Many times when a significant new feature is introduced, users look to validate that the capability works as advertised before implementing it into their app environments. So as compression for VMAX All Flash was rolled out last year, users wanted to know what the impact would be on their workloads. Would they get consistent, predictable … Continue reading Why Compression for VMAX All Flash? Because it works.
Think all compression technologies are created equal? Depending on the implementation, there are potential performance impacts associated with writing and reading compressed data as either an inline or post process implementation. The potential impact can create a considerable performance overhead on the array, especially for highly active data and workloads. To avoid this potential impact, … Continue reading Not All Compression Technologies are Created Equal
I have spent over 26 years in IT, much of it, meeting and working with customers. It remains the part of the job I continue to enjoy the most. I get to talk about the products we develop, the technology that goes into them, and the people who build and support them. But the most … Continue reading The Customer Experience SmackDown
For anyone interested, here's the presentation from the VMAX All Flash session at Dell EMC World in Austin Texas this week. It was fun building some new content for an audience a little different than the core VMAX user. The focus of the session is more on the business value and application use cases versus a … Continue reading VMAX All Flash: Modernizing Your Infrastructure
One of the coolest and most anticipated features of the new VMAX All Flash software release is compression. At a high level, it allows the array to minimize the amount of space required to store an app based on the compressibility of the data. The general rule of thumb is about a 2:1 compression for … Continue reading Compression Perfection: Optimizing Performance and Efficiency
One of the coolest capabilities introduced in the last year for VMAX was the ability to support active-active replication with SRDF Metro. In a nutshell, it allows the data from 2 sites to be replicated over a synchronous distance while allowing the data to be accessed (read and written to) from either location. Allowing both … Continue reading Unbreakable: VMAX With SRDF Metro
Here's one of the newest episodes from Season 2 of the Geek Pit. In this segment, I join Matt Dunfee to take a guided tour through the new VMAX All Flash. With a live running VMAX All Flash on set, we to dig in deep and discuss the details on how flash drives are impacting the … Continue reading Up Close and Personal with White Lightning
As an IT organization, how confident are you that your organization’s data is secure and protected? How secured are you from unauthorized access to data, even when the data at rest within your trusted enterprise storage system? Here's how VMAX D@RE can help.
In case you missed it, here's the live version of the "Chicken Wing" demo from EMC World. Together with Melissa Gurney (aka @SolutionGeek) and with JB and Lara from EMC TV, we discuss the VMAX All Flash architecture. In this hands on demo we pour the tap down on the differences between Scale Up and … Continue reading Chicken Wings and All Flash Storage
Back by popular demand! We are in Lab Q once again with my super cool side kick Melissa Gurney aka @SolutionGeek to talk storage efficiency with the help of a little prestidigitation. In this demo, we share some EMC "magic" to store more information with less space. We reveal the secrets behind mystical technologies like Thin … Continue reading Store More Efficiently with a Little Magic