Getting Started With VMWare vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) 💭 #Storage #PS

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☁ Getting Started with VMware vCenter Orchestrator – Building Many Virtual Machines

Click Here to read the Blog Entry: ->http://bit.ly/1vfLK32

This is a Great Read with regards to VM Creation and the use of the VMWare vCenter Orchestrator

This is a direct link back to VMWare Blogs for the Details provided by
Harry Smith is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager in the Cloud Infrastructure Technical Marketing group at VMware

 

 

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by: Bahram Khandan

Security,  Storage,  Networking,  Hybrid Cloud
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In One Minute #Storage #PS

Big Data

In one minute, email users send 204 million messages, Amazon makes about $83,000 in online sales and Apple users download 48,000 apps. On the social front, Facebook users share 2.46 million pieces of content, 277,000 tweets are tweeted and Tinder users swipe left or right 416,667 times.

read more on Mashable

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F5 Networks #SDN #Storage #SDDC

 

 

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F5 Networks has managed to convert a threat to its core business to a Business Plan. Software-defined networking (SDN) Also Software Defined DataCenter (SDDC), an emerging data center technology, is turning into a revenue opportunity for F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV).

 

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by: Bahram Khandan

Security,  Storage,  Networking,  Hybrid Cloud
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Colocation Planning – #Storage #PS

EMC Rack Clarion

If you are just starting out,  selecting a Colocation facility seems simple. Pick a location, rent out space for your servers and that is it, You are up and running.  Not so fast, there are a lot of considerations when it comes to picking the right Colocation partner, such as the maintenance and operational plans associated with the facility.

Maintenance and Testing
Don’t forget, when you buy data center colocation you are buying a slice of critical infrastructure and ongoing maintenance. Without a robust maintenance program, technology will fail. Look for documented MOPs (method of procedure) and SOPs (standard operating procedure) that are used consistently and improved over time. Make sure your SLA does not exclude maintenance windows or emergency maintenance. Your colo provider should be able to show you their monthly, quarterly, and annual maintenance schedules for all critical elements of the mechanical and electrical systems including chillers, air handlers, generators, batteries, and UPSs. You should be able to observe and even participate in maintenance exercises.

 

COLOCATION SERVICES

 

SERVICE DETAIL for Items you will need to confirm with your DataCenter Provider:

 

  1. Facilities – What do they look like, get a tour
  2. Power – confirm what kind of Power availability and request logs
  3. HVAC – request for Logs and when it was last tested
  4. Infrastructure and Maintenance Support
  5. Physical Security of Data Center – inside and out
  6. Colocation Space Options
  7. Rack Options
  8. Connectivity – Network – Make sure enough bandwidth is available  to you and others (depending on you application)
  9. Cage/Cabinet and Cabling Requirements (cleanliness is key)
  10. Doors
  11. Floor Tiles (some facilities might not have this option)
  12. Customer Conduct Within the Data Center – Make sure rules in place
  13. Access List Management – How is list managed, security etc.
  14. Staging Area
  15. Shipping and Receiving
  16. Cell Phone Usage
  17. Pictures or Videos
  18. Web Cams
  19. Audits – What kind of Audits are performed, ask for any available to you
  20. Cancellation – What kind of notice do you require to provide
  21. Environmental Sensing Devices – Temp and Humidity are key factors you are looking for.
  22. Customer Provided Racks – are they allowed or just DataCenter generic.
  23. Customer Provided Power Strips
  24. Customer Provided Additional Security Devices

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by: Bahram Khandan

Security,  Storage,  Networking,  Hybrid Cloud
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#Storage Capacity Measurements – #PS💭

Big Data Cloud EMCa

If you are present in enough Executive CTO meetings and Seminars you know by now all they talk about is PetaBytes of Data, Hybrid Cloud, Flash vs. SSD, and TeraBytes of MetaData etc.  I think it would be good to know what exactly these numbers look like and what are the next set of Numbers and capacity measurements planned to be introduced soon.

 

With Amount of Data Just Netflix, Google, Apple and Facebook caching we will be discussing New set of Capacity Measurements over the next 2-3 years or sooner.

 

Storage Capacities Base 10

 

A kilobyte (KB) is equal to 1,000 (103) bytes.
A megabyte (MB) is equal to 1,000,000 (106) bytes.
A gigabyte (GB) is equal to 1,000,000,000 (109) bytes.
A terabyte (TB) is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 (1012) bytes.
A petabyte (PB) is equal to 1,000,000,000,000,000 (1015) bytes
A kibibyte (KiB) is equal to 210 bytes.
A mebibyte (MiB) is equal to 220 bytes.
A gibibyte (GiB) is equal to 230 bytes.
A tebibyte (TiB) is equal to 240 bytes.
A pebibyte (PiB) is equal to 250 bytes

 

I’m sure you can find more detail information on the web if you do some searching, but I thought this might help the ones of you that talk to Clients and just want to impress them by knowing what comes after PetaByte!

 

If you want to know all the details of Storage Measurement you might want to check out Wiki site to get well summarized information regarding Storage measures and more.

Here is the link (Click Here)

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by: Bahram Khandan

Security,  Storage,  Networking,  Hybrid Cloud
@PivotalStorage
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