It’s all about the primitives

Juan Orlandini, Chief Technology Officer, North America & Distinguished Engineer on Friday, April 29, 2011

In this previous post I introduced the VMware vStorage APIs. It’s time to explore this a bit further.

Private Cloud Computing: An Essential Overview

Kent Christensen, Practice Director on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I just wrapped up a three-city seminar series with customers and partners regarding virtual data centers and how they intersect with cloud (private or public) computing. When in group settings such as these, I typically conduct an informal poll by asking attendees if they have a "cloud initiative" within their [...]

Making de-dupe more efficient

Datalink on Friday, April 22, 2011

Hi, I’m Mike Spindler. I’m the practice manager for all things data protection at Datalink. I’ll be joining my counterparts in this blog space and will offer data protection insights from time to time. Most often, my posts will reflect conversations that I’m having with customers, partners, or peers. Data de-duplication continues to be a hot topic. So, I’ll start there.

APIs? I’ll give you APIs.

Juan Orlandini, Chief Technology Officer, North America & Distinguished Engineer on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

VMware recognized pretty early that backing up virtual machines (VMs) through the traditional backup approaches (client in VM) was not going to work very well. The problem is simple: traditional backups are extremely resource-intensive in terms of both CPU and memory. I've always said that nothing stresses a server more than backing [...]

The move toward a virtual data center

Kent Christensen, Practice Director on Thursday, April 14, 2011

The discussion surrounding cloud computing is escalating within the IT community. CIOs are analyzing how cloud computing can reduce costs, eliminate scale limitations, and improve agility. Almost like bugs attracted to a bright light, CIOs have expressed an immediate need to understand the potential impact of the cloud, while increasing the role of IT in business strategy.

To the Cloud?

Kent Christensen, Practice Director on Monday, April 11, 2011

At a recent Gartner-sponsored data center conference, CIOs named cloud computing as their #1 initiative (surpassing virtualization). Cloud, the next evolution of data center virtualization, is a broad subject with nearly everyone offering some form of cloud services. Across the country, cloud computing is at the forefront of many of the conversations we’re having with IT organizations.

And so it begins

Juan Orlandini, Chief Technology Officer, North America & Distinguished Engineer on Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Thanks for listening. Hi. I'm Juan. I'm a practice manager at Datalink. It's with distinct pleasure that I'm writing this. My job is primarily communicating with both our vendor partners and customer partners. Through this blog, I hope to do both in an open, honest, and informative way. As a practice manager, I own a few key [...]