EMC Storage Simulators for your lab – Free!

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Fancy running your own EMC Isilon, VNX, VNXe or ViPR installation in your own lab environment, to try out, trial and/or educate yourself with?  If so, you’ve come to the right post!  Here I provide the links to virtual instance simulators that are free to download, install, configure and use – plus there are no time restrictions on any of them! There is plenty of learning and fun to be had with trying out and running these EMC storage simulators in your own lab.  I will be … [Read more...]

White Paper: Running VMware vSphere on an EMC VNXe 3100

Here’s a white paper that I came across in my travels whilst at work that I thought may be of interest to those of you wanting to find out more about running VMware vSphere on the recently released EMC VNXe 3100 storage appliance.   The VNXe is EMC’s new range of entry level storage appliances which are targeted at the SMB and remote office market.  The VNXe is certified ‘VMware Ready’ and is an ideal candidate for small virtualization environments (vSphere or Hyper-V) or for … [Read more...]

EMC VNXe Storage Provisioning, Snapshot & Replication Demo

During the recent VMware Partner Exchange (PEX 2011) I finally managed to get my hands on the newly released EMC VNXe storage appliance.  First impressions are that it is a good looking capable unit which will no doubt prove to be popular in both the SMB and Enterprise remote office space.  There was certainly a lot of interest and buzz around it on the EMC stand (where I was helping out) during the PEX event so I’m sure it’ll be a popular offering in EMC’s storage portfolio. It’s new … [Read more...]

EMC VNXe – Exciting New SMB Storage Appliance

The recent EMC ‘Mega Launch’ was a big deal for EMC (disclosure: I work on the EMC vSpecialist team as per my blurb to the right hand side of this post). As many of you were no doubt aware from the extensive traditional and new-media methods of promotional activity that was going on it was a significant launch for EMC which saw a number of new products and updates being announced.  The coverage of these announcements in the blogasphere is quite extensive so I won’t attempt to re-invent the … [Read more...]