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PernixData FVP I/O Profiling PowerCLI commands

In the article “Solving Cache pollution” I mentioned PowerCLI commands that allows an administrator temporarily suspend read and/or write operations for a virtual machine. When a read operation occurs, FVP determines if the data can be serviced by the host or by the storage array. When a cache miss occurs...

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Episode 3: Crayons and Tea with Steve Herrod and Satyam Vaghani

Steve Herrod visited the PernixData office last week. Luckily our film crew was around to give us a peek at what CTOs spend their time on and talk about Steve's current role as Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners, exciting technology trends, and look back on their VMware days.

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Don’t backup. Go forward with Rubrik

Rubrik has set out to build a time machine for cloud infrastructures. I like the message as it shows that they are focused on bringing simplicity to the enterprise backup world. Last week I had the opportunity to catch up with them and they had some great news to share...

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Part 5 - Solving Cache pollution

The series “Virtual Datacenter scaling problems with traditional shared storage” goes into detail why it’s a challenge providing consistent performance with an interconnected (storage) stack of uncoordinated components. The primary element is the lack of a global control plane. There is no common language, that allows identifying consumers (virtual machines)...