I’m feverishly working to wrap up my edits on version 2.0 on TR-3749 – NetApp and VMware vSphere: Storage Best Practices, and unable to get to my blog queue (to those who I owe a post, I thank you for your patience). Blog posts often take a considerable amount of time with many finishing in the middle of the night. It is pretty easy to discern when my schedule is busy as my blogging frequency typically falls off. I’m currently facing this situation, so I need to keep this post brief.
It hit me today that while my blog was launched in 2008, I believe I hit my stride starting in the spring of 2009 and I thought I’d share some of my more popular posts from 2009. Consider it a year in review.
- vSphere Introduces the Plug-n-Play SAN
- I/O Efficiency and Alignment – the Cloud Demands Standards
- A “Multivendor Post” to help our mutual NFS customers using VMware
- VCE-101: What’s Next with Deduplication?
- A Customer’s Findings: VMware on NetApp vs EMC
- VCE-101: Deduplication: Storage Capacity and Array Cache
- EMC: The Storage Most Integrated with VMware? – The Conclusion
- VMworld 2009 – Storage Integration Sneak Peek
- Run Everything Virtualized and Deduplicated : aka Chuck Anti-FUD
- A “Multivendor Post” on using iSCSI with VMware vSphere
- VMware Communities Roundtable Presents a Multivendor iSCSI Podcast
- VCE-101 Thin Provisioning Part 1 – The Basics
- VCE-101 Thin Provisioning Part 2 – Going Beyond
- Now Available: The Virtual Storage Console vSphere Plug-in
- SPEC SFS2008 Verifies You Can Run Faster on Fewer Disks with PAM
- Preview: Rapid Cloning Utility 3.0 vCenter Plug-in
Some of my proudest moments were the posts where the community came together to discuss a particular technology and its associated nuances associated for the greater good of the community. I’d like to extend a special thank you to Chad Sakac for playing a key role in making these posts happen.
For those who follow my blog and find the content entertaining, informative, agreeable, or standoffish; I thank you for spending a small part of your day reading my scribes and diatribes. BTW – if you enjoy my posts, please vote for the virtual storage guy in vSphere-land’s top bloggers poll.
In 2010 I plan to share with you a wealth of new data around performance and functionality, new product introductions and enhancements, product and integration technical details, and my contemplations and insights around designing storage architectures for green, virtual data centers.
One last thought, if you don’t already please check out thoughts and data shared by a number of NetApp’s top Virtual Solution Architects over at the Virtualization Effect.