NexGen Storage is NVMe Ready with QoS at the VM level and VVOLs compatible

NexGen VVOL Architecture

NVMe is new standard which is slowly start to replace SAS/SATA by providing fastest/shortest/optimized data path. Associated to a software which does QoS at the VM level and supports VMware VVOLS, it gives you a quite powerful package. In fact all those features are present in the new storage array from NexGen Storage and we’ll […]

Low Cost KVM Based Hyperconverged solution for SMB

Scale Computing

Low cost does not mean low quality but rather better bang for your bucks. I think One of the reasons that SMBs usually don’t go hyper-converged or webscale is the price. Solutions from vendors like Nutanix are usually not cost friendly because pay not only for hardware, but also for the proprietary technology running underneath […]

#VFD 5 – Virtualization Field Day Event Boston – United States


I have been honored to be invited to Virtualization Field Day 5 in Boston (#VFD5). The event is organized by Steven Fosket and Tech Field Day crew. A big names are on the list as other delegates, bloggers, geeks, storage or automation specialists…. I have already participated on a Tech Field Day Extra during my […]

Z-Drive 6000 – High Performance PCIe Enterprise SSD with NVMe Interface

OCZ Z-Drive 6000 PCIe SSD Enterprise class NVMe based SSD

Z-Drive 6000 is a new NVMe compliant PCIe enterprise SSD from OCZ Storage Solutions (Now part of Toshiba Group). NVM Express (or NVMe) stands for Non-Volatile Memory. NVMe has larger queue depth than SCSI (64000 over 254 for SAS, or 31 for SATA). NVMe Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCI), is a specification for accessing solid-state drives […]

Upgrading You Virtual Environment? Options to consider

VMware Product Interoperability Matrix

I have done a blog post for VMware SMB blog where I share some consideration on upgrading a virtual environments. There are few important questions that you shall be asking yourself before even thinking of upgrading. One of the first ones is compatibility. You won’t obviously want to lose the possibility to continue to back […]

Top vBlog 2015 – Check it Out!

Gigabyte mobo with 64Gb DDR3 and 4930K Intel i7 CPU

Here we go. 2015 and Top vBlog voting. Once again, Eric Siebert from is organizing the Top Virtualization Blog. This year with Infinio as an official sponsor. Not all blogs are equal. Not all of them are updated all year long, so as a result they are less known, they get less traffic, and perhaps they […]

VMTN Is Back – 365 Days Evaluation Licenses For 9 VMware Products Through VMUG Advantage


A great news which just came out through Twitter with a speed of light. VMware is announcing a 365 Evaluation licenses for selected VMware products. It’s a great news for IT pros which runs VMware labs at home for learning VMware technology! It’s been some time since VMware was listening…. since 2011! But now it’s a reality. The […]

Don’t Miss – VMware Online Event 2nd February

VMware Online Event - Register

VMware has announced an online event that you would not like to miss. During that day (2nd of February) vSphere 6 is most likely to be announced as after the disappointment during last summer’s VMworld everyone expecting to finally see the new vSphere release. Even If nobody can be absolutely sure about that, that’s what I’m […]

VMware Black Friday Sale – Fusion 7 and Fusion 7 Pro with 30% Discount

VMware Fusion 7

VMwares Black Friday Sale Starts Tomorrow! If you’re planning to invest in VMware Fusion, note that you’ll get 30 % Off the price during Black Friday week end. VMware Fusion 7 has been optimized for Yosemmite and has been detailed in my post here. Some of the highlights: Allocate Up to 2GB of video memory to […]