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Ben Thurston

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 […]

CAS to NAS: Migrating from EMC Centera to EMC Isilon

In the world of data archive storage, EMC Centera has become one of the most successful disk-based devices of all time. Centera provides WORM (write-once-read-many) functionality with much greater performance levels than competing tape and optical technologies, as well as regulatory compliant storage validation for data retention. While Centera has been successful in its purpose, […]

Virtualizing Hadoop – VMware’s Big Data Extensions

                I’m starting this 4-part blog series in an attempt to look at some interesting scenarios with VMware’s Big Data Extensions (BDE). In this segment, I’m going to cover a basic overview of VMware BDE. My next segment will go a bit further into the architecture and some […]

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