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Solidfire

Deploying Solidfire is simple, its storage fast & highly efficient

  Deploying a Solidfire cluster may be one so the easiest deployments I’ve ever been a part of.  With a bit of pre-planning for the network, setting up a Solidfire cluster is straight-forward and quick. Walk Through The nodes arrive like any other server, boxed, with a rack mounting kit and some basic instructions. Racking […]

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Fave Products: Anker’s PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 is the best of both worlds

Anker makes a lot of my favorite accessories. I recently picked up a Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 charger.  It is both a dual-port USB wall charger and a portable battery. Ever since I lost the power cable to my first Anker was a dual-port charger (making it a useless paperweight), I have found myself […]

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New 3PAR 9450 offers higher performance & scale for the mid-range

A few weeks ago, HPE introduced a brand new 9450 all-flash model of its 3PAR storage arrays leading up to HPE Discover and the company showed off the new arrays during the event.  The 9450 joins the current offering of 8000 and 20000 series arrays and is the first in a new 9000 series of […]

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HPE intros new ProLiant Microserver Gen10, steps backwards

HPE unveiled the ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 this week at HPE Discover and while a refresh was long overdue, the MicroServer has returned to its G7 roots with the new model.  HPE decided never to release a Gen9 model of the MicroServer, though this Gen10 feels more Gen9 than new and shiny.   The model notably returns […]

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Apple makes it hard not to adopt iCloud storage

On Monday, Apple announced that it was doubling the capacity of its $9.99 per month iCloud Storage Plan to 2TB in storage.  Apple also announced that it would be allowing families to share this data amongst family members with the introduction of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra later this fall.  Both are pleasant pieces […]

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With Project New Stack, HPE seeks to stitch together on-prem and multiple clouds

One of the most interesting announcements this week at HPE Discover was a project called New Stack.  The project is a technology preview that HPE is ramping up with beta customers later this year, but the intentions of the project are to integrate the capabilities of all the “citizens” it manages to provide IT with […]

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HPE streamlines its message as it streamlines its business

The shrinking HPE launched its annual Discover conference in Las Vegas yesterday with a message of streamlined focus.  CEO Meg Whitman outlined three key areas that the company is focusing in around – Hybrid IT, the Intelligent Edge and the Services to make it all happen. HPE’s core expertise around infrastructure has continued to innovate […]

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Migrating VMDK to VVOL fails, logs error ‘Requested size is not a 1MB multiple’

I am in the middle of a storage migration and hit a snag while trying to storage vMotion a VM from a VMFS datastore onto a VVOLs.  When I started the storage vMotion, it would quickly error out.   As a troubleshooting method, I decided to migrate only the VMX and base OS disk files, […]

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Upgrading to Ubiquiti’s EdgeRouter X SFP

New house.  New city.  New ISP.  New router.  This time I opted for the big brother of the EdgeRouter Lite, the EdgeRouter X SFP model.  While it includes all of the goodness that I previously reviewed with the EdgeRouter, including the Vyatta based OS, the X SFP model includes some additional hardware capabilities. Why a […]

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Setting up VSAN in vSphere 6.5 > Hint, its super easy!

New job, new lab.  I’ve been rebuilding our lab environment and for the first time, I have enough hardware to really give VSAN a whirl.   I have 6 hosts with Intel Xeon E5645 procs and 4 x 400GB SSD’s in each server. Being a lab environment, I knew I wanted to deploy a different […]

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