Silver Peak EMC VSPEX
EMC VSPEX Lab Validated Replication Acceleration
/ May 7, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Today at EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas, Silver Peak announced a joint solution with EMC – Silver Peak with RecoverPoint for VSPEX. This is an exciting milestone and a culmination of a great deal of effort by both Silver Peak and EMC. VSPEX is a reference architecture designed to help channel/reseller partners quickly deploy converged…

Dog + Cat enemies
Keep Your Friends Close And Your Enemies Closer
/ Oct 4, 2013 0 COMMENTS

The concept of co-opetition — the combination of competition and cooperation — doesn’t go back quite as far as 400 BC when China’s Sun-tzu made his famous statement about friends and enemies, but it certainly seems timely when considering the recent developments surrounding the entity known as VCE (Virtual Computing Environment). The Richardson, Texas-based company,…

Replication Acceleration Now
Storage Pros Get DIY Replication Acceleration
/ Mar 27, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Most storage professionals understand the importance of offsite data replication, but until now, have been handcuffed by the network when attempting to extend the distance of their replication workloads. In fact, a recent study confirmed that 72% of organizations want to replicate more data to an offsite location, but among those, 66% acknowledge being limited…

Will SDN + SDS + SDDC = SDC?
/ Oct 25, 2012 0 COMMENTS

As I go round the event circuit, there is always the buzz around the latest topic de jour. Vendors love something new – it gives them a relatively blank sheet to start a new marketing campaign against, and a chance to try and take the high ground against the competition. The obvious ones over the…

VMworld EMC Silver Peak
The New Convergence: Storage and Virtualization
/ Aug 28, 2012 0 COMMENTS

This past week, EMC announced several new solutions to support virtual environments: the VNXe3150 and, more interestingly, according to CRN, plans to bundle Avamar Virtual Edition into VCenter. Now that the VMWorld Conference is in full swing here San Francisco this week, I thought I would share some observations on how the worlds of storage…

The only IT superheros you'll ever need
The Only Superheroes You’ll Ever Need
/ Jul 13, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Don’t let there be a dark knight in your data center. Join Silver Peak and our partners for The Dark Knight Rises movie premiere — and learn how you can defeat “Dr. Disaster” and protect your entire application infrastructure. Check out our website to find a location near you for a technical seminar and showing of…

Marc Trimuschat talks about Silver Peak and EMC for data mobility
Marc Trimuschat on EMC and Data Mobility (Video)
/ Jun 8, 2012 0 COMMENTS

From EMC World Las Vegas, Silver Peak vice president of alliances Marc Trimuschat is interviewed about Silver Peak’s software-based approach to data mobility, WAN optimization, and the strategic relationship with EMC. Hear Marc talk about the synergies of Silver Peak’s VXOA software and EMC Symmetrix VMAX, Recoverpoint, SRDF and VPLEX Geo.

VMware: Make your networks 10x simpler to manage
Make Your Networks 10x Simpler to Manage
/ Jun 4, 2012 0 COMMENTS

An important message came out of EMCWorld that should interest anyone looking to run a major data network. Both EMC and VMWare drew attention to the importance of making our networks simpler to run and manage. If organizations are going to build truly massive networks efficiently, reducing the time it takes to deploy and manage…

Cloud-Big Data-WAN optimizaiton
Buzz at EMC World
/ May 17, 2012 0 COMMENTS

When it comes to “buzz” in the tech industry, you don’t get much bigger than the Cloud and “Big Data.” Since surveys show a third or more of companies are already working with cloud providers and analysts predict data storage could reach nearly 2.5 zettabytes (that’s 2.5 billion terabytes) this year, that buzz seems to…

Why Big Data Is Cheaper Than Gold Bars
Replicating Big Data with EMC Isilon and Silver Peak
/ Apr 11, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Let’s say you were one of the lucky people who won last week’s Mega Millions jackpot (unlike this person, who has some proving to do). Now let’s assume that the $656 million is paid out in gold ingots. (That would be about 1200 of these, or only 43 of these bad boys…) Can you imagine…