Ben Thurston

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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