Tag: storage

  1. The (Significant) Benefits Software-Defined Storage Brings to VDI

    Hello, everyone! If you’ve ever worked on a VDI project, chances are pretty good you encountered one or more issues pertaining to performance, scalability, availability, data management, data protection, and cost. And when you did, chances are just as good it was your storage that contributed to or even caused those problems. After all, traditional (hardware-based) storage systems, which are not “application aware,” are unable to differentiate ...

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  2. From My Virtual Desktop: FSCK and Dom0 Memory

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        Quite some time since has passed since I’ve shared XenServer tips with our Blog community. Oddly enough, I stumbled across a buried draft in my files. It was dated 30-JUN-2014 and titled, “A hat-tip”. This was intended to provide a solution to a client who requested that I provide a reason and resolution to an issue they had experienced. Because this tip ...

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  3. Size Matters: PVS RAM Cache Overflow Sizing

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    With the introduction of RAM cache with overflow to hard disk (introduced in PVS 7.1, hotfix required), IOPS can be almost eliminated and has therefore become the new leading practice. However, this feature can have a significant impact the write cache sizing. This stems from the difference in how the write cache storage is allocated with this new option. To understand this feature and how ...

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  4. Top 5 Reasons for marketing and selling the Integrated System – FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop

    Top 5 Reasons for marketing and selling the Integrated System – FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop

    Integrated Systems - when done well - offer partners and customers a solution that just “works”.  Ultimately it’s about bringing structure and organizing principles to an otherwise complex system and enabling our partners to help deliver the final product to the end customer. There are actions that Integrated System purveyors such as Cisco, Citrix and NetApp rigorously take to make it easier for our partners by ...

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  5. The Death of IOPS – Part 2

    I sort of cheated since there isn't a "Part 1" with this exact same title, but I have my reasons for changing the title and this is partly why I'm writing this second article about the same topic.  The first article is entitled "Citrix Puts Storage 'On Notice'" and can be found here.  In case you haven't had a chance to read it yet, I talked ...

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