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Spousetivities at EMC World 2011

Heading to EMC World 2011 in Las Vegas in May? Cool, I’ll probably see you there. What’s even cooler, though, is the fact that my wife, Crystal (@crystal_lowe on Twitter) will be, for the first time, organizing spouse activities for EMC World!

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Performance Troubleshooting for vSphere 4.1

Chethan Kumar of VMware dropped me an e-mail last night (as he did to several other bloggers, I think) asking me to help raise awareness of the new release of the performance troubleshooting white paper for VMware vSphere 4.1. You can download the white paper here.

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Technology Short Take #11

That’s right folks, it’s time for another installation of Technology Short Takes. This is Technology Short Take #11, and I hope that you find the collection of items I have for you this time around both useful and informative. But enough of the introduction—let’s get to the good stuff!

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Don't You Just Love It?

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Announcing VMware vSphere Design

This is a joint post of three prominent writers in the virtualization community: Forbes Guthrie, Scott Lowe, and Maish Saidel-Keesing.

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Presentation on VMware vSphere 4.1 Storage Features

I had the privilege this past week of speaking at the Triad VMUG meeting in Greensboro, NC, along with fellow blogger, podcaster (is that a real word?), and speaker Rich Brambley. In the event you were unable to attend (there was quite a crowd attending), here’s a link to the presentation I gave at the meeting.

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Technology Short Take #10

Welcome to Technology Short Take #10, my latest collection of data center-oriented links, articles, thoughts, and tidbits from around the Internet. I hope you find something useful or informative!

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Has Virtualization Really Stalled?

Has virtualization truly stalled? It’s an interesting question. What got me thinking about this topic was this InfoWorld article. Quoting from the article:

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Clearing Up the Bad Reputation of VMware's Paravirtualized Drivers

In 2009, not too long after the release of VMware vSphere 4.0, I blogged about the use of PVSCSI and VMXNET3; specifically, I mentioned reasons not to use PVSCSI and VMXNET3. A lot has changed since then, so—prompted by a reader who shall remain nameless but knows who he/she is—I thought it might be prudent or useful to post a brief update.

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Additional RecoverPoint-VAAI Update

In late October and early November 2010 I published a couple of articles on interoperability between EMC RecoverPoint and VAAI (vStorage APIs for Array Integration, part of VMware vSphere 4.1). If you’d like to go back and read those articles for completeness, here are the links:

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