VMworld 2012 has come and gone so now it’s time to work out what it all meant. One thing that is clear is the divergence of SSD based high-performance primary storage versus capacity-optimized SLA driven copy-data storage. My colleague Andrew Gilman has written a great piece about this on the Actifio blog. It’s quite thought-provoking and can be found here:
For a great way to see how Actifio compares to companies like Veeam, checkout Brian Reagan on The Cube with Dave Vellante. Brian provides a great explanation of how Actifio manages Copy Data. Dave Vellante is a very smart and insightful interviewer which makes this well worth viewing:
Finally, there has been a lot of hype about how vSphere 5.1 has some embedded backup code in it. I have not met many clients running VDR, so it will be interesting to see if VDP is more popular. It’s worth reading this very concise explanation from VMware about why this was done and how this works:
So did you make it to VMworld 2012? What was your highlight?