Finance Company Deploys V-locity I/O Reduction Software for Blazing Fast VDI

When the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority decided to better support their users by moving away from using physical PCs and migrating to a virtual desktop infrastructure, the challenge was to ensure the fastest possible user experience from their Horizon View VDI implementation. “Anytime an [...]

Teaser: Coming Soon! Intelligent Caching and Fragmentation Prevention = IO Heaven

Sometimes the performance of physical servers, PCs and laptops slows to a crawl. No matter what you do, it takes half an eternity to open some files. It’s tied into the architecture of the Windows operating system. The OS becomes progressively slower the longer it [...]

The Gartner Cool Vendor Report in Storage Technologies: Vanity or Value

We all like lists that rank who is cool, best in class or top score in a buyer’s guide. Every year, Gartner releases their prized "Cool Vendor" selection. But is it just vanity for the vendor selected or is there actual, tangible value to the [...]

When Dave Cappuccio of Gartner Speaks, People Listen

As others entered the stage, there was perfunctory applause. However, when Dave entered a roar of applause erupted, and the event ground to a halt for several minutes. Sitting in the audience at Gartner Symposium 2013 over the next several days I saw this reaction [...]

The Real Meaning of Disruption

Disruption is a popular word these days. Is it the replacement for innovation, which we’ve overused into pointlessness over the past ten years? Maybe, but disruption means more: it carries the weight of shaking up the status quo—of not only creating something new—but creating something [...]

Announcing V-locity version 5

 “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” - Bruce LeeRemoving the nonessential is a key element of simplicity and efficiency, yet it is deceptively difficult to accomplish. We need reminding. And then more reminding.When I get too caught-up [...]

When Big Data Hurts

I recently spoke with Bell Mobility's Adam Moore, a member of the organization's OSS Systems Integration Team. Bell Mobility is Bell Canada's wireless division, employing a multitude of analysts who eat, sleep, and breathe Big Data. They capture metrics and run analytics on call failures, call drops, [...]