At VMworld NetApp is giving away 500 copies of “Virtualization Changes Everything: Storage Strategies for VMware vSphere & Cloud Computing”. This is the new book I co-authored with Mike Slisinger, which includes an introduction by Stephen Herrod the CTO of VMware and the expert’s expert Duncan Epping of YellowBricks and VMware fame.
Storage is a foundational component in the support of virtualization and cloud computing – and it is dynamically evolving. It is an aspect of the datacenter that is all-too-often overlooked, but without storage, there is no data, and without data, there is no cloud. Virtualization Changes Everything examines the evolutionary influence of host virtualization and cloud computing in breaking storage deployment out of outdated silo models and into a dynamic, flexible hosting environment.
We review common goals and challenges associated with providing storage service with cloud computing, and address each through the application of advanced storage technologies designed to scale in order to support the on-demand nature of cloud computing and the ever-expanding storage capacity requirements of the future. The examples within the book are pulled from real-world experience, and often involve the integration of multiple innovative technologies.
If you are looking for measured guidance on high availability, efficiency, integration and performance for the storage in your cloud, then this book is for you!
The only way a VMworld attendee may obtain a copy is to stop by the NetApp booth and participate in one of our mini-theater presentations showcasing VMware on NetApp solutions and technical integration. This is an exclusive offering and the book will not be available in the VMworld bookstore. For those not attending, you may purchase a copy in print or kindle edition from Amazon.com or for Nook from B&N.
For those who picked up a copy of our “Preview Edition” from Cisco Live 2012, stop by and grab a final edition. We have significantly refined and expanded upon the content. The final version includes 30 additional pages. We’re confident you’ll be impressed by the update.
I’ll see you next week at VMworld!