Ben Thurston

Going to Bio-IT Expo Stop by Booth 110 to See Cloudera Hadoop with EMC Isilon

The scale of worldwide data growth according to IDC’s 2014 report on the Digital Universe is a staggering 40% per year into the next decade. According to 2013 metrics, the Digital Universe stood at 4.4 zettabytes (4.4 Trillion Gigabytes) and is estimated to reach 44 zettabytes by 2020. The explosive growth of information is driving […]

Free VM Backups VMware’s vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Part 3

Continuing along in part three of my four-series blog with vSphere Data Protection (VDP), we’ll now take a look at how to use the product by configuring and performing a simple VM backup. Since this is managed directly from within the vCenter Web Client, it’s very easy to interface and get started with VDP. To […]

Virtualizing Hadoop VMware’s Big Data Extensions — Under the Hood Part 2

Here we are continuing my four-part blog series in an attempt to look at some interesting scenarios with VMware’s Big Data Extensions (BDE). This segment will go a bit further into the architecture and some practical benefits of VMware BDE over other Hadoop deployment scenarios. Specifically, we’re focusing on the installation steps and “gotchas” in […]

Free VM Backups — VMware’s vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Part 1

Contemplating the plethora of backup options in the world of VMware can prove a dismaying task. Fortunately, a few years back VMware decided to team up with the EMC BRS Team (now DPS) to build a purpose-designed VM backup solution to be bundled with vSphere. Based on proven Avamar enterprise backup technology from EMC, vSphere […]

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