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Some Vblock Posts

The Vblock is starting to get a bit more attention, which is a good thing. Part of it is driven by an increased awareness of the Vblock as a solution; I’d like to think of that as something Ed Saipetch and I had a little to do with after our Gestalt IT Tech Field Day presentation in Boston, but I’m not so naive as to actually believe that. However, I am confident that part of the increased visibility and discussion around Vblock is due to the continued investment and continued persistence by all three members of the VCE Coalition. Regardless of the reason, I’ve collected a few Vblock posts here for your continued enjoyment:

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VM6 VMex 2.1 Release

VM6 Software has released VMex 2.1, a new solution built on top of Microsoft Hyper-V that blends high availability, virtual storage, simplified management, and a virtual desktop session manager into an “all-in-one software stack”. Some have even compared it to the hardware stacks emerging from the VCE Coalition and others.

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Virtualization Short Take #41

It has been a busy week since I last posted, and the blogging/micro-blogging world has been quite busy. I’ve gathered quite the collection of links and posts over the last week or so; here are a few that caught my eye. Welcome to Virtualization Short Take #41!

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Virtualization Short Take #40

Welcome to the 40th post in the Virtualization Short Take series, where I share with you various virtualization-related links, thoughts, and news tidbits. (Occasionally, I throw in some stuff that’s not virtualization related just to see if you are paying attention.) Enjoy!

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Carolina VMware Users Summit 2010

The third annual Carolina VMware Users Summit is fast approaching, and this year looks awesome! Joining Mike Laverick—who is attending the event for the third year in a row—is NetApp’s Vaughn Stewart. Both Chad Sakac and I, both with EMC Corporation, are also going to be there.

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A Quick Look at VPLEX and VMware SRM

The announcement of VPLEX last week at EMC World 2010 in Boston has introduced lots of new possibilities in how virtualized data centers should be designed and deployed. Of particular interest to a number of people is how VPLEX interacts with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM).

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More VPLEX Linkage

I’ll have my own write-up on VPLEX soon—I’m taking the time to prepare a thoughtful response rather than just repeating the same things that have been said elsewhere—but until then here are some of the things that are being said elsewhere (note that I’ve included negative coverage as well, to show that I welcome all viewpoints):

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Creating UCS Service Profiles Part 4: All Together Now

This is the fourth and final post in my series on creating Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) service profiles. What I’ve tried to do so far in this series is define the various elements that I recommend you create or define before you start trying to create a service profile or service profile template. Certainly you could start creating service profiles right off the bat, but I’ve found it easier to have all these other elements defined first. In part 1 of the series, I showed you what networking-related elements to define. In part 2 of the series, I described the storage-related elements, and in part 3 of the series I covered the remaining elements.

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EMC World 2010: Symmetrix VMAX Auto-Provisioning Groups

Here are a few notes from another Symmetrix session I attended Monday afternoon. It’s not a complete session blog (the presenter was presenting so much information I couldn’t capture it all).

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Creating UCS Service Profiles Part 3: Other Elements

This is part 3 of a series of posts on the various elements involved in creating UCS service profiles. In part 1, I discussed the networking-related elements. In part 2, I covered the storage-related elements. In this post, I’ll discuss all other elements. The next and final post will bring all the elements together and create a service profile or service profile template.

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