I’ve been a long time partner and advocate of the Akorri, Rob Strechay, and BalancePoint. I’ve blogged previously (here; http://goo.gl/JnZTY) about why it’s fundamentally great and different from most of the VM Management applications (and believe me there are a ton now). I sought out my good friend Rob @smugetconsult for a little run through of the new software…
Below is an interview with STEC about the difference between some of these SSD drives we’re seeing in various arrays and PCIe cards like FusionIO.
I ran into Rob Peglar, CTO of Isilon on the floor of the Solutions Exchange. Naturally I’m thinking Isilion isn’t really relevant for vmware is it? I asked Rob for his run through of how Isilion works and is relevant with vmware as well as what they were showing at VMworld 2011.
Lots of buzzzzzz about these guys. With the acquisition of IOTurbine (see my blog on them here; http://goo.gl/lWQcJ ) they become an interesting vmware option. Below is a rundown of they’re presence at VMworld 2011: