XtremIO Firmware Upgrade

Recently I upgraded the XtremIO X-Brick in the RoundTower DemoLab to a later version. Dell-EMC requires you to open a ticket and schedule time for their support staff to do the upgrade for you. These are the steps required.

Nutanix .NEXT EU Announcements

Last week, Nutanix .NEXT EU was held in Nice, France. There were four announcements of note: Nutanix announces support for Intel Skylake processors with Enterprise Cloud OS – their new G6 platform will be available soon. How Nutanix Marketplace Brings Developers and IT Together – as part of the impending

#SFD14 – Dell-EMC VMAX All Flash Review

The first cab off the rank at Storage Field Day 14, where I was lucky enough to be invited as a delegate, was Dell-EMC with their flagship storage solution the VMAX All Flash. The last time I used Symmetrix with deadly intent, was the VMAX2 for running business critical banking

VCDX – Throwing Bones

In movies about courtroom dramas, you will commonly hear objections from the prosecution or the defence to the judge about leading the witness. That is, the witness has to think and speak independently without live coaching or prompting. The panel-based defences for VCDX, CCAr and NPX have the same premise.

Attending #SFD14 next week

Long time listener, first time caller, I have always been a fan of the Tech Field Day series, they produce great content. Next week I am attending Storage Field Day 14 as a first time delegate. Looking forward to hearing what Dell-EMC, Scality and E8 Storage have to present over

VCDX – Enhanced Blueprint

Earlier this year RoundTower hosted the NPX Boot Camp in Cincinnati. During the three day boot camp one of the participants came up with a way to summarize requirements on a diagram during white-boarding which was very interesting. Why am I blogging about it? One of the problems that I

Nutanix Xtract for VMs is now GA

At .NEXT 2017 US, Nutanix announced Xtract for VMs. Today it has been released.

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