In 2013, I was fortunate to be a guest speaker at Pure Storage‘s first EVOLVE conference. I had a great time talking about how their solid state storage dramatically improved my employer’s infrastructure in terms of stability and performance. EVOLVE 2014 is in the works, and will again take place immediately after VMworld 2014. It […]
Yesterday, Pure Storage support and I performed a non-disruptive upgrade of the operating system (called Purity) that runs the controllers for our solid state SAN (storage area network). Prior to the upgrade, Pure Storage support wanted to confirm that all of our LUNs were configured to use Round Robin. Specifically, their “VMware ESXi 5.1 Best […]
NetworkWorld magazine featured a brief blurb on me regarding my appreciation for Pure Storage‘s SSD SAN.
This article provides steps to enable the vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) functionality in ESXi via PowerCLI. You may want to enable these specific VAAI features if your storage arrays support these hardware acceleration features and are responding correctly to VAAI primitives. My Environment I help manage an IBM V7000 and a Pure Storage […]
I excited to be a speaker at Pure Storage’s Pure EVOLVE 2013 conference in San Francisco later this month. I’ll speak about why my employer (a hospital) selected Pure Storage’s SSD SAN, the mixed workload that it’s running (VMware View and Microsoft SQL databases), and the performance we are receiving.