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Guaranteeing Performance for Your Virtualized Apps and Private Cloud Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn't just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, will share success stories from a few folks who have already started using VM-aware storage. By managing storage operations at the VM-level, they've been able to solve their most vexing storage problems, and create infrastructures that scale to meet the needs of their applications. Best of all, they've got ... (more)

Storage Insanity | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Storage #DataCenter

To paraphrase someone famous, "The definition of insanity is to do something the same way over and over again and expect a different result". Humans are creatures of habit and when it comes to storage, old habits die hard. Why do we continue to put our faith in legacy storage providers when they haven't invented anything new in decades. Sure, they re-badge their products every couple of years to make their messaging look modern, but ultimately, it's the same old stuff with a new coat of lipstick. Asides from becoming smaller, faster and cheaper to acquire, but much more expensiv... (more)

Infrastructure 101 | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #SDN #SDS #DataCenter

In a series of articles, I am going to share my thoughts on the state of IT infrastructure and how we've arrived with current architecture trends.  The topic today is SAN. Storage Area Networking (SAN) is a technology that solved a real problem that existed a couple decades ago. SANs have been a foundational piece of IT infrastructure architecture for a long time and have helped drive major innovations in storage.  But how relevant are SANs today in the age of software-defined datacenters? Let's talk about how we have arrived at modern storage architecture. First, disk arrays w... (more)

NoviFlow's @IXIAcom SDN | @CloudExpo #SDN #SDS #DataCenter

"We greatly appreciate the confidence NoviFlow has in our testing platform to help ensure their customers will have a consistently positive experience with their advanced carrier-grade SDN switches," said Sunil Kalidindi, vice president, product management for Ixia. "We look forward to continuing to help NoviFlow accelerate their time to market and enhance the quality of their solutions, while maximizing their R&D resources." Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) has announced that NoviFlow Inc.has deployed IxNetwork® to validate the company's designs and accelerate the delivery of its proven, re... (more)

The Chinese Cloud Market | @CloudExpo @YourSpeedyCloud #SDS #IoT

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here It's About Sale! It's About Scale! It's About Speed! What Can You Learn About the Chinese Cloud Computing Market from Our Survey With over 720 million Internet users and 40-50% CAGR, the Chinese Cloud Computing market has been booming. When talking about cloud computing, what are the Chinese users of cloud thinking about? What is the most powerful force that can push them to make the buying decision? How to tap into them? Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yu Hao, CEO and co-founder of SpeedyClou... (more)

[video] A Millennial Approach to Storage | @CloudExpo @HGSTStorage #Cloud

View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here Cats Herding: Why It's Time for a Millennial Approach to Storage Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud... (more)