Storage Basics – Part IX: Alternate IOPS Formula

It's been a long time since I published an article in my Storage Basics series - the series has been some of the top content on my site to date.  I sat for a beta version of the VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Desktop Design (VCAP-DTD) test today and was reminded by the test of a post I had in waiting about an alternate way to calculate IOPS (hint hint - memorize these formulas).  I have several more articles sitting in draft form, but a new job, crazy kids, home improvement projects, and a wife with chronic cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leaks (it sounds bad - and it is - but look on … [Read more...]

Clearpath Solutions Group VMworld Sessions – Vote Today

VMware's VMworld 2012 conference is quickly approaching.  Early-bird registration ends on the 8th, so be sure to register now.  And remember, VMware User Group (VMUG) Advantage subscribers get an $100 discount on admission to VMworld (plus other great benefits)! One of the cool things about the show is that attendees have input into the content to be presented by voting for the sessions they most want to have in the schedule.  Voting is open through June 8th - click here to vote.  The very talented VMware engineers at Clearpath Solutions Group (of which I am privileged to be a part) … [Read more...]