Tag Archive: SimpliVity

May 31

vSphere HA Host Isolation Response in a SimpliVity Design

In this post I am going to look at a few typical SimpliVity deployment topologies and provide a recommendation for the Host Isolation Response setting, along with my reasoning behind the choice.

May 16

SimpliVity Effective Storage Capacity

The SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) deduplicates, compresses, and optimizes all data, at inception, once and forever, globally. When sizing a SimpliVity environment we take into account the capacity efficiency provided by the SimpliVity DVP, the effective capacity.

May 09

SimpliVity on HBO’s Silicon Valley

I don’t watch HBO’s Silicon Valley regularly (I am more into Fantasy/SCIFI – Game of Thrones FTW!!!). I have watched it a few times and it is funny, I just don’t watch it on a regular basis (more of a binge watch from time to time). Lately there has been some buzz about SimpliVity’s OmniCube being featured on the show.

May 02

Rapid VM Cloning Using SimpliVity’s REST API

The release of SimpliVity’s OmniStack 3.5 includes a number of great new features and functions which further expand the capabilities of the SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform (DVP). One which I am very excited about is the addition of a REST API.

Apr 25

SimpliVity 3-2-1 Backups

The SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) provides native data protection including policy based backup, replication, and recovery. The backup policy engine and the backup catalog are part of the SimpliVity DVP. We are able to easily provide a data protection solution which aligns with a traditional and proven 3-2-1 Backup Strategy: 3 copies, 2 independent media sets, and 1 off-site copy.‚Äč

Apr 19

Preparing Compute Nodes to Use SimpliVity DVP

With the efficiency SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) brings to data with deduplication, compression, and optimization SimpliVity customers often need to scale compute before they need to scale storage. As long as the SimpliVity environment is capable of providing the storage capacity and performance required the compute resources can be scaled using what we call compute nodes.

Sep 24

My SimpliVity ROBO Video (along with the winning one)

A couple weeks ago SimpliVity held an internal video contest with the sales teams. The contest was held in conjunction with the launch of SimpliVity OmniStack 3.0 and the release of SimpliVity’s newest product the CN-1200.

Jun 17

PowerCLI: Create vCenter Role and Assign User Permissions

With out going too deep, part of a SimpliVity deployment is preparing the VMware environment. Preparing the VMware environment includes creating a Role including the necessary Privileges and setting up the required permissions in vCenter for a SimpliVity user. This is easy enough, but I created a PowerCLI script which creates a Role, applies the required Privileges to the Role, and applies the Role to a user as a permission in vCenter.

Jun 05

A New Adventure…

A few weeks ago I accepted a new position and today is my last day with ABS Technology. On Monday I start work as a Solutions Architect for SimpliVity.

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