Hyper-V Storage Enhancements & What They Mean for Users – Part 3: Cost Comparison of SMBv3 vs SAN Expansion

By Lawrence Garvin, Head Geek, SolarWinds®, Virtualization & Storage Management This is the final part of a three part blog series. Also refer to the earlier blogs: • Part 1: Overview • Part 2: File Services Enhancements Historically, the optimal storage methodology for large-scale virtualization environments has been the Storage Area Network (SAN). Extremely small-scale environments were functional with internal...

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Hyper-V Storage Enhancements & What They Mean for Users – Part 2: File Services Enhancements

By Lawrence Gavin, Head Geek, SolarWinds®, Virtualization & Storage Management This is part two of a three part blog series. • Also refer to Part 1: Overview •  Part 3: Cost Comparison of SMBv3 vs SAN Expansion As noted in the introductory article, Windows Server® 2012 brings significant improvements to file services. In this article, we’re going to talk a...

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Infographic: The history of digital storage

Being a technology old-timer, I have to tell you that looking through this Infographic brought back some real memories.  Iomega Zip drives?  Wow…despite their faulty “click” issues, Zip drives were the bomb at one time.  Used primarily for backups, Zip disks stored more information than we thought would ever be needed.  How things change. And, remember the Seagate ST-225 MFM...

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Infographic: The state of Cloud storage in 2013

There’s an interesting report attached to this Infographic, produced and posted by Nasuni.  You can get it here with a sign-up: White Paper: The State of Cloud Storage in 2013 The most interesting part about the report is that Microsoft wins out overall as a Cloud storage provider, even though you hear about Amazon the most.  Based on errors, performance,...

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