking for block access, or do you need or want file access? How many servers? How much storage space or number of devices, assume you are looking for something with direct attached that…
About 5 years ago
About 5 years ago
AWS EFS (Elastic File Service) is now available with AWS clouds.
Over 5 years ago
Assuming this is not a seed question (e.g. its a legitimate request for info/insight ;) vs one to stimulate discussion around the three vendors mentioned, How about some more info and context as to what you are looking for including your needs, environment requirements…
Almost 7 years ago
Almost 7 years ago
Answered a question: Tegile vs. XtremIO?
Tegile is (or can be) a hybrid storage system that can support both traditional HDDs as well as flash SSD drives like other traditional storage systems/appliances. EMC XtremIO otoh is an all flash array (AFA) designed from the group up with flash SSD in mind that like some…
Almost 7 years ago
Over 7 years ago
@Alin yes you can use S3 for holding EBS snashots for EC2 images as well as for other things involving EC2.
Over 7 years ago
It Depends, tell us more info on your needs, requirements, why you are looking at just those three which represent three different approaches, or, did you look at three (or more) different approaches and these are the winners of those categories? How many virtual desktops…
Over 7 years ago
Commented on vSphere Review
When you say a con is lack of virtualization (all hypervisors), can you elaborate? I have multiple hypervisors running nested on my VMware vSphere environment (works better with 5.5). Otoh, if you are referring to being able to manage other hypervisors with native vSphere…
Over 7 years ago
Thks kapilmalk, while EBS volumes are protected in another zone of a region, you will need to make a snapshot and access that via an EBS volume in the same zone as your instance.
Over 7 years ago
Some updates: http://storageio.com/ssd
Over 7 years ago
Some updates: http://storageioblog.com/vmworld-2013-vmware-server-storage-io-networking-update-day-1/
Over 7 years ago
Some updates: http://storageioblog.com/emc-announces-xtremio-general-availability-part/
Over 7 years ago
Here are some updates: http://storageioblog.com/november-2013-server-storageio-update-newsletter/ http://storageioblog.com/fall-2013-aws-cloud-storage-compute-enhancements/

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Greg Schulz is Founder and Sr Advisor of the independent IT advisory and consultancy firm Server StorageIO (StorageIO). StorageIO provides advisory and consultancy services in and around data infrastructure, cloud, virtualization, container, software-defined, NVMe, flash, object storage, monitoring, and traditional data center environments across servers, storage, IO networking, power and cooling, backup/data protection (BC, DR, HA), performance and capacity planning among related hardware, software, services themes.

Greg has worked in IT at an electrical utility, financial services, and transportation firms in roles ranging from business applications development to systems management and architecture planning. Greg has also worked for various vendors in addition to an analyst firm before forming StorageIO. Mr. Schulz is author of several books, active with social media with his engaging approach and a top ranked syndicated blogger as well as being a multi-year VMware vSAN and vExpert recipient as well as Microsoft MVP (Cloud and Data Center Management). He has a degree in computer science and master’s degree in software engineering. Learn more at www.storageio.com

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Author "Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials", also "Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking" and "The Green and Virtual Data Center" as well as "Resilient Storage Networks - Designing Flexible Scalable Data Infrastructures".