Articles In Storage

By Carlo Costanzo, Posted in Storage

If you're unfamiliar with Robware's RVTools, you're definitely missing out. This practical tool provides a clean and uncomplicated interface to view essential information about your Virtual Machines. The feature I find most valuable is the SnapShot tab. By pointing RVTools towards your VirtualCenter, you can access a concise list of all VMs with snapshots. Basic details including the date, description, and power state are also conveniently displayed. If you're working with other groups outside your own, RV... read more.

  • June 14, 2023

By Timothy Karl, Posted in Infrastructure, Storage, Support

OneDrive is becoming a popular tool to store files as it provides anywhere access and user collaboration. Getting OneDrive to work in VDI can be challenging. Here are some tips and tricks for optimizing OneDrive in VDI: Use Profile Containers – A profile container captures a user’s profile into a virtual disk that is attached to a user’s VDI session. It provides performance that closely matches a local profile with all the benefits of a roaming profile. Using this solution with OneDrive g... read more.

  • March 22, 2023

By Timothy Karl, Posted in Infrastructure, Storage, Support

One of the common issues I see in VDI are FSLogix profile disks taking up a lot of space. Users’ profiles grow organically over time as they use VDI. If an IT administrator doesn’t monitor and perform regular maintenance on the profile shares, they can run out of space. When this happens, users are unable to log on and active profiles start to become corrupted. Adding more storage can temporarily get things back online; however, that might not always be an option as adding more storage and expan... read more.

  • September 16, 2021

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Infrastructure, Security, Storage

One of the most common attack vectors for cloud servers is through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Secure Shell (SSH). When administrators build servers in the cloud, Microsoft and AWS had typically assigned a public IP to ease management of the servers. There is no VMware Console equivalent in the cloud, so RDP or SSH are the only way to manage a server. The problem starts when that public IP is assigned. Hackers are constantly running scans on the IP ranges owned by the cloud providers, and as soon as a... read more.

  • July 10, 2019

By Ken Phelan, Posted in AppDev, Infrastructure, Security, Storage, Virtualization

Recently back from AWS:ReInvent, I’m still processing all the data. AWS is Amazon’s Web Services. Amazon is currently hosting 3 times more cloud services than their closest competitor (Azure), making them the 800 pound gorilla of cloud computing. AWS:ReInvent is the trade event they recently held in Las Vegas. Writing a blog helps me process, so here’s my blog about the show. Thanks for helping me process. First of all, ReInvent is huge. Content was being delivered in three different hote... read more.

  • December 05, 2017

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Cisco announced this morning that it reached an agreement to acquire Sourcefire, an intelligent cybersecurity company, for $2.7 billion. The companies will combine their products and research in enhancing advanced threat protection before, during, and after an attack. Intel announced new high performance, low-power Xeon System-on-Chips, combining integrated I/O, networking, and application accelerators on a 14 nm process. The new chip... read more.

  • July 23, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Users with Yahoo accounts who haven’t signed in to the service in a year will lose their Yahoo IDs at 11:59 p.m. on July 14. Those IDs will become available for others to use. The company says they will be using a process to safeguard old user information. Forrester Research positioned EMC’s Syncplicity as a “Leader” in “The Forrester Wave: File Sync and Share Platforms, Q3 2013.” Syncplicity received the highest possible score in the... read more.

  • July 12, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: EMC announced today new hardware and software products in its Data Domain, Avamar, NetWorker, and Mozy lines. The company’s goal is to provide a unified architecture capable of providing backup, archiving, and disaster recovery functions. In Microsoft’s July Patch Tuesday release yesterday, three of the six critical security bulletins addressed font-rendering issues. The patches cover Windows, the .NET Framework, Silverlight, Office, V... read more.

  • July 10, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Michael Muchmore at PCMag spent some time with the Windows 8.1 preview announced at Microsoft Build yesterday, detailing new features and improvements. Microsoft also unveiled preview versions of Visual Studio 2013 and the latest version of the .NET Framework at its Build conference yesterday. The company also released an update to Visual Studio 2012. According to McAfee’s Mobile Security Consumer Trends Report, more cybercriminals... read more.

  • June 27, 2013

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Storage

Exchange 2010 was Microsoft's first version that removed the Single Instance Storage (SIS) feature in the datastore. The SIS was designed in earlier versions of Exchange Server to help improve speed of message delivery. Exchange servers would be deployed closer to where the users were located. So it was not uncommon for a company with five offices to have a domain controller and an Exchange server in each location. The SIS concept assumed that it would be faster for users of the local mail store and it woul... read more.

  • March 26, 2013