• June 30, 2022
EMC VPLEX

Simplified storage configuration on the EMC VPLEX

When managing storage on an EMC VPLEX, there are a few different storage elements that must be built before LUNs from storage arrays connected to back-end ports can be mapped to hosts on the other end. To handle this entire process step-by-step means executing commands to claim LUNs, create extents on storage volumes, create local […]

EMC VPLEX

A Quick Look at VPLEX Storage Elements

Although I have been writing about the EMC XtremIO lately, it is not the only EMC device that I have been working with this year. In that very same environment, there has also been the the opportunity to become more familiar with the EMC VPLEX, a data virtualization platform which is often found paired with […]

EMC ExtremeIO

Using Snapshot Refresh with EMC XtremIO

Since my blog entry on XtremIO last month, I have continued to work with an XtremIO storage array to drive snapshot and volume management commands. XtremIO has proven to be quite modern and sensible when it comes to management utilities, providing a few different intuitive solutions such as the GUI and REST API. The logical […]

EMC ExtremeIO

EMC’s XtremIO: Why all-flash storage arrays are great

Recently I’ve been given the opportunity to work with an EMC XtremIO storage array, and the more I learn about XtremIO the more there is to like. XtremIO as a brand is fairly new, having been acquired by EMC in 2012 and brought to the market in 2013. The key differentiator between the XtremIO and […]

Rocket Storage Monthly: The future of TimeFinder with VMAX3

Earlier this year we spoke about the different types of TimeFinder local replication present within the EMC VMAX. However, as we move through 2015 and into 2016 we will see a new flagship making its way into datacenters. EMC is planning to replace the VMAX with a new model called the VMAX3. This new member […]

Rocket Storage Monthly: Exploring Volume Cloning on VMAX with SYMCLI

In last month’s entry of Rocket Storage Monthly, I described the primary methods for creating backups on EMC’s VMAX using the TimeFinder family of software. Now you should have an understanding about which type of TimeFinder you want to use, but how will you execute and manage backups? Let’s go into more detail today and […]

Rocket Storage Monthly: TimeFinder–Three Ways to Backup with an EMC VMAX Array

EMC is one of the biggest companies in the business of enterprise storage ,and as such you’ll find that their products are used by many companies globally. If you’ve worked with EMC’s Tier 1 VMAX arrays, you might have noticed that they’re equipped with a variety of backup options. But which is best for your […]