Having just added another 64GB 8 core SSD host to my lab I ran a survey to see what everyone else is doing. I thought this would be interesting to post so you can see what everyone else is doing. Please read the whole post because at the bottom my sponsor VMturbo has a competition to give away 3 x home labs. Click each picture to see the results.
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I’m very honoured to be awarded the “Exceptional Service Award” today at the London VMware User Group Today. The VMware User Group has provided me a platform to be helpful to others. I like to talk about technology and it’s nice to keep some form of public speaking opportunity going since I don’t get to do it as much as I’d like to nowadays. The whole evangelism thing is what I love to do the most and if you cannot do that in your day to day job VMUG provides that stage to get your fix.
Ya see helping the community is worth it because you get love back. #GoodKarma
Microsoft Clustered Storage Spaces and StarWind Virtual SAN: For a Complete Software-Defined Storage Solution
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET Speakers: Jon Toigo, Toigo Partners International LLC, Anatoly Vilchinskiy, StarWind Software Inc. Microsoft is enabling software-defined storage to work with its own hypervisor computing meme, building on its SMB 3.0 protocol and Storage Spaces technology. While the approach has its merits, building from the familiar to newer storage architectures, the resulting storage infrastructure is more of a scale out NAS than a Virtual SAN. With StarWind Virtual SAN technology, complimentary to Microsoft Hyper-V, a Virtual SAN may be implemented in a virtual Microsoft environment that delivers better resource utilization and greater overall cost efficiency. Join us for this discussion of the strengths and limitations of Microsoft Clustered Storage Spaces and how a Virtual SAN from StarWind Software can complement and improve on the infrastructure.