Category Archives: EMC

Increasing and measuring the performance of your ScaleIO environment

This post is a followup to the ScaleIO how to posts that have been posted here and here. Now that you have your ScaleIO environment up and running after following the posts above, of course you want to see what … Continue reading

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How to install ScaleIO in a VMware environment – Part 2

To continue our setup of ScaleIO, we’ll need to go through the full installation using the files and scripts you’ve already copied over to the ScaleIO VMs in the previous part of this how to. There are two common ways … Continue reading

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How to install ScaleIO in a VMware environment – Part 1

About a week ago, ScaleIO 1.2 was released and it’s been very well received by existing customers and curious newcomers. If you are of the latter, I think you’ll like this post as we’ll go through how to install ScaleIO … Continue reading

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EMC ScaleIO – The new kid on the Elastic Converged Storage Block

ScaleIO delivers something that’s all the rage right now, namely a highly scalable storage solution for things like web scale apps, databases and virtual desktops. ScaleIO ECS is software that uses application servers to create an elastic, scalable and resilient … Continue reading

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VMworld 2013 San Francisco and Barcelona – all in one post!

This is the first year where I’ve attended both VMworld conferences, and my first over the US. There are a lot of similarities, and a lot of differences. I’ve gotten the question many times during the last couple of weeks … Continue reading

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New role – New location

As most of you readers know, I’ve been a part of the vSpecialist team at EMC for almost exactly 3 full years now. It’s been an amazing ride, lots of interesting challenges and changes in the industry, I’ve met extremely smart … Continue reading

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Help! There’s a yellow elephant in my server room!

That could be what’s on an admin’s mind during their first try to deploy Hadoop. It’s not necessarily that hard to install, but to understand how to scale it and how to work with it you need to put some … Continue reading

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VMware View Failover Automation – Solved!

Last week I spent some time talking to a partner, ByteLife, about a solution that they’ve created for a customer. The customer needed an automated failover solution for their VMware View environment and this is the story on how they … Continue reading

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EMC World 2013 – Best one yet?

I’ve spent the last week in Vegas, meeting incredible people and learning a lot at this year’s amazing EMC World. Amazing, just like every year, but always a bit different. Time for an EMC World 2013 wrap-up don’t you think? … Continue reading

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Summary of Cisco Live UK 2013 through the eyes of a vSpecialist

Hats off to Cisco for a great event last week, very well executed! I was lucky enough to be a part of this year’s event, and was there in the role of an “Expert Roamer” which meant I should pick … Continue reading

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