Rubrik Firefly: ROBO & Erasure coding

Rubrik's 3rd release Firefly was announced a couple of days ago, but what is it? According to Chris' blog on rubrik.com it's a code upgrade for the current briks. Supporting new features like backup for physical MSSQL and linux servers, a virtual appliance offering and erasure coding. Besides the…

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What has happened during the vacation?

I always try to keep up with the news and stuff while on vacation (this year the journey went to sri lanka), but i guess not everybody does. So I though why not share the highlights?!? New hacking technique imperceptibly changes memory virtual servers A cool and nifty but disturbing…

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VMware TPS in shared VM environments

As many of you may know VMware changed the default Transpararent Page Sharing (TPS from now on) setting in the latest versions/updates of ESXi. Specifically the behaviour for Inter-VM TPS. But what about Intra-VM TPS? What is TPS? TPS is a technique which, when enabled, lets the ESXi host…

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VSAN Observer

While prepping for my VCP6-DCV delta exam, I stumbled upon something called VSAN Observer and though i'm running VSAN for quite awhile in a lab environment and played around with it quite a lot, but I haven't heard about or seen this VSAN Observer. What is it? Time to check…

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Pernixdata FVP 3.5 & Infinio Accelerator 3.0 released

Both Pernixdata and Infinio released a new version of their Server Side Caching products yesterday! Having used previous versions of them both in production environments and compared them very recently here, I'm thrilled to see the evolution here! Both still only support VMware, so no change there. Pernixdata FVP 3.…

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