Author Archives: timantz

About timantz

I am a Solutions Architect at SimpliVity, helping people around the country with their virtualization, storage, backup and recovery projects.

High Performance Clients and VMWare View

Another customer exchange, this one relating to high performance user experiences in VDI environments, that I thought I would share… The company develops graphical software for the engineering industry. Having successfully virtualized the datacenter with vSphere they’re currently considering some … Continue reading

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Every dedupe rose has some thorns

I recently had a customer ask me about migrating backup data out of an old Data Domain appliance.  As this sort of question has come up before, I will share my thoughts with the rest of you as well. First … Continue reading

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EqualLogic MEM and vStorage APIs

One of the major features that came out of the vSphere release 16 months ago was the rebuild of the IP stack and iSCSI initiators. With this change was the introduction of the concept of multiple vmkernel ports on the … Continue reading

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Planning for VDI has little to do with the desktop

It isn’t easy to think that way, but if you start planning your Virtual Desktop initiative at the end point, you are fighting a losing battle.  This is because it isn’t the Thin Client that is important, but rather the … Continue reading

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Lights Out

A customer recently asked me about power outages, and what she could do to prepare her virtual infrastructure for fluctuations in the power grid.  It is an interesting topic, as not everyone can afford generated power for the datacenter.  Most … Continue reading

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Welcome to the whiteboardninja blog

Welcome to my new blog, whiteboardninja.  After much encouragement from friends and colleagues, I have finally decided to jump into the blogosphere and share some of the random thoughts that buzz around my head from time to time.  Why would … Continue reading

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Changing up things for lunch

Many of you out there in the IT world have been invited to, and have attended a vendor-sponsored ‘lunch and learn’.  These typically take place at a high end steakhouse, such as Ruth Chris, Abe & Louie’s, Capital Grille, or … Continue reading

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