Oksana Zybinskaya
Oksana Zybinskaya
Online Marketing Manager at StarWind. In touch with virtualization world, may know stuff you are interested in.

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Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on June 13, 2016
Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image

Microsoft has created its own edition of FreeBSD 10.3 in order to make the OS available and supported in Azure.

As Jason Anderson, principal PM manager at Microsoft’s Open Source Technology Center says, “Redmond took on the work of building, testing, releasing and maintaining the image” so it could “ensure our customers have an enterprise SLA for their FreeBSD VMs running in Azure”.

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Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on June 3, 2016
The first 3D and triple-level cell (TLC) SSDs by Micron

Micron has announced its first 3D NAND SSDs, triple-level cell (3bits/cell) 1100 and 2200 products.

The 1100 is a 6Gbit/s SATA product coming in 2.5-inch and M.2 SATA formats in 256GB, 512GB, 1024GB and 2048GB (2.5-inch only) capacity points, it uses 32-layer TLC NAND with 384Gb dice.

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Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on May 27, 2016
Citrix issues Raspberry Pi client boxes

Citrix has revealed a desktop thin client based on the Raspberry Pi microcomputer – HDX Ready Pi, which is a Citrix-built box containing the Raspberry Pi 3 hardware and a ViewSonic Linux build designed specifically to run with the Citrix HDX virtual desktop platform. The device contains a Raspberry Pi 3 board, a power supply and ports for the Pi’s HDMI, ethernet and USB connections. It connects to a XenDesktop and XenApp server that hosts the virtual instances of each individual PC.

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Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on May 23, 2016
TBW from SSDs with S.M.A.R.T Values in ESXi

Solid-State-Drives are becoming widely implemented in ESXi hosts for caching (vFlash Read Cache, PernixData FVP), Virtual SAN or plain Datastores. Unfortunately, SSDs have limited lifetime per cell. Its value may range from 1.000 times in consumer TLC SSDs up to 100.000 times in enterprise SLC based SSDs. Lifetime can be estimated by device TBW parameters provided by vendor in its specification, It describes how many Terabytes can be written to the entire device, until the warranty expires.

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Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on May 13, 2016
Something to Think About: Nano Server Does Not Support Group Policy

Nano Server is a headless, remotely managed version of its server product that comes as a separate installation option in Windows Server 2016, which is in Technical Preview 5 at the moment, but is thought to represent the final feature version before RTM.

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Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on May 5, 2016
4U Storage Pods offer 240TB of storage for 3.6 cents/GB

As we know, Backblaze publishes the specifications its product – Storage Pods, and recently it has announced its sixth generation design, with the number of disks rising from 45 to 60 while reducing costs down even further.

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Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on April 25, 2016
SanDisk X400 SSD Review

SanDisk is one of few companies currently offering 1TB of storage in a single-sided M.2 card – its product X400 SSD. X400 also comes in a 2.5″ 7mm-height form factor, but the M.2 configuration is the main selling point of this line. 1TB M.2 X400 card allows getting the most out of the ultra-thin notebooks in terms of storage, without sacrificing performance or battery life.

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Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on April 14, 2016
OMS alerting is now generally available

Microsoft Operations Management Suite alerting has moved from preview mode to generally available status.

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Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on April 12, 2016
Google, Rackspace to together unfurl DIY Power9 server designs

Google and Rackspace cooperate over creating a new server configuration based on IBM Power9 processors. The design is expected to be shared as part of the Open Compute Project. The hardware set will include 48V Open Compute racks by Google and Facebook collaborative development.

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Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on April 6, 2016
NetApp dropped the ball by letting EMC gobble Data Domain

According to IDC quarterly report, EMC’s Data Domain leads in the purpose-built backup appliance market.

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