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Proper VMware Storage Quality of Service from Tintri

One complaint that I’ve had about mixed storage technology (i.e. SSD and HDD in the same box/same LUN/volume/store) is that an application’s performance can’t be guaranteed to be consistent. For example, if a database has been happily running from SSD … Continue reading

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How to shrink a Windows harddisk and migrate to SSD

I have been switching a lot of people from HDD (hard disk drives: spinning, magnetic disks) to SSD (solid state disk: silicon/flash-based) recently. It can breathe new life into an old PC/laptop, the HDD is almost invariably the slowest part … Continue reading

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Enterprise Storage Part 1 – What are IOPS, and other basics

If you’re specifying storage for enterprise class applications, or more recently, looking at specs of Solid State Disks – even ones for your PC, you’ll see a lot of mentions of IOPS. What exactly are IOPS? IOPS stands for Input/Output operations … Continue reading

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Bye-bye SAN, Hello Tintri

I first came across Tintri over a year ago, had a look at their product on their website and thought “this sounds rather good”. I’ve chatted to them at IP Expo for the last two years, and recently had a WebEx with a … Continue reading

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